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December 2019

December 2019

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Jon Thompson Installed as Ozarks District Superintendent

Fred Koenig

Jon Thompson Installed as Ozarks District Superintendent

Rev. Jon Thompson (right) is installed as the Ozarks District Superintendent. The installation of a district superintendent is a time of celebration in a district. Ozarks District Superintendent Jon Thompson knows scripture well enough to know sometimes the tone of the conversation ...

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

As a member of Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, Barbara Huff knows the town has a housing shortage. The answer is more housing. But what if the housing was built as affordable rental housing? What if it was designed to withstand fierce storms? What if it was designed to be as efficient and...

Churches Learn About Human Trafficking

Churches Learn About Human Trafficking

Christine McDonald spent more than two decades in a crushing cycle of human trafficking, prostitution, drug addiction, homelessness and incarceration. She was finally able to turn things around, and now dedicates her life to helping others in a similar situation and sharing her own story. ...

Sharefest

The Missouri Conference continues to move forward with the regional model of Sharefests to keep the tradition of giving through the Festival of Sharing alive while making things much more convenient for both donors and participants.  This year the number of agencies and people being ...

Apprenticeship Through Community

Apprenticeship Through Community This is the fourth article in a series on clergy health factors. The Wesleyan way links the health of the Church with the health of its clergy. The leadership of healthy clergy is essential for developing outwardly focused and spiritually centered Christ ...

Sharefests

The Missouri Conference continues to move forward with the regional model of Sharefests to keep the tradition of giving through the Festival of Sharing alive while making things much more convenient for both donors and participants.  This year the number of agencies and people being ...