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The Missouri Methodists October 2020

The Missouri Methodists October 2020

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Annual Conference Goes On, Online

Annual Conference Goes On, Online

Much about the 18th session of the Missouri Annual Conference was different this year. It is typically conducted in early June; this session occurred on August 22. It is typically in a large convention center that will seat 1,300; this year it was conducted in the local church sanctuary ...

Diversifying the Pastor's Study

Barth, Bonhoeffer, Brueggemann, Calvin, Craddock, Luther, Moltmann, Tillich and Wesley. These are the names that line many pastors’ studies. They are the standards or “classics” of seminaries and theological education and preparation. Generations of preachers can be taught without ever ...

On Their Way

On Their Way

One of the important steps to being ordained clergy in The United Methodist Church is being commissioned. This year the commissioning service was held at Missouri UMC in Columbia following the ordination service. There was a break in between the services for sanitizing the sanctuary.   ...

Deacons, Elders Welcomed into Full Connection

Deacons, Elders Welcomed into Full Connection

The Service of Ordination is a highlight of the Annual Conference Session for many people each year and not just people who are close to those being ordained. It is a sacred time of welcoming disciples into a lifetime of ministry after having completed years of preparation.   This year the...