November 17, 2021
Three pastors serving churches in rural areas of Missouri came here from South Korea, via New Jersey. Small town life in the Midwest is a different lifestyle than they’ve experienced before, and for the most part they will tell you that’s a good thing. Louisiana & Clarksville Rev. BeomSeon...
From Mozambique to Northern Missouri
November 05, 2021
A friendship that was forged by a Mozambique Initiative Volunteers In Mission team lead to a family relocating to Missouri to serve churches here. Rev. Naftal Naftal had no thoughts of moving to the U.S. when he visited Vermont in 2003: Nor did he consider it when he visited Missouri in ...
November 03, 2021
Josh Schaller wasn’t exactly hyped about the prospect of running an Alpha class. He wasn’t familiar with Alpha, other than hearing about it from retirement-age people who talked about how great it was when they did the class 20 years ago. He was expecting some boring church video that goes...
News and Updates
Praying Through My Christmas Tree
November 22, 2021
By Rev. Sandy Nenadal, Assistant to Bishop Farr It’s almost November. Time to prepare for the season called Advent. Pastors and church leaders are planning activities that focus on Christ’s birth. That’s challenging, living as we do in a culture that moves straight toward Christmas. ...
Mission Council Moves Culture Work Forward
October 29, 2021
At the Missouri Conference Mission Council meeting on September 21, council members heard the full report of the Episcopal Task Force on Race and Culture. Presented by task force chairperson and retired Elder Rev. Cody Collier, the council spent much of the meeting thinking through the ...