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The Missouri Methodists January 2022

The Missouri Methodists January 2022

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Creating a Coaching Culture

Creating a Coaching Culture

Everyone gets better with a coach. That philosophy is what is driving the Missouri Conference to create a coaching culture and invest in training more coaches to increase the availability in coaching across the Conference.  Central to this effort is Val Hastings, author of the book ...

Keeping the Kids Coming

Keeping the Kids Coming

Hatton is an unincorporated community in central Missouri that hasn’t had a post office since the 1950s. The closest town, Auxvasse, is several miles away and has fewer than 1,000 people. But Hatton does have a United Methodist Church: Pleasant Grove. And that church has a Wednesday night ...

Union Memorial: Past, Present and Future

Union Memorial: Past, Present and Future

On November 21, Union Memorial UMC celebrated 175 years of ministry in St. Louis. The church has a rich history in the Methodist tradition. It began as a house church in 1846. Its first pastor was white. In 1907, the church relocated to Leffingwell and Pine, but due to the gentrification ...

Where to Begin When You Don't Know Where to Begin

Where to Begin When You Don't Know Where to Begin

How do you and I engage in true, healthy multicultural ministry this year when we feel like we don’t know where to begin? God’s Word, the text of our lives, offers us a great place to begin. Are you ready? Let’s get right to it!  In Ephesians 4: 1-3 (NLT), The Apostle Paul says: Therefore...