Rich Brown: Members of Orthodox church will celebrate overnight
Visions of Easter activities will be dancing through the heads of young and old alike as they shuffle off to bed tonight. But not so for a small congregation in the village of Saginaw.
Ann Leach: Easter calls for letting some things go
Recently, my business coach asked a group of us to write down three goals that haven't happened yet. Then, she asked us to consider why they hadn't happened.
Rich Brown: Oronogo church launches new effort inside Joplin ministry
It is natural when you hear of church plants to think of missionaries starting churches overseas. But how about in south Joplin?
Craig Tally: Maybe God's name is a verb
What's in a name? It varies from society to society, from tribe to tribe and from generation to generation.
Rich Brown: Driver celebrates 35 years of transporting younger members to church
Wayne Nixon will tell you that driving a church bus is not just about transporting youngsters back and forth from church.
Ann Leach: Simple game helps get what you want
Let's play a game: Think of three things you'd like to have in your life within the next six months.
Rich Brown: Caring People advancing ministry for single mothers
The Caring People, which uses the theme, "Walking the love of Jesus into the hearts of single moms," began a Joplin chapter with an informational meeting in 2010, and despite being blown off course by the 2011 tornado, the group is now seeing a resurgence.
Craig Tally: Change is a big part of growth
Change is as normal as remodeling, and yet I resisted, especially in matters of faith. For too long, I sensed something foreboding about change.
Rich Brown: Carl Junction woman to be honored for teaching Bible course for decades
For two hours every Monday night, you can find Betty Mertens doing what she has done continuously since 1969 -- leading a Bible study class.
Ann Leach: Stray cats teach wise lessons about faith
Take the three feral cats who have adopted me and my significant other. I almost added the comedic "Please!" after that line, but I wouldn't have meant it. These cats entertain us when we need it most; I'd hate to see them go.
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