2014 Missouri Annual Conference
June 6-9, 2014 in Springfield, Mo.
Name of conference: Missouri Annual Conference
Dates of conference gathering: June 6–9
Location of conference gathering: Springfield, Mo.
Officiating bishop: Bishop Robert Schnase
Guest speakers: Adam Hamilton, Cathy Townley, Lovett Weems
Main actions enacted and resolutions adopted by the conference:
- $1.2 million raised for Imagine No Malaria
- Number of districts decreased from 12 to 9
- Conference budget decreased 0.7 percent
Clergy statistics (number and average age for each group):
Provisional deacon: 7, age 42
Ordained deacon: 23, age 52
Provisional elder: 18, age 42
Ordained elder: 322,age 53
Received into associate membership: 18, age 55
Licensed local pastors: 260, age 54
Retired: 467, age 74
Remembered at memorial service (may also include laity): 19, age 78
Membership stands at 162,807,down373 from the previous year.
Worship attendance stands at 79,430, down 1,515 .
Church school attendance stands at 25,312, down 2,173 .
Professions of faith stand at 3,587, down 146 .
Baptisms stand at 2,788, up 92
— Fred Koenig