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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

Conference statistics:

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