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Bruce Baxter
District Superintendent
Rev Dr Bruce Baxter

Allie Birk
Administrative Assistant
Allie Birk

Lisa Conley
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Conley

Bev Rhodes
Executive Assistant
Bev Rhodes

(573) 334-8723
Fax: (573) 334-3807
6 North Clark
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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How to Do More with Less for Small- and Medium-Sized Churches

posted on September 01

Registration closes on October 19.

How do we become thriving and hopeful churches post-pandemic?

Rebekah Simon-Peter will join us for an in-person event focused on practical pathways forward for all ministry contexts. If your local church is ready to take the next faithful step in growth but isn’t sure how, join us as we explore these questions:
  • Instead of feeling limited by the challenges of ministry today, how do we determine what gifts, resources and opportunities are presented to us and use them to creatively craft new, thriving ministry?
  • What skills and practices might be needed for this approach?
  • How do we become thriving and hopeful post-pandemic, post-disaffiliation churches, no matter our resources?
Our time together will include learning, conversation and application. Laity and clergy from small- and medium-sized local churches are encouraged to attend. After this event, participants will be able to name the resources their church already has and ideas for how to use those resources to engage the community in outwardly focused, hopeful and life-giving ministry.
Lunch and Rebekah’s newest book, Forging a New Path: Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World, are included in your registration.

Register Here

About Rebekah Simon-Peter

Rebekah is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine. Her award-winning group coaching program, Creating a Culture of Renewal®, has energized church leaders across the country to reclaim their calling and to grow their ministries. Known for teaching leaders how to bring out the best in the people who frustrate them the most, her work transforms church leaders and the congregations they serve.   

Rebekah is the author of Dream Like Jesus: Deepen Your Faith and Bring the Impossible to Life, The Jew Named Jesus, Green Church, 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church and her newest book Forging a New Path: Moving the Church Forward in a Post-Pandemic World, published in 2022. 

A dynamic speaker, Rebekah has engaged and challenged audiences around the country. When she’s not on the road, you can find her on the hiking trail with her dog Beau or concocting in the kitchen with her wonderful husband Jerry Gonzales.

For more information about Rebekah Simon-Peter, visit

Jenny Gragg

Missouri Conference Office
3601 Amron Court

Columbia, MO 65202