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South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

1901 S. Pearl Ave. Joplin, MO 64804

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                                                                                                                         Rev. Jill Cameron Michel, Pastor                     

Rev. Kathryn Wilson, Minister of Mission and Outreach




You Are Welcome Here

We invite you to participate in our ministries with us.

We would love to get to know you.

Join us on Sundays:

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.   Worship at 10:45 a.m.

And, yes, you really are welcome!




As children of God we will live our faith through: genuine hospitality, passionate worship,

intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and Spirit-led generosity.





Celebrate Easter with Us!

Easter Sunrise Worship: Join us on Sunday, April 20 at 6:45 a.m. in Friendship Park (on Pearl Ave just south

of the church building and Quonset Hut) for an early morning worship service celebrating Jesus' resurrection

and the gift of new life.

Easter Worship: Worship continues at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary as we celebrate the resurrection in song.  In addition to the choir presenting a cantata we will flower the cross during prayer time, a sign of new life.


Electronic Giving Now Available - click below for one time or ongoing giving 


eRacism: Understanding and Dismantling Racism Workshop
All are welcome to attend this event where we will:
Build an awareness of racism and explore ways we define and understand it,
Explore the systemic nature of racism and its effects within the community,
Invite participants into dialogue and discover the role we all can play in dismantling racism.
Join us on Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at South Joplin Christian Church
Register here by April 21.
Questions?  Contact Pastor Kathryn at 417/624-2522.
Interfaith Community Building Continues
South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a founding member of the Joplin Interfaith Coalition which has
been encouraging interfaith relationship building since the 2011 tornado.
What began as an annual Interfaith Service expanded following the Islamic Society of Joplin's experience of arson.
Since then we have increased efforts to build relationships between people of various faiths through
panel discussions, shared meals, and service opportunities.
This spring efforts continue as we share the following experiences:
Volunteer Day at Crosslines (food and clothing pantry): April 26 at 9:00 a.m. at Crosslines.
Holocaust Remembrance: Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at United Hebrew Congregation (7th and Sergeant).
 Annual Interfaith Service: Sunday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. at United Hebrew Congregation (7th and Sergeant).
Educational Opportunities during Lent
Faith formation is important throughout life.  You are invited to join us on Sunday mornings beginning March 16 for:
Exploring Baptism: Join Pastors Jill and Kathryn for conversation about meaning and significance of baptism.
Faith: Living the Spiritual Life: Join Mike Fitterling in conversation about faith as together we grow as Christians.
Join the Fishers Class in their continued study.
Children from age 3 through middle school meet upstairs for Sunday school.
 "The Station" is Open for Volunteers

The Station at SJCC is up and running.  It has been busy housing volunteers since mid-March 2012 and

will be closing at the end of August 2014.  Meanwhile, if you are interested in staying at The Station and helping with recovery in Joplin, visit and click on the Disciples Volunteering tab.




Responding to Disaster

As storms happen in other parts of the country and world, we here in Joplin are very aware of how important the generous responses of other people and churches continue to be to our recovery. As we hear of other locations sustaining great damage from severe weather, we know that your responses will matter to them as well. We remind you of the important work that Week of Compassion does in disaster response. Why not take a minute now to make a donation to that important work? To do so, click here.


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Come Be Part of the Dream!

At South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we have been dreaming with God about our future.  We have done ministry in Joplin for over 100 years and are planning for the century ahead.  As part of this process we have:

     *Set priorities for ministries

     *Begun work to make improvements to our church building

     *Increased our commitments as members of SJCC to financial support of the future

     *Installed a projection system in the sanctuary to increase our options for worship and other ministries

     *Created a plan for major improvements to our current facility and future building of new facilities

We invite you to be part of seeing this dream come true!



Journey with Us...


At South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we recognize that we are on a lifelong journey and we invite you to journey with us.  Together we seek to know God.  Together we do ministry as we seek to make a difference to people and the world around us.


On this journey, we do not come to know God in one moment.  We do not become people of faith in a day.  Rather, we become and grow as people of faith over time, as we journey through life, as we follow the path of Jesus encountering people out in the real world.


If you would like companions on your journey, come join us as together we follow in Jesus' footsteps.


On Sundays...

 9:30 a.m.    Sunday School - Classes for ages 3 through adult (Nursery for children under 3)

10:45 a.m.  Children Worship & Wonder

(For ages 3 1/2 years - 1st grade)

10:45 a.m.  Worship (Nursery for children 3 and under)    



Come join us on the path of faith.



South Joplin Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

Pastor - Rev. Jill Cameron Michel

Minister of Mission and Outreach - Rev. Kathryn Wilson


Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Phone number  417-624-2522
Fax number 417-624-4566
1901 S. Pearl Ave.

Joplin, MO 64804