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South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

1901 S. Pearl Ave. Joplin, MO 64804

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Rev. Dr. Colleen Carroll, Transitional Minister

Rev. Kathryn Wilson, Minister of Mission and Outreach




You Are Welcome Here

We invite you to participate in ministry 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!




The Core Values of SJCC


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.






Abundance Orchard VBS

SJCC will be holding this year's VBS each Tuesday in July from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Kids age 4 years old through 5th grade are welcome to attend.

This year's theme will be "Abundance Orchard: Where faith grows and hungry people are fed."

To make this program a success, Karen Kemp is asking for volunteers! Please contact her at if you're able to help lead or assist, prepare food, or chaperone field trips.


Preregistration is open now! You may choose to submit this online form, or stop by the church. We are excited for the Abundance Orchard to begin its harvest!




Movies in the Park

We will once again begin hosting movie nights in the park (weather permitting)!

On Friday, June 26th at 7:00 pm, we'll be serving hot dogs in the park while we wait for dusk to begin the movie.

This month's selection is Happy Feet.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and come ready to enjoy a family movie on our outdoor screen.

All are welcome!




Drum Circles

 With the return of mild weather, we hope to be getting our drums out in the fresh air again! Join us

on Sunday, June 28th at 6:00 pm

as we use rhythm and motion to enhance our lives of praise and prayer.





Get Ready to SOAR!
General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
July 18-22 Columbus, OH 
Information and registration at 


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


Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Our Adult Spiritual Formation classes are held Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Here's what's currently being offered:
  •  Grades 5-12 are beginning a new Sunday School class in the Youth Room on the 3rd floor with a study on Hospitality. Please encourage your youth to attend as we're excited about this new opportunity for our young members!
  • A study and discussion on earth stewardship will begin on April 19th, which is also Earth Stewardship Sunday. The class will meet in room A-12 to discuss our responsibility and hope for taking the best care of the earth we have been entrusted with.
  • The Fishers Sunday School class (room A-6) continues to study the book of Romans, led by Tom Fortson. All are welcome to join this ongoing study of the life of the early church.



  • Kids age PreK - 4th grade meet in the Where It's At classroom on the 3rd floor for exploration, story time, and music.
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)


Transitional minister - Rev. Dr. Colleen Carroll

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