As we journey through this Season of Lent, our message series of places Jesus went helps us to connect our own life’s journey with Jesus. To fully engage with Jesus, we followed him to places such as the desert to face our own barrenness and a wedding to taste his new wine. This week takes us to the outsider. Schweitzer is a church that dares to go where Jesus went. Here are some places you can go to move forward in your faith the next few weeks:

Are you serving as a mentor at Schweitzer or elsewhere? Are you interested in being a mentor? Would you like to know if you’re on target in your mentoring? Join us for Upgrade Your Mentoring. It’s a training event happening two different days, March 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., or March 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pick a day and join others in the mentoring movement! For more information or to sign up, contact Mark McKnelly,, or Pastor Jason Leininger,

When you’ve found Schweitzer is the place where you can live out your discipleship, come participate in our membership class. This one-session class will let you explore more deeply our core beliefs, values, and membership covenant. Take the next step and join us in Memorial Hall, noon-1:30, March 26. Food and childcare is provided. For more information or to sign up, email Pastor Jim Mason,

Donna Coppock, a corporate trainer from “The Great Game of Business,” will present and lead a discussion on “Rewarding and Recognizing the people in your life.” Coffee and Conversation begin at 6 PM, the presentation begins at 6:15 on March 21. Join us as we connect Sunday to Monday! To find out more info, contact Pastor Jason Leininger, or on the Facebook group “BAM Tuesdays.”

“Beyond the Broken Heart” is an eight-week class designed for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. In the book, the author, Julie Yarbrough, addresses many of the issues of grief, both spiritual and practical, and then provides strategies to move forward in the healing process. This class will meet weekly on Wednesdays, April 5–May 25, in Room 208 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Pastor Jim Mason,

The next session of Jobs for Life begins on Tuesday, March 28. There are openings for students and champions. For more information, contact Scott Warren, at 417-766-8812 or

Looking for other ways to connect at Schweitzer? I encourage you to visit our website at You can listen to or watch a Sunday message you missed or check out more information about a ministry you are interested in. Enjoy your weekend. We’ll see you in worship.

Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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