Schweitzer News – January 7, 2020

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52 Stories

All of us have unique interactions with God, stories of God showing up in our lives. In these 52 Stories, people connected to Schweitzer share how God is present and transforming in their lives. In watching, may you be inspired in Hope, encouraged in Faith, and active in sharing your story of God’s presence in your life.


“Even though my divorce was very hard, I am so thankful He redeemed that time and used it to shape me…and teach me this treasure.”

Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 202

Join Pastor Jason Leininger to explore Mere Christianity, a classic by C. S. Lewis that has transformed millions of lives, and discover how Christ becomes real. Purchase a copy of the book, Mere Christianity, from a local or online retailer and bring it to class with you.

More Info & Register Here

Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 204

Join Pastor Jim Mason and journey with others, find comfort, and become equipped to walk through the loss you, or someone you know, have experienced. Purchase a copy of the book, Beyond the Broken Heart, from a local or online retailer and bring it to class with you.

More Info & Register Here

Sundays, Jan. 12–Mar. 8
12:30–2:00PM, Rm. 102/104
Tuesdays, Jan. 14–Mar. 10
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 207

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! Join Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class and learn how to beat debt and make a plan for your future. Cost is $99/family.

More Info & Register Here

Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 102/104

What’s the deal with the Old Testament? And why does it seem so confusing? Join us for Exploring the Old Testament and begin to build a better understanding of what God has for us.

More Info & Register Here

Tuesday, Jan. 21 (Preview)
6:30–8:00 PM, Library

Tuesdays, Jan. 28–Feb. 25 (Class) 6:30–8:00 PM, Library

Learn how to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Be able to ask and give effective forgiveness. Come see what Dialog Bootcamp is all about on January 21, then decide if you will attend on Tuesdays and acquire those skills to use at home, work, church, etc.

More Info & Register Here

Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 106

Explore what it means to be made in the image of the Great Creator, to discern this creativity in each of us, and to discover ways we can offer it back to Him. Join us for this interactive class.

More Info & Register Here

Sundays, Jan. 12
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 102/104

Genesis is the foundation on which the rest of the Bible builds. This year-long class is a deep dive for serious students of the Bible.

More Info & Register Here

Saturday, Jan. 25
9:00AM–1:30PM, Memorial Hall

Know yourself better and influence others by attending this seminar. Anyone is invited. Cost is $20/person.

More Info & Register Here

Sundays, 9:40AM, Jan. 5–Mar. 1
Lost & Found School Class,
Rm. 207

You are invited to join the 9:40 a.m. Lost & Found Sunday class, Room 207, January 5March 1, for a book study on Doors Into Prayer. Explore the many ways that Christians have prayed through the centuries, and tackle difficult questions that we experience in prayer.

More Info Here

Have you, or someone you know, gotten off track in life or work?

The next Jobs for Life course is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 14March 5, 6:008:30 p.m. To register as a student, become a mentor, or volunteer to drive the van, contact Scott Warren at 417-766-8812 or [email protected].

Are you new to Schweitzer?

Pastor Spencer invites you to join him, along with the other pastors, on Sunday, January 19, 12:001:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Enjoy some great City Butcher food, along with a tour of our campus. Childcare is provided.

Register here

Recently, there have been two car break-ins during our Sunday morning services. We are taking steps to increase security in our parking lots. We also need your help. Be sure and lock your vehicle and remove all valuable items. If you see any suspicious activity, please notify the police officer or a member of our security team. Security team members wear red lanyards and you will see them walking around campus or near the Fellowship Area.


Job Opening

Title: Communications Director
General Description: The Communications Director leads the Communications Team to design and implement the messaging priorities of Schweitzer Church in fulfilling its mission of “transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.”  Read more here.