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J.Steven Pinnell
District Superintendent
J.Steven Pinnell

Barbara Buck
Executive Assistant
Barbara Buck

LeAnna Lewis
Administrative Assistant
LeAnna Lewis

(660) 665-8497
PO Box 776
Kirksville, Missouri 63501

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The Art of Hospitality

posted on January 09

Hospitality matters in the church. In fact, we are commanded through scripture to demonstrate care and love to others. In John 15:12, Jesus tells us, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
ShareChurch, a ministry of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is excited to let you know The Art of Hospitality Conference will be held April 23 – 24 at the Leawood, KS campus. As a District Superintendent, we encourage you to attend and invite you to prayerfully consider recommending this training to churches in your district.  Church leaders will learn principles and tools key to becoming an outwardly focused church, seeking to extend the welcome of Jesus Christ to the unchurched in their communities.
Featured Speakers, Senior Director Yvonne Gentile and Executive Director Debi Nixon, co-authors of The Art of Hospitality (released by Abingdon Press Spring 2020), will lead participants through the program, complete with techniques and strategic planning to help churches apply the concepts to their ministry context. The Art of Hospitality will effectively change how your churches do church, leaving guests surprised, delighted, and eager to return.
Pastors, staff and volunteers engaged in the ministry of welcome, hospitality, visitor care, outreach, connections or membership are all encouraged to attend.
Registration is limited.  The Super Early Bird price of $139 (a $40 savings) is available through February 7.
Details and Registration
To learn more and to register, visit
For questions, contact Kathy Carter ( or 913-544-0272) or Kari Burgess ( or 913-232-4139).