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Sunday School 10:45am
The annual Love Gift Luncheon, provided by the Central Christian Church CWF, will be held on March 9 following worship. In addition to supporting the work of CWF through the love gift offering, the lunch will be an opportunity to meet and welcome Rev. Routledge to our congregation. They will be serving pasta, salad and rolls from Ott’s Pasta. The CWF ladies will also be make some deserts. There will also be entertainment from two of our choir kids, Clayton Avery and Jenna Murphy. Everyone – members, friends, and families - are invited and encouraged to attend.
Ron Routledge was born at Freeman Hospital in Joplin and has deep family roots in the Seneca area. Marrying his high school sweetheart, Louise Ann Stonebraker in 1983 (in Springfield!) and creating a beautiful family together are two of Ron's greatest accomplishments. Together they have 4 children and a grandson: Rebekah, and her 3 year old son Kaisyn; Ransom, a 2008 graduate of Drury University; and identical twin daughters, Ronikah and Monikah. They joyfully live and work together upon a 10 acre organic farm, Heavenly Acres, in Brookfield, Missouri where Louise Ann stays very busy caring for animals, while also growing and canning lots of produce.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s in Education from MU-Columbia, Ron later moved his family to Kentucky where he earned his Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary. Having served as a Senior Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the past 20 years, Ron has recently been trained in Transitional Ministry. The clarity of his calling is summed up in this personal mission statement: "As Transitional Pastor, God calls me to shepherd and strengthen the heart of the Church, one congregation at a time." He continues to immerse himself in the principles of organizational health, leadership and change as it applies to the Church, the Body of Christ.
In addition to providing leadership for multiple Ministerial Alliances, Ron has offered personal and spiritual growth workshops over the years. Energized about partnering with the leadership team at Central Christian, he welcomes the opportunity to assist in the formation of a new chapter of ministry while also assisting in the mentoring of the future Senior Minister. All glory to God for a life full of grace!
Central Christian Church donated tents, sleeping bags, and blankets to Rare Breed on Monday, October 7, 2013 to help out those teens who might need some place to go to keep away the winter as it approaches.
Here is a link to the Springfield News-Leader story:
This is a description of where and how the Reach Out Funds are being spent. Updated Oct 21. 2013
Central Christian Church donated $14,000 to Boyd and Weller Elementary to update their security systems.
See the KOLR 10 News report by clicking:
This is the press release that was given out to the news outlets in Springfield, MO about the donation from Central Christian Church.
Sunday School 10:45am
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest
— Matthew 11:28 NRSV