Faith Development

Ministries for Youth & Children

Faith Development at South Joplin Christian Church

As Children of God, We Grow Through Intentional Faith Development in a Variety of Ways & Times

Sunday School 9:30AM at Peace Lutheran Church, 3100 N. St. Louis Ave. Joplin

PreK-5th Grades meet in the room adjacent to the Fellowship Hall for story time and creative exploration.

Adults meet in Fellowship Hall for a variety of studies and discussions led by our pastor and/or lay leaders.

Additional Opportunities:

Kids Faith Adventure

Approximately four times a year we offer a Saturday morning event for children Pre-K through 5th grade. The schedule usually includes a trip in the church shuttle bus to a nearby location for additional learning, service, or play. 

Book Club

A weekly book club on Thursday evening meets for reflection, discussion, and fellowship at the home of one of our members. The books are of various theological opinions and authors and are chosen by the group. For meeting dates and times, see the current church newsletter.

Christian Women’s Fellowship

All women are invited to the monthly gathering on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church for enrichment, study, fellowship, and a variety of local and denominational service opportunities.  For more information, contact CWF President Ellen Traver at (417) 659-9080.

Sunshine Group

Adults who have experienced the loss of loved ones and appreciate mutual encouragement meet periodically for social outings. See the newsletter or contact Jeanie Morrison for details. (417) 434-7760.

Joplin Interfaith Coalition

We partner with others from the Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Baha’i faith communities through Joplin Interfaith Coalition for periodic topical panel discussions, service projects, and annual potluck meals to learn and build relationships of peace and community betterment. See the Joplin Interfaith Coalition Facebook page for updates.



  • Refreshments are offered before worship in the church entry area Sunday mornings at 10:15 for all ages.
  • Monthly Potluck meals: the third Sunday of the month, immediately following morning worship.