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AGTS News: AGTS hosts Council of Churches meeting


On March 1, 2012, over 125 members of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks filled the Great Hall for lunch and utilized the William J. Seymour chapel for their annual meeting.

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is made up of a broad base of Springfield churches who coordinate their efforts to serve the needs of the community. "From domestic violence to senior adult advocacy, the Council serves Springfield with wonderful influence," said AGTS President Byron D. Klaus. "I have had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for the last year. The Council includes Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ and Assemblies of God churches."


The meeting included a panel discussion focusing on the poverty issue in Springfield and highlighting the research of Missouri State University sociologist Dr. Mike Stout (center). Dr. Stout's important research emphasized the powerful influence of faith based efforts in addressing the tragic implications of poverty in Springfield and Southwest Missouri. Greg Burris (left), Springfield city manager, joined Dr. Stout on the panel.

Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:43 AM

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