Betty and I are looking forward to serving Ellsworth & Kanopolis United Methodist Churches and in the two communities. We enjoy working with and ministering to all of God's people.

    Our family consists of 3 grown daughters and 1 son. Plus my parents and their favorite son, their dog named Chief who live in Nevada, MO.

     I have served 3 churches full-time:  9 years in Protection, Ks; 7 years in Scott City, KS; and 3 years in Andover, KS. Before serving as a full time minister, I worked 11 years in various local cooperatives in Kansas and 4 years for Monsanto as a sales marketing manager. In 1999, I left the agricultural business to follow God's call as a pastor in Protection, KS. While serving Protection UMC, I went to St. Paul School of Theology summer Coarse of Study for 5 years. I have been very active in Walk to Emmaus, which is an ecumenical spiritual personal and church renewal. I have also been active in Brothers in Blue, which is a prison ministry based on Walk to Emmaus and Chuck Colson Ministries.

     We enjoy walking for exercise, watching movies, and spending time together.

     We are both very excited to be serving Jesus Christ in the Ellsworth & Kanopolis churches.

Dennis Carter

Pastor’s Bible Study beginning September 8 & 11

True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian

Everyone is invited to attend Pastor Dennis’s 12 week bible study beginning Sunday, Sept. 8 (Ellsworth) or Sept. 11 (Kanopolis) at 6:00 pm.  Please call the church office if you would like to order a book.

Christians today live in a world that is activity-heavy and relationship-light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants FROM us and FOR us … and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God really looks like.

But that was never God’s idea. HIS idea of faith is not about rules or religion-it’s about relationships. That’s where God tells us to start in Romans 12. God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move from “in” to “all in” then you’re ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. The next steps of your journey toward true spirituality start here.

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