District Conference

Conference Theme:
“Know nothing but Christ, crucified”

Based on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5


July 27-29, 2018

Location: McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren & McPherson College


Letter from the Moderator


Registration Information will be updated soon!

Download the conference registration forms here.
Registration deadline is Monday, July 9.
Please note: In addition to the Children’s Registration form a Medical Record/Permission Form needs to be filled out for each child. Also, an Activities Permission Form needs to be filled out for Jr. and Sr. High youth. These can be mailed in along with your registration form.


Here are District Conference highlights that you don’t want to miss!

  • Pre-Conference Hospitality:  There will be an informal time of fellowship and hospitality Friday afternoon in the church social rooms (basement) provided by Shana and Joshua Leck of the Monitor Church of the Brethren.
  • Connect with and support Brethren and ecumenical organizations throughout the weekend by visiting their displays! The Cedars’ annual ice cream social will take place Friday night, and a Saturday afternoon reception will be hosted Brethren Mutual Aid and Prairie View. Plan to attend!
  • Attend special meals. The Minister/Guest dinner will be held on Friday evening and is a gift to all licensed or ordained ministers in our district from the office of the McPherson College President-Michael Schneider, please let us know if you can attend.  Women’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday morning and all women, young and old, are encouraged to attend! The Mission & Service Dinner will take place on Saturday evening once again and is hosted by brother Dale Minnich.  Look forward to attending as many of these as possible and fellowship with other Brethren from around our district.
  • Meaningful worship and business together! Moderator Jane Flora-Swick will preach on Friday evening.  We will once again fellowship and “do business” around round tables this year.  Come prepared to share your stories and  listen to the stories and faith journeys of others!
  • Other opportunities will include youth and children activities, insight sessions, and fellowship with one another!



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District Conference calls Western Plains to respond to Nigeria crisis

District Conference is challenging the Western Plains District to provide at least $200,000 to the crisis among our Nigerian brothers and sisters, where the militant group Boko Haram is burning church buildings and killing pastors and church leaders and many other Christian and Muslim civilians.

Projects Unlimited Auction

Projects Unlimited Auction

The District Conference Projects Unlimited Live Auction is fast approaching on August 1 at 8:45 pm in the church social rooms at the McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren.

DC registration

Register soon for District Conference!

District Conference is quickly approaching and will be held July 31-August 2 in McPherson, Kan. Registration deadline is Monday, July 13. We look forward to seeing you! All are welcome!

Childcare at DC

Volunteers needed at District Conference

There is always a great need for volunteer help with children’s activities and childcare at District Conference, which will be held in McPherson, Kan. July 31-August 2. 

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Represent your church in the district quilt

These are the gorgeous quilt blocks that have come in from Western Plains churches for the 2015 quilt to be auctioned at District Conference!

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now for the Projects Unlimited Auction

2015 is a new year and with it comes new goals and opportunities. Plan now to make an item or items for the Projects Unlimited Auction held at District Conference this year.

District seeks registrar for District Conference, The Gathering

District seeks registrar for District Conference, The Gathering

The District Conference Planning Team and The Gathering Planning Team are searching for a person(s) to oversee the registration process for these events. The registrar is a key position, which helps these events run smoothly. If you have good organizational skills and feel called to explore serving the District in this way, please contact the … read on

Newsletter Correction

Newsletter Correction

In the District Conference Wrap Up posted September 30 and included in the October Shepherd’s Voice, the total attendance of the conference was incorrectly reported. The total attendance was 187, which has been corrected in the article.

Conference logo by Connie Rhodes

District Conference Wrap-Up Report

The 2014 Western Plains District Conference was held July 25-27. Enjoy this brief report of conference highlights: 1. By the Numbers 2. Conference Theme 3. District Leadership Affirmed 4. Milestones in Ministry

Register for District Conference!

Register for District Conference!

Summer is coming and District Conference will be here before we know it! Download the conference registration form and children’s activities/childcare registration form. Please pass these on to anyone who might like to attend conference. All are welcome!