Shepherd’s Voice

Bethany and EYN form partnership

Bethany and EYN form partnership

Bethany and EYN Form Educational Partnership   Bethany Theological Seminary and EkklesiyarYan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have entered into an historic relationship, the first of its kind between the Seminary and a Church of the Brethren group outside the United States.  At the 2016 Annual Conference, Bethany president Jeff Carter … read on

Conference logo by Connie Rhodes

Peace Advocacy in the Western Plains

As Joanna was working on The Shepherd’s Voice, she asked me to write an article about the position of peace advocacy in the Western Plains District. Joanna informed me that George Eisele was the Peace and Justice Coordinator for “years” in the district. He eventually suggested to Joanna that she might take over for him, … read on


“Easy Church”

Written by Ken Frantz, District Leadership Team Chair (This article came from a column entitled, “Fearless Faith”, published in the Haxtun-Fleming Herald)   The envelope in the mail appeared very official.  Stamps of eagles and important looking seals covered its face, with red, white, and blue stripes running along the edges to the back side. 


Annual Bazaar

Salem Community Church invites you to their Annual Bazaar on Nov. 11th! A dinner of ham loaf, chicken and noodles, salads, mashed potatoes, bread, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pie will be served from 4:30-7:00.  Adults are $10, Children ages 4-10 are $5 and children under the age of 3 are free.  There will be crafts … read on


Faithful Service at Lybrook Community Ministries

Western Plains District worked a week in mid-September at Lybrook Community Ministries, near Cuba, New Mexico.  Twelve volunteers from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Ohio worked on a laundromat at the mission and helped two Navajo families with their homes on the reservation.


I was just thinking…

I WAS JUST THINKING . . . The statistics are in.  There are now more people living in cities than people living in rural areas, parks, by rivers and lakes, and generally in remote, natural settings.  And when we people do try to go to secluded areas for rest and relaxation, we may well find … read on

Moderator Ltr

2018 Moderator Letter

District Conference will be held July 27-29, 2018 on the McPherson College campus once again. Please read the following letter from our District Moderator, Jane Flora-Swick.   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, “I give God thanks for each of you and your partnership in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” As your … read on


FAMILY CAMP at Camp Mt Hermon

Come and bring your friends and families’ to CMH’s Annual “Family” Camp Sept. 15-17!! This year the Topeka Church of the Brethren will host this fun-filled, relaxing time of fellowship and worship together.  Please see the attached letter of information and registration form. We hope to see you there!! CAMP MT HERMON FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION … read on

I was just thinking...

I was just thinking…

This weekend, I am almost sure that there was a glow of holiness around everyone as they attended the Western Plains District Conference!  And why not?!  That was the theme of the conference, ably moderated by Jon Tuttle.  The theme was “Worship God in the Beauty of His Holiness” and was taken from Psalm 91:9a.  … read on


Register soon for The Gathering!

  Register Online Now Or click here to download printable forms “For we are God’s poetry” October 27-29 The early bird deadline is October 16.  THEME STATEMENT GATHERING 2017 “For we are God’s poetry.” Eph 2:10 Imagine for a moment, what would it mean for your life if you found out God was a poet? … read on