Transformation Vision Team


Eleven travel to Lybrook for building service project and much more

Eleven Brethren from the Western Plains District traveled to Lybrook Communities Ministries Oct. 16-22 to help build a house for Marlene Thomas and a hogan for Grandma Rose. But our rich week included much more than physical building.

2017 summer camp dates now available

2017 summer camp dates now available

It’s not too early to put summer camp on your 2017 calendar! Dates are now available on the District online calendar and a schedule can be downloaded from the Outdoor Ministries page. Find further information at our camps’ websites:


Update! Western Plains Nigeria Crisis Fund Goal

Update on November 18, 2016: We have increased our donation to the Nigeria Crisis Fund by $4,920 in the month of October. This is 2.5% of our $200,000 goal. Total Western Plains giving is $153,184 which is 76.5% of the goal. Let’s keep Nigeria in our thoughts and prayers as we prepare for the season … read on

Next Leadership Training scheduled for February, focused on

Next Leadership Training scheduled for February, focused on “Grounded in God”

Please join us for the Church of the Brethren Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for ALL church leaders! February 19-22, 2017 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan.



The October 12 edition of the Christian Century was entitled Fall Books. When I began reading it, I will admit I was overwhelmed!  The number of books listed, the range of subjects that were presented, and the depth of research and thinking that was evident in this list was out of this world!

CRT Meeting Minutes - 9/17/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 9/17/16

  The team met in person in Garden City as part of the TVT yearly retreat on Sept 17. In attendance: Barb Flory Anna Mae Achilles Deb Tuttle Gloria Price Wylene Lengel We discussed roles and agreed that Anna Mae Achilles would work with Barb Flory for women’s retreat planning and advisement. Deb Tuttle and … read on

Western Plains young adults begin work in BVS

Western Plains young adults begin work in BVS

Three young adults from Western Plains District completed their BVS orientation in September and have begun volunteer work across the country: Emmy Goering and Helen Ullom-Minnich of the McPherson (Kan.) congregation and Travis Therrien of the Tok’ahookaadi congregation in Cuba, N.M. Click here to learn more about their project sites and work. Please keep these … read on

Save the Date: Leadership Training

Save the Date: Leadership Training

Save the date for the next Western Plains Leadership Training scheduled for Sunday, February 19 – Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend.

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Register Soon for The Gathering 2016!

The Gathering 2016, “You Are Loved”, is coming up October 28–30. The early bird deadline is this Monday, October 17. Register soon! Read on for more information.

Transformation Vision Team meets in fall retreat

Transformation Vision Team meets in fall retreat

by Sonja Griffith, District Executive Minister The weekend of September 16-17, the Transformation Vision Team and Vision Fulfillment Team members met for their fall retreat, hosted at the Garden City (Kan.) Church of the Brethren. You just have not lived until you have driven for hours to get to a retreat! Now I know what … read on