District Conference

2016 District Conference, “We Are One”
July 29-31, 2016
McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren & McPherson College
Moderator: Joanna Davidson Smith

Highlights of conference will include:

  • Pre-conference Leadership Training (see more information below)
  • Pre-conference workshop Friday, July 29 at 1:30pm, “The Cosmic Walk,” with Sister Lucy Slinger.
  • A District Conference choir that will sing a piece in the Sunday morning worship service. Check the conference schedule for practice times, which will be Friday, July 29, 3:15-3:45 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 8:00-8:55 a.m. If you are interested joining the choir, please contact the District Office with your intent to participate at 620-241-4240 or wpdcb@sbcglobal.net. All are welcome!
  • Special Meal Events: The Saturday morning Women’s Breakfast will feature speaker Carolyn Schrock, who recently retired as Missouri/Arkansas District Executive. Stay tuned for forthcoming details on the Mission & Service Dinner, which will be Saturday evening. Fill out the appropriate spaces on the registration form to reserve your spot for these popular meal events!

Download the Conference Schedule

Registration Materials (Deadline: July 11)

Registration Form for adults, youth, and children

Additional forms for children infant-5th grade:
Child Registration Form
Child Medical Record Permission Form

Additional forms for youth:
Youth Liability Waiver and Field Trip Permission Form

Pre-Conference Leadership Training, July 28-29 (Deadline: July 11)

A district Leadership Training event will also take place just prior to District Conference this year on Thursday evening July 28 through Friday morning July 29. We hope you’ll consider attending this enriching event, which is open to pastors as well as lay church leaders. An event information sheet and registration form are available below:

Pre-Conference Event Information
Pre-Conference Registration Form




District Conference Review

District Conference Review

by Sonja Griffith, District Executive Minister The theme of the 2016 District Conference was “We Are One.”  This was an idea and a conviction that was close to the heart of our moderator for 2016—Joanna Davidson Smith! She focused our attention on this theme through worship services, through the newly designed table talk with round … read on

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Projects Unlimited Auction 2016 – Results

Another successful auction was held at District Conference this year. The grand total in gifts to our outreach programs was $6271.  

Pre-conference workshop to feature

Pre-conference workshop to feature “The Cosmic Walk”

The pre-conference workshop at District Conference will feature “The Cosmic Walk”, which Sister Lucy Slinger of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

DC choir

District Conference Choir

New to the District Conference schedule this year will be a conference choir that will sing during the Sunday morning worship service. Check the conference schedule for practice times, which will be Friday, July 29, 3:15-3:45 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 8:00-8:55 a.m. If you are interested in singing the choir, please contact the District … read on

2016 Church Quilt top 2

Projects Unlimited Auction and District Quilt

Plan now to attend the 2016 Projects Unlimited Auction.  We have many donated items already including a collectible doll, denim purses, framed prints and the district quilt.  Please bring your donated items to District Conference.  We will plan to see you at 8:15 pm in the McPherson Church basement on Saturday, July 30th for the … read on

DC registration

Register for District Conference by July 11

District Conference is quickly approaching and will be held July 29-31 in McPherson, Kan. Registration deadline is Monday, July 11. We look forward to seeing you! All are welcome!

Training registration

Next Leadership Training Scheduled as Pre-Conference Event

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders Pre-District Conference event! July 28-29, 2016, McPherson Church of the Brethren, McPherson, KS

Moderator Ltr

From the Moderator: Round Table Discussion

Behold, I am doing a new thing! ~ Isaiah 43:19 The past few months as I and the District Conference Planning Team have prepared for this year’s District Conference, I have been acutely aware of those things that might “divide” or “separate” us; geographical distance, theological interpretation, economic standing, health issues, time, and the list … read on

2016 Projects Unlimited Auction

2016 Projects Unlimited Auction

Plan now to create your homemade crafts, woodworking projects, photography, artwork, jewelry, quilts, lap blankets or other creative works for the Projects Unlimited Auction.  The auction will be held as part of the Western Plains district annual conference on July 30, 2016.  Proceeds from the sold donations will go to district missions including church camps, … read on

District Children's Coordinator Opening

District Children’s Coordinator Opening

Do you have an enthusiasm for the Christian growth and development of children? Are you being called to utilize your creativity, organizational and leadership skills in a new way? We are currently seeking applications for the District Children’s Coordinator.