District Conference

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

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




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

DC registration

Register for District Conference!

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!

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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.

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A Letter from the Moderator

To all the Churches in Western Plains, Greetings & Blessings from your 2016 District Conference Moderator!!

Building bridges with Ukrainian Brethren

Building bridges with Ukrainian Brethren

“So he [Jesus Christ] came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near…” (Ephesians 2: 17  NRSV) For over a decade I have been in conversation with a brother in Christ who leads a small congregation in Chernigov, Ukraine. Brother Alexandr Zazhytko (Brother Alex) and I have … read on

Moderator invites preparation for District Conference 2016

Moderator invites preparation for District Conference 2016

At the 2016 District Conference one of our keynote speakers will be Sister Lucy Slinger, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin and an ecological advocate.

From the Moderator: A reflection on the 2016 District Conference theme

From the Moderator: A reflection on the 2016 District Conference theme

God is Love and love unites, not divides. We are One, our theme for District Conference 2016, comes from Galatians 3:28, which says “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”

Projects Unlimited Auction - 2015

Projects Unlimited Auction – 2015

Projects Unlimited Auction 2015 – Results