Transformation Vision Team

The former Western Plains District Board and IF Team (a sub-committee of the District Board) began discussions in 2008 about restructuring the District Board.  Out of many hours of discussion and prayer, the idea of calling persons with a passion or gift as it relates to areas of emphasis in the day to day operation of the Western Plains District. The new structure was approved during the 2011 District Conference.

Purpose of the New Structure: to help us live out our vision and to utilize our spiritual gifts and human resources more effectively. The new structure does not change the role of District Conference as the primary governing body of the Church of the Brethren in Western Plains.

Documents for Understanding the New Structure

If you have any questions about the new structure, please feel free to contact the District Office at wpdcb@sbcglobal.net or 620-241-4240.

Camp

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

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Sr. High Camp Weekend

Senior High Camp is coming up!!  It will be held August 11-13 at Camp Mt. Hermon.  Sonja Griffith will once again be directing this camp with a theme of “Red Rover, Red Rover!”  This will be an exciting and fun weekend for all campers who have completed grades 9-12.  They will focus on ‘breaking barriers’ … read on

CRT Minutes - 4/9/17

CRT Minutes – 4/9/17

Teleconference at 4 pm April 9 Members attending: Wylene Lengel, Gloria Price Members absent: Anna Mae Achilles, Dale Minnich, Deb Tuttle, Terri Torres Gloria opened the meeting with devotions. Terri sent an update on the women’s retreat: Womens’ Retreat Summary – 2017 The 2017 Western Plains District Womens’ Retreat was enjoyed by nearly 70 women … read on

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Counselors for Camp Mt. Hermon

Two female counselors and two counselors-in-training (one female, one male, 19-years or older) are still needed for the Senior High Camp at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 12-19. Please prayerfully consider your service to Camp Mt. Hermon and call Charla Kingery, co-director, if you are interested.  515-864-1992

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Camp Mt. Hermon welcomes new managers

We would like to introduce Camp Mt. Hermon’s new managers beginning in the 2016 season. They are Gary and Lynnette Abbott, members of the Topeka Church of the Brethren.

Ministry updates

Ministry updates

Kathryn Whitacre, team pastor of the McPherson congregation, was ordained to ministry in the Church of the Brethren on February 14. Prayers and blessings to Kathryn in her continuing ministry.

I WAS JUST THINKING...

I WAS JUST THINKING…

From 3:00 p.m. on I was, as my mother loved to say, “busier than a one-armed paper hanger with the itch.” Of course, this little saying may not make much sense now because so few people paper the rooms of their home anymore! I set the table with my woven placemats, my most fun and … read on

Men's Retreat 2016

Men’s Retreat 2016

Register soon for the Western Plains District Men’s Retreat, which will be held April 8-9 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. The registration deadline is March 21.

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2017 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 29, 2017.  Proceeds from the sold donations will go to district missions including church camps, … read on

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Jr. High Rally – Connecting together to make a difference!

It’s that time of year again for the Jr. High Youth Rally for youth and their friends in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. It will be held April 28-30  at the Community Church of the Brethren in Hutchinson, Kan. The registration deadline is April 21    Spring Rally Flyer and Registration 2017 (2)