Financial overview and reporting, property management, risk management, supervision of Treasurer and Financial Secretary, and stewardship education.

Team Members: Les Shenefelt (Chair), Living Light of Peace; David Sampson, Hutchinson; Dave Smith, Hutchinson; Lauren Worley, Wichita

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District Conference Wrap-Up Report

The 2014 Western Plains District Conference was held July 25-27. Enjoy this brief report of conference highlights: 1. By the Numbers 2. Conference Theme 3. District Leadership Affirmed 4. Milestones in Ministry     1. By the Numbers 139 attendees 56 delegates 28 congregations represented, including the Tok’ahookaadi Church of the Brethren and Lybrook Community … read on

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

2016 Peace Retreat Planned

The Western Plains District is planning a Peace Retreat In 2016. It is currently planned for the second weekend in August 2016 and is targeting high school and college age young adults. The site for the retreat is not scheduled, but could possibly be held at Camp Colorado. We are looking for assistance in planning … read on

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

Congregational Resourcing Team Minutes 9/6/14

  Minutes of Sept 6 meeting in person at the Newton COB In attendance: Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman, Joanna Smith, Elsie Holderread (visiting as part of the review team), Barbra Davis, Wylene Lengel, Beverly Minnich, Gloria Price The team reviewed the Questions submitted by the review team. In summary, there is still confusion about the … read on

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Ventures in Christian Discipleship courses announced

McPherson College has announced its course offerings in the 2014-2015 Ventures in Christian Discipleship program. Ventures courses, while not for college credit, offer high-quality instruction at a reasonable cost. The goal of the program is to empower lay people, especially in smaller congregations, to more effectively carry out the work of discipleship, following in Jesus’ … read on

Enders pews find new home at Lybrook

Enders pews find new home at Lybrook

Dave and Jane Sampson of the Hutchinson Community Church of the Brethren made a trip to the Enders (Neb.) Church of the Brethren on September 15. They were greeted by several Enders church members, and eleven pews were loaded on their trailer along with several boxes of Jubilee Sunday School material. The trailer load was … read on

Moderator's Moment: 2015 District Conference Theme

Moderator’s Moment: 2015 District Conference Theme

It was just a few short months ago that I was in the supporting role as Moderator-Elect; a position I thought would never come my way.  It was a surprise to some (including me) and an expectation to others. I would, however, accept a prayerful calling as one who would listen to what the Spirit … read on



Recently, I saw some words that would cause many Church of the Brethren spines to stiffen or to wilt in fear and anxiety–the gift of disagreement.  A gift?!!  Heavens no!  We see how disagreement is handled in world, in our public institutions, in our homes, and in our churches, and all too often, the picture … read on

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The Gathering 2014 information

It’s coming! Plan now to attend “Blessed, Broken, & Inspired”, The Gathering October 24-26! Try the Gathering’s NEW online registration! If you do not register online, please print the registration form and children’s registration form. Alternative Lodging Options are available. The Challenge Course Form needs to be filled out for all Jr. High and Sr. … read on


Register for Family Camp at Mt. Hermon!

Online registration is now available for Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp, September 26-28. Come join us for a fun-filled celebration of the camp’s 70th anniversary! (Registration fee is may be paid when you arrive at camp Sept. 26.) Family Camp Flyer – which includes the schedule, fees, and contact information Family Camp Online Registration


Week of Prayer & Fasting for Nigeria

Delegates at the 2014 Annual Conference passed a resolution that, among other things, calls us as people of faith to come along side our sisters and brothers through prayer and fasting the week of August 17-24. In order to support and encourage you as we join together in prayer, Church of the Brethren staff have … read on