Transformation Training

Coaching network, pastor/leader training, and Gathering events

Team Members: Bob Dell, McPherson (Interim Chair); Leslie Frye, Monitor; Keith Funk, Quinter; Sandee Kitzel, Bethel CO; Dale Minnich, Newton.

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Western Plains’ 2015 winter Leadership Training has been scheduled for February 9-10, to take place at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan. Featured leadership will be Jeff Bach, Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. These events are planned for all pastors and all congregational … read on

Resources for congregational vitality

Resources for congregational vitality

The Western Plains District Transformation Training Team is continuing its work of providing guidance and resources for congregational renewal to the congregations of our district. This past year, a large number of our congregations participated in KonXion (“Connection”). There was mutual encouragement for these congregations in taking the opportunity to celebrate their stories and their … read on

KonXions in Western Plains

KonXions in Western Plains

From Nov/Dec 2013 issue of The Shepherd’s Voice KonXions is coming! Congregations from Western Plains (and a couple from neighboring districts) are hard at work right now considering their invitation to participate in a congregational visit exchange planned for this Spring. Participating congregations will be paired and each will prepare to receive a visit from … read on

Great Bend Leadership Training

Great Bend Leadership Training

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! October 10-12, 2013 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan.  Begins with dinner on Thursday @ 5:45 on Thursday, Oct. 10 Concludes with lunch on Saturday following worship Download the tentative schedule All costs, including lodging and meals, … read on

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The Gathering 2013!

It’s coming! Plan now to attend “What Now?! Where Next?!”, The Gathering November 1-3! Download your… Gathering Brochure Bulletin Insert Registration Form Children’s Registration Form Challenge Course Form for Jr. Highers AND Sr. Highers Alternative Lodging Options   Early bird registrations are due by October 21. Prices go up after that date. And be sure … read on

Gathering Early Registration Deadline Extended

Gathering Early Registration Deadline Extended

The Gathering early registration deadline has been extended to October 15. Prices go up after that date, so be sure to download the registration form and send it in!

Get off your pew

Gathering 2012

The Gathering 2012 is going to be an exciting fun-filled event! Download the brochure, registration form, children’s registration form, and lodging options. ALL youth (Jr. & Sr. Highs) also need to fill out the Webster Center’s Challenge Course permission form. Check out these materials, and start planning now to attend! GATHERING Talent! Share your reading, … read on