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The Community of the Spirit

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister Throughout time, I realized that the Church is a guest in the community that it seeks to reach. It is also challenged to know this community and its reality to proclaim in a … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, June 20, 2017

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS  June 20, 2017 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and  forwarded to congregational leaders and members. WDC Sprouts … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, June 13, 2017

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS  June 13, 2017 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. WDC Sprouts … Continue reading

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Shying Away from (and Reclaiming?) the E-Word, June 6, 2017

      by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) For many years, I’ve been one of those followers of Jesus who didn’t use the word “evangelism.”  I had my reasons.  It had been too long associated with … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, June 6, 2017

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS  June 6, 2017 A weekly communication for: WDC Churches and Pastors WDC Executive Board, Commission, Committee and Task Force members Any content may be used in bulletins and newsletters and forwarded to congregational leaders and members. WDC Sprouts … Continue reading

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Israel Palestine Voices for Peace

by Katie Mitchell-Koch, member of WDC Israel-Palestine Task Force April 17-19 was the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Kansas tour, hosted by WDC.  Speakers were Laura Tillem, Jewish Voice for Peace, Wichita, and Jonathan Kuttab, a Mennonite Palestinian human … Continue reading

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Agri-Urban to Close Doors

by Carol Duerksen The concept was simple:  Urban people bought cattle, and farmers fed them. Simple, but in the early 1970’s when Elbert Koontz began to sell the dream to Western District Conference officers, the responses were mixed.  Some thought … Continue reading

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Rooted and Built Up in Christ – Assembly 2017

Welcome to Texas where “Big things happen here.” It will be a blessing to have you in Arlington, Texas, during our Annual Assembly and as we gather as pilgrims on a journey of faith and seeking God’s presence. The Assembly … Continue reading

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WDC Garden, June/July/August 2017

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, May 30, 2017

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This is the final of three articles on WDC’s mission statement: “WDC empowers Anabaptist/Mennonite congregations to Witness and invite others to faith in Jesus Christ, Dwell in just and loving relationships, and Connect to God’s mission … Continue reading

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