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WDC Sprouts, December 10, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 10, 2019 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. … Continue reading

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Experiments in Adaptive Faith Formation, December 3, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I recently attended a symposium called “Lifelong Faith Formation.”  If I had been expecting a ten-step recipe for how to revitalize congregational faith formation, perhaps I would have been disappointed.  When we … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, December 3, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS December 3, 2019 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. … Continue reading

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WDC Commissions: Joining in Mission

WDC’s four commissions provide leadership and resources to carry out the priorities and ministries of the conference.  Each issue of the Garden in 2019 features a glimpse of one commission’s work. The WDC Church Planting Commission encourages churches to be … Continue reading

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Congregational snapshot: Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, Texas

Fourth in a series featuring congregations in WDC Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, is one of two Peace Mennonite Churches in the Western District. Peace gathers for worship in Farmer’s Branch, the first suburb north of Dallas, TX in a rented … Continue reading

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Glimpses of a new year

This issue of Garden marks the beginning of a new church year with Advent (December 1), a new calendar year (January 1) and WDC’s new fiscal year (February 1).  In this season we anticipate the coming of Christ and prepare … Continue reading

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WDC Garden, December 2019/January/February 2020

WDC Garden, December 2019/January/February 2020 WDC Jardin, Diciembre de 2019/Enero/Febrero 2020

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WDC Sprouts, November 26, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS November 26, 2019 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. … Continue reading

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Seeing with the Eyes of God / Viendo con los Ojos de Dios

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) A few years ago, someone asked me about the worship style in the congregation that I was serving at the time. Then, the unavoidable question was raised: Is it Anabaptist? Ever since, … Continue reading

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WDC Sprouts, November 19, 2019

WESTERN DISTRICT CONFERENCE SPROUTS November 19, 2019 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. … Continue reading

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