Category Archives: Christian-Formation

What Do You Do, Part 2, August 6, 2019

by Jennie Wintermote, Resource Library Director Some of you may have read my July 2 Spouts Article where I reflected on who Western District Conference is, and why we exist.  After our Annual Assembly (July 26-27), I might say we … Continue reading

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What Do You Do? July 2, 2019

  by Jennie Wintermote, Conference Resource Library Director   This last weekend I attended a wedding (it’s that season, isn’t it?)  Over our chips and salsa at the reception, we caught up on work, kids, and other things that fill our … Continue reading

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We Are Witnesses, June 4, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) “We Are Witnesses!” is the awe-inspiring theme for our WDC Annual Assembly July 26-27.  The Apostle Peter was given a message from the Holy Spirit that “God shows no partiality, but … Continue reading

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Reflections from the South Texas Borderland Tour, May 14, 2019

  by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) (Kathy joined others from Western District Conference on a borderlands learning tour May 6-10 sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Central States and supported by the WDC Immigration Task Force.) I left with … Continue reading

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Praying for our Children, April 2, 2019

     by Jennie Wintermote, Director, Conference Resource Library From the moment I saw you, I started to pray. Big prayers and small ones I have sent God’s way. I prayed as I held you when you sat in my … Continue reading

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Move Toward the Light! March 5, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) “Live as children of light…and find out what pleases the Lord” (Ephesians 5.8a, 10). David Anderson Hooker, a pastor-mediator-attorney-and sometime biology lab assistant, told a parable about sea slugs during AMBS Pastors and … Continue reading

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VBS: Faith Formation or Mission or Both?! February 5, 20190

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-based) It’s time to think about Vacation Bible School!  I know there’s another dose of cold just around the corner, but summer really will be here before we know it.  VBS can be a prime … Continue reading

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The Gospel in Seven Words, January 29, 2019

by Jennie Wintermote, Conference Resource Library Director During 2018 WDC observed the “Year of Evangelism” and explored together what it means to share the Good News with those around us.  As we live in a society increasingly impacted by globalization … Continue reading

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Liberating Christmas? December 4, 2018

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I don’t want to sound like The Grinch, but is anyone else tired of the lead-up to Christmas and the way that we’ve come to celebrate one of the holiest of days … Continue reading

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“O Little Town of Bethlehem”, November 6, 2018

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting … Continue reading

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