Category Archives: Christian-Formation

Faith Formation through a New Lens? October 8, 2019

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) John Roberto is the founder of a nonprofit called Lifelong Faith.  He and his staff have consistently reached out to a variety of US churches in different denominations to learn … Continue reading

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A Treasure, September 24, 2019

by Jennie Wintermote, Conference Resource Library Director I have the best job.  Every day I get to care for a precious treasure.   The WDC Resource Library is a unique treasure–the only library of its kind in Mennonite Church USA.  … Continue reading

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We Are One, September 3, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) “And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.  Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have … Continue reading

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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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