Category Archives: Christian-Formation

Evangelizing about coffee or Jesus?! December 5, 2017

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) A couple of months ago, I broke my French Press coffeemaker. It was made of glass, so it was bound to happen.  I found the perfect replacement!  So this … Continue reading

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Both / And, November 7, 2017

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I am a person who seeks both/and connections.  Years ago as a Bethel College student, besides music, my extra-curriculars included both Peace Club and the Praise and Worship group, desiring … Continue reading

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Current Issues, October 3, 2017

     by Jennie Wintermote, Director, Conference Resource Library So many headlines with heartbreaking news of disasters (human-created and natural); a society divided between races, classes, and more; new immigration quotas and more.  How do we engage these issues faithful?  How … Continue reading

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New Bible Study Series!

The Upside-Down King Bible Study series was written by Carol Duerksen and is designed to share Jesus’ message as found in Gospel of Luke. It is a combination teacher/student package for high school age through adults.   See more information … Continue reading

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Singing our Prayers: Thoughts on Prayer, Identity and Mission, August 8, 2017

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (KS-based) “Music is the language of our hearts,” I read in Resonate, the new hymnal and worship resources sampler.  It is “what brings us together in worship to honor God.”  Marlene Kropf, … Continue reading

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New Resources, July 3, 2017

     by Jennie Wintermote, WDC Resource Library Director Did you know we’ve been able to add 278 items to the Resource Library collection in 2017?  I’m always looking for timely resources that help us engage our faith in ways that … 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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A Book Opened a Door, May 2, 2017

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) On a recent flight, I was reading Sara Mile’s autobiography, Take This Bread: A Spiritual Memoir of a Twenty-First-Century Christian.  Toward the end of the flight, my seat mate asked me what … Continue reading

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Self Care, April 4, 2017

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) A classic devotional by Frances Roberts is entitled Come Away, My Beloved.  It’s the invitation to take time away to grow in intimacy with God.  We read the gospels and … Continue reading

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The Practice of Descent, March 7, 2017

    by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (KS-based) Lent—forty days of prayer and practice.  Lent is a season of the Christian Year when we openly admit our human frailty and sinfulness.  Some of our congregations who rarely practice confession, … Continue reading

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