Category Archives: Christian-Formation

Sharing the Easter Faith, April 3, 2018

     by Jennie Wintermote, Resource Library Director In February I started thinking about the approaching Lent/Easter season, and how we’d observe this holy season with our daughter.  Last year she experienced her first morning home from the hospital Easter morning.  … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Way of Evangelism, March 6, 2018

    by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) In honor of St Patrick’s Day, here are a few lessons we can learn from Celtic missionaries that just might have meaning and relevance for us today. *In Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Christian Conscience and How What We Buy Matters, February 6, 2018

    by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister In July 2016, the delegates of Mennonite Church USA affirmed the resolution, “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine.” (http://mennoniteusa.org/resource/mennocon-2017-orlando/) As the resolution notes, “our Palestinian and Israeli partners  in peacemaking [some … Continue reading

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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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