Category Archives: Clarion-Call

From the Conference Minister’s Heart, February 2016

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Recently, an administrator at a Mennonite-related institution (Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at Eastern Mennonite University) was one of ten individuals charged with solicitation of prostitution, in a sting operation conducted … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, January 2016

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This is the final reflection in a series on leadership competencies featured in training at the Kansas Leadership Center.  WDC is partnering with South Central Conference to offer this training to congregational leaders. … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, December 2015

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This reflection is fourth in a series on leadership competencies featured in training at the Kansas Leadership Center.  WDC is partnering with South Central Conference to offer this training to congregational leaders.  Today’s … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, November 2015

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This reflection is third in a series on leadership competencies featured in training at the Kansas Leadership Center.  WDC is partnering with South Central Conference to offer this training to congregational leaders through … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, October 2015

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister This reflection is second in a series focusing on the leadership competencies featured in training offered at the Kansas Leadership Center.  WDC is partnering with South Central Conference to offer this training to … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, September 2015

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister “Leadership is heart and soul work. You won’t exercise leadership unless you care for the common good.… The risks of leadership are too great.  Only when your heart and soul pull you toward … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mennonite World Conference, July 28, 2015

     by Christina Litwiller, Pastor at Salina Mennonite Church, Salina, KS As I searched the enormous room looking for the circle of chairs labeled H373, I wondered what my assigned friendship group would be like.  Upon arrival at my destination, … Continue reading

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On Forbearance, July 7, 2015

  by Richard Gehring, WDC Moderator By now, most people who are interested have likely heard the results of votes taken at last week’s Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City. While there were significant actions taken on several important … Continue reading

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Clarence’s Clarion Call, Fix the Church? Fix the World? June 2015

     by Clarence Rempel, WDC Conference Minister As movie titles get shorter, book titles seem to be getting longer. Kingdom Come: Why We Must Give Up Our Obsession with Fixing the Church and What We Should Do Instead by Reggie … Continue reading

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Clarence’s Clarion Call – A Salute to Little Churches, May 2015

    by Clarence Rempel, WDC Conference Minister I salute and honor the little churches of Western District Conference for their perseverance and endurance! I think of you, little churches, with these words from I Thessalonians 1:2-3, “We always thank God … Continue reading

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