Category Archives: WDC-Stories

Missional Communities of Peace Church Planting Retreat

A retreat in Dallas, TX, July 13-15, gathered WDC Church Planting Commission members, church planters, other leaders and guests seeking to proclaim the kingdom of God by planting missional communities of peace.  The theme Missional Communities of Peace emphasized the … Continue reading

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Mustard Seed Grant Update

In April, the WDC Resource Commission offered Mustard Seed Grants to resource congregations as they share the good news of Jesus in creative ways. Here’s a snapshot of how grants were used by congregations: West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge, KS, … Continue reading

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WDC Annual Assembly – Lots of Take-homes!

If you have ever attended a professional convention, you come home with a load of “swag,” free stuff that advertises other stuff.  You also attend a bunch of workshops and network with colleagues who have similar interests.  This year’s Western … Continue reading

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Introducing Beth Yoder—WDC’s new Business Manager

My husband Caleb and I moved to Kansas from Iowa in January 2017, and he began serving on the pastoral team at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. Then, on February 25, 2017, our first child, Austin, was born. We have … Continue reading

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Aposento Alto, Worship Afresh

It has been said that traditional methods for church growth are no longer applicable to today’s reality. These church activities are aimed at church people and do not necessarily include reaching out to the unchurched. So, the church must think … Continue reading

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Burning Hearts

WDC Annual Assembly will be a “back to the future” experience.  This yearly gathering of the churches and people of Western District Conference is for resourcing, renewal, and reconnecting with each other and God. On July 27-28, we will bring … Continue reading

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Resources for Everyone: New Texas Library “Branch”

By Jennie Wintermote, Resource Library Director, with Sandra Montes-Martinez, Administrative Assistant (Texas) With an increasing number of Spanish-speaking WDC congregations (mostly) located in Texas, many with bi-vocational pastors and church planters, we recognize that accessing the books, DVDs, curriculum, and … Continue reading

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Building Up the Church

Welcoming people of all ages … hospitality for the community… accessibility for persons with disabilities… discipling youth…  energy efficiency…  opportunities for peace and justice work. These are among the reasons a number of WDC congregations are planning or currently doing … Continue reading

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WDC Year of Evangelism

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Conviction of Things Unseen

By Michael Unruh, Camp Mennoscah, Executive Director “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Heb. 11:1 About 92 years ago a group of people from central Kansas saw an importance for … Continue reading

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