Category Archives: WDC-Stories

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It has been said that traditional methods for church growth are no longer applicable to today’s reality.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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Hurricane Harvey, the aftermath and recovery

By Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) During my first visit to Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey, I noticed that the city and our four Western District Conference churches were facing hardship in different ways and yet the words … Continue reading

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Year of Evangelism: Anabaptist Witness!

By Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) WDC Resource Commission has declared 2018 the Year of Evangelism!  There will be large-group workshops and smaller initiatives throughout the year.  Goals for these events are: Encourage congregations to grow in … Continue reading

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Step Up participants reflect on their experiences

“Step Up”, a program launched at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando in July, encouraged youth to engage in the discussions and  work of the delegates and the larger Mennonite Church.  Hear below from WDC’s three Step Up participants: … Continue reading

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