Category Archives: Christian-Formation

Singing for Joy, October 6, 2020

by Jennie Wintermote, WDC Resource Library Director But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you.    –Psalm 5:11 … Continue reading

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Faith Formation in Challenging Times / La formación en la fe en tiempos desafiantes, September 1, 2020

Faith Formation in Challenging Times by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister How can we teach children about Jesus safely and effectively?  How can older adults with underlying health concerns get together to pray?  How can we try to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discernment, Please! August 4, 2020

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister We thought this virus was going to decrease in the warmer months.  It hasn’t.  We thought surely it would be under control by the time school starts.  It’s not.  I … Continue reading

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Questions for 2020: What is an Anabaptist Christian, July 7, 2020

by Jennie Wintermote, WDC Resource Library Director In the popular booklet “What is an Anabaptist Christian?” by Palmer Becker (published by Mennonite Mission Network and available on their website), Becker writes that the core values of Anabaptist Christians can be summarized … Continue reading

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What Are We Wearing These Days? / ¿Qué llevamos puesto estos días? June 2, 2020

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) What are we wearing these days?  For some of us essential workers, we’re probably wearing our face masks and uniforms.  For others of us mostly staying at home, we might be … Continue reading

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Old and New Wine and Wineskins / Viejos y nuevos vinos y pieles de vino, May 19, 2020

Old and New Wine and Wineskins By Kathy Neufeld Dunn May 19, 2020 Matthew 9.16-17:  16 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is … Continue reading

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Safer Online / Más seguros en línea, May 5, 2020

Safer Online      by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) While we’ve all sort of settled into this in-between time of congregational life–worshiping online, having bible study online, and gathering in small groups in digital break-out rooms, … Continue reading

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New! Book Bundles for Group Study, March 1, 2020

The Conference Resource Library now offers multiple copies of books for group studies in Sunday school classes, small groups, Wednesday night groups, etc.  Contact Jennie Wintermote, Library Director at 316-283-6300 or crlib@mennowdc.org

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Guidelines for Healthy Communication, February 18, 2020

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) Do you have a congregational meeting coming up soon?  In the past has agenda that you thought would be non-controversial turned out to be more problematic than you or other … Continue reading

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“Active Church?” February 4, 2020

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) The pastor got up during worship wearing many different-colored scarves.  She passed around a couple of brightly colored scarves, too.  She told the biblical story of Joseph, his multicolored coat, … Continue reading

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