Category Archives: Christian-Formation

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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New Beginnings, January 7, 2020

New Beginnings by Jennie Wintermote, Director, Conference Resource Library Across the sanctuary I heard the sound of knees hitting the floor with gentle thumps and thuds.  I looked up to see the question in the eyes of my 2-year-old as her … Continue reading

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Experiments in Adaptive Faith Formation, December 3, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) I recently attended a symposium called “Lifelong Faith Formation.”  If I had been expecting a ten-step recipe for how to revitalize congregational faith formation, perhaps I would have been disappointed.  When we … Continue reading

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Go Beyond the Headlines. Go Beyond the Blockade. November 5, 2019

Go Beyond the Headlines.  Go Beyond the Blockade. by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) We are hungry for real stories, news that goes beyond the sound-byte.  As followers of Jesus, we are called to live our lives … Continue reading

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Faith Formation through a New Lens? October 8, 2019

     by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) John Roberto is the founder of a nonprofit called Lifelong Faith.  He and his staff have consistently reached out to a variety of US churches in different denominations to learn … Continue reading

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A Treasure, September 24, 2019

by Jennie Wintermote, Conference Resource Library Director I have the best job.  Every day I get to care for a precious treasure.   The WDC Resource Library is a unique treasure–the only library of its kind in Mennonite Church USA.  … Continue reading

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We Are One, September 3, 2019

by Kathy Neufeld Dunn, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Kansas-Based) “And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.  Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have … Continue reading

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What Do You Do, Part 2, August 6, 2019

by Jennie Wintermote, Resource Library Director Some of you may have read my July 2 Spouts Article where I reflected on who Western District Conference is, and why we exist.  After our Annual Assembly (July 26-27), I might say we … Continue reading

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