Training Team

Coaching network, Pastor/Leader training, and other District events

This team is currently restructuring

Pastor-Leader Training

SAVE THE DATE: February 10-11, 2023 Due to scheduling conflicts, the anticipated virtual retreat kick-off event using The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are as a resource did not materialize. The good news?

The Gathering

Please read the following note from Darrell Barr, Chair of the Training Team (which oversees the Gathering) as well as Chair of the Gathering Planning Team. Announcement of Gathering Conclusion   This is an event that has brought blessing to our entire district over the years, it will be missed!    

Pastor/Leader Training

Be watching for updates to this page for the Pastor/Leader Training to take place in Great Bend, KS in February, 2019!

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 21-24, 2016 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan. RSVP by Monday, February 8

Gathering 2015 coming soon!

Gathering 2015 coming soon!

October 30 is when it all begins! We gather for inspiration, training, renewing and building new friendship and just plain good times!

February Leadership Training details available, RSVP by Jan. 26

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 8-11, 2015 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan.

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Leadership training to feature Jeff Bach

Western Plains’ 2015 winter Leadership Training has been scheduled for February 9-10, to take place at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kan.

Resources for congregational vitality

Resources for congregational vitality

The Western Plains District Transformation Training Team is continuing its work of providing guidance and resources for congregational renewal to the congregations of our district. This past year, a large number of our congregations participated in KonXion (“Connection”). There was mutual encouragement for these congregations in taking the opportunity to celebrate their stories and their … read on

KonXions in Western Plains

KonXions in Western Plains

From Nov/Dec 2013 issue of The Shepherd’s Voice KonXions is coming! Congregations from Western Plains (and a couple from neighboring districts) are hard at work right now considering their invitation to participate in a congregational visit exchange planned for this Spring. Participating congregations will be paired and each will prepare to receive a visit from … read on

Great Bend Leadership Training

Great Bend Leadership Training

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! October 10-12, 2013 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan.  Begins with dinner on Thursday @ 5:45 on Thursday, Oct. 10 Concludes with lunch on Saturday following worship Download the tentative schedule All costs, including lodging and meals, … read on