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General Conference Ballot #9

The laity have completed their elections for delegates to General, Jurisdictional and Alternates. I did not get the names of the laity who have been elected. There may be an announcement later… The final clergy delegate to General Conference was elected on this ballot. Jurisdictional and Alternates are yet to be decided. Clergy elected as […]

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Certified Lay Ministry

The Certified Lay Minister Program of the Kansas Area in Partnership with the Center for Church Leadership and Kansas Wesleyan University passed. The training will include 12 college hours taken over three to four years. I think that this program will be a good one of revitalization of congregations in providing for the leadership for […]

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Delegates to General Conference

Ballot 2 Laity – none elected Clergy – none elected Ballot 3 Laity – Mollie Haberer Clergy – Pat Ault-Duell and A. Mark Conard

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Strategic Plan for Renewal – Capital Campaign

After the announcement of the first round of General Conference balloting, and the second round of balloting the next order of business at the plenary session was a Resolution to Enter a Capital Campaign from the Kansas West Conference Focus Team. A representative from Tyler Associates presented results of a feasibility study with a recommendation […]

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First Round of Balloting

The results of the first round of balloting for delegates to General Conference 2008 were announced first thing this morning. The second round of ballots were also collected. Laity elected… Dixie Brewster Penny Schwab Clergy elected… No clergy elected in the first round of balloting.

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Three Images from Disaster

A presentation on disaster relief was not on the agenda a month ago, but today it was an important part of the work of the Annual Conference. After several presentations, Bishop Jones brought our attention to three images in response to the recent tornadoes in Kansas. Scripture is the basis for what we do and […]

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Serving All Leading Together – SALT

Serving All, Leading Together is the theme of the Annual Conference in Kansas West in 2007. The acronym is “salt.” Underneath Hutchinson is the largest salt deposit in North America. Salt mining is a key industry in town and another addition to the town is the newly opened Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Part of opening […]

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Tornado Warning at Annual Conference

I am currently at the Kansas West Annual Conference being held at the Grand Prairie Hotel and Conference Center in Hutchinson, KS. The afternoon session was disrupted by a tornado warning. It was announced early on that there would be the potential for a severe storm warning and it came to pass. Well, the good […]