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Webcast and Recordings of Western Plains Gathering V (Oct 23-25, 2009)

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  •  A Celebration of Transformation
  • Stretching New Ideas
  • A Challenge to your Discipleship

We had significant difficulty with the limited internet connection in Salina, Kansas.  We did the best we could within the limitations we encountered, but we know that the quality of the webcast suffered occasionally. Thank you for your patience.

A collaboration of Bethany Theological Seminary's Electronic Communications and the Church of the Brethren Transforming Practices, Congregational Life Ministries, make it possible for sessions of the Western Plains Gathering V available to be viewed over the internet.

The Gathering, held October 23-25, 2009, at the Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kansas.

 


Gathering V

A transformational initiative of the Western Plains District

Recordings:

Friday October 23, 2009

6:30p – 8:00p Singing, Opening Worship

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Saturday October 24, 2009

8:30a – 9:30a Plenary Session Living Into the New Creation, Jonathan Shively

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2:00p – 2:45p Plenary Session A Faith Community in a Time of Rapid Change, Shawn Flory Replogle

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3:00p – 4:45p Workshop Block #2

(a)-Resistance and Change: How You and Your Congregations Become New Creations with Jonathan Shively

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(b)-Casting the Net: Outpost Ministries with John Snyder

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6:30p – 8:00p Singing (& children) and Worship             

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8:30p – 9:30p Service of Celebration (honoring Ken and Elsie Holderread)

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Sunday October 25, 2009

8:30a – 10:15a Workshop Block #3

(a)-Across Generations with Shawn Flory Replogle

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(b)-Worship in the Small Church with Carol Mason

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10:45a – 12:00p Closing Worship                                   

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We are grateful to the following organizations and persons, who have made these webcasts possible through their collaborative efforts:

  • Bethany Theological Seminary through Enten Eller, Bethany's Director of Distributed Education & Electronic Communication, and utilizing Bethany's technical resources and equipment;
  • Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren through Stan Dueck, Director for Transforming Practices, Congregational Life Ministries, the Church of the Brethren; and
  • Western Plains District of the Church of the Brethren through Dale Minnich, Gathering Coordinator, Elsie and Ken Holderread, District Executives, and many others.

Nick Miller Kauffman
Master of Arts

NickAfter four years at Manchester College, I found my thirst for knowledge was far from quenched. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in peace studies, but I didn't want to push on into the social sciences. With Bethany's master's degree in theology with a peace studies emphasis, I saw an opportunity to continue studying the peace and justice issues that so impassion me from the humanities perspective, and that I found so enlivening in my final year of college. Here I can study, learn, and prepare for whatever comes next. I am on first-name terms with a faculty that is committed to me--something that would be hard to find at a larger school. And I can see already that the same issues that excite me are exciting to my professors.