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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.

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.