It is our hope to have as many MWC churches as possible represented at this year's AMC. For those of you not serving as a delegate for your church, we invite you to join us as a guest! Registrations postmarked by April 10 will be entered in a prize drawing!
OR Download 2017 AMC registration brochure
Churches, if you have not yet submitted your credential card identifying your church's delegates, please do so today!
Friday Evening Worship
For those from Covenant churches in the surrounding area, we hope you will join us for Friday evening worship on April 28 at 7:00 pm. An offering will be collected for the Pastor C
are and Crisis Fund. Be sure to send your church's BLESS cards with your delegates. We will pray over these names as part of the service.
Join us for great workshops that align with our 10-year vision (see brochure for detailed descriptions):
- Mobilizing People for Ministry, facilitators Lynn Black and Chad Pickering
- Mobilizing Churches for Ministry, facilitators Drew Hyun, Amber Carroll and Brian Johnson
- Reflecting the Kingdom: Ethnic Diversity, facilitator Ed Gilbreath
- Reflecting the Kingdom: Gender Diversity, facilitators Abby Jones and Brent Thompson
- Praying for Our Mission Field, facilitators Missy Lawson and Jed Hollenbach
- Principios de Mayordiomia (Viernes)/Cultura de Generosidad (Sábado), facilitator Allan Serrano
Come take the Urban Plunge! The Midwest Conference will be hosting a tour of some of the creative ministry taking place in the heart of Kansas City. This tour includes the Worship Wagon (a mobile church to the homeless), a Covenant church that meets in a warehouse located in one of the most challenging neighborhoods in the U.S., and a dynamic youth ministry for children living in the Federal Housing Developments. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Welcoming Into Membership
We look forward to welcoming Iglesia Pan y Vino into ECC membership. Join us as we celebrate the work God is doing through this church!
Recognition of Ordinands
At this year's AMC, we wish to recognize the following individuals as we anticipate their Ordination to Word and Sacrament at the Covenant Annual Meeting in June:
Financial and Real Estate Workshop
How confident do you feel about your church’s knowledge and practices around financial management? There are significant risks in the contemporary world of church management: ministerial compensation, employee payroll, tax reporting, budgeting, financial reporting, fraud,
cyber-security risk and real estate, among others.
National Covenant Properties
and the Midwest Conference are pleased to offer one-day financial workshops. Regional meetings have already been held in Kansas City and Denver, and attendees at these first two workshops included over 30 treasurers, financial secretaries and pastors.
The final session for 2017 will be held in Omaha on May 13, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, at Celebration Covenant Church. A $15 fee
covers lunch and snacks and early bird registration is required to receive a copy of your church's financial dashboard and an assessment of internal controls (see flyer
Early bird registration deadline: April 21
General registration deadline:
We strongly encourage you to send representatives to this workshop, as it will be a fruitful investment for your church! For more information, contact the Midwest Conference office at email@example.com
- Replace support beams
- Repair, texture, paint interior walls
- Construct 16’ x 20’ shed
- Construct covered entryway and ramp
- Remake shed into a classroom
Do you have skills that would allow you to complete any of these activities? Do you have a desire to serve God with the talents he has given you? If so, there is an opportunity for you to give of your time and talents to help the Mountain Village Covenant Church in Alaska.
Mountain Village is a village of 883 people located on the Yukon River about 450 miles west of Anchorage. The extreme weather conditions cause movement of buildings, resulting in the need for constant repair. Since 2009, several teams from the Midwest Conference have traveled to Mountain Village, helping in various ways with construction and upkeep.
Pastor Marc Murchison and his wife, Elise, moved from Lanyon, Iowa, to Mountain Village in December of 2016. Pastor Marc has requested help in accomplishing these much-needed repairs. He has indicated that God is moving in Mountain Village and that the church has seen significant growth.
To read more about the Murchisons’ ministry in Mountain Village, visit their Facebook group, Support the Murchisons in Mountain Village, AK
If you would like to learn more about possibly serving the Mountain Village church, contact Pastor Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Gary Carlson at email@example.com
Did you know...?
A lot is happening in the Midwest Conference. Catch up on recent changes and events below!
Congratulations to Chris Young,
Administrator of Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg, NE, on receiving the Excellence in Innovation Award from LeadingAge Nebraksa! Chris was nominated for his exceptional efforts throughout a rigorous strategic planning process in his first year back at the Home. Those who nominated him said, "Chris is committed to excellence at Midwest Covenant Home, the residents, his family and Stromsburg. He connects all of these together seamlessly by modeling his commitment to others through is selfless acts of compassion."
was born March 29 to parents RJ and Lacy Coburn.
RJ serves as Youth Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant in Waverly, NE. Congratulations, Coburn family!
Congratulations to Superintendent Tammy Swanson-Draheim
on the birth of her granddaughter, Bryleigh Grace.
Bryleigh was born April 2 to David and Whitney Draheim. Welcome, Bryleigh!
We celebrate the many years of ministry of the following pastors as they transition to retirement. Thank you for your faithful service!
- Tom Glossi, Associate Pastor at Council Tree Covenant in Fort Collins, CO
- Richard Skar, Pastor of New Gottland Covenant in McPherson, KS
- John Martz, Pastor of Arvada Covenant in Arvada, CO
We would also like to thank the following pastors for their service to MWC churches and communities as they transition out of their current ministry settings:
- Brian Frable, Worship Arts Pastor at Council Tree Covenant in Fort Collins, CO
- Glen Smith, Pastor, Journey Covenant Church, Liberty, MO
- Curt Vogt, Interim Pastor, Fellowship Covenant Church, Arvada, CO
- Brad Mann. Brad recently concluded his ministries as Outreach Director at Castle Oaks Covenant in Castle Rock, CO, and Interim Pastor at Logos Central Chapel in Denver, CO, and will soon begin serving as Pastor at Fellowship Covenant in Arvada, CO.
We welcome Corey Johnsrud
to the position of Interim Pastor at Arvada Covenant in Arvada, CO. Welcome to the Midwest, Corey!
Journey Covenant Church in Liberty, MO,
celebrated its many years of ministry before closing its doors in mid-March. We praise God for the many lives touched throughout the life of this church!
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