From the wide-open prairies to the Flint Hills, from the small country churches to the big city, the Christian Church in Kansas (Disciples of Christ) is as varied as our topography. It has a rich history with eyes looking toward the future. As a region, we are working hard to understand what role the Regional Church plays in church life in this century and beyond.
Our current priority ministry is Mission. The Mission Priority Team is led by Aerii Smith, pastor of First Christian Church in Dighton and Utica. Learn more about this Priority by exploring the missions page.
Spirituality is also a priority. The Spirituality Priority Team is led by Danny Ginn, pastor of First Christian Church in Oxford, and staffed by Regional Minister Ken Marston. Learn more about this Priority by exploring the Spirituality page.
The Christian Church in Kansas provides current and future church leaders opportunities to grow through leadership workshops, retreats, mission projects, and summer camping programs. See our events page for our latest offerings.
Organizations that aid in our mission include Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, CO, and Kansas Christian Home in Newton, KS. Kansas Disciples consistently have responded with monetary support to Week of Compassion and with mission teams to areas throughout the world following natural disasters.
The Christian Church in Kansas has 80 congregations in five districts: High Plains, Central, Northeast, Southeast and South Central that are served by a district minister. Each district plans events and workshops to help congregational leaders and bring a sense of unity across the entire region.
Our congregations are spread from Goodland to Baxter Springs, Ulysses to Atchison, and encompass nearly every county except Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The faithfulness and generosity of Kansas Disciples consistently places the region in the top eight for Disciples Mission Fund giving.
Our Regional Board
The Regional Board consisting of 31 representatives from across the region assists and oversees the various functions of the Christian Church in Kansas. Officers are elected at the Regional Assembly held in even number years. Rev. Kelly Gindlesberger was elected in 2018 as Regional Moderator for a two-year term.