Reconnect with us at the 2021 Disciples Connect and Equip Regional Gathering!
All Kansas Disciples are invited to Tawakoni for our annual Disciples Connect and Equip regional gathering on Saturday, August 14. The day will begin with registration and coffee fellowship at 8:45 a.m. followed by opening worship under the big tent at 9:30 a.m. The day will conclude with closing worship and communication starting at 3 p.m.
A celebration for the service and ministry of Regional Minister Steve Martin is also planned. Steve will be retiring at the end of August after 24 years of regional ministry and service to the Kansas summer camping program.
Throughout the day there will be opportunities for fun, fellowship, and learning opportunities as we explore the day’s theme “Reconnecting by Covenant.” Our Keynote speakers are General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and Communications and Development Manager from Week of Compassion Erin Wathen.
One focus for reconnecting and building for the future will be the creation of an Ebenezer, a stone tower or wall, symbolizing God’s presence in bringing us through the latest tribulations and reconnecting us in covenant. The Ebenezer is a tangible reminder of the Lord’s power and protection.
To create the Ebenezer, each church is asked to first select and decorate a stone about the size of a loaf of bread that represents the diversity in their congregation. Then, on August 14, bring the stone to the opening worship time and help build our Ebenezer.
A catered sandwich boxed lunch is sponsored by Kansas Disciples Women. You will have the choice of ham, turkey, or veggie sandwich. Each box also includes chips, a cookie, and a choice of drink. Walk-in registrations are not guaranteed a requested meal choice.
Childcare for children four years and younger will be available throughout the event. Pre-registration by July 31 is required for adequate childcare staffing. Limited Friday night lodging at camp is available. Contact the camp office at 316-775-1222 or email [email protected] to secure lodging arrangements.
The event will also be recorded and posted to the regional website and social media pages following the live event for those who wish to join from afar.
The cost is $10 for Adults; Children and Youth (18 years and younger) are free. The pre-registration deadline is Saturday, July 31.