“Sustaining our Movement for Wholeness: Reclaiming Our Identity as Disciples.”
The 2023 Disciples Connect and Equip Regional Gathering will be Saturday, Aug. 12, at First Christian Church in McPherson. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration check-in and fellowship time. The day concludes with closing worship at 2:30 p.m.
Our theme is “Sustaining our Movement for Wholeness: Reclaiming our Identity as Disciples of Christ.” We will focus on what it means to be a movement for wholeness in terms of physical, spiritual, congregational/organizational wholeness and wellbeing.
Inspirational 2022 workshop leader, Rev. Josh Leu will keynote this year’s event. During his 9-year tenure as senior pastor at Great Bend First Christian Church, the congregation has doubled in size from 160 people in average worship attendance to currently averaging 330 among four services, making it one of the fastest growing Disciple congregations in the Kansas region.
Josh’s leadership initiative to add a modern worship service, while keeping their formal traditional worship service, allows them to minister to every generation well. Josh is married to Ashely, and they have two amazing girls Karys and Khora.
Kansas Leadership Center’s Ed O’Malley and Julia Fabris McBride will lead the day’s morning workshops. Other speakers and guests will be announced as more information is available. Tentative workshop topics include The Church Narrative Project Storytelling Moment and Spiritual Formation Practices.
Children and youth activities for those 5-18 years are currently being planned and child care will be provided for children under 5 years.
Cost is $25 per adult, $10 per youth (5-18 years), and children under 5 years are free.
Exhibitor space is available for CCK and DOC ministries. Cost is $100 per booth space. This fee includes booth space, a table, two chairs, booth name plate sign, and the registration fees for two representatives.
Online registration will open June 1 and close July 28 to allow for adequate preparation of your arrival.