That statement usually doesn’t warrant an exclamation mark, but the two-year comparison in the newest Yearbook & Directory shows that our regional participating membership—the total of all our congregations—increased by 854 from 2015 to 2016! Baptisms and other additions are also more than 2015. This is cause for celebration!
Kansas congregations also appear in the superlative lists: ‘Congregations with the Most Reported Baptisms’ for their size include Atchison, Chanute, Haysville, Herington, Scott City, and Wichita-Hillside. Those with the ‘Most Total Additions (Baptisms and Transfers)’ are Cheney-Trinity United, Gorham-Community, Haysville, and Wichita-Hillside. The congregations making the ‘Largest Contributions to Disciples Mission Fund’ for their size include Hutchinson-Park Place, Manhattan, Topeka-First, and Ulysses-Shelton Memorial, and the ‘Largest Disciples Women/CWF Contributions’ came from Girard, Hutchinson-Park Place, Manhattan, McPherson, Topeka-First, and Wichita-Riverside. Finally, Kansas Disciples Women are 4th among all regions in their total offerings.
These reports and more are on pages 464-474 of the 2017 Yearbook. Will your congregation be included in these recognitions in the 2018 edition? Set a goal now!