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In the Kansas Messenger office we receive your newsletter and many more—and we read all of them! Because we read so many, occasional suggestions come to mind, and we hope you will find this helpful. (Click a title to read more)

Reboot Your Worship

Your regional church has invested in Dr. Marcia McFee’s “Reboot Your Worship” on your behalf. Dr. McFee’s worship workshops were well-received at General Assembly, and now you can learn from her without traveling. Read on for more information and the link to participate. Our participation gives you access to 6 weeks of downloadable articles and […]

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Choosing the right words

Communication Corner: Choosing the right words to tell your story Written communication – print or digital – is the primary way churches communicate with members, visitors, and the surrounding community.  The words you use and the tone they convey affect how well your church communicates.     Action vs. passive verbs: Depending on the way in […]

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Church Websites: Where do we begin?

Church Websites: Where do we begin? Tuesday, January 31 9 – 11 AM Chapel, Disciples Center at Tawakoni, Between Andover and Augusta 7 -9 PM Grace Room, Pine Valley Christian Church 5620 E 21 St. North When it comes to church communication in the digital age, church websites are the first step in the digital […]

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Church Communication Workshops

Church Communication in the 21st Century  Workshop Series In order to keep up with ever-changing modes of communication, churches must adjust their means of communication with members and visitors.  A six-week series of workshops will explore effective digital and printed communication strategies for churches. Workshops will be on Tuesdays, January 31 – March 7. Two […]

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Technology Tidbits

In the age of technology, it is often hard for churches to keep up especially on a budget. We will offer our take on various technologies available to churches.  This would include what it is, costs to use it, and a description on how to use it effectively. (Click a title to read more)

Reboot Your Worship

Your regional church has invested in Dr. Marcia McFee’s “Reboot Your Worship” on your behalf. Dr. McFee’s worship workshops were well-received at General Assembly, and now you can learn from her without traveling. Read on for more information and the link to participate. Our participation gives you access to 6 weeks of downloadable articles and […]

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Copyright in the church

Technology Tidbit: What churches need to know about copyright law With the advent of technology, it is easy to share music and videos.  Being a Non-profit/education based organization, churches are not exempt from copyright. In most cases, if you are not charging people to come hear the performance of music then it falls under the fair […]

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Church Websites: Where do we begin?

Church Websites: Where do we begin? Tuesday, January 31 9 – 11 AM Chapel, Disciples Center at Tawakoni, Between Andover and Augusta 7 -9 PM Grace Room, Pine Valley Christian Church 5620 E 21 St. North When it comes to church communication in the digital age, church websites are the first step in the digital […]

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Church Communication Workshops

Church Communication in the 21st Century  Workshop Series In order to keep up with ever-changing modes of communication, churches must adjust their means of communication with members and visitors.  A six-week series of workshops will explore effective digital and printed communication strategies for churches. Workshops will be on Tuesdays, January 31 – March 7. Two […]

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Mission Spotlight

As we strive to become Mission First! congregations, we will highlight the missions and programs for the Disciples of Christ denomination focusing on a local church congregation, the Kansas region, and Kansas pastors or church leaders that is going above and beyond the call of duty. (Click a title to read more)

Emporia FCC provides food to needy families

The thriving food pantry at First Christian Church, Emporia, is meeting the various basic needs of families in its community. In 2015, the pantry helped over 320 families, consisting of 806 people, with 346 bags of food. “Recognizing a person and addressing them by name makes all of us feel important, knowing that we are […]

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Baxter Springs “Great Day of Service”

One Sunday a year, First Christian Church, Baxter Springs, meets early for communion, and then goes out into the community to serve people. Church happens that morning without a sermon or singing, just moving hands and feet. “This ‘Great Day of Service’ stems from the idea that we want to be Jesus in our community,” […]

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Warm Blankets, Warm Hearts

Mission Spotlight: Warm Blankets, Warm Harts With temperatures dropping below freezing this week, many of us don’t have to worry about staying warm, but for the Wichita homeless community it can mean life and death. Last December after seeing some of the homeless men and women in Wichita, 7-year-old Max Freeman of Faith Christian Church […]

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Giving Hope to La Flor

As part of their mission, Woodridge Christian Church in Wichita has adopted the small village of La Flor, Nicaragua, through Just Hope, an organization based in Tulsa. Fourteen members will visit in February to help build a home, to learn more about the benefits of their previous projects, a microbank and bridge repairs, and to develop […]

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