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2018 Boundaries Training

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, September 14, or Saturday, September 15
Disciples Center at Tawakoni

We are created in and for relationships. Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries. All clergy and church lay leaders should be informed about legal and ethical issues as they relate to the church, ministry, and social media.

The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry. This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry. It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations including those in today’s social media.

We welcome the presence of spouses and lay leaders.

Facilitator: Rev. Larry Walls, Pastor Oakview Christian Church, Wichita

Cost: $35.00 for Clergy / $10 for Spouses and Lay Leaders

Register and pay online below or download the registration form and mail with payment to Topeka regional office.  Make all checks out to Christian Church in Kansas. Note: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

September 14

September 15

A grand day at Tawakoni

Worship! Workshops, fun, mission, music
A big bounce castle—swimming—Child care workers—food booths—displays—more!

NEW: KS Disciples Men and Disciples Women will have dinner together at 6:30 p.m. Hillside Christian Church in Wichita on Friday evening, August 10, then meet separately for programs.

Come learn new worship skills to enhance what your congregation offers to God! Dr. Marcia McFee, who taught a worship workshop series at General Assembly 2017, will be with us at Congregational Escape and MissionFest. This will launch an opportunity for your congregation to participate in her webinar program to enhance your ability to help people connect with God in worship.

Follow the Mini-Messenger for information on the Mission Grants that will be part of The Escape.

 

Disciples Center at Tawakoni—2018 Season

Assuming spring arrives, the Disciples Center is looking good and will be ready for the summer program. The new caretaker’s house is well underway! Electric and plumbing inspections are complete. The week of April 8, volunteers will hang sheetrock and do other projects to complete the house and to prepare the camp for summer. The painting will begin when the professional drywall finishing is done.

Summer Camp Interns:
Summer camp interns are Caleb Thompson from Pittsburg in his second year, Lauren Eagon, also from Pittsburg FCC, in her first year, and Mason Oswalt of Atchison, also a first-time intern. All three grew up in our camping program. Mason and Caleb will be our lifeguards. We’re pleased that Sid Rutland, manager last summer, is returning also. 

Camp Volunteers:
Leadership for the summer program began in January when directors, chaplains and counselors gathered for inspiration, training, and planning. Camp session directors are completing their planning now. To be a summer camp counselor, complete the Volunteer Application at www.kansasdisciples.org and send it to the Topeka office.

Register for Camp:
Register soon to get your choice of camp; some sessions will fill up before the Early Bird deadline. Scholarship applications were due March 31.

Questions? Contact Steve Martin, or 800-737-8130.

 

Apply today for Summer Leadership Internships

The Camp and Conference Ministry is seeking applications from college-aged young adults for 2018 Summer Leadership Intern positions.

Within the Kansas Region, summer church camp is a high priority. Those who have participated the camp program become leaders who have excellent talents to offer. College-aged young adults make up most of these dedicated individuals, as they have benefited greatly from their own experience in camp.

These individuals are also in a place of great financial need for resources to continue their college education. The Kansas Summer Leadership Internship program enhances their college experience and helps them in determining a life vocation.

While individuals from other Regions are considered, Kansas applicants are given first consideration. Applicants must be currently enrolled in college and preference is given to those who have completed two successful years of college education. Preference is also given to those individuals considering ministry as a career option.

Interns support camp in more ways that we can count: maintaining the pool, lifeguarding, tending campfires, leading games, serving food, washing dishes, facilitating challenge course activities, tending grounds, and more. They’ve even been known to step in as counselors when needed, and to lead music and energizers.

Interns are expected to:

  • participate in leadership training held May 21-25 at Tawakoni
  • To participate in the region’s camp programs throughout the summer – May 29-August 5
  • Serve a specific program need (ie. music leadership, pool supervision/lifeguard, challenge course facilitators), and at times, to fill in as a Counselor along with other volunteers
  • Help maintain and clean the camp facilities (ie. dishwashers, kitchen help, grounds upkeep)
  • Be an appropriate role model and to represent the Region in the most favorable way possible
  • Read and discuss a book in a weekly intern meeting with an aim to increase understanding of Christian leadership
  • Acknowledge and abide by all camp policies and guidelines.

Benefits:

  • A full day off each week
  • Room & Board at the camp throughout the summer
  • A weekly stipend of $75 and Scholarship of at least $2,000 – If the Intern serves the entire summer program. (Returning Interns’ stipend/scholarship will be greater.)

Application Process:

Download the application form and submit along with three references to Steve Martin, Regional Minister and Camp administrator, at the Topeka Regional Office. References should be your pastor and two others who know your work.

Applications are due March 1. The selection process is completed by March 31. A committee of Camp & Conference members and regional staff review applicants and make the final selection.

 

2018 Congregational Escape & Mission Fest

Plans are underway for the 2018 Congregational Escape and Mission Fest, Saturday, August 11, at Disciples Center at Tawakoni.

Formerly called Regional Assembly, this family-friendly event will include elements of a traditional assembly such as worship and workshops, along with the fun of a county fair including play activities, swimming, and “fair food” offered by churches and Disciples Men’s groups from across the region.

Mission grants will be awarded at the event; details will be forthcoming as plans develop. Men’s and women’s groups may hold their Assembly-connected activities on Friday evening, August 10. Other affinity groups may also develop Friday evening activities; contact regional staff with questions. A voting booth will provide you the opportunity to voice your opinion on church business.

RV parking will be available, and some lodging at the camp may be available. Details are still under development.

Admission will be $10/person, $25/family. Food booths will have donation jars, with proceeds going to mission.

 

Come escape with us!

 

Camp: Grand Camp 2018

Attention Grandparents! 
Treat your grandkids and yourself to Grand Camp this summer!

2 Options:
–  Thursday, May 31-Saturday, June 2
–  Thursday, June 14-Saturday, June 16
at Disciples Center at Tawakoni

 

2018 Director:

Renee Bridwell

2018 Chaplain:

Steve Bridwell

Grandparents and their grandkids, ages 3 to 103, are invited for three days of fun and learning about branching out in faith. Grand Camp includes the following, and more!

  • Bible Studies—using the “Fearless Faith” theme
  • Crafts & Recreation
  • Leisure activities—fishing, canoes and paddle boats (pray for water in the lake!), swimming, quiet time…
  • Christian fellowship
  • Great food—no cooking—the Dining Hall has A-C!
  • Fresh air… Singing… Campfire with lots of good surprises!

Optional: Bring your RV – it’s up to you!

$130 fee per adult and $70 fee per child covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! 

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2018.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.  Maximum enrollment is 60 campers.

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

 

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Grand Camp I: May 31-June 2

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Grand Camp II: June 14-16

 

 

 

Camp: Discovery

Discovery Camp
May 31-June 1

2018 Director:

Conita Burden

2018 Chaplain:

Claude Shue

Discovery camp is a two day, one night, camping experience for children who have completed grades kindergarten-1.  Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $95.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $135.

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2018.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.  Maximum enrollment is 45 campers.

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

Camp: Primary

Primary I: May 29-31

 

2018 Director:

Tina Lonergan

2018 Chaplain:

Sue Bishop

Primary II: June 22-24

2018 Director:

Conita Burden

2018 Chaplain:

Claude Shue

Primary camp is a three day, two night, camping experience for children who have completed grades 2-3.  Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure begins at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

 

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $200.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $240.

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2018.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.  Maximum enrollment is 45 campers per session.

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Primary I: May 29-31

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Primary II: June 11-13

NOTE:This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

Camp: Equestian Camp

Equestrian Camp I & II
(2 events, same dates)
June 17-23

Students will be safe, have fun and learn about the riding and care of horses! Campers will have access to the “typical church camp program” – and will be bused to Derby (13.5 miles) where they will be under the guidance of Wichita Riding Academy. 

 

2018 Director:

BJ Mays

2018 Chaplain:

Bob Gleason

For riding, long pants and boots with minimum 2” heel are required; helmets will be provided. Further details provided once registration is received. The $385 fee covers meals, lodging, program, and priceless memories!  Equestrian I is for grades 4-7; Equestrian II is for grades 8-12

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2018.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Campers also need  Equestrian Release Form filled out and brought with them on the first day of camp. Maximum of 20 campers in either Camp.

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Equestrian I: Grades 4-7

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Equestrian II: Grades 8-12

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

Camp: Music and Drama

Do you love music? Do you love to act?

Grow in your faith and to learn ways to share the faith with others through music and drama!   Music & Drama Camp is a 7 day, 6 night camp at the Disciples Center, Tawakoni for youth who have completed grades 5-10. Youth with interest in both vocal and Instrumental music are invited! Those with instruments are invited to bring them!

  2018 Director:

John Womeldorff

2018 Chaplain:

Bob Gleason

$275 fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! 

Camp pictures will be posted below for download. See your camp welcome letter, mailed one week prior to the start of your camp session, for your unique camp password or email Jessica Marston, Communications Specialist and Camp Photographer. 2018 pictures will be available until December 2018.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.  Minimum of 15 campers is required; maximum of 25 campers.

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.