Kansas District

Freedom in prison

Freedom in prison

“Mr. Wormstadt, since it looks like you insist on doing life on the installment plan, I here now give you your next installment to the Nebraska Department of Corrections of 40-60 months.” That’s what the district court judge told me on July 31, 2000. I was in this...
Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church in San Diego, California, launched its first satellite congregation in rural America, in a town with a population of less than 5,000. Church leaders hope this will be the first of many satellite campuses in rural American towns with populations of 5,000...
80758: one more ZIP code

80758: one more ZIP code

One couple’s positive experience with The Wesleyan Church in Greeley, Colorado, years ago left such an impression on them that they have since explored the possibility of planting a church. For the past several years, Larry and Pam Neuschwanger made their home, raised...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Kansas Wesleyan dies in car crash A vehicle crash sent the Clay Center...
​Under the hot African sun

​Under the hot African sun

Mozambique, Africa: land of hot, hot sun, burning sand, beautiful landscape, and most of all kind, loving, humble people. The Kansas District mission team of seven people found themselves in the middle of all this in November. We were excited to go and to partner with...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org....
Kansas Women’s Extravaganza focuses on fighting human trafficking

Kansas Women’s Extravaganza focuses on fighting human trafficking

One hundred women from across Kansas gathered in Hesston, Kans., in February for the Women’s Extravaganza to celebrate the redemptive work of God in women’s lives. Using an oak tree as a metaphor (Isaiah 61:3), we explored ideas that can assist women with...
Kansas church holds ninth annual rodeo

Kansas church holds ninth annual rodeo

Plains Church in Argonia, Kansas, hosted the Bronc Kraft Memorial Rodeo over Labor Day weekend. This is the ninth rodeo our church has put on in the past five years, and it has grown into a huge event. Our Saturday night rodeo drew a crowd that was larger than the...
Kansas District office destroyed by floods

Kansas District office destroyed by floods

Kansas District Superintendent Ed Rotz and his team are in clean-up mode after a flood destroyed their offices Friday morning. Approximately 3 ½ feet of water destroyed 40 years of sermons, computer, legal files, furniture, 700-800 books, and more. The Manhattan,...
Kansas church holds successful School Supply Giveaway

Kansas church holds successful School Supply Giveaway

See a need, meet a need was the idea behind the 2015 School Supply Giveaway held at First Wesleyan Church in Wichita, Kansas. Over 100 volunteers, including a local Boy Scout Troop, gathered at various times to plan, prepare, and execute the most successful giveaway...
Kansas church approved to open Immigrant Connection office

Kansas church approved to open Immigrant Connection office

Word came late yesterday that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has given final approval to the Olathe Wesleyan Church (Olathe, Kan.) to open an Immigrant Connection, Inc. office. It has been a long, arduous process. Tons of work has gone into the application...
Milestone Anniversary for Women in Ministry

Milestone Anniversary for Women in Ministry

The Kansas District of The Wesleyan Church celebrated the 150th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Mary Will, the first Wesleyan women minister to be ordained in the Church. The Center for Women in Ministry (CWM) hosted the celebration at the July 22, 2011 annual...