God calls us,
speaking our names, inviting us to join the dance of creation.
God connects us
awakening the deep truth that we are partners with God and one another.
God charges us,
sending us into the world to live the truth and dance the dance of transformation and
On June 22 – 24, 2018, the women of the Heartland Interregional, Indiana, Illinois/ Wisconsin,
Kansas, Kansas City, Upper Midwest, Mid-America, and Nebraska regions are invited to Culver
Stockton College, in Canton, MO to explore and celebrate how we are Called, Connected and
Charged for Christ
Mission opportunities will be offered on Friday, June 22 beginning at noon for all who wish to
participate. Women will volunteer at one of three locations including: The Butterfly Garden,
Canton Senior Housing and the Canton Park District. Blessing Box offering and a special offering
for special projects of International Disciples Women Ministries will be received.
Worship experiences will include Friday evening with Reverend Dr. Dietra Wise-Baker, Program
Coordinator for Advocacy and Activism, National Benevolent Association and Penuel Dance
from Powership Worship Center in Raytown Kansas, Saturday evening with Reverend Teresa
Hord Owens, General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Sunday
morning with Reverend Lori Tapia, National Pastor Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Obra
Hispana and commissioning of women participating in Woman to Woman Global trip to Cuba.
Study opportunities will include Saturday morning Bible study with the Reverend Dr. Marti
Steussy, #dwconnect with Reverend Dr. Pat Donahoo, Executive Director International Disciples
Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Reverend Chesla Nickelson, Program
Director and Merger Staff International Disciples Women Ministries Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ), and a variety of afternoon workshops including storytelling, liturgical dance, Woman
to Woman Global trip to India. Opportunities to connect will take place throughout the event
with dedicated times each evening in the Hospitality Suite.
Cost for the event including meals is $130 for double occupancy in a dorm style room and a
$150 for a single occupancy. Accessible rooms are available upon request. Registration forms
can be found at https://kansasdisciples.org/dw-heartland- interregional-conf. Or go
to kansasdisciples.org to register online or print a form as needed.