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August 31, 2016

The Mission West Common Mission Board met mid August in their annual face-to-face meeting.  (They meet the rest of the year, via web and phone conference.)  Along with budget, financial resources and staff issue discussions; they determined some "Key Result Areas" for the ministry of Mission West:

MISSION WEST is a transforming connectional ministry that supports congregations and pastors in the transformation of and leading faith communities with a missional focus for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the 21st century context.
To this end we will be - (the "we" is staff, board and all ministry participants - pastors and congregational leaders - together!!)
1.    A Network of Pastoral Support
2.    A Collaborative Network for Discerning, Learning 
and Transforming our Mission and Ministries
3.    A Covenanted and Connected Network
a.      A Generous and Stewarding Network
b.      A Network of Administrative and Organizational Support

You can find a summary of this meeting and these other items 
Inside this newsletter:
  • MW Board update
  • 2016 MW School for Ministry remaining classes
  • MW Fall Clergy Retreat
  • MW Youth Ministry Planning Mtg
  • CCSW Regional Assembly Info
  • Regional and General Church News
If you have news to share with Mission West please send it here:

Newsletter deadlines and publication dates:

Sept 7 - deadline
Sept 20 - publication
Oct 7 - deadline
Oct 18 - publication
Mission West Common Mission Board met on August 17-19 at FCC Midland

See report of meeting on MW website here

Highlights include:
Moving Toward Integration
See proposed Plan of Integration here
Financial and Staff Resources
Key Results for MW Ministry
Mission West School for Ministry remaining 2016 classes

September 10 - Christian Ethics: Living at the Crossroads - Chalice Abbey, Amarillo - Register by September 7

October 1 - Taking Church to the Community - FCC, Ruidoso

October 15 - Taking Church to the Community - FCC Abilene

For more course details, click here.

To register, click here
Help us Build the 2017 Curriculum for Mission West School for Ministry

It is time to put together classes for 2017 Mission West School for Ministry.   This year we would like to offer as many opportunities, in as many locations as we can across our wide geography, to make them easily accessible to all.  If you have ideas for classes, or would like to teach one, please contact Charlotte, choppe@ccsw.org.
Fall 2016 Clergy Retreat

October 17-20, 2016 

Monday, Oct 17 - Optional Day of Silence 
Tuesday-Thursday, Oct 18-20

Led by Rev. Herb Lynsky, Disciple Minister, Spiritual Director

Location -
The Norbertine Community of New Mexico 
Santa Maria de la Vid Priory 
Albuquerque, NM 87121

For more information follow this link.

To register click here.
Mission West Youth Ministry Planning

The Youth Ministry Planning Team will meet Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Westmont Christian Church, Lubbock

For more information and if you plan to attend please email:

Heather Reed - heather.reed728@gmail.com
CCSW Regional Assembly
Faith WITH Works is Alive
October 28-30, 2016
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Pre Assembly Event - October 28
"Now What?  A Symposium on Repurposing Church Buildings"
Presented by Disciples Church Extension

Registration for Assembly begins on Saturday, October 29.

More information is available here.
Regional and General Church News of Interest

CCSW Regional Men's Retreat
September 16-18
More information can be found here.

Regional Calendar
The CCSW Calendar can be found 
Click here    to see the most recent CCSW Newsletter
General Church Updates
To see and subscribe to the Disciples News Service updates,  click here.