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September 27, 2016

October is Minister Appreciation Month 
by Rev. Leslie Dalstra, Mission West Board Moderator

Creating a culture of appreciation in our faith communities is a vital component of joyful ministry!  Please take time during the month to express your appreciation for the ministers that lead your local congregation this month and for our lead minister of Mission West, Rev. Charlotte Hoppe. 


In this month's newsletter:
  • School of Ministry 2016 Classes
  • Fall 2016 Clergy Retreat
  • Fall 2016 Youth Retreats
  • Family Violence Workshop
  • Repurposing Church Buildings Workshop
  • CCSW Regional Assembly
  • TX Adoption Information Meetings
  • Regional & General Church News

If you have news to share with Mission West please send it here:

Newsletter deadlines and publication dates:

Oct 15 - deadline
Oct 25 - publication

Nov 15 - deadline
Nov 29 - publication

Dec 15 - deadline
Dec 20 - publication
Mission West School for Ministry remaining 2016 classes

October 1 - Taking Church to the Community - FCC, Ruidoso
Register by September 28

October 15 - Taking Church to the Community - FCC Abilene
Register by October 12

For more course details, click here.

To register, click here

2017 Schedule will be announced in October
Fall 2016 Clergy Retreat

October 17-20, 2016 
Register by October 12

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.
Fall 2016 Youth Retreats
Grades 6-12
November 11-13

Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat
First Christian Church, Amarillo

More information and registration details soon!
Responding to Family Violence: Integrating Spiritual and Clinical Perspectives

offered by Brite Divinity School 
and Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas

October 26, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

First Christian Church
601 N Lee Ave
Odessa, TX
Speaker: Dr. Joretta Marshall, Dean of Brite Divinity School and 
Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care

Registration is $20 and includes lunch

More information and registration is is available here.
A Symposium on Repurposing ... Our Buildings, Our Outreach, Our Stewardship, Our Leadership

CCSW Pre-Assembly Event
October 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Presented by Disciples Church Extension

$25 (lunch and childcare included)

More information and registration is available here.
CCSW Regional Assembly

Faith WITH Works is Alive
October 29-30, 2016
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
  • Saturday, 1 pm - Assembly begins with a Mission First! Conversation
  • Saturday, 4 pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm - Workshops
  • Saturday, 7:30 pm - Worship with Rev. Wil Gafney, Professor of Old Testament at Brite Divinity School
  • Saturday, 9 pm - TCU Reception
  • Sunday morning - All Assembly Worship at Northway Christian Church or worship at a church of your choice
  • Sunday, 3 pm - Business Meeting and Final Words
More information and registration is available here.
from Rev. Keith Gibbons


Meetings in Midland, San Angelo, Odessa and Big Spring

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

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.