Conference Advance Giving

The former Kansas East, Kansas West and Nebraska United Methodist conferences each approved a number of Advance projects. These projects represent approved second-mile giving options within the former conferences or with close ties to those conferences.

All agencies receiving Mission Agency Support are automatically part of the Conference Advance list. Additional Conference Advances were adopted by the Kansas East, Kansas West and Nebraska conferences. Download a complete list of Great Plains Conference Advance Projects with activity and project numbers.

Mission Agency Support

Colleges/Universities:

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University - pastoral support (website)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (scholarships) - Lincoln, Neb.
  • Baker University - Baldwin City, Kan. (website)
  • Saint Paul School of Theology - Leawood, Kan., and Oklahoma City, Okla. (website)
  • Kansas Wesleyan University - Salina, Kan. (website)
  • Southwestern College - Winfield, Kan. (website)

Health & Welfare Institutions:

  • UM Homes/Aldersgate Village (Good Samaritan Fund) - Topeka, Kan. (website)
  • Asbury Park (Good Samaritan Fund) - Newton, Kan. (website)
  • GraceMed Health Clinic - Wichita, Kan. (website)
  • Released and Restored - Lincoln, Omaha, Tecumseh and York, Neb. (website)
  • EmberHope (Youthville) - Newton, Dodge City and Wichita, Kan. (website)
  • Epworth Village - York, Neb. (website)

Ministries with the Poor:

  • United Methodist Ministries - Omaha, Neb. (website)
  • Justice for Our Neighbors - Nebraska (website)
  • Friendship House of Hope - Ogden, Kan. (website)
  • Wesley House - Pittsburg, Kan. (Facebook link)
  • Fellowship and Faith - Topeka, Kan. (Facebook link)
  • UM Open Door - Wichita, Kan. (website)
  • UM Western Kansas Mexican-American Ministries - Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal, Kan. (website)

Ecumenical/Interchurch organizations:

  • Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska (website)
  • Rural Response Hotline (Interchurch Ministries of NE) (website)
  • Kansas Christians United (Kan. Ecumenical Ministries) (website)

Retreat Centers:

  • Forrest Park Conference & Retreat Center - Topeka, Kan. (website)

Other Advances

Mission Partnerships:

  • Nigeria/Nebraska Partnership: Hope for Children of Africa (link)
  • Nigeria/Nebraska Scholarships for Students
  • Haiti/Kansas East Task Force (link)
  • Zimbabwe East/Kansas West Chabadza Covenant (link)

Camping Ministries:

  • Great Plains Camping Inc. (link)
  • Camp Comeca - Cozad, Neb. (website)
  • Camp Fontanelle - Nickerson, Neb. (website)
  • Camp Norwesca - Chadron, Neb. (link)
  • Camp Chippewa - Ottawa, Kan. (website)
  • Horizon United Methodist Center - Arkansas City, Kan. (website)
  • Lakeside United Methodist Center - Scott City, Kan. (website)

Ethnic Ministries:

  • Native American Ministries (link)
  • Hispanic/Latino Ministries (link)
  • Great West District Hispanic/Latino Ministries (website)
  • Blue River District Hispanic/Latino Ministries
  • Prairie Rivers District Hispanic/Latino Ministries (website)
  • El Mesias United Methodist Mission Church - Wichita, Kan.
  • Evangelica United Methodist Mission Church - Garden City, Kan.
  • Center of Grace - Olathe, Kan.
  • Korean United Methodist Church - Wichita, Kan.
  • Danner Memorial Scholarship for African-American students
  • Living Hope United Methodist Church - Omaha, Neb. (website)

 Campus Ministries:

  • Great Plains Campus Ministry Inc.
  • Emporia State University United Methodist Campus Ministry (website)
  • Kansas State University United Methodist Campus Ministry (website)
  • University of Kansas United Methodist Campus Ministry (website)
  • Pittsburg State University United Methodist Campus Ministry (website)
  • Washburn University Campus Ministry (website)
  • Wichita State University Campus Ministry (website)
  • Fort Hays State University United Methodist Campus Ministry (website)
  • United Campus Ministry - University of Nebraska - Kearney (Facebook link)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus Ministry - Lincoln (Facebook link)

Cooperative Ministries

  • Five Rivers District: Bourbon County Parish
  • Flint Hills District
    • Friendship Ministries Parish
    • Jerusalem Road Parish
    • Santa Fe Parish

Local Missions:

  • Volunteers in Mission
  • Peace with Justice
  • Hunger
  • Great Plains Disaster Fund (link)
  • Great Plains New Church Development Inc.
  • Missional Church Endowment
  • Rebuilding Churches Fund - used to assist when churches are damaged or destroyed in disasters
  • Seminary Scholarship Endowment (link)
  • Common Ground - Elwood, Kan.
  • Elkhorn Valley District Church and Community Ministry
  • Habitat for Humanity (Specify Beatrice, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island, or Sarpy County)
  • Crowell Health Services - Blair, Neb. (website)
  • Crossroads Center - Hastings, Neb. (website)
  • Fairfield Orphanage Student Association (FOSA) (website)
  • Wesley Towers - Hutchinson, Kan. (website)
  • E.C. Tyree Health & Dental Clinic - Wichita, Kan. (website)
  • David Upp Missionary Support
  • First UMC Television Ministry - Wichita, Kan. (website)
  • New Visions Community UMC - South Lincoln, Neb.

How to Give

Please give through your local church offering plate or send to:

Conference Treasurer
Great Plains Conference
PO Box 4387
Topeka KS 66604

Make checks payable to "Conference Treasurer" and indicate the Advance name on the memo line of your check. Please refrain from sending cash.