The Great Plains Area Transition Team, formerly the Nebraska-Kansas Episcopal Area Transition Team, was created in 2009 to guide the process of forming a new area for the Nebraska, Kansas East and Kansas West annual conferences as they joined together under the leadership of one bishop Sept. 1, 2012. Through their work, a plan was formed to not only become one episcopal area, but also to become one annual conference. This work continues as the conferences work toward becoming one Jan. 1, 2014. Get the history of this process or read the research and background information that informed the team's recommendations.
CALLING of the GREAT PLAINS CONFERENCE: The Transition Team proposes, "The Great Plains Conference is called to equip and connect congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ." This calling acknowledges that disciples are best made at the local church.
PREFERRED FUTURE: The preferred future for the Great Plains Conference: "Great churches. Great leaders. Great disciples. Transformed world. The focus of the Great Plains Area, and soon to be annual conference, is helping congregations create Christ-centered excellence in youth ministry, preaching and worship, engaging our communities and transforming service to the world."
Transition Team Minutes:
- April 10, 2013
- February 28 - March 1, 2013
- December 3-4, 2012
- November 12, 2012
- August 23, 2012
- June 22, 2012
- Plan of Organization — April 26, 2013
- Proposed "Plan of Organization" — January 9, 2013
- Transition Process Update Letter - September 1, 2012
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