The Great Plains Conference supports the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference as well as these congregations within the boundaries of Kansas and Nebraska.
Address: 1111 N. Meridian Ave., Wichita, KS 67203
Mission Statement: “We are who we are, blessed by God, called to teach, share and live the good news of our Brother Jesus.”
In addition to Sunday morning service, Sunday school and a Bible study on Thursdays, the church also participates in these yearly activities:
Address: 950 E. 21st St., Lawrence, KS 66046
Mission: “To promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ by having a gathering place for Native and Non-Native peoples to provide culturally inclusive and appropriate training. To be known as a United Methodist Church where Native American peoples of all tribes can blend their gifts, cultures, beliefs and faith with us.”
The Lawrence Indian UMC has a church in Lawrence, Kansas, and also meets in Kansas City, Missouri, at the K.C. Indian Center.
Address: 2400 S. 11th St., Lincoln, NE 68502
Mission: “Sacred Winds is a church to worship and praise God, to explore, learn and practice the Christian faith within the framework of plains indigenous cultural traditions, and to provide a faith-based community focusing on building, supporting and celebrating Native American families as they deepen their relationship with God and each other.
Sacred Winds Native Mission Church started in 2008 as a reorganization of the Lincoln Indian Community Church, which folded after 20 years due to financial constraints. Sacred Winds has been supported in part by the Blue River District and the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, private donors, church members and fund raisers.
Pastor Lin Quenzer started her ministry with Sacred Winds during the summer of 2014. At that time, average weekly attendance was 10 to 12 and less than 100 individuals attended annually. Sacred Winds has grown its average weekly attendance to 34, and more than 200 individuals attend annually. The church provides weekly Bible study on Wednesday nights with an average attendance of 12 and quarterly special events with 75 to 120 attendees.
Sacred Winds has more than a dozen different tribes represented among its members. Most members live in poverty and experience many struggles because of a lack of resources. Sacred Winds does not offer social services and feels that the Lincoln Indian Center plays a vital role providing these services to the community.
Address: 950 Kansas Highway 20, Horton, KS 66439
Watch for more information about this congregation coming soon!