the center of the nation’s heartland sits Kansas and The Kansas Region
of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Though most people
imagine little more than wheat fields when they think of us, our
topography is as varied as the state is broad, encompassing wide-open
prairies, rolling hills, and the largest remaining grassland area [the
scenic Flint Hills] in the U.S.
92 congregations, including 2 congregations in formation, are spread
from Goodland to Atchison, Ulysses to Baxter Springs, and encompass
nearly every county except those in the Greater Kansas City Region. The
faithfulness and generosity of Kansas’ Disciples consistently place the
Region among the top eight regions in terms of Disciples Mission Fund
giving. The average worship attendance for all reporting Kansas
congregations in 2012 was 7,284 with 13,150 participating members. There
are currently 176 ministers with Standing in the Kansas Region.
The current ministerial leadership for the Kansas Region comes from a Regional Minister, Deputy Regional
Minister, two Associate Regional Ministers, and two part-time contract
staff members. The side bar on this page takes you to their individual
biographical pages. The regional church staff operates out of three
offices: Topeka, Augusta (near Wichita), and Great Bend.
A Regional Assembly takes place in the fall of even-numbered years. The regional church maintains one campground, Disciples Center at Tawakoni,
between Augusta and Wichita, which houses our South Central Satellite
office and has its own operating budget. A Youth Convention, held in
odd-numbered years, attracted 429 youth and sponsors in 2011; the youth
also are an integral part of the Regional Assembly in even-numbered
The Region directly relates to Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, CO, and Kansas Christian Home in Newton, KS. Kansas Disciples consistently have responded with
monetary support to Week of Compassion and with mission teams to areas
throughout the world following natural disasters.
In short, the Kansas Region is a great place to live, worship and do ministry together!