Summit Youth Academy to Return to Campus

April 18, 2022 — After two years of pandemic-necessitated accommodations, the Summit Youth Academy will be returning to the Southwestern College campus in the summer of 2022. The event in Winfield, Kan., is set for Sunday through Saturday, July 10-16.  “This year we have a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors (classes of 2023 and 2024) to come here and spend a week away from life’s normal distractions to focus on hearing God’s voice and answering God’s call,” says Wendy Mohler-Seib, director of the Summit.  Now in its sixth year, the…continue reading →

Witnessing Course to Include Activities for National Day of Prayer

Winfield, Kan., March 21, 2022 – An online course that encourages Christian witness will include ways to incorporate witnessing in activities of the National Day of Prayer. The national event is set for May 5, immediately after the two-week course ends.  “Becoming an Effective Witness for Jesus Christ” is offered through April 18 to May 2, and will be taught by Darla Thieler. Thieler is founder of Remnant Ministries, a multi-faceted outreach ministry founded in 1982, as well as being a local evangelist and certified lay speaker with the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the…continue reading →

Two Online Courses to Facilitate Safe Spaces in Churches

Winfield, Kan., March 9, 2022 – Two online courses have been scheduled at that will help congregations ensure safe spaces for vulnerable persons. “Creating Safe Spaces for Children and Youth” and “Creating Safe Spaces for Vulnerable Adults” will both begin May 2 and last two weeks.  Taught by church consultant and trainer Rev. Beth Perry, the courses are especially appropriate for leaders looking to write or edit a policy to reduce the risk of abuse in their churches. This might include personnel committees, trustees, or Christian education leaders.  “The ‘Creating Safe Spaces…continue reading →

Interactive Online Course Targets Praise and Worship

As the most solemn and celebratory moments of the Christian year approach, many worship leaders may find they are struggling to craft appropriate services for their congregations. An online course offered by will address this struggle March 14-28.  “Developing a Dynamic Praise and Worship Experience” is a two-week interactive experience taught by Darla Thieler, who is a Local Evangelist and Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church as well as music director for Calvin (Penn.) United Presbyterian Church.   More information and enrollment links are at Participants will need a…continue reading →