District Conference 2021 – a virtual conference

Northern Plains District Conference
“Humble Service”
August 6-8, 2021 – Nplains.org/dc2021
Conference Theme Based on John 13:12-17
Moderator: Paul Shaver, Ivester


Friday Worship & Youth Fundraiser

Saturday Worship & Talkback with Jeff Carter

Young Adult Worship

Sunday Worship & Talkback with Dava Hensley

Insight Session 1: Jeff Carter – Servant Leadership

Insight Session 2: Dava Hensley – “Who is my neighbor?”

Insight Session 3: Linda Lantz – “How has social distancing changed how we do church?”


All activities will be via ZOOM.  Use the following link to join:

One tap mobile
312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 833 1705 8948
Passcode: 978850

FRIDAY, August 6 

  • 10:00 a.m. – Executive Committee Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m. – District Board Meeting

  • 7:00 p.m. – Worship – Moderator Paul Shaver preaching

  • 7:45 p.m. – Fun fellowship time – fundraiser for youth


  • 9:00 a.m. – Worshipful Work

  • 12 noon – Lunch fellowship

  • 1:00 p.m. – Special music

  • 1: 30 p.m. – Worship – Bethany Seminary President Jeff Carter preaching

  • 2:30 p.m. – Questions and discussion with Jeff Carter

  • 3:30 p.m. – Children and youth age group activities

  • 7:00 p.m. – Young adult worship service


  • 9:00 a.m. – Insight session with Linda Lantz (view lesson)

  • 10:00 a.m. – Worship – Dava Hensley, Pastor of First Church of the Brethren, Roanoke, VA, preaching

  • 11:00 a.m. – Questions and discussion with Dava Hensley

  • 1:00 p.m. – District Board reorganization


Documents & Links

District Conference General Info Flyer

Delegate Certification – DUE MAY 14th

Registration Form – Email or print and mail to Ida Van Westen
OR register online HERE

District Payment Website – For donating to the Northern Plains District
                                            For purchasing a conference booklet
                                            For donation to the Youth fundraiser for National Youth Conference

Conference Schedule

Discernment of District Leadership Form

Evaluation Form – to be filed out after conference

District Conference Booklet – Paper booklets will be  mailed to the  delegates



Church of the Brethren Annual Report

Brethren Benefit Trust – Full Report (15 min.)

Brethren Benefit Trust – Edited (4 min.)


Insight Session Recordings

Session 1: Jeff Carter – Servant Leadership

Session 2: Dava Hensley – “Who is my neighbor?”


Conference Insight Session

Sunday, August 8 – 9:00 a.m. via ZOOM
By Linda Lantz

Title: “How has social distancing changed how we do church?” 
Description: Many churches adopted virtual worship and other means to maintain social distance during
these infectious times, none of those fully compensate for Christian worship as an in-person, side-by side experience. “When the social flood gates open, not everyone will want to use their newfound freedom in the same way.”

Linda Lantz is a member of the Panther Creek Church of the Brethren. She and her husband Dave live in Redfield. Linda has led the weekly Wired Word discussions at Panther since 2018. She is an ardent reader, gardener and grandparent.