2021 District Tour Update

Living as the Baptized


We asked for ideas. Church workers and laypeople around the district helped us fill 20 pages.

In November, Kansas District staff members traveled to six locations around the state to explore the idea of “Living as the Baptized.” What is our shared calling as the baptized in the LCMS Kansas District? What does “life as the baptized” look like in homes, congregations, and communities? What are our blessings, challenges, obstacles, and opportunities? What should our district focus on in the next triennium?

We’re now processing input from the tour, which we plan to share here and elsewhere prior to our district convention June 9-10, 2022. In the meantime, if you have ideas, send them our way, or consider submitting a convention overture (due February 18, 2022; see Article V.1.c of the Kansas District Bylaws to learn more about submitting overtures).

We’re grateful to our host pastors and congregations and everyone who took the time to share ideas about “Living as the Baptized” in the Kansas District. Thank you!

Tour Locations

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Dodge City
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

Our Calling as the Baptized


But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.

1 PETER 2:9-10