Lecompton United Methodist Church

​PO Box 91, 402 Elmore Street, Lecompton, KS 66050 | Church: 785.887.6327 | Parsonage: 785.887.6681 | lecomptonumc@gmail.com

Sunday Worship 8:30am, 10:45am | Sunday School 9:30am

Help Wanted - Part-time Benefits Assistant

Great Plains Annual Conference is accepting applications for a part-time Benefits Assistant. We seek a candidate that will bring passion, energy and drive to provide support to the Conference Benefits Officer (CBO). This position requires working in a team environment managing multiple projects with tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skill with the ability to produce high-quality communications and represent the CBO in a professional manner are essential. Successful applicant will possess strong attention to detail, excellent time management and organization skills with the ability to be flexible in meeting position demands/changing priorities. Key responsibilities: assist with benefit enrollments, billing, posting daily deposits, reconcile monthly statements, handle billing questions, assist with communications and printed materials for education programs, maintain records, assist with year-end closing and attend meetings. Position Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree or technical certificate preferred. Years of experience in an office environment may substitute for educational requirements. Must be tech savvy and advanced in MS Office Suite. Please send cover letter and resumé to Susan Petersen: spetersen@greatplainsumc.org for consideration. This is a 20 hour a week position located in Topeka, KS.

Commission on a Way Forward

The first public details of proposed legislation setting out three proposals for resolving the denomination's differences over
human sexuality and the ordination of LGBTQ people, as well as the full report of the Commission on a Way Forward, are part of the United Methodist Judicial Council's October docket. From there, the legislation will go to the special 2019 General
​Conference on February 23, 2019.

Here you will find a video by our bishop, Ruben Saenz,encouraging members of the Great Plains Conference to read all of the proposals in their entirety, and to interact with the Great Plains delegation as the time for a special session of the General Conference in February in St. Louis nears. We have included a link to the 93-page document here.  

"Regardless of decisions made in February, we will remain focused on our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world," Bishop Saenz writes. "We will continue our work, wherever our mission field is, as faithful followers of Christ."

As he mentions, 18 town hall meetings will be held throughout the Great Plains Conference in the weeks to come.  We will be taking a carload to the meeting for the Topeka District on Nov. 11, 2018, 3-5 p.m, at First UMC in Topeka 600 SW. Topeka Blvd.

 You may stay updated on the GP Conference website, Forward in Unity page. 

Commission on a Way Forward