MARCH 28th 2020

Workshop Schedule

(All times in MST)


Saturday, March 28th

8:30 - 9 a.m. - Meet and Great, late registration

9 - 10 a.m. - Keynote "The Power of Unity" - Wes McAdams

10 - 10:15 a.m. - Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Break Out Session 1

11:15 - 12:45 - Lunch - Provided by the Goodland Church

12:45 - 1:45 - Congregational Singing

1:45 - 2 p.m. - Break

2 - 3 p.m. Breakout Session 2

3 - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Keynote "One in the One" Brent Flanders

Sunday, March 17th

9:45 a.m. - Bible class 

10:45 a.m. - Worship Service - Sermon, Brent Flanders

The Goodland Church of Christ 

would like to invite you to attend the third annual Tri-State Healthy Churches Workshop. Each year our purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and edify the churches in Northwest Kansas, Southwest Nebraska, and Eastern Colorado.  

This year we are focusing on the unity of the body of Christ and would like to invite you to join us. Listed on the left is the schedule for the workshop while below is a detailed list of classes offered for each breakout session.  Please note that this year we will be offering child care services during the workshop so keep reading for more information.

After choosing which sessions to attend during the breakout times, we encourage all to register for this workshop by clicking the “Register” button.

We thank you for your interest in this workshop and look forward to seeing you in March!

God Bless!

The Goodland Church of Christ Elders 

Breakout Session 1       10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Unity in Purpose: An overview of churches in the First Century - Jay Kelley

The Essentials and Absolute Necessity of Unity - Greg Smith


Breakout Session 2   2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Opportunities for Growth through Education - Ron Kretz

Understanding Covenants -  John Reeves


Child Care Services 

This year we will be offering limited child care services.  We always encourage our youth to attend the speaking sessions  but understand that the topics may be more in-depth than they are used to.  Therefore, during the speaking and breakout sessions we will have activities/crafts, and movies for them.  Child care will not be available during the lunch break.

In order to be best prepared for the number of children in attendance we ask that you complete the child care section in the registration form when you sign up for the workshop.


Wes McAdams will be our first Keynote with a lesson entitled "The Power of Unity" from Ephesians 1:3-10

Wes spent his middle school and high school years in Northwest Kansas, graduating from Colby High School in 2001. He now serves as the Preaching Minister for the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas. He and his wife, Hollee, have two sons, Malachi and Noah. Wes has served congregations in Midland, Texas; Leachville, Arkansas, Hot Springs, Arkansas; and Abilene, Texas. He is a graduate of Amridge University. He has authored a couple of books, including the most recent, Beyond the Verse. His podcast and blog can be found at

Jay Kelley will be one of our presenters during the breakout sessions. His topic will be "Unity in Purpose" and will look at the unity of effort between churches in the First Century

Jay Kelley has been the evangelist for the Austin Street Church of Christ in Levelland, Texas for 12 years. He lived in Colby, KS for 10 years, working with the church there and helping when possible in the churches of NW Kansas. He is a graduate of Great Bend High School and Colby Community College as well as Sunset International Bible Institute and Amridge University. Jay has also taught at the Athens, Greece International Bible Institute periodically over the last 12 years.

Greg Smith will be one of our presenters during the breakout sessions. His topic will be "Healthy Churches; What's Your Unity Temperature?" from Ephesians 4:1-13

Greg is the pulpit minister at the Tri-Lakes Church of Christ in Monument, CO, approximately 20 minutes North of Colorado Springs.
Greg and his wife Trish were both born and raised in Holly, CO. Both of their families were involved with farming and ranching. They became high school sweethearts, were married in October of 1983 and are the proud parents of three grown sons.
Greg graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. degree to teach science and coach. Greg was led to full time ministry when he became involved in preaching and teaching at the correctional facility in Burlington CO. He ministered in Burlington, CO for 8 years as pulpit minister, youth minister, and preaching minister at the prison. The Smith’s moved to Monument, CO in July of 2008 when Greg became the pulpit minister at the Tri-Lakes church of Christ. 

Ron Kretz will be one of our presenters during the break out session. Ron will be speaking on the value of education in unity and will focus on the school of Tyrannus from Acts 19


Ron is the Dean of External Studies the Sunset International Bible Institute. He is the former Dean of the Athens International Bible Institute in Athens, Greece and former minister for the Church of Christ in Scottsbluff, NE. He is married to Diana and has two grown sons, Bryan and wife Brittany and David and wife Collette - who have given them one beautiful grandchild

Brent Flanders will be one of our presenters. His topic will be "One in the One" from John 17:22-23.

Brent is the minister for the Church of Christ in Goodland, KS. He is married to Diana and they have two grown children - Paul and wife Tess and Sarah and husband Andrew Starns - who have given them six beautiful grandchildren.

John Reeves will be a speaker during one of the breakout sessions on "Understanding Covenant."

John is an evangelist/minister for the Flagler church of Christ in Flagler, Colorado. He is a graduate of the Sunset International Bible Institute and has an M.S. in Bible from Lubbock Christian University. His first wife, Shannon, passed from cancer after 15 years of marriage. They had two children: Caitlin is currently in Adventures in Missions (AIM) at SIBI and Connor will enter into the Air Force after graduating from high school this year. He remarried 13 years ago. He and Crystal (AIM 2000) have three children: Christian, Caity and Canaan. 
He likes to whittle, hang with his dog, talk, attempt humor, shoot guns, exercise, and write. John also writes -

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