Welcome to Prairie Faith Shared Ministry. Located in north central Kansas, six ELCA Lutheran congregations have stepped out in faith to enter into a truly shared ministry. We strive to provide the best tools for our members to grow as disciples of Christ and to proclaim the Good News of Christ within our communities and throughout the world. We hope you will join us at one of our churches for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

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 Prairie Faith Shared Ministry is seeking applicants for a part-time Office Manager position. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and QuickBooks would be helpful. The salary will depend upon applicant’s experience, and the hours will be negotiable. An application and job description may be picked up at the church office, 338 N 7th St, WaKeeney. If you would like an application sent to you by mail or email, please call the office at 743-2005. 


Midweek Meals-Nov


MidWeek is open to ALL children and adults in the area.  It begins @ 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening (September-April) with a delicious meal prepared by Ruth Shiltz, Margaret Schmitt, and Doris Hafliger.  After the meal around 6:30 p.m, the children have music with Marlene Long & Kerah Deines. Then, from 6:45-7:30p.m. the children have their religion classes. Also during the children's class, there is an adult bible study group in the church library room from 6:30-7:30p.m. Parents are encouraged to eat with their children and then head to their bibly study while their kids are learning about God!  Adult Bible Study is open to everyone in the community, not just members of Prairie Faith Shared Ministry. Volunteers for MidWeek are ALWAYS needed and appreciated!! It’s going to be a great school year full of learning and fun!








Prairie Faith Shared Ministry Council Minutes

 October 10, 2019


The regular meeting of Prairie Faith Shared Ministry Council was held October 10, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The following churches and representatives were in attendance: Bethlehem – Richard Jensen & Margaret Schmitt; St. John – Bob Schonthaler & Katie Dreiling; Immanuel – Raymond Rumpel(absent) & Donna Deines; Emanuel – Larry Pearson(absent) & Kathleen Fabrizius; Our Redeemer – Tonya Fenley & Joe Lutters; Zion – John Fabrizius(absent) & Curt Fabrizius


Also, in attendance was Pastor Randy Gibbs, Pastor Jon Anderson, Parish Nurse Nancy Bollig, & Intern Kim Frederking. Devotions were given by Kathleen Fabrizius.

  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved

  • The treasurer’s report was approved as printed.

    Staff Reports

  • Pastor Randy has arranged for the Bishop to be here on December 8th for lay training. Everyone is invited to attend this training with no obligation to be a worship leader. The emphasis will be on communion. Invitations will be sent to those that have been identified in each congregation that have volunteered to serve as worship leaders. After this training leaders will be able to lead worship and preside at communion.

  • Pastor Jon spoke of is dialysis. He is doing well and feeling much better. The drawbacks to the dialysis are that he will not be making any overnight trips and if there are emergencies at night another staff member will need to cover for him.

  • Intern Kim Frederking reported that the Synod Office has pushed up the date of her approval essay and she will be meeting with the Candidacy Committee on December 14th and 15th for approval.

  • Parish Nurse Report – A written report is attached. Nancy highlighted that we will probably take a break from the Thanksgiving Dinner this year unless someone would like to volunteer to host; if another congregation would like to host the Longest Night Service please contact Nancy otherwise it will be held at Bethlehem on December 21st; good progress is being made on out-of-town public transportation services- volunteers are always welcome.


Internship Committee

  • The Internship Committee has sent in the Intern final evaluation, their final gathering will be November 12th.



  • Received a request from Wreaths Across America to purchase wreaths for the Veteran Cemetery for Christmas. Prairie Faith will purchase 6 wreaths for $90.


Old Business

  • Leadership training December 8th - see above in Pastor Randy’s comments.


New Business

  • Intern Kim’s status was discussed – her internship has now ended and she will continue her current role with intern pay until her ordination.

  • Prairie Faith secretary position is now open. Lisa will be leaving at the beginning of the new year. Position needs to be advertised in bulletins and newsletter immediately. All applications may be sent to the Prairie Faith office before November 7th.

  • There will be a joint service on October 27th at Zion with a potluck to follow for Reformation. We also decided to have a joint service December 8th at Bethlehem since the Bishop will be here to do the Leadership Training. It will be a worship service, potluck dinner, and then the leadership training.

  • The 2020 budget was discussed. It will go back to the Executive Committee for corrections and then sent to the congregations.

  • Went over the compensation package for Kim Frederking, made a change in the vacation days. It will be included in the 2020 budget. 

The next council meeting will be November 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Margaret Schmitt will have devotions.





Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of the 2014 Vacation Bible School, the April Joint Service, and the 2014 Live Nativity - get a glimpse of the activities that take place at PFSM. Check out the video of past Joint Reformation Services posted under Prairie Faith Memories Photos.


Meet Prairie Faith Shared Ministry

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