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On Saturday July 25, 2020 SCC introduced and delegates affirmed a Discovery Process for the coming year. Visit the Discovery 20.21 page to see the latest documents and information about the process!

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Pastor & Congregation News David Norris, pastor of Spring Valley Mennonite Church near Canton, KS, has begun a sabbatical leave.  Mike Hiebert, former pastor at Inman Menn., is serving as interim.  John Stainbrook has been affirmed by the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, Harper, KS, in a co-pastor role with Josh Patterson. Steve Schmidt, interim lead […]

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Due to coronavirus, congregational delegates and conference leaders connected via Zoom on July 25.  They heard reports from the year, celebrating 13 pastors credentialed for ministry, multiple long term conference volunteers, and two new church planting initiatives.  Delegates approved a projected $49,000 deficit budget that will require drawing down reserves in order to support a […]

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Howard and Cathy (Headings) Wagler have been chosen to serve as Network Directors of South Central Conference (SCC).   This new leadership position in the conference, Network Director, was created on July 25, 2020 by delegate approval of a new structure.  Howard and Cathy’s role as Network Directors will be to resource, encourage, and network SCC […]

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Due to an unknown timeframe for the ability to safely gather in person, SCC leaders have made the hard decision NOT to meet in person as a conference this summer.  We will, instead, host our first Interactive Digital SCC Assembly July 24-26, 2020 on Zoom.  We will worship, pray, share, and make decisions around the […]

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Pastor and Congregation News Dale Kauffman, pastoral team member at Journey@Yoder, has concluded his ministry there.  Joel Schroeder has joined that team effective February 1. Joel was formerly part of the pastoral team at First Mennonite Church in Newton, KS Kurt Horst, former lead pastor of Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, is serving a two-month […]

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Rod and Norma Schmucker of Hope for the Broken congregation in Los Fresnos, Texas have discovered a new way to connect with their community. It is a great example of how God is moving even in these days of social distancing. Rod writes, “Our church (Hope For The Broken) like most others went online. It wasn’t […]

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Worship at Amani Community Church (pastor Wakibogo playing keyboard on the left) One of  the core values discerned during South Central Mennonite Conference’s (SCMC) time of visioning last year was to be alert and ready to respond to new kingdom initiatives in our region: networking Anabaptist church planting partnerships.  We are thrilled to announce that […]

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Pastor and Congregation News Josh Patterson, pastor of Crystal Springs (KS) Mennonite Church, was married on August 28 to Adrienne Hock. Zach Batson, associate campus pastor at Journey@McPherson, was approved for licensure toward ordination by the Ministerial Commission on December 16. Kay Schroeder began as Pastor of Congregational Life at Hesston Mennonite Church on December […]

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A number of members of conference-related congregations are serving or have recently served, in short- or long-term assignments .  These include: Serving with Mennonite Central Committee Elisabeth Wilder, Whitestone Mennonite Church, Cochabamba, Brazil Megan Baumgartner, Whitestone Mennonite Church, Ololulunga, Kenya Serving with Mennonite Mission Network Michael Oyer, Whitestone Mennonite Church, Service Adventure unit leader in […]

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