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 Save the Date:  Annual Assembly 2019 will be July 19-20, 2019 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church in Hydro, OK More Information Coming Soon!!

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“Joyfully Chosen, Joyfully Appointed” was the sermon title and the spirit of Jill Schmidt Weaver’s ordination service on April 15 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS. Jill and her father, retired pastor Steve Schmidt, shared the sermon reflecting on ways that God calls persons to ministry in the Bible and today. After years of teaching […]

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“I was called, but never asked.” Dale Kauffman, one of the pastoral team of four at Journey Mennonite Church in Yoder, sensed a call to pastoral ministry as a youth but went on to become a farmer and college professor, at least in part, because nobody asked. Nobody asked him to consider or serve as […]

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As an extension of their work with Argentine Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Abe and Cheri Mateo have been making community connections by helping with Snack Shack KC, a hang out for youth about four blocks from where they live in the church parsonage.   Snack Shack opened in 2017 and developed from a youth […]

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At the Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series the weekend of Feb. 23-24, over 200 persons, including a significant number of Hesston College students, were present to deal with areas of injustice and inequality  that we face, some that are clearly obvious and visible, some that are more subtle and even hidden.   I could not help but be […]

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Journey@McPherson celebrated their fifth anniversary on Sunday, January 28, with thanksgiving to God and a fellowship dinner of soups and pies. In its beginning the church met in rental space in the local middle school with a trailer load of furnishings to set up and tear down every Sunday morning. They have since bought and substantially renovated […]

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On September 28, 2017 Eden Life Church in Kansas City, Missouri closed on a church building where they can worship and reach out to their community.  The church is located on Highway 24 in the east central part of Kansas City at 4233 Independence Ave, 64124.  In the next few weeks, the members will be painting and […]

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The Summer Fellowship Program is a ministry of Whitestone Mennonite Church which reaches out to two low-income communities in Hesston, Kansas.  Every Wednesday over the summer months 3-4 volunteers bring a healthy, home-cooked meal prepared by members of Whitestone to the members of each of these communities.  The meals are shared together and we are able to […]

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Throughout this VBS experience there have been many things that have showed me the grace and power of God. From the kids we met, to the places we have gone, and the people who gave us lodging, I can see God’s hand at work. There are two people that stood out to me and have […]

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When I began these 8 weeks of VBS, I knew a little bit about leadership and had multiple experiences that had allowed me to grow in my ability as a leader.  I knew I would be challenged as VBS On the Road director, but I guess I didn’t expect it from the very start. When […]

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