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Over the last several years many one-on-one conversations and group meetings about the ongoing vision and ministry of South Central Conference have surfaced a fundamental question, “What does Jesus really want from His church?”  This has drawn me to Ephesians 4:11-13.  I love the clear focus for the mission of the church found in these […]

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October 4-5, 2019 at Cross Winds Conference Center in Hesston, KS Friday evening of our retreat will focus on spending time with God and networking with others.  On Saturday we will participate in an interactive workshop introducing and using KLC Leadership principles that bring together our Anabaptist value for discernment and tools for making progress […]

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July 19-20, 2019 Register Online Here at Pleasant View Mennonite Church in Hydro, OK CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE FOR SCC VISION 3.0 INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

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Greensburg Mennonite Church is the westernmost SCC church in Kansas, located in the northwest part of the town of Greensburg.  The average attendance is approximately 70, with highs around 100. Nearly half of the participants are new in the past 10 years.  Pastor Jeff Blackburn has been serving this congregation for 23 years and is […]

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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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