Pastoral Team Leader of Worship and Outreach. Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church is looking for a full time, passionate follower of Christ who can confidently lead our worship and outreach ministries. The qualified candidate will have experience in blended worship formats. Responsibilities include: preaching and teaching, the guiding and development of short term and long term worship plans with the pastoral team, development and carrying out of plans to provide outreach ministry that meets the mission and vision of the church, participating as a part of the three-person pastoral team in other congregational leadership responsibilities and pastoral care. MLI required. Send cover letter and resumé to: Myron Klassen, 309 S. Main Street, Hesston, KS 67062 or email resumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Council Chair – serves as chair of the Church Council and gives leadership to the Personnel Council.
Facilities Commission Chair – oversight of facilities, organizing paid and volunteer workers, and participation in church council meetings.
Member at Large – participates in church council meetings.
If you have a suggestion for any of these positions, please contact Ken Rodgers (Gifts Discernment Commission Chair)
Primary Sunday School Teachers – teachers lead lessons based on SHINE Sunday School Curriculum.
Primary Sunday School Helpers – helpers assist in classroom management and lesson activities during Sunday School.
Care Portal is a organization that links churches with social workers who serve families in our area. We are pleased to be able to participate in meeting the needs of families and children. For more information visit careportal.org.
If you would like to be part of Hesston Mennonite’s network of support, please fill out the form below.
Join us in supporting HCHS by serving as a volunteer or helping to prepare meals quarterly. Contact Kent Rychener for details or Jean Selzer or Christy Brenneman to volunteer with meals. See the link at the bottom of this page for more information about the Shelter.
SHINE! (Share His Incredible News Everywhere!)
Age 4 through Grade 4
6:00 pm-7:30 pm Wednesday nights
From Sept to Nov; Jan to April.
Meet in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center for supper followed by activities. Friends and guests are welcome!
Through 5th Grade
9:00 pm-10:00 am Sunday Morning
Classes based on age are found in the Education Wing (North part of the building).
As part of the Hesston Mennonite Church community, we are among God’s People seeking and following the way of Christ, experiencing sharing the good news of healing and hope.
Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF)
High School Freshman through Seniors
7:00 pm Wednesday nights
9:00 am Sunday mornings
Meet in the Youth Room (in the basement of the Fellowship Hall). Friends are always welcome!
Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF)
7th and 8th Graders
9:00 am Sunday mornings
Meet in the JYF Room (north end of the basement of the Fellowship Hall).
5th and 6th Graders
6:00 pm Wednesday for supper in the Community Center then off to activities.
9:00 am Sunday mornings (5th graders in Ed Wing, 6th graders meet with JYF)
Friends are always welcome here, too!
F.I.S.H – (Basement, Northwest Room)
A gathering of “younger” adults—single/ married/ dating couples/ young families—for fellowship. A time of Bible study and to support one another in Christ. We welcome any and all to join us as we grow in our relationships and friendships with each other and God.
Genesis – (Education Hall, Room Z)
We’re a small informal class who gather weekly to share our life experiences and theme discussions or book studies. We welcome new members, both young and older and embrace diversity.
New Beginnings – (Education Hall, Room Q)
The New Beginnings Sunday school class welcomes you to come and join us on Sunday mornings as we learn to know God better through studying the Bible and Christian books and supporting each other through sharing time and prayer. We are interested in a wide variety of topics. We enjoy meeting together outside of church also and try to get together for a social activity monthly. We also enjoy doing service projects together as a group and often include our children, ranging in age from birth through high school.
Nolongya – (Education Hall, Rooms F/G)
We welcome anyone to join us, and if you are in your 20s or 30s, married or single, with or without children, then you will find someone else like you in our group! We meet at 9:00 a.m. to have a time of sharing , a focused study and share prayer concerns. We have social events several times a month and invite others in this age to join us even if they don’t attend Sunday mornings.
Pathfinders – (Education Wing, Northwest Foyer)
Pathfinders is a class of older adults with an attendance of about 30. We use the Uniform Adult Bible Study series. Sessions include teacher input and class discussion. The class period opens with sharing concerns and happenings in our lives. Times of fellowship include social gatherings every other month. The women also meet every Wednesday for coffee at Water’s Edge. Offerings are given to the Good Samaritan Fund and Hesston Resource Center. Come find the path with us.
Seekers – (Education Hall, Rooms R/S)
Our class mission statement: We exist to experience and practice the Safety, Respect, Fellowship, Support and Stimulation of intentional sharing and mutual accountability as seekers of Truth in order to be a healthy, life-giving, interactive spiritual organism, The Body of Christ. We welcome all ages to join our class of a mix of middle-aged and retired members.
Vessels – (Education Wing, Rooms D/E)
We are seeking to discover more of what it means to live as “Vessels” of God in everyday life. We plan occasional social events for fun and fellowship. Our class is comprised of mixed ages and professions. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us.
Congregational Health Circle – Bonnie Sowers
Monthly (First Thursday, Sept to April)
4:00 p.m. – Church Library
Dorcas Circle – Elaine Unruh
Monthly (First Thursday, Sept to May)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Education Hall.
A gathering of women to do service projects.
Garden Circle – Ruth Mason
Friday mornings throughout the year – periodically.
9:00 a.m. – location rotates
Enjoyment of the out-of-doors.
Homeless Shelter Circle – Jean Selzer, Christy Brenneman
A group of persons committed to serving at the Harvey County Homeless Shelter in various ways (meals, staffing…). Hesston Mennonite Church and Whitestone Mennonite Church share one week every quarter.
Motorcycle Circle – Gary Boese and Donnie Hostetler
Meetings randomly scheduled.
Persons who enjoy riding motorcycles gather to ride together to a restaurant for a meal or other enjoyment riding.
Prayer Shawl Circle – Barb Kaufman
Monthly (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
6:30 p.m. Church Library
Knitting and crocheting together
Primetimers – Janet Zook
Once Monthly (First Saturday)
9:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Water’s Edge
Other periodic gatherings in the evening
Visitation Circles – Amy Nissley Stauffer
Visitors set the schedule.
Taking time to visit people in the community, who live at the Villa, and who are in the hospital (in coordination with pastors).
Women’s Bible Study Circle – no one…
Dates and time to be determined.
Women’s Journey Circle – Clara King
Friday (Every two weeks)
3:00 p.m. in the church library
A gathering for fellowship and prayer.
Additional circles are welcomed to form as need and desire to meet arises. If you have suggestions and vision for other circles, contact Amy Nissley Stauffer.