Church Relations

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The Mennonite Church has a long history of valuing education and has offered a unique relational approach to it’s educational institutions. Educational institutions in the Mennonite Church are owned and operated by the church and experience connection to the church from church constituency who relate as faculty, board members, students, and alumni.

Hesston College has embraced this two-way relationship model of the church and deeply values it. Churches provide prayers, students and financial contributions to the college. The college provides educational resource opportunities both on it’s campus and in the churches. Our goal is to educate and develop the full potential of every student within our community, lead them towards the model of the life of Jesus Christ and to send them out as active participants in the church and the world.

We value your opinions and concerns and seek to be faithful as a Christian higher educational institution. Please use the internet to learn more about us and give us your input.

Church Relations Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter mailed to pastors. Read the Fall 2013 Church Relations Newsletter.

Church School Day

A Sunday is set aside each year to highlight Mennonite Church schools in local congregations. Hesston College representatives bring greetings and share an update in congregations in states selected on a rotating schedule.

Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series

Sponsored and led by the Bible and Ministry Center and assisted by the Church Relations Office, the series provides resource opportunities each year for pastors and constituency for life in the church. During the events, pastors can visit their current Hesston College students and receive updates on the college. Details are printed in the Church Relations Newsletter and invitations will be sent to pastors.

Congregational Student Aid Plan and Student Aid Matching Grant

Hesston College will match up to $500 per semester ($1,000 per academic year) per student any monies given as direct aid by a congregation to its student(s). If church grants exceed $1,000 per year, Hesston matches the first $1,000 at 1:1 and all remaining dollars at 1:4 up to tuition less Hesston College scholarships and/or grants.