Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Hesston College, a college of Mennonite Church USA, educates and nurtures each student within Christ-centered community, integrating thought, life and faith for service to others in the church and the world.


Hesston College graduates change the world as they serve through their vocations, churches, families and individual commitments to follow Christ.

Hesston College is a transforming community where students, faculty and staff dedicate their intellect, passion and skill to a future where:

Hope replaces despair

The poor are clothed and fed

The sick are made whole

Peace replaces war and conflict

Justice replaces oppression

Creation is renewed

The gospel is proclaimed.

To make this vision a reality:

  • We will strive for excellence in all we do. We will measure our results and aspire to greatness in all areas of college life.
  • Our graduates will be fully prepared to take the next steps in their education, professions and relationships.
  • All academic and student life programs will be infused with the values of Christian community, stewardship of gifts and service to the world.



Aspire to high performance in all courses, programs and activities, measuring our results with accepted standards of achievement.

Give and expect each other’s best efforts in teaching and learning. Encourage creativity, curiosity and critical thinking.

Christian Community

Invite students to follow Christ and to create Christ-centered community on campus.


Celebrate differences in backgrounds and cultures and make every effort to learn from each other.


Create space and time to develop relationships so that faculty, students and staff learn together.


Strive to break through to new ways of learning and service.


Care for the financial, physical, spiritual and emotional resources entrusted to us. Serve as stewards of the environment and work to develop sustainable facilities and practices.


Model lives of joy, eagerly working hard to achieve, and welcoming humor and fun along the way.


Share information regarding our performance, finances and future plans within the organization, with our supporters and with those we serve.


Act with compassion and honesty, extending dignity and respect to all.