Boots, Buckets and Barrows

Theatre, humor and an auction to raise money for the work and training of disaster relief

Popular theatre company, Ted & Co., which uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice, has teamed up with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) for a show that raises awareness, funds and volunteers for MDS. Two evenings of the event, “Boots, Buckets and Barrows,” will be held in south central […]

Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning

New ministry program launching for developing church leaders

A new ministry program geared toward pastors and other adult learners who desire more training as church leaders will launch at Hesston College with the fall 2020 semester in August. Called the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning – or “CALL” – the program will be a hybrid of online and in-person learning that seeks […]

Living More with More - AVDS 2020

Financial responsibility and stewardship focus of annual AVDS weekend

Hesston College will partner with Everence Financial for a weekend conference focused on stewardship of finances, resources and hospitality. The annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference (AVDS) will be February 21 to 23 with the theme “Living More with More: Redefining the Good Life.” The weekend’s content will have interest points for all life […]

La Biblia Como Narrativa

Bib Lit textbook gets Spanish translation

After more than 18 months of work, the book that is the textbook for Hesston College’s famous Biblical Literature (Bib Lit) course and accompanies presentations of the course to church congregations and other groups across the country, was released to the public in Spanish. The Bible as Story: An Introduction to Biblical Literature, or La […]

Still, Small Voice

“Still, Small Voice” music and theatre performance to portray the gentle side of Christmas

Hesston College will celebrate the Christmas season with a performance combining music and theatre in “Still, Small Voice,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The performance is free and open to the public. “‘Still, Small Voice’ is meant to remind us to stop and be intentional in enjoying the serenity and […]

Michele Hershberger

A study of biblical prophets and Revelation available for community members

Community members interested in ministry, church leaders and anyone with a general interest in the Bible are invited to join the Hesston College Prophets and Revelation course for the spring 2020 semester. Taught by Bible and Ministry professor Michele Hershberger, the class meets on Monday night from 6 to 7:45 p.m.. The first class of […]

Swingles: Winter Tales

Holiday performance to feature a returning HBPA favorite

A returning Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) group, The Swingles, will present the series’ annual holiday performance with their “Winter Tales” program at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The Swingles are HBPA’s only repeat performer in the 2019-20 season, first taking the series stage for the 2015-16 […]

Keyboard Festival will feature Baroque music from performers across age ranges

Piano and organ students ranging from elementary- to college-age will learn from accomplished musicians and compete in Hesston College’s second keyboard festival and competition on Saturday, Nov. 23. In celebration of great composers like Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, the festival will focus on the Baroque period of music that ranged from the early 1600’s to […]

Andover Organ Series

Andover Organ Series opens fourth season with French organist

Hesston College is pleased to announce the opening concert of the Andover Organ Series fourth season on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. French organist Pierre Queval will perform the recital. The concert is free and open to the public. The Andover Organ Series features concerts by organists from around the […]

The Old Turtle

Masterworks concert weaves music, story and art in a program for all ages

Hesston College choirs will be joined by vocalists from the community and professional orchestra for Hesston College’s annual masterworks performance on Saturday, November 16 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The 2019 concert features “Song of Wisdom” from Old Turtle, a choral and orchestra setting that combines narration and music. A family program especially suited to children […]

Bib Lit

Famous Bib Lit course going online for a wider audience

Starting with the spring 2020 semester on January 15, Hesston College will take another step to make its well-known Biblical Literature course accessible to people outside of Hesston College with a sixteen-week online course offering. With the college’s recent announcement of taking Bib Lit, as it is commonly known, on the road to congregations and […]

Lorelei Ensemble

A smooth and stylish sound set to take HBPA stage with all female group

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will host the “warm, lithe and beautifully blended” sound (New York Times) of the all female a cappella group Lorelei Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. With bold programming and expertise spanning early to contemporary music, Lorelei is sure to please […]

Weekend College: The Bible as Story

Weekend College to offer biblical learning to congregations and other groups

As Hesston College prepares its new church leadership program – the Center for Anabaptist Leadership and Learning (CALL) – it is also offering its famous Biblical Literature course to congregations and other groups across the country in an arrangement called Weekend College. “Weekend College is a non-credit educational experience for congregations or other groups in […]