Bible and Ministry professor Michele Hershberger will lead a Spring 2019 class, Missional Leadership, in which community members are invited to participate alongside college students.

Course on missional leadership open to the community

The Hesston College Bible and Ministry department is offering an opportunity for members of the local community to take a Spring 2019 semester class that will allow them to consider their faith and “mission” alongside college students. The Missional Leadership class, led by professor Michele Hershberger, is a seminar-style class that will explore the theology […]

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Mutual partnership produces a college class in Philadelphia

Kingdom Builders Network, Mennonite Mission Network and Hesston College – three organizations who five years ago had very little in common, have been on a journey of discovery toward mutual partnership. That partnership paved the way for a Hesston College course taught by Kingdom Builders Network leaders in Philadelphia. Kingdom Builders Network counts almost fifty […]

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Reflection on Philadelphia Urban Life and Culture class

The following was written by Bible and ministry professor Michele Hershberger, who is leading a three-week inter-cultural class in Philadelphia.   Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Do we take God to the city? Or do we find God in the city? Those are two very different questions. They emerge from two very different worldviews. Along with […]

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Philadelphia trip to explore culture and Christianity in an urban setting

Interested persons age 18 and older are invited to join Hesston College Bible and ministry professor Michele Hershberger and students for a three-week urban culture learning trip to Philadelphia, Pa., May 13 to June 3. The transcultural trip will focus on the Latino/a-American culture in the city and the church, as well as that of […]

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Hershberger awarded KICA Faculty of Distinction

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) proudly announced the selection of seventeen college faculty members to receive the association’s Faculty of Distinction award. Michele Hershberger, Hesston College Bible and ministry faculty member, was named Hesston’s recipient of the award. The honorees will be recognized at a workshop and award reception in Newton, Kan., on Nov. […]

Marvin Lorenzana of Mennonite Mission Network talks to students in Michele Hershberger’s Exploring Ministry class Sept. 10, at Hesston College.

Exploring missional engagement

Marvin Lorenzana of Mennonite Mission Network talks to students in Michele Hershberger’s Exploring Ministry class Sept. 10, at Hesston College. The students will each lead two other students on campus in a triad – an accountability group, which is part of MMN’s Missional Discipleship Initiative and Leadership Mentoring program. Lorenzana explained that the program’s mission […]

Father John Dear speaks on nonviolence during Hesston College’s AVDS conference “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference” Feb. 13 to 15.

AVDS conference motivates nonviolent action

How do followers of Jesus Christ pursue nonviolence in a world full of violence? That was the question explored by the 170 participants at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series weekend Feb. 13 to 15. The weekend’s theme, “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference,” featured Father John Dear, a peace activist and 2008 […]

Overcoming evil - Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series 2015

AVDS conference to explore becoming people of nonviolence

Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference, Feb. 13 to 15, will focus on the theme “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference.” Participants will explore ways to overcome evil with good in the face of the contemporary violence and conflicts in places such as Ferguson, Mo., or the Middle East. The event will […]

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Anabaptist history comes to life at Know Jesus

Hesston College history instructor John Sharp illustrates a story of early Anabaptist martyrs with help from middle school participants during the Know Jesus event Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. About 200 middle school students from 16 South Central and Western District conference congregations in Kansas participated in the weekend held on the Hesston College campus. […]

Ted & Co. satirical drama to address peace and conflict resolution at AVDS conference

Audience members will be entertained while also being challenged with difficult truths when well-known actor Ted Swartz and partner Tim Ruebke of Ted & Company TheatreWorks (Harrisonburg, Va.) present the satirical drama I’d Like to Buy an Enemy at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The performance […]

Overcoming evil - Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series 2015

AVDS conference to feature Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence Father John Dear, will be featured at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship series conference Feb. 13 to 15. The conference will center on the theme “Overcoming Evil: Ordinary People Making a Difference,” Stories of peace from people locally and around the globe will focus on and encourage […]

Pastoral Ministries students study together in this photo from 2013.

College to take sabbatical from Pastoral Ministries program for discernment process

A review process of the Hesston College Pastoral Ministries program by a specially appointed planning committee has recommended that the college take a one-year sabbatical from the program to assess how the college can best meet the changing leadership needs of Mennonite Church USA and the broader church. The Hesston College Board of Directors accepted […]

Hesston College Bible and Ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger leads participants in the college’s Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference through the Heilsgeschichte.

AVDS conference reveals Bible’s eternal truths

by Quinn Katherineberg and Rachel McMaster In the age of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, how does the Bible – an ancient book, thousands of years old – continue to be relevant to common experiences of the contemporary age? That was the question explored by the 190 participants at Hesston College’s Anabaptist Vision […]

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AVDS conference to highlight Bible as a complete story

Participants in Hesston College’s annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) conference Feb. 21 to 23 will have the opportunity to discover the relevancy of the Bible and making it come alive in today’s world through the weekend’s theme, “Reading the Bible in an Instagram World.” Select weekend events are open to the public as […]