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 […]

Photo from Know Jesus 2015 by Desiree Corona

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 […]

AVDS 2014 speakers

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 […]

Hesston College to offer intergenerational course to community

The Hesston College Bible Department is offering a two-weekend course to area pastors and community members on Psalms and Epistles during the spring 2014 semester. Church leaders, those with an interest in ministry and any other interested people are invited to participate. The class, taught by Hesston College Bible and Ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger, […]

Hesston College Bible and Ministry instructor Michele Hershberger teaches Biblical Literature.

Hesston College to offer Bible course to community

Community members interested in ministry, church leaders and anyone with a general interest in the Bible are invited to join the Hesston College Bible Department for a three-weekend course, Prophets and Revelation, during the spring 2013 semester. The class, taught by Bible and Ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger, focuses on prophetic and apocalyptic genre and […]

Dr. John Stahl-Wert

A model for servant leadership

Equipping and empowering others through servant leadership in the church and in business was the theme of Hesston College’s 13th annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series Oct. 26 to 28. More than 130 church and business leaders gathered on the Hesston College campus for the weekend conference with the theme “Top-down Servant Leadership: Redefining Leadership […]

Hesston College Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series

AVDS conference to explore relationships between business professionals and church leaders

Hesston College will host church and business leaders for the Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series conference Oct. 26 to 28. This year, the annual conference’s theme is “Top Down Servant Leadership: Redefining Leadership for Business and Church.” The event will serve as an resource for both church leaders and Christian business professionals to network with […]

Hesston College students share their experiences with Hesston College Bible classes with Bible teachers from nine Mennonite high schools April 12.

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Bible teachers from nine Mennonite high schools visited Hesston (Kan.) College and Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) April 12 and 13. Hesston College Bible instructor Michele Hershberger devised an interesting method to introduce the Bible teachers to Hesston’s program. She invited a group of students to share their Hesston Bible course experiences with the teachers […]

Michele Hershberger and preaching class students listen as a student practice preaches.

Hesston College students to preach during Holy Week

Four Hesston College students – Dani Klotz (Wakarusa, Ind.),  Mariah Martin (Glenwood Springs, Colo.), Leah Rittenhouse (Mount Pleasant, Pa.) and Tyler Yoder (Bay Port, Mich.) – will share preaching duties for the Burrton community-wide Holy Week series at 7 p.m. April 1 to 4 at Burrton Mennonite Church. The Holy Week series is open to […]

Michele Hershberger teaches Hesston College's Biblical Literature course

Hesston College offers course to community

The Hesston College Bible Department is offering a three-weekend course on Psalms and Epistles during the spring 2012 semester. Church leaders, those with an interest in ministry and any other interested people are invited to participate. The class, taught by Bible and Ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger, focuses on the books of Psalms and 1 […]