Sister Church Partnerships

Sister Church Guiding Principles          Principios Rectores para Iglesias Hermanas

Current Sister Church Partnerships:

  • Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church (Goessel, KS) / Iglesia Luz del Evangelio (Dallas, TX)
  • Iglesia Camino de Santidad (Liberal, KS) / Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church (Inman, KS)
  • Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania (Newton, KS) / Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto (Wichita, KS)
  • Iglesia Menonita Monte Horeb (Dallas, TX) / Southern Hills Mennonite Church (Topeka, KS)
  • Grace Hill Mennonite Church (Whitewater, KS) / Iglesia Menonita Comunidad de Esperanza (Dallas, TX)
  • Bethel College Mennonite Church (North Newton, KS), First Mennonite Church and  Shalom Mennonite Church (both of Newton, KS) / Iglesia Menonita Casa Betania (Newton, KS)
  • First Mennonite Church, Beatrice, NE / Iglesia Menonita Comunidad de Vida, San Antonio, TX

Sister Church relationships are based on four components:

  • To build intercultural and missional bridges.
  • To cultivate holistic relationships between WDC churches to learn from each other.
  • To share information of what God is doing in the cities and other places where new church planting initiatives exist.
  • To promote a Christian Anabaptist Mennonite identity.

Sister Church relationships are fostered by:

  • Exchanging visits.
  • Sharing information of congregational life.
  • Keeping visibility of each congregation using different ways of information.
  • Cultivating hospitality.
  • Generating spaces for cooperation.
  • Praying for each other.

Basic structure to keep focused in church relationship:

  • Ad Hoc Committee in each congregation.
  • Financial contribution to WDC to support church planting ministry.
  • Sign a Partnership Agreement.
  • Committee to use WDC offices as “natural connector” for this relationship.

(Read the above information in Spanish.)

Principles for Congregational Gift-Sharing Relationships