faith formation

Primary Sunday School

Children ages 3 through fifth grade are part of the primary Sunday School program. Our mission is to make disciples by creating a fun, loving and interactive environment where kids are encouraged to learn about and grow in Christ. To do this, we provide teachers who emphasize love, classrooms that are clean and orderly, procedures that are safe, and an age-appropriate and Bible-based curriculum.

Nursery service is available during the Sunday School time for children younger than 3.

Youth Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for youth in junior high (grades 6 through 8) and senior high (grades 9 through 12). Our mission is for youth to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus, and to live their daily lives in service of Christ.

Both junior high and senior high youth also meet weekly during the school year, and for special events throughout the whole year, including summer service trips and retreat weekends.

Adult Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for adults of all ages from college-age to the oldest among us. Classes are generally grouped by age/life-stage, and Sunday School times focus on fellowship with one another – sharing one another’s lives – as well as Bible studies, book studies or other discussion-based formats.

High School Youth

The MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship) currently meets most Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. during the school year. Contact the office for current event schedule.

Connect is a midweek program from September through April that promotes Christian formation through intergenerational relationships within the congregation and in the community.

Connect nights begin with a fellowship meal, followed by a short activity as a transition into Bible Study time for both children and adults. Children in kindergarten through grade 5 meet by grade level while Jr. High Youth and High School Youth meet in their groups. There are also opportunities for adults to join in Bible studies or other study groups.

Jr. High Youth

Sixth through eighth grade youth make up the JYF  (Junior Youth Fellowship) and meet each Sunday morning for Sunday School and most Wednesday evenings during the school year. JYF activities and service events throughout the year include Snow Camp at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, Know Jesus at Hesston College and local service projects.


Vacation Bible School

All of the churches in the Hesston community collaborate for a city-wide summer Vacation Bible School. The programming is held for a week in the evenings for children ready to enter kindergarten through fifth grade.

Summer Fellowship Meals

Whitestone Mennonite Church partners with other community churches to provide free lunch for children of low-income families several days a week throughout the summer. Contact the Whitestone Mennonite Church office for details on time and location.

Resources & Ministry Partners

Mennonite Church USA partners and affiliations