Broader Church


Mennonite Church USA is an Anabaptist Christian denomination with more than 109,000 members in 44 states. A total of 21 area conferences serve as regional offices or districts for our 939 congregations. Together, all parts of Mennonite Church USA strive to bring Christ’s healing and hope to others by identifying and joining God’s work in the world.


Our Priorities:

Leadership for Witness: Central Plains Mennonite Conference calls and equips pastors and congregational leaders with missional vision and leadership skills for the church.

Fellowship as Witness: Central Plains Mennonite congregations develop loving relationships with one another, as well as with Christians across the church and around the world, to discern a common way of life as a contrast society.

Discipleship for Witness: The members of Central Plains Mennonite Conference, seek to grow continually in Christ-likeness in order to embody a holistic witness to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.


Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. ​


MDS is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that respond in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.


MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in the lives of families living in poverty around the world. They integrate faith-based values into their work and service to the poor. Most of the world's poor are working hard, but barely getting by. MEDA helps men and women sustain their families without dependence on relief aid or ongoing support from the agency. Their programs are built to increase personal dignity and to create self-sufficiency.


The mission of Mennonite Education Agency is to strengthen the life, witness and identity of Mennonite Church USA through education.


• Advocating for the vision and mission of Anabaptist-Mennonite education in church and school.

• Developing and maintaining the vision for and the long-term interests of Anabaptist-Mennonite education.

• Discerning the educational needs of the church and developing schools and programs that best meet these needs.

• Dismantling racism in MEA and the schools.

• Encouraging and enabling schools to collaborate in ways that ensure that the common good of Mennonite education and the church will take precedence over specific institutional self-interest.

• Facilitating cooperation, collaboration and coordination among Mennonite Church USA educational institutions and between these institutions and other church programs.

• Providing services in support of the missions of the educational institutions.

• Providing for the establishment and maintenance of accountability and support relationships between the schools and the church.


Vision: To be a community of vibrant Anabaptist health and human service ministries committed to God's work of healing and hope in Jesus Christ.

Mission: MHS Alliance strengthens and extends Anabaptist health and human service ministries in faithfully and effectively fulfilling their missions.

Values: Spirituality and prayer, community, mutuality and service, human dignity and compassion for all people, stewardship of God's gifts, advocacy for justice, peace and reconciliation, ethical commitment and grace and hospitality.