If you’ve read anything at all about the Southern District of MB Churches, you’ll probably know at least three things: We are excited about Christ, we are excited to see people come to Christ, and we are excited about building communities that are driven by Christ’s love. We know that because we are sinners these goals can be complicated, frustrating, and often expensive. However building churches as a community is the most exciting way to experience God.
Who We Are
The Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is an association of Mennonite Brethren Churches located in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. The Southern District is one of five districts that make up the ONE United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
Because Jesus has commissioned the church to make disciples, the churches of the Southern District Conference will work together to…
Cultivate vital congregations
We believe that God has given us the church as the means by which He chooses to carry out his mission in the world. Vital, healthy congregations are important if we want to most effectively carry on the mission of Jesus. The Southern District Conference is committed to helping member congregations become vibrant partners with one another for the sake of their witness and mission in the world.
Ignite church planting partnerships
Church planting is the most effective way to make new disciples for the kingdom. Southern District churches believe that one of our primary goals is to partner with one another to plant churches that will reach those who are lost. We believe that church planting partnerships will multiply our efforts and create bonds of belonging and passion for planting, even among churches that are located where planting opportunities are minimal or nonexistent. We want to be a spark which will enflame churches’ desires to become involved in church planting.
Mobilize world-engaging generations
We believe that Christ’s call to make disciples spans the generations and expects disciples who are actively engaged in changing the world as they know it. The Southern District Conference will provide opportunities for disciples of all ages to engage one another, their culture and the mission of the church in order to become global citizens that make a difference in the world for Christ’s kingdom.