Our Vision Statement
God calls us to a passionate and growing relationship with Christ which finds expression through worship, service and nurturing relationships in the congregation and beyond.
What do we believe?
- That God loves us and created us for a personal and intimate relationship with Him.
- That God desires our worship.
- That Jesus Christ is our Saviour and is the only one who can restore our relationship with God.
- That Jesus calls us to follow Him in our Daily lives.
- That the Holy Spirit empowers and leads us.
- That the Bible is our guide for life.
- That the church is a supportive community, the gathered presence of Jesus.
- That the mission of the church is to promote peace and wholeness.
- That Jesus was born, died, resurrected, ascended and will come again.
Who are we?
We come from many walks of life. We are teachers, nurses, factory workes, business owners, parents, students, farmers, homemakers, friends and neighbors, clerical workers, managers, accountants, retirees, contractors and service professionals.
Although many of us live in an around the Wakarusa area, some of us drive from Goshen, Nappanee, Elkhart, St Joseph County and beyond.
Sunday morning worship
We begin worship together at 9:30 a.m. This is a time for singing, prayer, scripture reading, reflection and sharing. The format may differ slightly each week, but you will be able to follow easily through instructions given in the bulletin and by the worship leaders. Nursery care (infant to three years) is available during the worship service. Dress is casual and comfortable. All are welcome to participate.
History of our church
Holdeman Mennonite Church has the distinction of being the first congregation of Christians in the Wakarusa coummunity. The church was named after the original founders, who were members of the the Holdeman family. In 1851 a log building was built for worshipers one mile west of town. Some twenty years later this cabin was replaced with a larger church building on the opposite side of the road. The church building was again replaced with a new church building in 1974. In 2005 a new addition was added to the existing church building.