What We Believe
Howard-Miami Mennonite Church follows the Confession of Faith in the Mennonite Perspective. As Mennonites, or Anabaptists, we believe:
Following Jesus in daily life is a central value.
It is possible to follow Jesus as Lord above nationalism, racism or materialism.
It is possible to follow Jesus as a peacemaker. We believe that we can practice the way of Jesus’ reconciling love in human conflicts and warfare, without having to strike out in fear to defend ourselves.
We can live life simply and in service to others as a witness to God’s love for the world.
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Our mission exists to love, glorify and worship God, to love and serve others, to share the Gospel, and to encourage each other to become fully devoted followers of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
With a rich history dating back to 1848, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church is an Anabaptist congregation made up of approximately 50 members, which includes an average of 41 active, attending congregants, distance worshipers, and missionaries across the globe.
We are Biblically grounded, friendly, and devoted to sharing the Gospel and Christ’s love through service and stewardship in our community and the larger world. We follow the Confession of Faith in Mennonite Perspective, 1995.
Our congregation is known for its stewardship for our people, church, neighbors, community, and the world. We are small, but mighty - in love for each other and Jesus Christ, stewardship, and evangelism.
We support the Buddy Bags program for Maconaquah Elementary Schools which provides weekend meals to eligible children in grades K-5 to help fight local hunger. We support missionaries in Slovenia, Arizona, and across the globe through various channels. We are looking to grow in numbers and would love to welcome you to worship with us.
We use technology, social media, and online communications to provide information to our congregants and the community quickly and efficiently, including , automatic phone calls for prayer-chain messages, upcoming events, and the like.
The church is nestled on three acres of land surrounded by rich corn and soybean fields. The building is wheelchair accessible and features a large sanctuary with beautiful stained-glass artistry behind the stage and a balcony with multiple classrooms. It also has two basements for the children’s ministry, a large entry and fellowship hall with attached kitchen and also a cozy library. Off the fellowship hall is the main office and pastors’ offices. Outside there is a newly built pavilion with roof and kitchen area and a recently updated playground.
Located on the county line between Howard and Miami Counties in rural Indiana, the church sits just one mile South of State Road 18, providing easy access to the nearest cities of Kokomo, Peru, and Marion, all between 15 and 20 miles away.
Leadership Chairman Worship Director Pastoral Care Director
Weldon Mast Margi Bontrager Dale Birkey
Administration Director Community Involvement Director/Assistant Treasurer
Keith Hullinger Sherry Otto
Treasurer - Judy Otto Church Secretary - Joan Ebert Assistant Church Secretary - Colby Boyce