Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sweet Home Mennonite Church is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the community of Sweet Home and beyond and to nurture believer’s in faith and discipleship. We believe that Jesus Christ is the solution God gave to rescue us from our sins and the judgment our sins deserve. Jesus Christ is proof that God loves us and wants to forgive us. Through faith in Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven and we can have peace with God. We believe that every one of us who believes and receives Jesus Christ is given the gift of the Holy Spirit to indwell us, guide us and empower us to live a daily life that is pleasing to God. We are not perfect but we are growing each and everyday to become the people God wants us to be. We live by His grace and believe our primary goal is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, love our neighbor as ourselves and to follow faithfully the teachings of Jesus Christ recorded in the gospels that are found in the Holy Bible.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip those who attend SHMCH to serve each other in love and reach out to those who are lost and looking for a genuine relationship with God.

 

Pete Kauffman, Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Pete is dedicated to teaching  faithfully the truths of Scripture. He has served at Sweet Home Mennonite  for twenty years. His passion is to teach  every person how to have an abundant life through a vital  intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.  

 

Ryan Aiello, Elder
Ryan Aiello serves on our Board of Elders and is currently the boards chairman. He is married  and has five children. Ryan is a long-time resident of Sweet Home and enjoys teaching and coaching basketball for the community youth.

 

Arnie Brubaker
Arnie Brubaker, Elder
Arnie Brubaker serves as an elder and also manages our Audio/Visual sound system. He is a retired surveyor.  He enjoys greeting people on Sunday mornings and is willing to help in whatever way he can.
Don Gerig
Don Gerig, Elder
Don Gerig recently joined our leadership team. He has worked in the medical field at a local hospital in emergency trauma care and administration. He has served as our music minister in the past and now enjoys helping our music ministry with his guitar skills. He is also deeply passionate and involved with mission work in Mexico.