ANSWERING GOD’S CALL

The purpose of Central District Conference, a member conference of Mennonite Church USA, is to, promote community among congregations, to serve as a resource for pastors and congregations, and to facilitate the reign of God by providing channels through which congregations and pastors may work.


Tending Transformation


Central District Conference remains committed to our Mission of

  • Promoting Christ-like communities of hospitality,
  • Calling and nurturing Anabaptist leadership, and
  • Supporting missional partnerships.

In support of this Mission, the CDC Board of Directors has initiated a Tending Transformation Campaign with a goal of raising $350,000 in additional financial support for emerging communities of faith (50%), subsidy for additional staff (30%) the clergy development fund (10%), and the missional activities fund (10%)

To learn more and to donate CLICK HERE


  • When:  Feb 11, 2023
  • Time: 9;45a – 3p Eastern Time, 8:45a – 2p Central Time
  • Where: Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Registration deadline: Feb 3


  • When: Mar 4, 2023
  • Time: 9:45a – 3p Central Time, 10;45a – 4p Eastern Time
  • Where: First Mennonite Church, 902 W Springfield, Ubana, IL 61801
  • Registration deadline: Feb 24

Attend in person or via Zoom

Childcare will not be available.

Donations will be received to help cover the cost of the lunch.

Mid-year Gathering Schedule

Register below

Mid-year Gathering

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Tending Healthy Pastor-Congregation Relations – Video

A conversation led by David Brubaker, professor and Dean of the School of Scoial Sciences and Professions at Eastern Mennonite University, focusing on building and maintaining healthy relationships between pastors, congregational leaders, and others in the congregation.

View the video

Download the PowerPoint presentation


Worship, Technology, and the Shape of the Church – Video

 A facilitated conversation for church leaders focusing on the changes in church life brought about by the pandemic, the use of hybrid worship, and other technologies.  View the video

Following the retirement of Mary Klassen as the editor of Reporter and focus, the Central District Conference staff, Emma Hartman ( and Doug Luginbill ( will be publishing the CDC Connector, as an interim publication . This publication will be distributed approximately every four to six weeks.

CDC Connector December 2022


Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator Needed: 

Central District Conference seeks a part-time member of the conference leadership team to share stories of how CDC congregations and leaders are fulfilling our mission: Knowing Christ’s Love. . .Answering God’s Call. The successful candidate will be able to gather stories from across the conference and share these stories clearly and compellingly across various media platforms. Skills in content management will allow this person to work with existing staff and conference leadership to develop a strategic approach to sharing our stories.

More information

Job description

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and two samples showing your graphic/ communication capabilities to with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2023.

Congregational Openings

Click “Congregational Openings” above to see congregational job descriptions


Sacred Listening


The CDC Board of Directors and staff invite your congregation to participate in a Sacred Listening conversation during the year 2022. We are curious about how our congregations are tending to the ongoing transformation that God calls us to. We want to hear your stories. We are asking you to choose a Sunday in 2022 when two or three people representing CDC can join you for worship and spend some time with you, listening to your stories.  CLICK HERE for more information and about how to schedule.

CDC Seminary Scholarship

Seminary scholarships are available to persons who are members of CDC congregations or who have been active in a CDC congregation for three years. Learn more and apply

Emerging Communities

of Faith Grant

Central District Conference is excited to see how the Spirit is moving across our conference as we work at carrying out our mission. We are offering Emerging Communities of Faith grants designed to encourage the growth of emerging communities of faith in our conference. This grant will match money raised at the grassroots level (from the local community) to give the extra financial boost necessary for an emerging community of faith. An emerging community of faith may be any group that sees itself as growing into relationship with Central District Conference. Learn more and apply

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