Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)

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The Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA began in 1975. In the fall of 1974, four families withdrew from the Good Shepherd Mennonite Church to form a house church with shared leadership. They held a charter service as a congregation in March 1975. The group initially met in a Methodist church.

Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church has emphasized small groups during its existence. It has also engaged in community peace and justice projects.

The congregation joined the Northern District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church in 1977 after its initial application was rejected in 1976. It joined the Iowa-Nebraska Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC) in 1979. As part of the realignment of the Mennonite Church (MC) and General Conference Mennonite Church into Mennonite Church USA, Sermon on the Mount Mennonite was among the congregations that joined the new Central Plains Mennonite Conference in 2000.

For many years the group met in the gym of the Calvin Christian School. In 1994 it purchased a building from the Riverside Presbyterian Church and has met there since.

In 2023 the congregation was part of the Central Plains Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Its website in 2023 said, "We worship on Sundays by reading the Scriptures, following the Christian year, prayer, singing, and communion."

Bibliography

"A new worshiping group,..." The Mennonite 91, no. 13 (30 March 1976): 223.

Schmidt, Diena, ed. The Northern District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church 1891-1991. Freeman, S.D.: The Conference, 1991: 163-164.

"Sioux Falls application turned down." The Mennonite (6 July 1976): 433.

Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 284.

Additional Information

Address: 1512 East Mulberry Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103

Phone: 605-357-9125

Website: https://sermononthemount-mennonite.org/

Denominational Affiliations: Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Lay leadership 1975-1980
J. Melvin Janzen 1980-1988
Orlando Goering (Interim) 1988-1989
Paul Martin 1990-1991
Richard L. Gehring 1991-1998
Rosella E. "Rosie" Epp 1998-2013
Christopher Montgomery 2014-2018
Lay leadership 2018-

Membership at Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1975 14
1980 11
1990 25
2000 29
2009 30
2020 19


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2023. Web. 17 Apr 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sermon_on_the_Mount_Mennonite_Church_(Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=176225.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2023). Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sermon_on_the_Mount_Mennonite_Church_(Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota,_USA)&oldid=176225.




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