What We Believe

Built in 1840, the predecessor of Ebenezer Mennonite Church was simply known as the “Swiss Church.” In 1846, the “Swiss Mennonite Church” was constructed. The Ebenezer Mennonite Church replaced that structure in 1869 on the present location. The church has been enlarged and updated in 1883, 1928, 1964, 1979 and most recently in 2001 when the Crossroads Ministry Center was constructed. The Ebenezer church body was formerly affiliated with the General Conference of Mennonite Churches, but currently has no conference affiliation.

Church Location
Ebenezer Mennonite church is located in Allen County at the crossroads of Phillips and Columbus Grove Roads, two miles west of Bluffton, Ohio. Bluffton is a small university town of 4,000 and is situated approximately an hour from Toledo and 90 minutes from Columbus, Dayton and Ft. Wayne. Major shopping areas include Lima and Findlay, both around 20 miles from Bluffton.

Ministry Staff
Sr. Pastor – Rev. Jim King – since 2008
Pastor of Christian Education and Family Ministries - Dale Seefeldt since September 2013                     Pastor Emeritus – Rev. Richard Potter – since 2003
Student Ministries – Pastor David Glick - since 2015
Church Administrator – Kathy Brauen since 2003
Secretary/Receptionist – Deb Hilty – since 2003
Assistant Receptionist/Secretary - Janie Wireman - since 2017

Office Copy Technician – Janet Messinger since 1978

Custodian – Doug Messinger – since 1998
Assistant Custodian – Greg Luginbill – since 2003
Assistant Custodian – Tim Stockman – since 2006

Church Membership – 528
Average Sunday Morning Attendance – 389
Missions Focus
For over 40 years, Ebenezer has maintained a strong emphasis on world missions, both in giving and going. The church body currently supports 47 active missionaries, of which 9 are part of the Ebenezer family, representing 28 mission agencies.

Church Services/Program Highlights
Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship (9:00 a.m.)
Sunday Worship Gathering (10:15 a.m.)
The Good News Hour (10:00 a.m. 2 years old – K)
Sunday Evening Service (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday Evening Family Night (7:00 p.m.)
Senior High/Junior High Small Group Bible Studies & Large Group Activities
Annual Missions Conference
Annual Youth Missions Trip
Adult Short-term Missionary Service
Vacation Bible School
Children Choirs/Adult Choir/Worship Team
Musicals by Children
Women’s & Men’s Ministries
Special Speakers & Concerts