ZOAR Mennonite Brethren Church

400 S. Walnut, PO Box 126, Inman, KS  67546



Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church awaits the arrival of our next youth pastor, a man of God who will shepherd our youth into a renewed season of ministry and share our vision of connecting people to an everyday Gospel, each other, and our community.

Who We Are

The purpose of our church is to transform lives with the power of the Gospel of Jesus through the process of ministry that engages both believers and those who are seeking a relationship with God through worship, discipleship, serving, evangelism, and fellowship.

We are a diverse group of believers in Jesus Christ, walking together on a journey of faith. We are teachers, farmers, businessmen, homemakers, and people of many other occupations. As different as we are, we hold the common belief that the Bible is God’s Word, and it gives us direction for how to live our lives.

We believe that a personal relationship with Jesus is the only way to experience eternal life with God the Father. Through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, we are able to have a relationship through faith in which the Holy Spirit lives in us. We know that we are sinful people and we rely on God’s daily grace and forgiveness in order to have this personal relationship.

Zoar is affiliated with the Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, which is part of the larger U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Visit the Zoar MB Facebook page or Youtube page to learn more or to watch an online service.

About Inman

Established in 1887, Inman, Kansas is a rural community of 1,200, located between Hutchinson and McPherson and an easy 50-minute drive from Wichita. People choose to live in Inman for a slower-paced personal life, small-town values, and quality schools. Inman has many amenities of a larger town, including a public library, wellness center, doctor’s clinic, dentist, nursing home, two banks, two parks, shopping and eating establishments.

Life enriching opportunities abound within the community.  Five local churches are united by the Inman Ministerial Alliance, and the museum, senior citizen center, and various clubs host recreational activities throughout the year. Inman Elementary and Junior-Senior High Schools are classified 2A by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, with an average of 40 students per grade level. Go Teutons!

www.inmanks.org                                    https://censusreporter.org/profiles/16000US2034275-inman-ks/


Left: Annual car show and fishing derby; Center: Annual live Nativity; Right: Wheat harvest & Teuton pride at a basketball game


Preparing for a New Youth Pastor

In February of 2021, Pastor Dwight Carter announced his resignation as pastor of Zoar MB Church. His decision to step away from ministry after 19 years–12 as lead pastor, was difficult for him and for us, so we sought the help of the Southern District Conference to guide us through the transition. Interim Pastor Al Magnuson stepped in on May 1, 2021, and began leading us according to Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM) guidelines. We formed a transition team to examine our strengths and weaknesses and a Pastor Search Team to assess our current leadership structure. Zoar is a church with congregational governance, led by a representative council elected by the congregation. To our great joy and unanimous decision our Associate Pastor Andrew Wuerffel answered the call to become our new lead pastor. We are therefore searching for our next youth pastor to fulfill many of the responsibilities left by Pastor Andrew when he took over his new role.

Greatest Strengths: Zoar is blessed with a strong heritage and a core of mature, committed believers who have faithfully worshipped and served together for many years. We tend to have relatively long pastor tenures, averaging ten years, with few transitions. A recent congregational exercise identified our core values: children and youth, Bible knowledge, giving, tradition, and world missions. Additionally, we identified our aspirational values: prayer, lost people/cultural relevance/evangelism, grace oriented/loving relationships, and small groups.


We believe that gathering together as the Body of Christ for worship is the greatest privilege we have as God’s people. Our worship services include a blended style of music, contemporary Biblical messages, and warm fellowship. Throughout the year, we celebrate special times of worship through communion, Christmas services, testimony services, baptisms, and missions festivals.


  • Kingdom Kids Sunday School, Children’s Church, TeamKID
  • Cross Training Youth Ministry: Discipleship training for junior high and            high school students
  • Discipleship Hour: Sunday school classes for all age groups
  • Men’s and Women’s Bible studies
  • Sisters Ladies Ministry: Social and spiritual activities throughout the year
  • Men’s Fellowship: Fishing trips, prayer breakfasts, service projects
  • Church Events: Potluck dinners, cookouts, family camp, sunrise service
  • Outreach and Missions: Community VBS, Serve Week, mission trips,              missionary support

Qualifications & Expectations

The Youth Pastor must be a born-again believer actively walking in fellowship with the Lord. He must be open to the Holy Spirit’s direction and sense God’s call to the ministry. To be willing to grow in ministerial responsibilities. To have the ability to relate to the needs of young people, to teach and motivate the youth towards a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

The youth pastor shall set the example of godly living (I Tim. 3:1-7, 4:12-16, and II Tim. 4:1-4). He shall be in agreement with the Constitution and Confession of Faith of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. He shall support the vision, purpose, doctrine and policies of this church.

The Youth Pastor’s main responsibilities is to win, build, and equip youth to be disciples of Jesus Christ and to train them to be effective witnesses for Christ. He will be a member of the pastoral staff. He will be organizing and coordinating the ministries of the junior high and senior high youth. He will assist the pastor in coordinating the praise and worship ministry and will be available to help the Lead Pastor in other areas of church life. He will work with the Children’s Ministry Director in forming the direction of the core of the Christian Education Team.(See Zoar MB Church Youth Pastor Job Description for further details.)


Andrew Wuerffel, Lead Pastor 704-681-3185  andrew@zoarmb.org

Julie Bengston, Children’s Ministry Director 620-242-4587   julie@zoarmb.org

Melissa Funk, Secretary 620-585-6999 melissa@zoarmb.org