Pastoral Relations

Partnering with LM

Lancaster Mennonite School partners with our local participating churches and families to partner in the mission and ministry of nurturing and educating our students. Families, churches and LM partner together to create the best possible environment for our children to grow and develop through excellent academics, theatre arts, athletics, and problem solving skills that will help them flourish in the 21st Century.

Pastoral Engagement

Lancaster Mennonite School was begun in 1942, during World War II, by local Mennonite pastors and leaders to walk along side the youth of that day to encourage and equip them for their faith journey of following Jesus “in the world” and yet “not of the world.”  Learn more about LM History – click here.

Today pastors and leaders of our churches are very integral in partnering together with LM in the growth and development of our students as followers of Jesus as we prepare them to be life-long learners, listeners, and leaders for the 21st century.

Pastors and church leaders are welcome on our campuses at any time.  There are designated times each year for pastors to visit our students, faculty and staff.

In the event of a crisis on any of our campuses, pastors are invited to be present with students to comfort and pray with our students as needed.

Pastors participate in our chapel services regularly.  If you or your pastor is interested in speaking at LM, please contact Jeremiah Denlinger, LM Chapel Coordinator at: or (717) 740-2444.

Pastor Visitation Days

Pastor Visitation Days are arranged at each campus so pastors and church leaders can get into the classrooms with their respective students. Invitations will be sent prior to the dates.

2019 Dates:

  • October 17, at the Lancaster Campus
  • November 7, at New Danville
  • December 13, at Locust Grove
  • More TBD

Pastor Breakfasts

Pastor Breakfasts at Lancaster Mennonite are hosted three times a year to provide a forum for pastors, students, faculty and administrators to get to know and share with each other. Invitations will be sent prior to the dates.

2019 – 2020 Dates:

  • September 24, 2019 at the Lancaster Campus – 7:30 am
  • January 28, 2020 at the Lancaster Campus – 7:30 am
  • March 24, 2020 at the Locust Grove Campus – 7:30 am

LM Church Matching Partnership

Our partnership goal is to make a significant discount available to students from partner churches that strengthens connections between congregations, families and the school. These scholarships are not need based, but are based on donations from congregations that are matched by the school. Recipients may also qualify for need-based assistance.

Every church who has students at LM is invited and encouraged to participate as partner churches.

Partnering churches can host international students, host Campus Chorale concerts, and can invite LM faculty and staff members to share and serve with their congregations.

Lancaster Mennonite is currently partnered with 17 LMC congregations, 12 ACC congregations, and 6 other congregations in the Lancaster area. A full list of current partners and scholarship options can be found by clicking the buttons below.

LM and Church Conference Affiliations

Lancaster Mennonite School is blessed to have LMC (Lancaster Mennonite Conference) and ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) as two bodies of local Mennonites who support and partner with the mission and ministry of LM.

In its formation LM was largely comprised of churches and families from Lancaster Conference now LMC.  Later, ACC, Atlantic Coast Conference / MC USA joined Lancaster Conference as the two primary Conferences of Lancaster Mennonite School.  To this day, a majority of the Mennonite and Anabaptist students at LM attend churches within these two conferences. Currently our students come from over 200 churches in our geographical area.  Mennonites compose the largest of these other denominations who attend LM.

As of 2017 Lancaster Mennonite School is connected to the broader Mennonite Church through Atlantic Coast Conference because of its governance and oversight by the Mennonite Education Agency which is one of the Agencies of MC USA.  LMC continues to be a major influence at Lancaster Mennonite with faculty and students being members of their churches.

In addition, LM is is blessed to partner with the Mennonite World Conference. Some of our international students come from Mennonite churches around the world. They are members of our global Mennonite Convention called Mennonite World Conference.

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