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Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Bishop Palmer’s Leadership Clinics are back! This fall, we welcome three new guests to share about leadership, life, and leading with boldness. Each Clinic offers a LIVE training by the guest, an exclusive interview with Bishop Palmer, and a Q&A to answer questions from the viewing audience. The fall lineup includes: September 17 - Nadia Bolz-Weber, NY Times bestselling author and pastor October 14 - Beth Comstock, known as GE’s Czar of Innovation Novem... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Registration is now open for the Building Bridges of Opportunity 2021 Community Experience – a free, online event to be held October 14-16. Last year’s event brought over 500 faith leaders, criminal justice and corrections professionals, community leaders, and impacted persons together to connect and collaborate. This year’s experience will provide an opportunity to chart a better course for reentry and reintegration after incarceration as we recover from the d... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Rev. Diane Mendelson serves at Grand Lake United Methodist Church in the No... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Kindway, a UM Foundation nonprofit partner, is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving incarcerated men and women as they transition from inmate to community member. Kindway staff and volunteers serve Marion Correctional Institution and the Ohio Reformatory for Women. This year marks the organization’s 10 year anniversary. Through Embark, Kindway’s flagship program, candidates participate in a program that begins one year before their release through on... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
Join us for our Multiply Minis in August! Multiply Minis are interactive, relevant, and timely trainings for ministry leaders and churches to multiply your impact. Minis are free for West Ohio clergy and laity. Watch the promo videos below to find out more about each Mini. August 17, 2021 Innovative Evangelism: How to Connect with New People, Build Community, and Make Disciples in a Digital World, Bit by Bit Click here for preview August 25, 2021 What’s Stan... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
West Ohio Conference has launched an innovative new approach to resourcing the local church through Regional Missional Specialists. This approach embodies the heart of what it means to be connectional and will help us to achieve the mission of equipping local churches even more effectively across the West Ohio Conference. Rev. Suzanne Allen, Rev. Karen Cook, Rev. Wendy Lybarger, and Rev. Sara Thomas, who formerly provided leadership as Assistants to the Dist... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Evangelism extends God’s love in a variety of contexts and settings; it impacts and engages all generations; and evangelism is built upon relationship – both with God and with those around us. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Rev. David Meredith is the pastor of Clifton United Methodist Church in Cin... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Stewardship is a word used frequently in Christian settings, yet is one that has multiple meanings. All are important in our walk with Christ as well as our work in the church. Stewardship as Biblical Principal The Bible speaks to stewardship as a call upon our lives. Made in the image of God, our role is to be stewards of God’s creation and all that is in it. In other words, we are to take care of it as if it belonged to someone else, because it does. How are... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
Do you have an idea for a new faith community or ministry? We'd love to meet with you! Greenhouse is West Ohio’s leader development program for spiritual entrepreneurs. Each year, individuals are invited to go through this 6-month journey to learn skills and to develop a vision for a sustainable new ministry. During the training, the group is asked to launch a new project with a team approach to learn how to start something new, collaborate and engage in entrep... continue reading
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
The Early Response Training Basic Class will be offered on Saturday, September 18, from 8am-4pm, at Aley United Methodist Church in Beavercreek. This UMCOR training will teach you how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need. You will learn how to provide a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to the family's personal property, which may include tarping, debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes, etc. FEMA recog... continue reading