Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Are you putting off celebrating someone on your team because you’re not sure what to celebrate, let alone how to celebrate them? Here are five conversations to create a culture where celebrating God’s presence is the norm. Then, explore the questions you can ask to get the heart of celebrating how God is working in the lives of others and your community. Listen to Five Conversations Every Leader Must Have - The Value of Celebration
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
On September 9-11, 2019, the Board of Ordained Ministry in partnership with the Office of Ministry will launch the first group for the newly-created Reflecting, Equipping, and Flourishing Process. Dr. Brian Law, chairperson for the Board of Ordained Ministry ("the Board"), shared in his Annual Conference report the following:"The work that we do in licensing and credentialing candidates for ministry is about helping people identify and celebrate new adventures.... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Next year, Bishop Palmer and Cynthia will lead the Alpine Odyssey, a nine-day European adventure to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, from July 27-August 4, 2020. Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau once every 10 years. Other stops on the adventure will include Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and more. Registrations must be received by January 29, 2020, to avoid a late payment fee. For more information, click here...
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Thanks in large part to the leadership of United Methodist Missionary Lorraine Charinda, the Kamisamba Farm in the DR Congo was able to produce enough corn and vegetables to supply the Annual Conference session of the North Katanga Episcopal Area - about 900 people! In addition, the farm provided produce for the recent Pastor's School, which was co-led by a team from West Ohio. You can learn more about Lorraine or support her work in the Congo by visiting her w... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
There are times it is easy to celebrate. A celebration can come easy when you’re looking forward to a birthday, anniversary, or milestone of a loved one or colleague. But how do you celebrate – and what should you celebrate – when things get tough? We’ve identified three times it can be difficult to celebrate. These ideas are not exhaustive. You’ll gain insights on where to focus and what to celebrate when, at first glance, celebrating seems difficult, or even... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
One hundred volunteers gathered at Westwood United Methodist Church on a warm August afternoon to build Cincinnati’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, cherries and sprinkles. It took a year of Sundays to create this special sundae. In 2018, Jack Crego, a fifth-grade student, developed the idea as a See All The People project at Westwood UMC. Every ministry group and individual at the church was challenged to share ideas th... continue reading
Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Known as ‘the church with the warm heart,’ RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, located in the Maumee Watershed District, was awarded the 2018 West Ohio Conference One Matters award from Discipleship Ministries. The One Matters Initiative was created to celebrate churches that are extending the love of Christ into the community and bringing new members into their congregations. It recognizes a congregation who has transformed zero professions of faith... continue reading
Friday, Aug 9, 2019
Resources for Responding to Violence as People of Faith On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I (Sara) remember thinking then, surely, this will lead to public outrage and there will never be another mass shooting in our country again. I was wrong. We were wrong. In 2019 alone, there have been 250 mass shootings in our country as of this writing. One reporter in Tennessee noted we’ve had more mass sho... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
Brawls, Mistakes, and Armor If you’re thinking, "I’m not planning on getting into any fights today," neither are we. But if you pay attention to the world around you there are often leadership lessons that emerge. Such was the case with a baseball game, a book, and daily life. So, what do a brawl at a baseball game, denying our mistakes, and armor have to do with leadership? We’re glad you asked. In Episode 079 of LeaderCast, Tim and Sara explore how minis... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
The CAN District is pleased to present Jason Moore, nationally-known worship coach and author from Midnight Oil Productions, as he helps us to better connect and build lasting relationships with visitors.  Gain practical tips and advice, and learn things you probably haven’t considered that effect your visitors’ first impressions!  Join us on Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the West Ohio Conference Center.  Learn: Top website priorities * Best prac... continue reading