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Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
Who do you call when you have a toothache? A dentist, of course! What about if your engine fails on your car? A mechanic, right? When the challenge before you has a readily available solution that comes in the form of an expert, you're likely facing a technical challenge. But, too often in leadership in the local church, we treat adaptive issues as if they are technical problems. Need a primer on the difference between technical problems and adaptive issues?... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
Although Hurricane Florence weakened to a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall on the east coast, the storm has still dumped more than 30 inches of rain on parts of the Carolinas since last Thursday. Flooding quickly became the greatest concern and led to more than 30 deaths, plus thousands of homes destroyed. With officials still in crisis mode, this is not the time to go to the Carolinas to try and help. Instead, consider providing these other forms of... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
You already know backpacks and file cabinets both hold stuff. But, what do backpacks and file cabinets have to do with leading a movement of Jesus followers? In this episode we talk about: • File cabinets storing information about Jesus. • Backpacks going with us on a daily missional adventure with Jesus. • The challenge is, it can be easy to treat personal, daily disciplines of discipleship like a file cabinet. Gather it and store information that never lea... continue reading
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
Sign up now for the upcoming fall Lay Servant Ministry Classes:  Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry: the Basic Course  October 27, 2018 at Marysville First UMC and the Advanced Course, Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity) on October 26 and 27, 2018 at Marysville First UMC.   Basic Course Information Polity Course Information  
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
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Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
World Communion Sunday is October 7, 2018. This is one of six Special Sundays in The United Methodist Church and commemorates the world-wide and connectional nature of the UMC. The United Methodist Church has created a wide selection of resources to celebrate this Sunday in your congregation, including Facebook images and videos, worship videos, e-books, infographics, bulletin inserts, and more. Click here to download resources for free.
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
As Hurricane Florence continues its path toward the east coast, the people of The West Ohio Conference are asked to pray for those who will be impacted by the storm. At present, the Category 4 hurricane is expected to strike land late Thursday or early Friday, with strong winds and rain coming as early as Wednesday evening. Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued, and major inland and river flooding is also expected. More than one million peo... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
LeaderCast Episode 022: She did WHAT? “She did WHAT?” is not just a question you might ask about the first story shared in this episode. It is a question about living as followers of Jesus. You’ll hear stories that may leave you saying, “She did WHAT?” and stories that take you into the heart of the city. We’ll introduce a group experience that offers the opportunity for every day mission trips. In the end, we’ll explore how current events continue to weave a t... continue reading
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
The West Ohio Conference is seeking a full-time, on-site Director for Camp Wesley, one of our three conference-owned camps in Bellefontaine, OH. As a member of our Camping & Retreat Ministries team, the Wesley Camp Director will be a spiritually-led, dynamic, energetic, dedicated, and experienced camping professional who will lead and oversee our growing camping and retreat ministry. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing day to... continue reading
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
According to Bill Hull, author and founder of The Bonhoeffer Project, "the gospel we preach determines the disciples we make." Using this core truth as a guide, the Bonhoeffer Project provides a process through which each participant works with other pastors/ministry leaders to develop and refine a Discipleship Flow Process/Strategy for their specific context. Beginning in September, this training is coming to Northwest Ohio. Rev. Rich Rakay (Delphos Trinity UM... continue reading