• Worship

    We worship Jesus as the one God sent to save us and restore us. To worship is to give extravagant respect or admiration to something. When we worship Jesus he gives us life like nothing else can.

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  • Faith

    We place our faith in Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world. Our faith and hope in Jesus is not without convincing historical evidence. Learn more about this Jesus who offers us healing and hope and put your faith in him.

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  • Witness

    A witness is simply someone who tells others what they have seen and experienced. We have seen and experienced how radically Jesus has restored our lives from pain and brokenness and made beautiful things out of our lives.

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Annual Assembly

Lilly Grant PresentationTwo hundred seventy-six people attended Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold, including 210 delegates from 54 congregations. Our thanks go to the planning committee, our hosts at Central Mennonite, and all those who volunteer efforts combined to make our time together as a conference meaningful and enjoyable!

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Ministry Grants

Missions 2

For the fifth year in a row, the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT) is accepting proposals from Conference congregations and related organizations for projects and mission initiatives. This year, the MDT has $21,614 available for grants.

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News & Stories

Year of Mission

Conference to begin Year of Mission

By Jacob Dodson Pastor, Wooster Mennonite Church Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA exists to nurture healthy congregations in worship, faith and witness. One of the best ways for the Conference to fulfill this purpose is by engaging in a Year of Mission in 2016-17. During this year the Conference will encourage members of local congregations to do mission in…

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Conference receipts drop during April

            Lower than hoped-for giving to Ohio Conference in April led to a deficit for the first month of the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to figures provided by Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Total receipts for the month were just $10,834, including $10,764 of congregational giving. That amount of congregational giving is the lowest monthly total…

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Sharon Mennonite hosts Year of Covenant Meeting

Fifty people participated in the first Ohio Conference Year of Covenant Meeting, which took place May 11 at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. Credentialed leaders from around the Conference attended. The special resource speaker for the day was David Boshart of Iowa, who serves as executive conference director of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. In addition to input from David…

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Awesomely and Wonderfully Made

In a passage often echoed in our own experience, a psalmist declares in considering his physical being: “I praise You, for I am awesomely, wonderfully made ….” — Psalm 139: 14 (TNK) We can readily identify even in our age of advancement in science and medicine at the almost unbelievable complexity and the mysterious functioning of the human body. Even…

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Going Organic

Organic is in! Everywhere we look new organic approaches to life are being touted as the healthy, the natural, the most environmentally friendly ways to be and live. So, I began pondering … Did Jesus espouse an organic approach to spirituality and discipleship? And, if so, just what exactly might that mean? On the last day, the great day of…

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Cliff Brubaker joins Ohio Conference as regional pastor

Cliff Brubaker has accepted a call from the Ohio Conference Leadership Team to serve as a regional pastor for the western part of the conference, beginning April 1. This half-time assignment is for a one-year interim period. A resident of Hillsdale, Mich., Brubaker has a long history of ministry in the Ohio Conference. He was pastor of Salem Mennonite Church…

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Inspiration

By Pastor George O’Reilly Transitional Conference Leader Inspiration. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I really need some. You see, most of the time I’m a pretty much a “keep on keeping on” kind of person. And that can be good, since that often seems like what I need to do, just keep moving. If I name it “persistence,”…

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