• 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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    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 Conference Assembly

Bluffton University will host the 2018 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference on March 9-10, 2018. The theme for ACA will be “Gathered and Sent,” based on 1 Peter 2:9-10 and Luke 10:1-12. Ohio Conference also will hold a missional conference at Bluffton University immediately prior to ACA, on March 8-9.

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Conference minister search

The search committee appointed to find the next conference minister for the Ohio Conference is working in consultation with Bob Sauder, Ohio Conference moderator; and Terry Shue, director of leadership development for Mennonite Church USA. Pictured left to right are Robb Esh, Jeff Hochstetler, John Rohrer, Paula Snyder Belousek, LaVonne Hartman, Terry Shue and Bob Sauder.

Ohio Conference is seeking a half-time conference minister. Applications are being accepted until Nov. 30, 2017.

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News & Stories

Cliff Brubaker to take on new role

Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold has voted to call Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker to a .25 FTE role in its collaborative ministry team, and Cliff has accepted the congregation’s call. He will begin his work at Zion on Jan.1, 2018. Cliff currently has two half-time roles with the Ohio Conference. He will continue his half-time role as regional pastor for the west…

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Conference seeks half-time Conference Minister

Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA is seeking a part-time (50 percent) Conference Minister with a vision of the church in mission to lead a conference made up of 51 congregations spanning Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, primarily in small town and rural communities.  Accepting applications immediately with projected start date March 2018. For a full job description consult: http://bit.ly/OHConferenceMinister. Women and…

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Advent At Home guide is for families

Central Plains Mennonite Conference and www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org are offering a free, downloadable guide for family worship during Advent written by Elsie Rempel. This resource, titled Yes! Let it Be!, is designed for parents to use at home with their children. For use between Dec. 3 and Jan. 6, the worship guide includes a daily Bible reading, short litany, songs, hands-on activities and…

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Conference deficit grows during October

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For the second month in a row, expenses outpaced receipts for the Ohio Conference during October, according to figures provided by Ohio Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth. Receipts for the month totaled $24,691, including $21,360 in congregational giving. Total expenses for the month were $26,391, resulting in a -$1,700 operating balance for the month. At the end of October, the…

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The search is on

In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, hosts Bill Seymour and Thomas Dunn discuss the search for a new half-time conference minister with Jeff Hochstetler, a member of the search committee. Jeff describes the type of person the search committee is seeking and talks about some of the expectations for this position. Since this episode of Ohio Conference Cast…

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Pastor-Spouse Retreat offers time away for couples

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Twenty-five couples took part in the Ohio Conference Pastor-Spouse Retreat at Mohican State Park on Nov. 10-12. Resource speakers for the weekend were James Lapp and Miriam Book, and Tim Shue led music. The weekend also included a chance for couples to enjoy the outdoors in the state park during free time. Photos by Cliff Brubaker

Learning more about mental illness

By Alysa Short Members of Amish and Mennonite communities are helping researchers learn more about bipolar disorder. On Nov. 5, more than 100 people attended a presentation of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio, to learn more about this research. The event, coordinated by Bev Miller from Central, featured Dr. Francis…

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Sending comforters with love

By Ellen Nussbaum It all began during this past summer with a vision: Ken Neuenschwander, leader of the Outreach and Service Ministry at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church (Kidron), and his daughter, Sara Obri, who attends Lee Heights Mennonite Church (Cleveland) and is on the MCC Great Lakes Board, began talking together about doing a joint comforter knotting bee with the two…

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