• 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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Pastor-Spouse Retreat

Ohio Conference will hold a Pastor-Spouse Retreat Nov. 12-14 at the Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The theme of this event will be “Live and Laugh.” Pastors and their spouses are invited to find the joy in the everyday through laughter and stories.

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Ministry Grants

Ministry Grants are back! Aug. 6 is the deadline to submit a grant proposal to the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT). The MDT is accepting proposals from Conference congrega­tions and related organizations for projects and mission initiatives. The MDT has $19,630 available for grants in 2020.

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News & Stories

Workshop recordings available

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Ohio Conference held a series of online workshops during March and April. If you missed them, don’t worry. You can watch recordings of the workshops. See the Workshops page for the recordings. Watch the Recordings

New Pastor Orientation set for Aug. 15-16

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Ohio Conference will hold a New Pastor Orientation Aug. 15-16 at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Mt. Hope. This free event is designed for all pastors new to the Ohio Conference. Spouses are also invited. In addition to being introduced to Conference resources, participants will have the opportunity to get to other pastors new to the Ohio Conference. There…

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MDT to award Ministry Grants

Ministry Grants are back! Aug. 6 is the deadline to submit a grant proposal to the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT). The MDT is accepting proposals from Conference con­gregations and related organizations for projects and mission ini­tiatives. The MDT has $19,630 available for grants in 2020. Since 2012 the MDT has awarded grants each summer, providing funds for a wide variety of projects…

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Leadership development opportunities available

Ohio Conference has two opportunities for leadership enrichment and development beginning in September. The first, a Thriving in Ministry cohort, is for pastors who are already serving in a congregation. It will run from September 2021 to April 2022 and will focus on the well-being of pastors, effective practices in min­istry, and leadership development. Please see the description of the program and…

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Giving to Conference drops in May

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Giving to the Ohio Conference was significantly lower in May than in April, according to figures provided by Conference Financial Coordinator Stan Helmuth.

Receipts for May totaled just $20,720, compared to $35,960 in April. Giving from congregations totaled $20,481, down somewhat from the $23,264 received in April. However, giving from individuals dropped to $200 for the month, compared with the $12,657 received in April.

Expenses for May totaled $27,719, resulting in a deficit of $6,999 for the month. Even so, as of the end of May, the Conference had an operating surplus of $5,415 for the year to date. The Conference fiscal year ends March 31, 2022.

Showing God’s love to immigrants:  Will you join us?

The Immigration Resource Team of Ohio Conference is aware of many immigrants seeking asylum at our southern border. We ask: “How can we here in Ohio show them God’s welcoming love?”    We remember the amazing way a dozen or so Ohio Conference churches came together to assemble 175 immigration welcome kits in the fall of 2019.  Covid-19 precautions prevent this…

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The Rest of Micah 6:8

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By Dick Barrett, conference minister He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  — Micah 6:8 (NIV) I have now been a part of the Mennonite Church for almost 25 years. Many things attracted me to the…

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