Winter 2016 Delegate News #4
We look forward to seeing you next week!
In one week delegates will be gathering at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA). Assembly planners are busy finalizing details for our time together.
The Gifts Discernment Ministry Team has been hard at work, developing the slate of nominees which delegates will vote upon at ACA. A copy of the 2016 Ohio Conference Slate is included here. Please note that several positions remain open at this time.
Please be in prayer for our time together at ACA
Praying for ACA…
We ask you to pray…
- For the planners and organizers as they work at the final preparations and last-minute details;
- For leaders and presenters as they prepare for worship, business sessions, workshops, and times of fellowship;
- For all participants
… that this year’s ACA will be filled with the creating/re-creating presence of God; the loving, peaceable presence of Jesus Christ; and the mighty and sustaining presence of the Holy Spirit.
Suggested prayer points…
- That the Holy Spirit will cover, protect and guide each aspect of the Assembly
- That each person attending ACA will be strengthened in their relationship with God and others
- For increased clarity in understanding the work of Ohio Conference, and increased support for its work in expanding the Kingdom of God
- That the worship, business, and workshop leaders will be able to bring Spirit-led messages to empower our Conference ministry
- That the Holy Spirit will guide the discussion and discernment in business sessions as well as in casual conversations
- Wisdom for delegates as they discuss actions and vote on decisions
- That financial resources will be made available to support needed ministries
- That volunteer workers will be led to fill needed positions
- That all Conference staff and volunteer workers will be Spirit-led with wisdom and strength to carry out their responsibilities
- That the congregations of Ohio Conference will seek God’s will together with a renewed spirit
- Protection and safety for those traveling