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 the schedule for more information.

Thriving in Church Ministries Cohort w/Ashland Theological Seminary – description

Thriving in Ministry Calendar

The other opportunity is AMBS’s Journey Missional Leader­ship Development Program, designed for those in a congrega­tion who might be exploring a call to pastoral ministry or have just begun pastoral ministry with minimal ministerial educa­tion. The three-year program is completed mostly online, but it also includes two weekend learning retreats each year and the as­signment of a mentor to walk alongside the participant. For more details, see the program flier below.  Ohio Conference offers scholarships to participants.

Journey handout 2021-06

If you or anyone from your congregation might have an interest in either of these programs, please contact Conference Minister Dick Barrett at ohioconferenceminister@gmail.com or (937) 935-2549.