Over the past five years approximately 13 congregations across Ohio Conference have participated in the Missional Discipleship Group initiative which was started by Mennonite Mission Network (MMN). Over that time many of our pastors and other congregational leaders have been trained as coaches. The training has also been reduced from three eight-month-long training cohorts to one.

While MMN is pausing their leading of this training to evaluate the virtual teaching platform they would like to use moving forward, they have graciously agreed to retain the rights to the platform they had been using so Ohio Conference can continue to offer the training. Any congregations, pastors, or other church leaders who would like to participate in a new eight-month training cohort beginning this fall, or who would like more information regarding the training, please contact Conference Minister Dick Barrett at ohioconferenceminister@gmail.com.