Congregations invited to participate in Year of Covenant
All Ohio Conference congregations were invited to enter into a One-Year Covenant during 2016-17.
The document can be downloaded here: One Year of Covenant sign up for Congregations
Some excerpts from the covenant document are included here:
- We will attempt to participate fully, converse respectfully, and to the best of our abilities interact with the love and respect due to each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.
- We commit to support our Pastor/s in attendance at special events and freedom from congregational responsibilities while attending. We will as we are able give emphasis also to the Year of Mission events as the companion focus of this Covenant.
- We hope to build through our participation our own partnership with other fellowships in growing more into a Body of Christ, maturing as the Spirit leads us.
Pastors meet at Toledo Mennonite for third Year of Covenant Meeting
Thirty-nine people representing 29 congregations participated in the Year of Covenant Meeting for Pastors on Feb. 2 at Toledo Mennonite Church. Pastors met in groups for discussion. Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker led the session.
Maple Grove in Hartville hosts second Year of Covenant Meeting
Forty-five people took part in the second Ohio Conference Year of Covenant Meeting, which took place Sept. 28 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Hartville. The resource speaker for the day was David B. Miller, associate professor of missional leadership at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
Sharon Mennonite hosts first Year of Covenant Meeting
Fifty people participated in the first Ohio Conference Year of Covenant Meeting, which took place May 11 at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City. Credentialed leaders from around the Conference attended. The special resource speaker for the day was David Boshart of Iowa, who serves as executive conference director of Central Plains Mennonite Conference. In addition to input from David Boshart, the meeting included worship led by Alex and Erin Dye and times of discussion in table groups.