Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) planning team, which includes its prayer coordinator, would like to encourage your congregation to be in prayer leading up to this year’s Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-4, 2023. We will be sending regular prayer updates on Wednesdays that we encourage you to share with your congregation by making them a part of your congregational prayer lists.
Feb. 22, 2023
Feb. 15, 2023
Feb. 8, 2023
Ohio Conference continues to invite you to cover each of its congregations in prayer leading up to Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-4. Pray especially for the delegates and that God will reveal His will for Ohio Conference.
Feb. 1, 2023
Ohio Conference invites you to cover all of its constituency in prayer leading up to its Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-4. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide this time of discernment. May the Lord direct the Leadership Team, pastors, delegates and congregational members around Conference as we listen for His direction.
Jan. 25, 2023
Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for Kevin Himes, Keith Lyndaker Schlabach, and Miriam Zehr. This group is planning the worship services that will be held at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-4, 2023. Pray that they would feel the Spirit’s leading and direction as they plan these services based on Ephesians 3:16-21 and the theme of Doing Life Together: Rooted and Grounded in Love.
Jan. 18, 2023
Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its Conference Minister, Dick Barrett, and its Regional Pastor, Tony Doehrmann. Please remember them as they serve around Conference and prepare for their particular roles at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-4.
Jan. 11, 2023
Ohio Conference invites you to cover its upcoming Cluster Meetings in prayer. These meetings will take place on Jan. 17 at Maple Grove Mennonite, Hartville; Jan. 19 at Toledo Mennonite; Jan. 24 at Sharon Mennonite; Jan. 26 at Orrville Mennonite; and Jan. 30 via Zoom. Pray for wisdom, especially for Moderator Ken Sims and Conference Minister Dick Barrett as they lead these meetings. May all who attend be covered in the love and unity of Christ.
Jan. 4, 2023
Ohio Conference invites you to lift up Moderator Ken Sims in prayer. May the Lord bless him, guide him, and give him strength and wisdom as he leads not only the Leadership Team but also all of Ohio Conference. Pray that the Spirit’s hand will be upon him.
Dec. 21, 2022
Please continue to remember the planners of Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly, which is planned for March 3-4, 2023, at Central Christian School in Kidron. This group is composed of Dick Barrett, Matt Ellington, Dan Hooley, Judy King, Paula Snyder Belousek, and Alysa Short. May they have wisdom, strength and peace as they coordinate all of the details.
Dec. 7, 2022
Nov. 23, 2022
Ohio Conference invites you to cover the work of its Strategic Planning Team in prayer. This team is composed of Dick Barrett, Joel Shenk, Michelle Steffen, and Tyson Stuckey and is coached by process consultant Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi. Pray for wisdom as they compile a plan for living into Conference’s mission statement and future denominational affiliation.
Nov. 9, 2022
Ohio Conference’s Leadership Team will meet on Nov. 17. This team is composed of Dick Barrett, Ken Sims, Paula Snyder Belousek, Andrew Blount, Jared Chase, Myron Weaver, Judy King, and Alysa Short. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to breathe over them wisdom and peace as they meet via Zoom.
Oct. 26, 2022
Ohio Conference invites you to remember its Gifts Discernment Ministry Team in your prayers. Composed of 10 members, the team is currently working on finding volunteers to fill vacancies for the next Conference year. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as they continue their work and for those asked to be open to using their gifts.
Oct. 12, 2022
Planning for Ohio Conference’s Missional Workshop and Annual Conference Assembly on March 2-4, 2023, at Central Christian School in Kidron, has begun. Please pray for wisdom, creativity and peace as the planners work to coordinate the events’ many details.