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 Missional Conference and ACA on March 3-5, 2022.  We will be posting regular prayer updates on Wednesdays, and we encourage you to share them with your congregation by making them a part of your congregational prayer lists.

Feb. 23, 2022

Ohio Conference invites you to cover its upcoming Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-5 in prayer. Please pray for the organizers and volunteers from Zion Mennonite as they finalize details, Howard and Cathy Wagler as they lead the missional conference, Paula Snyder Belousek and Dick Barrett as they moderate the business sessions, and all those that have a part in the events. May these days draw us closer to each other and may the Lord’s Spirit be present and motivate us to do His work.

Feb. 16, 2022

On March 3-4, Howard and Cathy Wagler will be leading Ohio Conference’s annual Missional Conference at Zion Mennonite in Archbold, focusing on the theme Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor? Please pray for them as they put the finishing touches on their presentations. May the message God has given them touch the hearts of those attending.

Feb. 9, 2022

Ohio Conference’s Leadership Team is composed of Paula Snyder Belousek, Andrew Blount, Alvis Pettker, Vickie Yoder, Dick Barrett, Judy King and Alysa Short. You are invited to keep them in your prayers as they meet on Feb. 17, focusing on the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly business session discussions on March 4-5. May the Holy Spirit be present as they continue to guide and direct Conference.

Feb. 2, 2022

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its pastoral staff, Conference Minister Dick Barrett and Regional Pastors Tony Doehrmann and Ralph Reinford. Please remember them as they serve around Conference and prepare for their particular roles at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 4-5.

Jan. 26, 2022

Howard and Cathy Wagler, church planters from Hutchinson, Kansas, will be the presenters at Ohio Conference’s missional event and the worship speakers at the Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-5, at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. Please pray for the Waglers as they prepare to share on the topic of Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor? based on Luke 10:25-37. May God fill them with His Spirit and wisdom.

Jan. 19, 2022

Ohio Conference welcomes your prayers as the Gifts Discernment Ministry Team works at filling open positions in Conference. Pray for wisdom about whom to ask, as well as open hearts and minds for the people being asked.

Jan. 12, 2022

Ohio Conference invites you to lift up its search for a moderator in prayer. Currently Paula Snyder Belousek is serving as interim moderator. Pray for discernment both for the Gifts Discernment Ministry Team and the person God is calling. May the Spirit lead the right person to this leadership position.

Jan. 5, 2022

Ohio Conference’s Ministry Development Team is composed of nine individuals along with other staff and Leadership Team members. This group responds to needs around the conference and creates resource teams to fulfill these needs. The assistant moderator, Paula Snyder Belousek, is the chair. We invite you to remember this group in your prayers as they meet on Jan. 13, 2022.

Dec. 29, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for Duane Beck, Laura Hoag, Lesa King and Matthew Weaver. This group is planning for the worship services that will be held at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 4-5, 2022. Pray that they would feel the Spirit’s leading and direction as they plan these services focusing on Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor from Luke 10:25-37.

Dec. 15, 2021

Please continue to remember the planners of Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly which is planned for March 4-5, 2022, at Zion Mennonite in Archbold. Rachel Short is the In-house Coordinator from Zion. She is busy coordinating all the details needed for this event. Hold Rachel and the many Zion congregants helping her in your prayers. May they have wisdom, strength and peace.

Dec. 1, 2021

Ohio Conference’s Leadership Team will meet next on December 9. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to be with each member as they meet via Zoom. Pray for the Lord to cover them with wisdom, peace and discernment. May His presence be felt deeply by each one.

Nov. 17, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to remember its Gifts Discernment Ministry Team, chaired by Alvis Pettker, in your prayers. Composed of 11 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.

Nov. 3, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its Missional Resource Team, composed of Corben Boshart, Alex Dye, Kevin Himes, Jeff Hochstetler and Alysa Short.  Please pray that they would hear the Holy Spirit’s leading as they work together to plan the upcoming Missional Conference on March 3-4, 2022. The Missional Conference will focus on the theme Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor, based on Luke 10:25-37.

Oct. 20, 2021

Planning for Ohio Conference’s Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 3-5, 2022, has begun.  Please pray for wisdom, creativity, and peace as the planners work to coordinate the events’ many details.