Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) planning team, along with its prayer coordinator, would like to encourage your congregation to be in prayer leading up to this year’s Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 4-6, 2021. This year ACA will take place online on Zoom. We will be posting regular prayer updates, and we encourage you to share them with your congregation by making them a part of your congregational prayer lists.

Feb. 24, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to cover its upcoming Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 4-6 in prayer. Please pray for the organizers and technology coordinator as they finalize details, Brad Roth as he leads the missional conference, Lynn Miller as he moderates the business sessions, and all those that have a part in the events. May these online events draw us closer to each other and may the Lord’s Spirit be present and motivate us to do His work.

Feb. 17, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to raise up Lynn Roth from Central Mennonite in your prayers this week. Lynn is coordinating all of the technological logistics for the upcoming Missional Conference with Brad Roth on March 4-5 and the Annual Conference Assembly on March 6. Pray for peace and wisdom as he works to make these online events possible.

Feb. 10, 2021

Brad Roth, author of God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church, will be the presenter at Ohio Conference’s missional event and the worship speaker at the Annual Conference Assembly March 4-6.  Please pray for Brad as he prepares to share on the topic of The Mission of the Church in God’s Country based on John 1:35-51 and 1 Peter 3:15-16a.  May God fill him with His Spirit and wisdom.

Feb. 3, 2021

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its Conference Minister, Dick Barrett, and its 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 6.

Jan. 27, 2021

Ohio Conference’s winter cluster meetings will be held via Zoom on Feb. 2, 4, 9 and 11. Participants will be discussing the proposed budget and other information related to ACA (Annual Conference Assembly) on March 6. We invite you to keep both those leading and attending these meetings in your prayers.

Jan. 20, 2021

Ohio Conference’s Leadership Team is composed of Lynn Miller, Paula Snyder Belousek, Dean Falb, Alvis Pettker, Vickie Yoder, Dick Barrett, Judy King and Alysa Short. You are invited to keep them all in your prayers. May the Holy Spirit be present as they continue to guide and direct Conference.

Jan. 6, 2021

Ohio Conference encourages you to continue to remember in your prayers its upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 6. Pray especially for Conference Minister Dick Barrett and Moderator Lynn Miller as they coordinate the business sessions.

Dec. 30, 2020

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. 7, 2021.

Dec. 16, 2020

Planning work for Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) on March 6, 2021, is in full swing. Please cover the planning team, composed of Alysa Short, Judy King, Dick Barrett, Dan Hooley and Lynn Roth, in prayer as they work at creating a shortened ACA conducted entirely on Zoom.

Dec. 2, 2020

Ohio Conference invites you to remember its Gifts Discernment Ministry Team 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. 18, 2020

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for Mara Weaver Boshart, Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells and Bill Seymour.  This group is already planning for the worship service that will be held at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 6.  Pray that they would feel the Spirit’s leading and direction as they plan the worship service focusing on John 1:35-51.

Nov. 4, 2020

Ohio Conference invites your continued prayer for the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly on March 6, 2021. Please ask the Holy Spirit to direct the planners and speaker as they continue working on the coordination of logistics. Please also ask for discernment as delegates prepare to come together to do the work of Conference.

Oct. 21, 2020

Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its Missional Resource Team, composed of Corben Boshart, Jacob Dodson, Alex Dye, and Alysa Short. Please pray that they would hear the Holy Spirit’s leading as they work together to plan the upcoming Missional Conference, which will focus on the rural church being missional. This online event will take place March 4-5, 2021.

Oct. 7, 2020

Ohio Conference’s virtual fall missional meetings are scheduled for different regions on Oct. 20, 22, 27, and 29. Pray for the Missional Resource Team as they prepare the content of the meeting, which will focus on March’s missional conference led by pastor and author Brad Roth. Please also remember the attendees as they hear Conference updates and begin to process information related to the Missional Conference and the Annual Conference Assembly.

Sept. 23, 2020

Planning has begun for Ohio Conference’s Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 4-6, 2021. There is an additional level of preparation this year as this year’s events will be virtual. Please pray for wisdom, creativity and peace as the planners work to coordinate the events’ many details.