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 ACA on March 7-9, 2019. We will be sending 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.
Please share these prayer requests with your congregation:
Feb. 27, 2019
Ohio Conference invites you to cover its upcoming Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 7-9 in prayer. Please pray for the organizers as they finalize details, the speakers leading the missional conference, Bob Sauder as he moderates the business sessions, and all those that have a part in the events. May the Lord’s Spirit be present.
Feb. 20, 2019
Attendees to Ohio Conference’s Annual Conference Assembly will have the opportunity to attend a workshop of their choice. We invite you to please be in prayer for the workshop presenters as they prepare their presentations and as they present on Friday, March 8.
Feb. 13, 2019
Sally Schreiner Youngquist and Steve North will be the presenters at Ohio Conference’s missional event as well as the worship speakers at the Annual Conference Assembly March 7-9. Please pray for them as they prepare to share on the topic of legacy churches anchoring missional communities based on Acts 11:19-30. May they be filled with God’s Spirit and wisdom.
Feb. 6, 2019
Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its conference minister, Dick Barrett, and its regional pastors, Cliff Brubaker and Ralph Reinford. Please remember them as they serve around Conference and prepare for their particular roles at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly.
Jan. 30, 2019
Ohio Conference invites you to pray for its moderator, Bob Sauder, as he prepares to lead the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly. Please pray that God would give him wisdom and strength and that he will be filled with the peace of God’s presence both now and during the conference.
Jan. 23, 2019
Jan. 16, 2019
Ohio Conference’s annual cluster meetings will be held at Beech Mennonite on Jan. 22; Oak Grove Mennonite, West Liberty, on Jan. 24; Central Mennonite on Jan. 29; and Crown Hill Mennonite on Jan. 31. Participants will be discussing the proposed budget and a resolution on immigration, both of which will be voted on at Annual Conference Assembly in March. We invite you to keep both those leading and attending these meetings in your prayers.
Jan. 9, 2019
On Monday, Jan. 14, Ohio Conference’s Missional Planning Team will be meeting with Steve North and Sally Schreiner Youngquist, the speakers at this year’s missional conference on March 7-8. Please pray for the Spirit’s guidance as they discern the schedule and discuss the general topics for the conference.
Dec. 26, 2018
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, Thomas Dunn, is the chair. We invite you to remember this group in your prayers as they oversee the work of the Missional Planning Team and the Immigration Resource Team. Please also pray for the work that they will do at their next meeting on Jan. 10.
Dec. 12, 2018
Ohio Conference’s Immigration Resource Team will be meeting Dec. 20 to continue its work on developing a resolution to present to the delegates at Annual Conference Assembly in March. This team is composed of Dan King, Hannah Troyer, Mara Weaver Boshart, Kelsey Troyer and Alysa Short. Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s direction as they work together at creating this document.
Nov. 28, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for Miriam Zehr, Dottie Hathaway and Leiah Abshear. This group is planning for the worship services that will be held at the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly in March. Pray that they would feel the Spirit’s leading and direction as they plan two worship services based around the themes from Acts 11:19-30.
Oct. 24, 2018
Ohio Conference invites you to pray for Erin Yoh, this year’s workshop coordinator for the upcoming Annual Conference Assembly. Remember her as she coordinates the logistics of planning for the workshops and their attendees.
Oct. 10, 2018
Ohio Conference invites you to be in prayer for its Missional Planning Team, composed of Paula Snyder Belousek, Corben Boshart, Jacob Dodson, Jamie Rye, Joel Shenk and Alysa Short. Please pray for that they would hear the Holy Spirit’s leading as they work together to plan the upcoming Missional Conference on March 7-8, 2019, at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron.
Sept. 26, 2018
Ohio Conference fall cluster meetings will begin on Oct. 2. Pray for the regional pastors, conference minister, moderator, and others as they lead these gatherings. Please also remember the delegates as they hear updates, begin to process information related to the Annual Conference Assembly, and share how God has been working in their churches.
Sept. 12, 2018
Planning for Ohio Conference’s Missional Conference and Annual Conference Assembly on March 7-9, 2019, has begun. Pray for wisdom, creativity and peace as the planners work to coordinate the events’ many details.