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:

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
The Ohio Conference Leadership Team will meet the evening of Dec. 4 for a regular meeting. One of the items on its agenda will be to begin discussion on how to assess the Conference structure. We invite you to cover this meeting and the Leadership Team’s continued work in prayer as they lead Ohio Conference.
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.