Ohio Conference Missional Consultant Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg will be leading a second Missional Network training event during August and September. This training event will cover two focus areas: 1. Leadership Development and 2. Growing Missional Communities.

The training event will be offered three times:

  • Saturday, Aug. 18— 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold
  • Tuesday, Aug.  28 —9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, Mansfield
  • Sunday, Sept. 9— 4-8 p.m. at Lee Heights Community Church, Cleveland

In addition, on Thursday, Sept. 13, Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg will lead a training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mansfield/Richland County Library, Mansfield. This session will include information from both the June and August training events, covering three focus areas: 1. Moving Toward Missional, 2. Leadership Development, and 3. Growing Missional Communities.

To attend any of these trainings, RSVP to Jessica at jsringenberg@gmail.com.


Interested in learning more about the Ohio Conference Missional Network? Check the Missional Network Plan for more information.

Missional Consultant outlines training topics to be studied

Training One

Moving Toward Missional: Progression Chart on Change Process

Dates: June 24, 26, 28, July 8

  • Changing the Scorecard: attendance, budget, programs vs. biblical understanding of success (discipleship that produces disciple-makers)
  • Understanding Discipleship: Missional Discipleship Initiatives
  • Planning for the Change (and what you can be doing in the meantime)
    • Step-by-step process on moving congregational leadership, discipleship, and eventually the entire congregation on the road to missional
    • This session will include the definitions and nuances between small groups, discipleship groups, missional communities, micro-church, house churches, church plants, and movement making.


Training Two

Update: This training will be combined with Training Three.

Developing Leadership by Raising the Bar of Discipleship and Lowering the Bar of Sunday Morning

Dates: Aug. 18, Aug. 28, and Sept. 9 (Participants choose one of these three sessions.)

  • Becoming Good News people who testify to the Good News: sharing your faith and learning to whom you can share it and how
  • Identifying your teachables and then teaching them: Leaders are made through an apprenticeship learning process, not necessarily in a classroom
  • How to go from missional to Bible study to church to church planting-churches


Training Three

Update: This training will be combined with Training Two.


Dates: Aug. 18, Aug. 28, and Sept. 9 (Participants choose one of these three sessions.)

  • Establishing a culture that favors discipleship multiplication
    • How to purposefully develop a particular culture. Values + Narratives (stories) = culture.
  • Starting with WHO. Unreached people, and people of peace (gatekeepers of the community)
  • Identifying your church’s Third Spaces: Relationship Gardens. Planting missional communities who grow around the people who will never go to your church.

If you have questions about these training topics or other matters related to the Ohio Conference Missional Network, please contact Missional Consultant Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg at jsringenberg@gmail.com.