Zion Mennonite seeks collaborative ministry team pastor

Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold is seeking a full-time collaborative ministry team pastor. A job description is available: Collaborative Minstry Team Pastor Job Description. If you are interest­ed in applying or learning more about this opportunity, please contact Regional Pastor Tony Doehrmann at 419-551-1107 or ocrpwest@gmail.com.

Have you registered for ACA yet?

The deadline to register for Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) is approaching quickly. Have you registered yet? ACA will take place March 4-5 at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. Registrations for ACA are due Friday, Feb. 11. After that date, the registration fee increases from $45 per person to $60 per person. For more information about ACA, please see https://bit.ly/2022ACAInfo. To…

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Learn the practical side of being a good neighbor

Immediately prior to Annual Conference Assembly, Zion Mennonite Church will host a missional conference March 3-4 featuring speakers Howard and Cathy Wagler. The Waglers serve as network directors for South Central Mennonite Conference. In this conference they will focus on the practical side of being a good neighbor, based on Luke 10:25-37. For more information about the 2022 missional conference,…

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Zion Mennonite to host Assembly



Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold will host the 2022 Annual Conference Assembly (ACA) of the Ohio Conference March  4-5. The theme of this year’s gathering, based on Luke 10:25-37, will be “Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor?” Ohio Conference also will hold a missional conference at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold immediately prior to ACA, on March 3-4.…

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Girl Named Tom to compete on The Voice

Girl Named Tom, a sibling trio from Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, is competing on NBC’s The Voice this season, which begins Sept. 20. The date that the group’s audition will air has not been announced. See https://bit.ly/AnabaptistWorldGNT and https://bit.ly/TheVoice2021GNT for more information.

Missional Conference


Howard and Cathy Wagler will be the resource speakers for the 2022 missional conference.                                 For more information, please see the 2022 Missional Conference Brochure. Register Now  

Annual Conference Assembly


Ohio Conference Constituents, We are prayerfully preparing for our annual time of worshipful work, centered around the theme “Befriending the Neighborhood: Am I a Good Neighbor?” based on Luke 10:25-37. We hope you will plan to join us March 4-5, 2022, at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio, for our 53rd Ohio Annual Conference Assembly. Immediately prior to ACA, Ohio Conference…

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Blog post shares couple’s experiences

Stan and Sue Short of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold shared their experiences for April Yamasaki’s recent blog post, “When Your Wife’s the Preacher.” Sue is one of the three mem­bers of Zion’s collaborative ministry team. You can read the blog post at http://bit.ly/PreacherWife.

Time is changed for July 8 training

Please note: The time for the July 8 Missional Network Training at Zion Mennonite Church has been changed to 4-7 p.m. Questions? Contact Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg at  jsringenberg@gmail.com. To learn more about the Ohio Conference Missional Network, please see http://bit.ly/OCMissionalNetwork.

New Pastors in Ohio Conference

In the latest episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, co-hosts Bill Seyour and Thomas Dunn talk with four pastors who are new to the Ohio Conference — Verle Brubaker (Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Hartville), Matthew Peterson (Midway Mennonite Church in Columbiana), Matt Reed (Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville), and Sue Short (Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold). Listen to this episode…

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Cliff Brubaker to take on new role

Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold has voted to call Regional Pastor Cliff Brubaker to a .25 FTE role in its collaborative ministry team, and Cliff has accepted the congregation’s call. He will begin his work at Zion on Jan.1, 2018. Cliff currently has two half-time roles with the Ohio Conference. He will continue his half-time role as regional pastor for the west…

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Jessica talks about missional VBS (and pigs)

Sometimes, to engage others missionally we need to let go of things that we cherish. In this episode of the Ohio Conference Cast, hosts Thomas Dunn and Bill Seymour talk with Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, pastor of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, about Zion’s experience with reinventing Vacation Bible School this summer. The story includes the local swimming pool, vending machines, the park,…

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Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace


The Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour, sponsored by Mennonite Church USA, will make several stops in Ohio during May. Amy Shuster, a representative of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Central Ohio chapter, will partner with Jonathan Kuttab, a prominent Mennonite Palestinian human rights lawyer, on this leg of a cross-country speaking tour, exploring diverse perspectives on Israel/Palestine and…

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