The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a new position, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement. This ministry of engagement is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to invite people into communities of faith who transform the community and world. A qualified candidate should bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to empower and support congregations and leaders to develop asset-based relational mission and ministry that transforms individuals, congregations, and the community. A bachelor's degree or higher in
ERT members are some of the first on site after a disaster, however teams must always wait for an invitation before deployment. Both North Carolina and South Carolina have extended invitations for Early Response Teams to help with disaster clean up, relief and recovery.
All West Ohio clergy are invited to the 2018 Clergy Day Apart on Tuesday, December 4, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Bethel International UMC in Columbus. The Clergy Day Apart is for all active clergy serving in ministry in The West Ohio Conference. This year's speaker will be Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor at Hyde Park UMC in Florida. In addition to being a pastor, Rev.
The 7th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar at United Theological Seminary will be held Friday, December 7, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The 2018 Holy Spirit Seminar will reveal how the New Testament Church can embrace the identity of "prophetic community" to live more fully into the promise of the New Covenant. Guest speaker will be Dr. Kim Maas, international speaker and the founder of Kim Maas Ministries, Inc. Early bird registration by November 3 is $59 ($69 regular).
Mark your calendars for West Ohio Camps' 2019 Confirmation Retreats. This is a great opportunity to supplement the confirmation experience for 6th-9th grade UMC youth who are part of a confirmation class at their church. Confirmation Retreats are a fun opportunity for them to connect with other young believers in a camp and retreat setting. This year's theme will be "My Story." There are two retreat options to choose from: Camp Otterbein on February 15-17 or Camp Wesley on March 1-3, 2019. Both weekends begin at 7:00 pm Friday and end at 10:30 am Sunday. Cost for youth is $95.