Royalties from the upcoming devotional We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead will fund scholarships through the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry for young women pursuing a seminary education. The We Pray With Her group is a grassroots collective of United Methodist clergywomen under the age of 40 who are called to encourage other women in leadership through writings and prayers. The new book encourages women who lead in a variety of ways, not just at church.
With its 1.5 billion users, YouTube is a valuable social media tool that churches can incorporate into outreach and communication plans. Get started by joining United Methodist Communications for a free webinar on September 12 at Noon central time (1 pm EST). This live learning session will teach you the basics of YouTube as well as in-depth tips and hints.
As people spend more time online, social media has become one of the most effective and necessary ways for churches to communicate with their congregations and with potential new members. Your church has the opportunity to inform and inspire your congregation on a daily basis through Facebook, but it takes time to plan and post relevant content consistently. That's where a grant from United Methodist Communications can help.
Studies suggest that many students who were connected to a local church during high school are walking away from active church connections during their college years. Other experts believe that many young adults have a desire to connect with other believers once away from home. That is why intentionally transitioning high school graduates in their faith is so critical. West Ohio Campus Ministry is the official presence of The United Methodist Church on college and university campuses in West Ohio.
Several new Traction Tracks will be starting soon! Traction Tracks are specific training resources developed within West Ohio's Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), now available in individual short courses for churches of any size and setting. Every Traction Track involves your pastor plus a team from your church.
Early Response Teams are needed in Wisconsin to assist in the aftermath of recent severe weather. A number of tornadoes and high winds ripped across central Wisconsin on August 28, 2018, resulting in massive destruction and flooding. Up to 7 counties have been declared a State of Emergency and the clean up phase has just begun.
Wait and See - NWP Clergy Spouse Retreat
OCTOBER 5-6, 2018 SPIRITUAL CENTER OF MARIA STEIN
2365 St. Johns Road MARIA STEIN, OHIO 45860
The West Ohio Conference is seeking a full-time, on-site Director for Camp Wesley, one of our three conference-owned camps in Bellefontaine, OH.
Did you know that 13% of all Americans are food insecure? The Society of St. Andrew is looking for a new Hunger Relief Advocate to help feed hungry people in need who live in the West Ohio area. The Society of St. Andrew's gleaning network allows farmers to donate produce from their fields and orchards after the harvest. Volunteers glean these fruits and vegetables by hand, one piece at a time, and the food is then taken to local pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.