The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week). The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church.
Join friends and colleagues for 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.
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, along with two other West Ohio United Methodists, recently attended the Council of Bishops (COB) Representatives' Training in Baltimore, MD. Rev. E. Neil Gaiser, pastor of Kirkersville UMC in the Capitol Area South district, was invited to attend after completing the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT). Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry, provide them with networking opportunities, and train them in current trends and practical applications.
Nick and Renee Shaw were commissioned as missionaries by the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church on October 13. The West Ohio couple, along with their four children, will be serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Is your church's website traffic down? As soon as your website loads, people form an opinion about your ministry. Could lower numbers be because your church website is messy, outdated and (dare we say) ugly? In this MyCom podcast episode, United Methodist Communications offers suggestions for refreshing your site to make it more helpful for members, leaders and visitors. Pick up easy tips - with no coding experience required!
Have you ever made a decision that you thought was such an obviously good, sound decision that you didn’t consider that you would have to seek backing and support? Or thought that the decision was so insignificant that no one would even care? And then you find out later that you were wrong…. That people disagreed with your ‘Lone Ranger’ decision to the extent that it caused unnecessary discord and even major conflict?
Lesson #2: Minimize "Lone Ranger" decision-making
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.