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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022
Have you ever walked away from a conversation thinking, “I’m not sure they heard a word I said?”   Welcome to the wonderful world of listening. More specifically, welcome to the world of deep listening. Listening at the deepest level involves understanding and utilizing the three levels of listening.   Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 243
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
What are Clinics? The Leadership Clinics are opportunities to hear different perspectives from proven influencers who have a track record of leading at a high level, from both within and outside the church, from both clergy and laity. With humility, we can learn from anyone. We’re excited to have the following guests join Bishop Palmer this fall for a time of live teaching, conversation, and Q&A via Zoom Webinar. All times are 10-12 EST.  September 16 | 1... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Jeanne and Gaston Ntambo, missionaries with Wings of the Morning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be visiting West Ohio in August to meet with churches and tell the story of this amazing ministry. Please join in one or more of these events to learn more! Sunday, August 14 - Worship at Stonybrook UMC, Columbus - A Conversation with Jeanne & Gaston - 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM  Wednesday, August 17, 7:00PM - Open House at Indian Run UMC, Dublin - Mi... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Wespath Benefits and Investments presents, revitup!: A Benefits Journey for Young Clergy. revitup! is a time for young clergy 39 years old and younger to learn ways to improve their financial, emotional, social, spiritual and physical health. This event is guaranteed to inspire you to move mountains in ministry. You don’t want to miss it!  This event is held November 16-18, 2022, in Bloomfield, Colorado and features: • Core classes that everyone attends • T... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
A joint retreat for the African American clergy of the East Ohio Conference and the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church featuring Bishop Tracy S. Malone & Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will be held September 6-8, 2022. Under the theme, How to Lead When You Don’t know Where You are Going: Resilient Leadership, will be held at the Nationwide Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Started in 1982 by Bishop James S. Thomas, the Black Clergy Retreat w... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Ministry is changing. While there are many great resources available to assist churches during specific ministry seasons and challenges, leaders often don’t know where to go to access the help. The Ministry Resource HelpLine was created to assist West Ohio’s nearly 1000 churches by providing friendly support to our congregations who are looking for ministry resources during this season of change, while also responding to emerging needs and trends. If you have... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Having a robust online giving platform is key to realizing the financial resources your church needs to thrive. If your online giving partner and platform is meeting all your needs, great! If not, read on. Vanco is the online giving partner preferred by the United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio and the West Ohio Conference. If you’re already with Vanco, the Conference partnership will lower your transaction and monthly fees -- it’s the best pricing you can... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio is launching a new stewardship education program for local churches beginning in 2023. Churches have the opportunity to get a head start by participating in a pilot program this Fall. “We’re excited about launching the new program, and want to make sure it’s everything it needs to be for local churches. So we’re starting this fall with a pilot,” said Susan Black, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We’re looking... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Earlier this year, the West Ohio Camping and Retreat Ministries partnered with Richards Chapel United Methodist Church in the Miami Valley District for a pilot program. The program was to bring a camp experience to students at a local school. The one-time program was a success. Word spread about the pilot's success and some West Ohio churches inquired about opportunities to have camps come to their church. Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church in Weste... continue reading
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022
Evangelism happens in many contexts and settings; impacts and engages all generations; and calls for relationships with a variety of people. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. James Clay was one of the original leaders of the Horizon Prison Initiative at Chillicothe Correctional Institution, mentoring... continue reading