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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Do you need a title to be a leader? Do you need to be elected or appointed to a role to be a leader?   In this final episode of this miniseries, we explore the question behind the question about ego and humility in leadership.    This mini-series, “The question behind the question,” seeks to explore how Christian leaders address, guide, and lead others through the questions we're facing today. Often, the question that is verbally asked is not the question... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Ministries across the West Ohio Conference were celebrated for their creative and innovative ways they engage with their communities at the 2023 Bishop’s Go Awards Ceremony held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Columbus Ohio. The Bishop’s Go Awards recognized 45 congregations who were recipients of Go Grants to resource innovative ministry ideas to help develop relationships beyond the walls of their buildings and within our communities, to make new disci... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
“One part of the world does not know what the other suffers. Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know: they keep out of the way of knowing it; and then plead their voluntary ignorance as an excuse for their hardness of heart.”  John Wesley, Sermon 98, Visiting the Sick Over the years, the BREAD organization has been the engine behind improvements in systems that negatively impact communities in Columbus, Ohio. BREAD (Building Responsibility,... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Giving Tuesday this year is Tuesday, November 29 - a day set aside to give back and support organizations doing vital work in our communities and around the world. Considering supporting one of West Ohio's mission partnership ministries or disaster response in West Ohio and around the United States. Find more information and giving links below! North Katanga Wings of the Morning is an aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Dates have been set for the 2023 Regional Leadership Training Days. Each region looks forward to hosting training events that will be full of educational and informative content to support local church leaders in ministry.  The dates and topics for each region are as follows: Foothills and Shawnee Valley: January 21, 2023 - Fresh Starts and New Beginnings with Sam Peters Maumee Watershed and Northwest Plains - January 28, 2023 - Discipleship with Tim Bias... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
What You Need to Know: Same healthcare plan, no plan or insurance carrier changes! If you are not making ANY changes, you do not need to complete a new enrollment form. If you are waiving coverage, joining for the first time, adding or dropping a family member/s from your plan, enrolling or making changes to your Health Savings Account Plan (HSA) you will need to complete the appropriate forms and email them to: Dgyimah [at] wocumc.org or mail to the C... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Please click here for Available Clergy Courses Article By now, you would have received a letter from Wespath if you contributed at least 3% of your compensation (before taxes) to the UMPIP 403B plan, explaining the 1% annual automatic escalation feature. Please find Q&As below to assist you with navigating your UMPIP personal contributions and the automatic escalation feature: How the Automatic Contribution Escalation Works: The escalation feature will... continue reading
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022
Online giving is an important tool for church stewardship and a recommended practice for creating a culture of generosity in your church. The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio has negotiated a special rate for West Ohio churches with Vanco, the preferred vendor for all West Ohio Conference churches wishing to offer online giving. If your church has not yet switched to Vanco and has been using the West Ohio Conference online giving portal for offertory g... continue reading
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022
This week we’re continuing our series about the question behind the question. This week the question is focused on leaders experiencing suffering and overwhelm. Or is it really a question of power and control? Listen in and look to Nehemiah for an example of faithful, prayerful, strategic leadership in the midst of overwhelm and suffering.   Continue Reading and Listen to Episode 256
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022
Church leadership is exciting, challenging, and filled with questions. This mini-series, “The question behind the question,” seeks to explore how Christian leaders address, guide, and lead others through the questions we're facing today.   Often, the question that is verbally asked is not the question that needs to be addressed. In this first episode of this miniseries, we explore the question behind the question of grief and loss. Walk away with a reminder o... continue reading