In her video message, Bishop Tracy S. Malone tells East Ohio Conference clergy and laity that Jesus offers us the same invitation he gave his disciples.
“We have a promise that if we come and follow after Christ, He will lead us and guide us and show us the way,” Malone says. “In this new church year, as we examine the ways in which we are in ministry in our communities, what might be the opportunities before us where Christ is calling us to expand where we cast our nets?”
The bishop asks each congregation to consider how it is making a difference in its community, and to explore the places and the people with whom Christ is calling us to be in ministry.
Clergy are encouraged to bring a team of at least three members of their finance and stewardship teams to The Bridge in Carrollton on Saturday, January 11 to learn how to turn tippers into tithers.
During the 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshop on that date, participants will learn about recent trends in charitable giving; principles of giving; how to develop a year-round process of discipleship, financial education, and stewardship; and how to make a customized ask during their church stewardship campaign.
Participants will develop and take home an action plan, and they will be offered ongoing coaching.Early bird cost is $99/church team if registered by December 26. Learn more and register.
EOC VISION: As our Episcopal leader, Bishop Tracy S. Malone holds out a vision and a hope that we will be bold, faithful and courageous in our Christian witness and will behold the power, the Holy Spirit’s power, that has been poured out upon us. View the bishop’s vision message.
FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: Our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world centers on Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.
PATHWAYS TO MINISTRY: All Christians are ministers who are called to service. As you explore God’s call on your life, the resources on the Pathways to Ministry pages can help you discern your call to be ordained clergy or your call to the ministry of the laity.
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