We Are Called to Cast Our Nets Wide

We Are Called to Cast Our Nets Wide

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.

View and download Bishop Malone’s message.




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Midwest Mission Collecting in EOC Oct. 25-26

Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

On October 25-26, the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) will be in the East Ohio Conference to collect items most needed by those recovering after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas.

Collection sites have been established in:

  • Cambridge
  • Garfield Heights
  • Medina
  • Navarre
  • Sandusky

View this pdf for a list of locations and pick-up times and to learn the most-needed items.

Visit the financial support page of the Conference website to learn how to donate to the Midwest Mission using EOC Fund 9944.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ

EOC Vision

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

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.


APPOINTMENTS: In making appointments, Bishop Tracy S. Malone considers the gifts and evidence of God’s grace of those appointed; needs, characteristics and opportunities of congregations; and faithfulness and commitment to an open itineracy. View appointments.

Pathways to Ministry

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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