Annual Conference 2018

2018 Annual Conference
The 49th Session of Annual Conference is the second year of our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.  We will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ when we gather June 11-14 at Lakeside Chautauqua

John 15:13-17 (CEB) will guide our worship services, while business sessions will reinforce our EOC vision.

Visit the Annual Conference 2018 website to:

  • view block and live-stream schedules,
  • register for Special Events,
  • meet the speakers and the Class of 2018,
  • learn about the resolutions and more.

Annual Conference 2018 begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11 with the Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion. 



ALL EVENTS: View the EOC Calendar
SUBMIT: Submit an Event to the Calendar

Pray for the Church on April 29


Young people across the connection care about the future of The United Methodist Church.  They also believe in the power of God and the affect that prayer has on each of our lives.

You are invited to join our young people in prayer on Sunday, April 29.  For 10 minutes, beginning at noon that day, pray for our bishops as they consider a way forward for The United Methodist Church.

  • Pray at church, or at home
  • Pray as a group as you share in a meal
  • Pray on our own
  • Pray with one voice

No matter where you are at noon on Sunday, April 29, make time to pray for our bishops, for each other, and for The United Methodist Church.  #PRAYFORWARD

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

Four Areas of Focus

FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: United Methodists live out our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.

Rule of Christ

RULE OF CHRIST: This ministry resource applies Jesus’ teachings from Matthew 18 to the life of the local church by creating a process that aids pastors and congregation in managing conflicts, disagreements, and relationships because healthy disciples make other healthy disciples, who, together, transform the world.

Disaster response

SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE: Delegates will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri for a special session of General Conference.  The purpose of the special session is to act on a report by the Council of Bishops based on proposals from the Commission on a Way Forward.

YAC 18

YOUTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE (YAC):  Teens from across Ohio will gather at Lakeside Chautauqua June 8-10 for YAC ’18.  Ephesians 4:3-6 is the guiding verse for this year’s theme We Are One. Register now through April 4 and pay only $40/person. Learn more about YAC ’18

to life-giving ministries of The United Methodist Church.

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