Multicultural vitality is the area in which churches identify, engage, and embrace culture differences that are ethnic, socioeconomic, political, global, and generational, whether internally or externally. Multicultural vitality is the intersection of people working with other people. We understand that the church is a culture apart from the neighborhood we live and we seek to become more relevant to the neighborhood in which we live.
2018 Black Clergy Retreat
Mohican State Park.
This year, the theme “Live Well – Be Well” fulfills the purpose of nurturing and caring for the Black Clergy of The East and West Ohio Annual Conferences.
Perspectives: Black Theologian Day
Church of the Saviour UMC in Cleveland Heights.
Too often we let fear get in the way of us starting new, bold, and courageous ministry. Those fears can prevent us from being in ministry with God and with others, especially those who are different from us.
Understanding the individual perspectives of those with whom we are in ministry is the first step in easing our fears. To help in that process, the East Ohio Conference office of Multicultural Vitality is scheduling Perspectives events to assist participants in learning from another perspective.Our first event is Perspectives: Black Theologian Day. This year’s theme is Faith in Action: Beginning a Good Work, based on Nehemiah 2:17-18.
Keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels returns to East Ohio to inspire us on how to begin a good work. He challenged us during Annual Conference 2018 to be involved and make differences in the lives of people in our communities, if we truly want to bear real fruit.
You are invited to join us from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 for Perspectives: Black Theologian Day to learn how you can begin a good work in your community and participate in building God’s Kingdom.
Childcare available and sponsored by the East Ohio Methodists for Social Action.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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