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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Offered Training Supports Our Veterans

Veterans Support

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources is the title of a training session geared toward any pastors who have veterans in their congregations.

Two of the topics to be addressed during the training are: Identifying actions community clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with healthy adjustments to civilian culture; and identifying pastoral responses and resources for clergy and their congregations.

The free, interactive training is Wednesday, November 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Massillon American Legion Post 221, 427 Lincoln Way East in Massillon, OH 44646.

Learn more and register to attend.

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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.

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CHRISTMAS WISH LISTS: Give a gift and support the clients and friends who benefit from the ministries of our Conference mission sites. View the wish lists or make a financial donation online or by mail.

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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