MISSIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The work of the office of Missions & Community Engagement is aligned with our shared East Ohio Conference vision of how we can each best live into the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Pastors, congregations, and faith communities of the East Ohio Conference should make priorities of missions ministry and community engagement so that we can reach people for, and make disciples of, Jesus Christ.
When we reach people for Jesus our communities become more united because we:
We are stronger together when we build communities where everyone thrives.
Pastors, congregations, and faith communities of the East Ohio Conference should make priorities of missions ministry and community engagement so that we can be God’s agents of transformation in our communities and throughout the world.
Clergy and laity of The United Methodist Church are called to be instruments of healing – transforming relationships and systems to pursue justice and peace among people, communities, and nations. In the face of ongoing conflict, exploitation, and oppression, we must engage our neighbors, proclaim our faith values, and pursue justice in our communities.
Pastors, congregations, and faith communities of the East Ohio Conference should make priorities of missions ministry and community engagement so that we can be bold and courageous leaders in reaching new people, younger people, and a more diverse people.
The Church can make a greater impact in the lives of our neighbors when we actively reach out to new people and work collaboratively to address issues affecting our respective communities. Clergy and laity should work together to develop an intentional plan to engage with area:
Members of the East Ohio Conference have free, unlimited access to MissionInsite, an online data system that empowers congregations by providing opportunities to map where church members, regular attendees, and visitors live in relation to their church building. This information is helpful in validating whether the church serves the neighborhood or the broader surrounding region and helps when creating small group ministries.
Relink.org is a web resource for the state of Ohio that helps connect resources to the people who need them. Help your church office staff know what help is available and find places for someone in your community to serve in missions and advocacy. If your church is not listed on this resource, contact Oneida Tidmore to be included. This resource is a wholistic approach to connecting people to resources and building and strengthening community. Full details are on the flyer below, contact Rev. Kathy Dickriede with any questions.
Be a church that prays, listens, discerns, and responds to the community! Use these amazing tools and resources together as clergy and laity to build connections and create impact in the world.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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