Young people encouraged to take the bold, faith step

MRI is a fun, action-packed, intense spiritual retreat, designed to assist youth ages 12-18 to hear, ponder, and answer God’s call to ministry. Held at Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH. from Sun, July 16 to Friday July 21,  the week will offer intense Bible study, spirit-filled worship, intentional small group time, focused prayer, workshops specific to [...]

Messy Church is Fun for the Whole Family

By Rick Wolcott* Welcome to Messy Church, the fast-growing ministry that engages people and builds relationships with those who are not involved in a church.  It offers Christ-centered activities for all ages built around hospitality, creativity, and celebration. “This is one of those programs that can help any church find new ways to reach beyond [...]

East Ohio Laity to Lead Online Classrooms

By Rick Wolcott* Two East Ohio Conference educators are looking forward to teaching online courses this fall through The site, part of the United Methodist-affiliated Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College, has more than 2,000 students participating in approximately 150 Christian education courses each year. Two of the new courses will be taught by [...]