Events for Ministers
Below is a list of some upcoming Regional events specifically for Ministers. Click on the event name to be directed to more information about each event.
October 24th – 25th, 2019
10335 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Led by: Ron Allen
The new lectionary year begins on December 1, 2019, with the First Sunday in Advent, Year A. The Region of Ohio is hosting this Lectionary Preaching Camp to introduce the Gospel of Matthew, the main gospel in the new year, and to think about important ways in which passages and themes in Matthew intersect with main themes in the Christian Year with some attention to other readings. It is specifically designed for ordained ministers and seminarians.
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Northwest Christian Church
1340 Fishinger Rd., Columbus, OH 43221
Led by: Ron Allen
This workshop will begin with a brief review of understandings of preaching today, as well as some important steps in interpreting the Bible for preaching. The day will include review of promising ways for structuring sermons today along with considerations for embodiment (delivery). The event will include some lecture with plenty of time for conversation, and with some small group work. If a Commissioned Minister (or someone on track to that Ministry) has a particular question or issue she or he would like to discuss at the conference, please email the leader, Ron Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will try to accommodate as many questions as can fit into the time and agenda. There will also be opportunity to raise questions and issues at the event.
October 30th ~ 9:00am – 5:00pm
at Heights Christian Church, 17300 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120
This workshop is designed for new and current ministers wishing to gain or maintain standing with the Christian Church in Ohio. This course is for DOC Ministers who have not attended this Anti-Racism training before. United Church of Christ and other Ministers are also welcome to attend for their denominational requirements.
November 11-13, 2019
at Camp Christian
3-DayTraining for UCC & DOC Pastors wanting to serve as Interim Ministers in Ohio
Many Congregations find themselves at a Threshold moment that could take them from Surviving to Thriving? This Interim Ministry Training could help you lead that transition. Ever thought of Interim Ministry as a calling? The Interim Ministry Working Group is holding their Fall 2019 Training November 11-13 at Camp Christian in Marysville, Ohio. If you’ve ever thought you might be interested in Interim Ministry, you invited to consider this training offered to all UCC and DOC clergy in Ohio. It will help you with your discernment and prepare you for this important ministry.
More information about these plus other events, meetings, and important dates can be found on the Regional Calendar.