2020 - Year of MissionJesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21
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Bishop’s Year of Mission Writings
“Ephesians 1:23 promises that when Christ returns, he will fill—or complete—all things. When Christians, as the body of Christ, start new Christian communities in the myriad domains...
Rubbing Elbows with Jesus: Matching Gift Opportunity!
"We are called to be Jesus in the very places we live, work and hang out…I want to be a part of the movement that unleashes the...
The Northwestern Ohio Synod Staff wishes you a blessed and joy filled Christmas.
“Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took...
Dear Friends in Christ,
“A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the...
The Catalytic Power of Generosity
At the first (virtual) meeting of the Innovator Learning Academy in November, we engaged in an exercise that measured values of importance to the class. The more...
Taking the Kingdom of God to the World
"In our increasingly post-Christian culture it is imperative that the church reclaim its missional roots and that we innovate new ways to take the Kingdom of God...
The Book of Acts
Participating in God’s Mission
Welcome to 2020: The Year of Mission. Our focus this year will be on the Mission of God. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with creation and ends with the promise of a new creation. The Triune God is working to renew everyone and everything and invites us to participate.
The mission of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is a participatory mission:
Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to
Make Disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, and Launch New Communities
for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World.
The Book of Acts: Participating in God’s Mission Student Materials
The Book of Acts: Participating in God’s Mission Leader’s Guide
12 C's of Leadership
There are 12 Characteristics that are essential for leadership.
They fall into 3 categories – those that reflect our relationship to and with God, those that reflect our relationship with others, and the personal characteristics that are expressive of the way we lead and live our life.
Book of the
Book of the Year
Our Year of Mission Book of the Year is
A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation: Embarking on a Journey of Transformation
by Rick Rouse and Craig Van Gelder.