2020 - Year of Mission

Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21

The Book of


The Bible Project

Check out the Bible Project website for inspiring videos and podcasts of the Book of Acts. Here is the place where Visual Storytelling Meets the Bible. Click here to explore the site:

Bishop’s Year of Mission Writings

Future-Faithful Mission

“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...

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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.



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.