New church starts give us the opportunity to design worshiping communities that speak the language and address the needs of the 36 million Americans that no longer view God as relevant to their lives.
Rev. Linda Middelberg
Superintendent, Capitol Area North District, West Ohio Conference
New church starts in West Ohio will be guided by the Spirit in making disciples of Jesus and provide new examples and possibilities for all to be transforming agents of Christ around the globe.
Rev. Brian Brown
Superintendent, Ohio River Valley District, West Ohio Conference
New Church Starts are outposts of the Kingdom of God throughout West Ohio!
Rev. Dennis Miller
Superintendent, Foothills District, West Ohio Conference
I yearn for churches that see specific populations in their community they are not currently reaching and that seek to establish indigenous and organic faith communities for the sake of Christ’s kingdom.
Rev. Brent Watson
Superintendent, Shawnee Valley District, West Ohio Conference
Church planting is crucial to reaching new persons to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. New faith communities help all our existing congregations focus our attention on the need for hospitality.
Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson
Senior pastor, Hilliard United Methodist Church
My heart and my passion is that we have to bring in something new to connect Christ's church to the community. The church must get beyond the 'stained glass window' to connect with the world.
Rev. Kathleen Brown
Superintendent, Capitol Area South District, West Ohio Conference
The vision and energy that comes with the launch of more new worshiping communities for Christ is like adding rocket fuel to our overall missional movement for Jesus in the West Ohio Conference. May we continue to pray for God possibilities to break through!
Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey
Director Missional Church Initiatives, West Ohio Conference
Having new churches to reach new people has got to be a vital piece of our strategy to reach and make new Disciples in all of our communities throughout the West Ohio Conference. I am excited about the work that God will be doing in and through these ministries that have yet to be planted!
Rev. Barry Burns
Superintendent, Northwest Plains District, West Ohio Conference
The church must develop new congregations that can develop new disciples who understand the context today. They are the ones who can translate the message and mission of the Gospel into the languages of the people and keep its fire and passion alive and moving in God's world.
Rev. Jocelyn Roper
Superintendent, Miami Valley District, West Ohio Conference
We need contagious pastors who are good preachers to reach new people with the Gospel. The Holy Spirit moves and new congregations spring up.
Rev. Scot Ocke
Superintendent, Maumee Watershed District