Resources

NWOA PASTORAL SUPPLY MINISTER LIST  HERE

CLERGY COMPENSATION GUIDELINES 2017

UCC HEALTH AND DENTAL RATES   2017

 

FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY TEAM

The Faith Formation Team has been discussing a platform in which members of the Northwest Ohio Association, UCC can utilize for the purpose of…well..faith formation. An existing Facebook page is available for us to offer our thoughts, share articles and to be in dialogue with one another. This opportunity also helps us to develop more meaningful relationships with those in the association that we may not otherwise engage on a regular basis.

Please consider this invitation by joining the UCC Facebook group at the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/141611979360618

Shalom, Faith Formation Team

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EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY PROGRAM

Are you part of the Northwest Ohio Association’s Excellence in Ministry Program?

Beginning its third year, there are about fifty pastors who are participating in eight different clergy-facilitated groups that meet once a month across our region. The mission of this program, according to the Pastoral Excellence Network is “Dedicated to strengthening and sustaining excellent pastoral leaders for a lifetime of creative and effective service to the church.”

Facilitators are re-gathering groups and welcoming new members. The cost to participate for the year, September through August is $250.00. Payment will be due by October 15th.  Many churches have seen the value of strengthening and sustaining their pastor and have been very supportive.

A Clergy-Facilitator is the host of each group. Through collaboration, they define and create a safe, supportive, worshipful, learning environment.   Ed Heilman, one of the facilitators writes: “God willing, the Excellence in Ministry circle will be a feast of friendship, faithfulness, encouragement, and repair for every minister who participates. The Excellence in Ministry program is about facilitating a lifetime of faith-filled vitality in ministry.”

Please consider making a commitment to participate in a Community of Practice by completing the application linked below.

Printable Sign Up Sheet –HERE
Mail or email your sign up sheet today to the NWOA, 416 Wentz St., Tiffin, OH 44883 or joan@nwoa.org

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WITNESS AND PROCLAMATION MINISTRY TEAM

Is your congregation a 5 for 5 church?
A 5 for 5 Church is one that gives to OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission) through the church budget as well as asking their congregation to contribute to the UCC’s four special mission offerings that help bring hope to people in the United States and around the world. the 4 special mission offerings are One Great Hour of Sharing, Neighbors in Need, Strengthen the church and the Christmas Fund. Over 1,200 UCC Churches are already a 5 for 5 church. Encourage your church through stewardship education to be a church in mission by becoming a 5 for 5 church. Materials are available without cost to promote OCWM and the 4 special mission offerings by calling 800-325-7061, visiting www.ucc.org or emailing uccorders@ucc.org .