Excellence in Ministry Program

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

Beginning the year 2014, at this time, 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

Funding for this grant will come from the NWOA Disaster Gifts Fund given by many Northwest Ohio Association Churches during any given time.
Return application to:
Northwest Ohio Association
Heartland Conference, UCC
416 Wentz Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
*Please provide a written letter from the Local Church Leaders stating information you think is relevant to your request and will make your application stronger.
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