Developing Relationships Leads to Change

The Connection Blueprint is an innovative experiential learning process designed to help congregations maximize the impact of Jesus’ redemptive and healing love in neighborhoods and congregations. It builds on the foundational value that developing relationships of mutuality with our neighbors will change communities and congregations. This 12-18 month journey will gather congregational teams of lay and clergy leaders from across the conference into a dynamic learning community. Together, they will learn and practice tools designed to assist each congregation to implement transformative ministry within their unique context, thereby allowing them to realize the dreams God has given them.

Rev. John Edgar will provide primary leadership throughout the learning process. The first training session will take place Saturday, May 20 at the United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus. Each succeeding training session will be held at a different congregation, allowing participants to experience the rich diversity of ministry contexts. If you would like to learn more about The Connection Blueprint, please contact Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner, Director of Connectional Ministry, dstickley [at]; 614-844-6200, who is working with Rev. Edgar to lead this learning journey.