Connection Blueprint

Connection  Blueprint is an innovative hands-on practical 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 gathers congregational teams of lay and clergy leaders from across the conference into a dynamic learning community. Together, they 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. The Rev. John Edgar provides the primary leadership throughout the learning process. For more information, contact Dee Stickley-Miner at dstickley [at]



  • Findlay Howard UMC
  • Mt. Blanchard UMC
  • Leipsic UMC
  • Concord UMC
  • Incline Missional Church
  • Deerfield UMC
  • Franklin First UMC
  • Clough UMC
  • The Gathering UMC
  • Hyde Park Bethlehem UMC
  • UM Church for All People
  • Central City UMC
  • Rushsylvania UMC
  • Zanesfield UMC
  • Bellefontain UMC
  • North Lewisburg UMC


  • August 23, 2018  10:30 am - 1:00 pm  Church for All People kick off meeting with Bishop Palmer.
  • September 15, 2018  10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Hyde Park Bethlehem UMC in Cincinnati
  • October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Zanesfield UMC in Zanesfield
  • November 17, 2017  10:00 am - 3:00 pm - West Park UMC in Columbus (hosted by Central City UMC)
  • No meeting in December
  • January 19, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Leipsic UMC in Leipsic


Building Relationships of Mutuality 

Sept. 15, 2018


  • Radical Hospitality
  • Welcoming and embracing the stranger God has sent to be our neighbor


  • Participants will be able to identify and define the basic elements of radical hospitality
  • Participants will acknowledge and further develop their individual capacity to build relationships of mutuality
  • Participants will identify opportunities to build relationships with members of their community
  • Participants will discern the population group with whom they will focus their Connection Blueprint journey
  • Participants will build their initial hospitality plan


  • Hebrews 13:1-2
  • 1 Samuel 17