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Breakthrough Prayer Initiative and Family Ties Training Dates Announced

West Ohio Conference "Traction Tracks" are short burst training events to help your congregation gain traction and begin to move forward towards new vitality. West Ohio's Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), a focused training/coaching/resourcing initiative of the Episcopal office and cabinet that has included several dozen congregations and pastors over the last few years, has identified a number of key components that we've seen can provide a congregation of any size and setting with a dose of traction to begin to move ahead in vitality. To learn more about Traction Tracks click here.

Breakthrough Prayer Initiative Traction Track

Every church recognizes prayer as important. But what happens when a congregation unites to pray collectively and consistently for God to break through in new and miraculous ways? You can launch your congregation into the kind of churchwide breakthrough prayer initiative that fuels the atmosphere of possibility, and the entire focus begins to shift from inward to up-and-outward. It's easier than you think--and the results will make spiritual history right in your own community and beyond. Register now for one of the next training sessions!

February 9, 2020 (Sunday) - Lebanon UMC (Ohio River Valley District)
Requirement to Attend:  Your church 's team must include your lead pastor plus at least 5 persons who have agreed to be the implementation team for your congregation's prayer initiative afterwards. Bring as large a team to the training event (beyond the pastor plus 5 leaders) as possible.
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 122 East Silver St, Lebanon, OH 45036 
Cost: $75.00 per Team (pastor plus 5 members) $10.00 for any additional members (includes lunch and materials)

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February 16, 2020 (Sunday) - Stillwater UMC (Miami Valley District)
Requirement to Attend:  Your church 's team must include your lead pastor plus at least 5 persons who have agreed to be the implementation team for your congregation's prayer initiative afterwards. Bring as large a team to the training event (beyond the pastor plus 5 leaders) as possible.
1:30pm-6:30pm
Location: 6911 Fredrick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414
Cost: $75.00 per Team (pastor plus 5 members) $10.00 for any additional members (includes lunch and materials)
Temporarily Postponed

February 23, 2020  (Sunday) -Ironton First UMC (Shawnee Valley District)
Requirement to Attend:  Your church 's team must include your lead pastor plus at least 5 persons who have agreed to be the implementation team for your congregation's prayer initiative afterwards. Bring as large a team to the training event (beyond the pastor plus 5 leaders) as possible.
1:30pm-7:00pm 
Location: 101 N 5th St, Ironton, OH 45638
Cost: $75.00 per Team (pastor plus 5 members) $10.00 for any additional members (includes lunch and materials)

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Family Ties: Home, Church, and Community  Traction Tracks (four-session training)

Family Ties teaches churches how to rethink and intentionally change your current approach to reach and disciple new children and families at home, in church and within your local community. Connect anew with the next generation! This four-session Traction Track intentionally focuses on developing leadership skills and teaching best ministry practices while leading churches, pastors, staff and unpaid leaders in the most important and proven strategies in creating a Family-driven/Church-empowering ministry.

Location: All 4 consecutive classes will be held at the West Ohio Conference Center
32 Wesley Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085

Requirement to Attend: Must bring a Team of Pastor and at least 2 other team member 

Cost: $50 per person (includes lunches and materials)

  • New sessions begins Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Second session - Saturday, March 7, 2020 
  • Third session -  Saturday, April 4,  2019 
  • Fourth session - Saturday, May 2, 2019 
  • *Each Session is from 10:00am - 3:00pm
     

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