Annual Conference 2018

2018 Annual Conference
The 49th Session of Annual Conference is the second year of our quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.  We will explore what it means to be called and equipped as followers of Jesus Christ when we gather June 11-14 at Lakeside Chautauqua

John 15:13-17 (CEB) will guide our worship services, while business sessions will reinforce our EOC vision.

Visit the Annual Conference 2018 website to:

  • view block and live-stream schedules,
  • register for Special Events,
  • meet the speakers and the Class of 2018,
  • learn about the resolutions and more.

Annual Conference 2018 begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11 with the Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion. 



ALL EVENTS: View the EOC Calendar
SUBMIT: Submit an Event to the Calendar

Ministerial Recruitment Institute is July 15-20

A Message from Bishop Tracy S. Malone

Ministerial Recruitment Institute (MRI) is a spiritual retreat for youth ages 12-18.  It offers a space and an environment in which young people can hear, question, consider, struggle, and respond to God's call and claim on their lives to become true Christian disciples, leaders, ministers, pastors and evangelists.  The MRI experience helps teens move from knowledge of God to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. 

MRI 2018 will be held July 15-20 on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University.  During that one week’s time, the youth and their Christian adult mentors, teachers, pastors and staff become a community of faith as they live, sing, play, worship, study, pray, laugh and cry together.

Regular-price registration ends May 21.  Learn more and register.

Equipping local churches to be, make, and mature disciples of Jesus Christ

Four Areas of Focus

FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS: United Methodists live out our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through Four Areas of Focus: Engaging in Ministry with the Poor; Improving Global Health; Developing Principled Christian Leaders; and Creating New and Renewed Congregations.

50 Years UMC

The UMC TURNS 50: The Uniting Conference on April 23, 1968 joined together the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church to form The United Methodist Church.  View and download the latest resources to help your congregation celebrate the 50th anniversary of The United Methodist Church.

Disaster response

SPECIAL GENERAL CONFERENCE: Delegates will meet February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri for a special session of General Conference.  The purpose of the special session is to act on a report by the Council of Bishops based on proposals from the Commission on a Way Forward.

YAC 18

YOUTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE (YAC):  Teens from across Ohio will gather at Lakeside Chautauqua June 8-10 for YAC ’18.  Ephesians 4:3-6 is the guiding verse for this year’s theme We Are One. Register now through April 4 and pay only $40/person. Learn more about YAC ’18

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