Annual Conference 2018

2018 Annual Conference

The 49th session of Annual Conference will be 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), the concluding verses of our quadrennial Scripture passage John 15:1-17, will guide our worship services, while business sessions will reinforce our EOC vision to equip and support pastors, congregations and faith communities to grow in their capacity to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Please note:

  • Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11.
  • Service of Commissioning and Ordination will be at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Visit the Annual Conference 2018 website to view the block schedule, read speaker bios, review procedures for submitting Resolutions, and much more.



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

Join the EOC Summer Camp Staff

Summer Counselor and  Camper

Summer staff members at Camp Aldersgate, Camp Asbury, and Camp Wanake are the cornerstone of the East Ohio Conference Camps ministry.  The outstanding Christian young women and young men are a vital part of the powerful, life-changing experience campers have each summer as they learn about God and take the next steps in their faith journey.

All three East Ohio Camps and Retreat Ministries sites are currently hiring summer staff.  Available positions include: 

Counselors · Lifeguards · Program Staff
Adventure Staff · Food Service · Administration
Special Needs Staff · Maintenance.

We offer great Christian community, excellent training, free room and board, opportunities for ministry, and the chance for staff to expand their leadership skills. 

If you are interested in working this summer at one of our three East Ohio Conference Camps and Retreat Ministries sites, click here to begin the application process.

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.

Rule of Christ

RULE OF CHRIST: This ministry resource applies Jesus’ teachings from Matthew 18 to the life of the local church by creating a process that aids pastors and congregation in managing conflicts, disagreements, and relationships because healthy disciples make other healthy disciples, who, together, transform the world.

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

to life-giving ministries of The United Methodist Church.

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