Multicultural vitality is the area in which churches identify, engage, and embrace culture differences that are ethnic, socioeconomic, political, global, and generational, whether internally or externally. Multicultural vitality is the intersection of people working with other people. We understand that the church is a culture apart from the neighborhood we live and we seek to become more relevant to the neighborhood in which we live.
Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21
2017 EAST OHIO MINISTERIAL RECRUITMENT INSTITUTE (MRI)
Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH
WHO: All Youth ages 12 through 18, who are seeking to live for God
COST: $180/student** (postmarked by May 22, 2017)
Rev. Troy Benton - Senior Pastor at St. John's UMC in Edwardsville, IL
Bishop Gregory Palmer - resident bishop of the West Ohio Conference
Bishop Tracy Smith Malone - resident bishop of the East Ohio Conference
MRI is a fun, action-packed, intense spiritual retreat, designed to assist youth ages 12-18 to hear, ponder, and answer God’s call to ministry! It is a week of intense Bible study, Spirit-filled worship, intentional small group time, focused prayer, workshops specific to teen issues, recreation and mission work! Through a trained staff of pastors, teachers, adult mentors, music ministers, and others, watch as your young person arrives one way on Sunday and leaves the Institute transformed, restored, and empowered to live out his/her divine calling. Their lives will NEVER BE THE SAME after MRI!!!!
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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