Welcome to 2020: The Year of Mission! Our focus this year will be on the Mission of God. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church. In Scripture, we encounter the Triune God working to restore and renew all things. The Bible begins with creation and ends with the promise of a new creation. The Triune God is working to renew everyone and everything and invites us to participate. The mission of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is a participatory mission: Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to Make disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, And Launch New Communities For the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World. During 2020: The Year of Mission, we will aspire to grow as we participate in God’s Mission through three distinct practices: To discern the Mission of God through prayer, Scripture, and sacred conversation; To align the identity and work of God’s people and parishes with the Mission of God; To participate in the Mission of God for the renewal of Northwest Ohio and the world.
The Year of Mission Memory Verse Jesus said to them, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." John 20:21