March 1, 2017


MTSO sponsors Thrive: Ministry on the Edge

Ministry brings a message of hope in times of uncertainty and change. The conference Thrive: Ministry on the Edge will offer pastors and church leaders new ideas and tools for ministry. Thrive will be held April 30-May 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree.

MTSO and the Western Pennsylvania Conference Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry are primary sponsors.

Running from Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon, Thrive features nationally acclaimed speakers, including:

  • Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion.
  • Peter Rollins, author of The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith.
  • Timothy Van Meter, MTSO associate professor of Christian education and youth ministry, and author of Created in Delight: Youth, Church, and the Mending of the World.

Registration is open for the conference, with a price of $400 through April 10. Groups of four or more may register for $375 each. Two continuing education units are available to each participant. Online registration and conference details are at

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322