Currently our congregations have entered into a phase of intentional cooperation. Pastor Matt Lenahan has begun serving on St. Paul staff (part-time!); the members of St. Paul help regularly with Peter’s Porch ministry at Zion, Akron; Pastor Rob and Pastor Matt fill in for each other.
In 2020 the focus will be developing relationships and increasing cooperation.
However, one long-range possibility and hope is that the congregation of Zion Akron would effectively merge with St. Paul. Under this circumstance
● Ideally we could serve as a model of how two churches that are both vital spiritually (but have different gifts) could come together to ensure that the people and ministries of both congregations (now one!) remain viable financially.