The West Virginia Mission Trip June 18 to 24, 2017 is an opportunity for ABC Ohio students to work with adult supervision as they seek to make a difference in the lives of families and communities impacted by last year's flood. The group will work in and around Clendenin, West Virginia. This experience will seek to build faith, community and compassion while being a witness for Jesus Christ. Pastor Howard Thompson of Market Street Baptist Church in Zanesville is the mission team leader. Download the American Baptist Youth Ohio 2017 Event Brochure HERE!
On June 23, 2016, thunderstorms brought torrential rain to most of West Virginia. Accumulations totaled up to 10 inches in many areas in only 24 hours qualifying this as a 1,000 year rain event.
There was widespread destruction throughout the state. This trip will give our students an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ as a part of the on-going cleanup of the flood damage.
Emerson and Ivy Wu will be in Ohio this September 2017.
Speaker opportunities with the Wu's are available for our American Baptist Churches of Ohio congregations.
Please contact Leslie Hoskinson or 740.587.0804 if you would like to schedule a speaking opportunity with the Wu's.
The Rev. Ivy and Emerson Wu serve as the directors of the Global Chinese Training Ministry.
The Speakers' Spotlight focuses on those speakers who might be of interest to our American Baptist Churches of Ohio congregations.
Ms. Maria Averhart, Ms. Helen Hawthorne and Ms. Valerie Moore of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio will receive the 2017 Shine the Light Award from American Baptist Women's Ministries. The award is presented to outstanding light-bearers for Christ in mission and ministry. A time of special recognition takes place during Women's Day, on Friday, June 30 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
The Shine the Light Award was created in 2011 by the American Baptist Women's Ministries national board with the goal of recognizing Amercan Baptist women who have made outstanding strides in sharing the Gospel. The ABWM National Board is pleased to present this award to Ms. Averhard, Ms. Hawthorne and Ms. Moore who have heeded the call to "let [their] light shine before others, so that [all] may see [their] good works and give glory to [their] Father who is in heaven," (Matthew 5:16). Continue reading to find out more about our ABC Ohio women who will receive this special award...
Since 2009, the "Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering" (BMMO) has become a significant avenue for churches in the Region to support the ministries of ABC/Ohio. BMMO helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church. DOWNLOAD A BULLETIN INSERT FOR YOUR CHURCH HERE.
The American Baptist Churches of Ohio, or ABC/Ohio) is a fellowship of American Baptist Congregations. Our vision is to help congregations “Rise up and build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ."
We are making a difference!
-Pastors are being encouraged and equipped in ministry.
-Churches are being assisted in calling new pastors.
-Regional Staff are consulting with churches to improve ministry health.
-Resources are being provided to strengthen ministries
-gatherings are equipping churches for ministry.
The Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering helps make it possible for ABC/Ohio to serve your church. 100% of your offering will go to this purpose. The offering benefits many ministries including Leadership Academy, Ordination, Local Church Ministry Grants, Ministry Gatherings and the ABC/Ohio Regional Ministry Team.
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BMMO gifts help develop, coach, and assist servant leaders. Provides new ministry resources for local churches, and helps provide quality ministry gatherings to challenge and grow healthy churches.
Each of the ABC/Ohio’s Congregations is called to join in ministry opportunities.
Please consider giving to the BMMO in 2017 to reach our goal of $50,000. This is one way your church can partner with ABC/Ohio to fulfill God’s mission in your community and beyond.
American Baptist Youth Ohio are invited to attend the Consuming Fire Music Festival. This is a one day gospel event hosted by First Baptist Church, Newark. It is a FREE concert event with bands and speakers on fifteen acres. On site tent camping will be available for groups who want to stay over on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, First Baptist Newark will host a special American Baptist Youth Ohio Worship Service. Area hotels are available in Neward and Heath. Download the American Baptist Youth Ohio 2017 Event Brochure HERE!
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The American Baptist Churches Mission Summit will be held June 29 to July 2, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. A number of exciting events occur before and after the official Mission Summit dates - so plan to come for the full event!
Chaplains and pastoral counselors will gather June 29. Additional information will follow. Registration will begin in early 2017. Please continue to check online for more information at www.americanbaptists2017.com.
Experience a gathering of American Baptists like no other, as our diverse family joins together for faith-stretching worship, Mission Summit conversations, preaching and fellowship.