Dear ABC Ohio;
I am writing to inform you that Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones, Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be granted a Medical Leave of Absence from his duties beginning Thursday, January 18, 2018 due to his current health situation.
We encourage you to uplift, encourage and pray for Dr. Jones and Denise during this time. Please send cards or letters of encouragement to the office at 136 N. Galway Drive, Granville, Ohio 43023. Should you feel lead to help in other ways please contact Leslie Hoskinson at 740.404.5110 or via her contact form.
May Dr. Jones and Denise be truly "Transformed by the Journey" through the outpouring of love and support from the American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
Rev. James H. Willis, Sr.
President, American Baptist Churches of Ohio
Face to Face is a day and a half event which brings clergy, church search committees and seminary seniors and/or recent graduates in the ordination process together in one location for a series of 45 minute “first time interviews.” Church search committees are assigned an interviewing space and pastors move from interview to interview. Deadlines for participation are approaching! Make your reservation now by using the link below.
A limited number of interview slots are available which may be scheduled during the event. Interviews are scheduled based on a preference request and matching process prior to the event.
Participants are scheduled with churches or clergy who have requested to meet with them and also scheduled with other matches that have been determined by the matching team based on interests, experience, gender and other background information. Get more information including registration forms by CLICKING HERE!
The 191st Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio was held October 3rd and 4th, 2017. All events will took place at the Crowne Plaza, Columbus North. The Gathering is highlighted and celebrated the Region's 2017 Ministry Theme, "Transformed by the Journey" from Luke 24:32.
It was a wonderful time to join together. Events included our Celebrating ABC/Ohio Region Ministries Luncheon, Celebrating International Ministries Dinner and Executive Minister Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones closed the Gathering with an inspirational message at our All-Convention Luncheon.
Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. William D. Shiell, President of Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois and our mission speakers were Emerson and Ivy Wu, American Baptist International Missionaries.
See a few scenes from a wonderful week:
ATTENTION: Jack Cobb is the American Baptist Men (ABMen) USA Diaster Relief Coordinator. He has issued a National Call to Lake Charles, Louisiana for all ABMen to respond to the historic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Logistical arrangements necessary for volunteers to respond have been finalized. ABMen will be on site the weeks of September 24, October 1, October 8, October 29, November 5, November 12, December 31, 2017 and January 6 to 20, 2018 to help coordinate work.
It is assumed that after assessing the degree of need that additional teams will be required. In the event the work in Lake Charles is completed, work will move to another location. If you or someone you know is able to help, please contact Jack Cobb with the number of men and women on your team and what days the team will work. Individual volunteers are also needed.
There are showers on the premises. Food & cooking has been arranged. The group will staying at the Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church (Hope Complex) 1401 Moeling Street Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.
Contact: Jack Cobb, American Baptist Men-USA Disaster Relief Coordinator; (304) 757-8081 & (304) 206-8462.
“We Are American Baptist Churches of Ohio – Our Heritage & Mission,” was produced to provide a reminder of our rich heritage, mission, and covenant. The question for our congregations, leaders and pastors is: “What does it mean for you and your congregation to be a member of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio?”
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.
Learn more through this special video!
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."