ABC Ohio youth join with CONVERGE this year at the Elida Fieldhouse in Elida, Ohio! It is a conference for students in grades 8 to 12 that focuses on unifying area ministries and churches under the banner, "One Body, One Mission, One God." During the two day event, students will hear from three keynote speakers and thirty workshop leaders. Our worship will be joined by worship bands The Digital Age and Sixteen Cities. Download the American Baptist Youth Ohio 2017 Event Brochure HERE!
In addition to workshops, worship and keynote speakers, students will also have the chance to serve the community through "Operation: Love Lima." During Operation Love Lima, students will distribute over 60,000 pounds of food to people in need in the community while taking the time to pray with them and share the Gospel.
Our mission is to bring together the Body of Christ to reach our city and surrounding communities for the cause of Christ. We are passionate about reaching as many people as we can with the great news of God's love and salvation.
On Sunday morning we will share in a special American Baptist Youth worship service hosted by First Baptist Church of Lima at 451 North Cable Road, Lima OH 45805.
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL NOW! Several hotels have partnered with CONVERGE to offer special rates to those attending the event. To take advantage of these rates, you must call the hotel, speak with the specified contact person and mention that your group is attending the CONVERGE Conference. Information on the conference and registration may be found at the CONVERGE MOVEMENT website.
For more information about this and other 2017 youth events, please contact Rev. Mark Click, Regional Minister at 513-737-8779.
ABC Ohio is delighted to welcome Dr. Karl Slaikeu, Ph.D to the 2017 Church Leadership Conference April 28th and 29th at First Baptist Church Newark (1000 Granville Road, Newark, OH 43055). Download the Church Leadership Conference Brochure and Registration Form HERE.
For two days, Dr. Slaikeu will lead a practical ministry learning experience for pastors, church leadership teams and Region staff on the theme "Transformed by the Journey." We have a bulletin insert to download HERE. The conference theme is selected to provide pastors and church leaders with inspiration, insight and practicable approaches to conflict resolution in the church.
We have worked to keep the cost of the conference reasonable. Registration includes participant materials as well as lunch from Honeybaked Ham, snack items and beverages on both days. Friday is specifically designed for pastors and ministry staff. Saturday morning is for both pastors and church leaders. Copies of Dr. Slaikeu's "Preferred Path Core Course" will be available for purchase.
Pastors may take advantage of scholarship opportunities through ABC USA. Information and application forms for scholarships may be downloaded HERE.
Hotels nearby include the Hampton Inn (740-788-8991); Courtyard by Marriott (740-344-1800); and Doubletree by Hilton (740-322-6455). Please contact the hotels direction for reservations.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is promoting the America for Christ Offering which seeks to raise funds to support American Baptist mission and ministry across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Through the work of ABHMS, which is supported by the America for Christ Offering, we can participate with our Lord in serving our neighbors in our churches and communities.
Since 1824, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has been declaring the good news of our Lord in word and deed. Today, ABHMS remains rooted in cultivating leaders and disciples who impact the continually changing society in the United States and Puerto Rico with the Gospel that heals and transforms.
Rev. Dr. John H. Krier passed away on March 20, 2017. John was born October 7, 1922 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Krier graduated from Eastern Baptist College and Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Divinity in May, 1950. Rev. Krier was ordained by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1950. He then came to Youngstown, Ohio as the Associate Pastor of the Baptist Temple in 1950. In 1953 he became Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on Oak Hill. Under his leadership the congregation moved to their present location on Shields Road in the spring of 1966. Rev. Krier received his Master of Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in May 1960. He then received a Doctor of Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 1972. In 1977 Rev. Krier became the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lima, Ohio where he served until his retirement in 1988. Since his retirement he has served 13 interims including Canfield Christian Church, Mount Olivet in North Lima, and Pleasant Grove Presbyterian in Youngstown. Rev. Krier served as President of the Ohio Baptist Convention, Chair of the World Mission Support Commission of the Ohio Baptist Convention, and Chair of the Bible and Missions Conference of the Ohio Baptist Convention.
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.
A Spinet piano is available to give to a church in need. The piano is located in Cuyahoga Falls. For details, call ABC Ohio at 740-587-0804. For a picture, please see our facebook, twitter or instagram accounts.