American Baptist Youth of Ohio are invited to attend the FREE Consuming Fire Music Festival on August 19 beginning at 4 PM. This is a one day outdoor music festival (rain or shine) hosted by First Baptist Newark, Ohio. It is a FREE concert event located on Newark's twelve acre campus. On site tent camping will be available for groups who want to stay over on Saturday night, (water and electricity available). Area hotels are available in Newark and Heath.
On Sunday morning, First Baptist Newark will host a special American Baptist Youth Ohio Worship Service with Justin Mumper (from Lima FBC) as our speaker. All ABC youth are invited to participate in the service (prayer, skits, musicians, singers, etc.), please contact Pastor Jim Addy at First Baptist Newark if interested in participating (read more for contact details).
Make plans now to attend this free event! Download a flyer by clicking here and SPREAD THE WORD!
The 191st Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 3rd and 4th, 2017. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229 (download the Hotel Information Sheet HERE). Please note that there will be no one day registrations.
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The Gathering is highlighting and celebrating the Region's 2017 Ministry Theme, "Transformed by the Journey" from Luke 24:32.
The ‘Gathering’ will be only two days in length, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and concluding at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be only three meal functions, the cost of which will be included in the Registration Fee. The three meal functions will be a Tuesday luncheon – Celebrating ABC/Ohio Region Ministries, a Tuesday dinner – Celebrating International Ministries, and a Wednesday All-Convention luncheon. Also included in the cost of registration is a continental breakfast on Wednesday morning. Election of officers and reports will take place on Tuesday morning. Lastly, Rev. Dr. Jones, ABC Ohio Executive Minister will share an inspirational message as we close the ‘Gathering’ at the All-Convention Luncheon on Wednesday.
Join MMBB Financial Services for a Retirement Planning Seminar on October 18, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM at First Baptist Church Newark (1000 Granville Road Newark OH 43055).
The seminar will cover topics including setting retirement goals, defining income sources, how to distribute and diversify retirement assests and making sure you are on the right financial path for retirement.
How can I pay for retirement? How should I invest retirement assets? How can I maximize the housing allowance? What are my medical and insurance options? Join our certified financial planner professionals and get the tools you need.
It has been an exciting time for the Ohio Leadership Academy! Over the past year the Academy has taught Pastors and Lay Leaders in several courses. Friendships were made and there was growth in faith and understading. We are excited about the expansion of our ministry across the state. We truly want to be the place of learning for laity, ministers, deacons and church leaders. For more information, CLICK HERE!
Do any of these apply to you or members of your church?
- A desire to understand and apply God's Word in a life-changing way.
- A desire to be more effective serving in my home church.
- A desire to determine God's call on my life.
- A desire to learn from outstanding instructors.
- A desire to learn with others and develop lifelong friendships.
- A desire for class offerings that fit a busy work and life schedule.
- A desire to receive training at an affordable price.
- A desire to earn a certificate that undergirds and equips me to serve in ministry.
If any of the statements apply, the Ohio Leadership Academy is right for you! We provide excellent in-person instruction at a reasonable price.
Ministry is personal and so is our training. We would love to hear from you. Contact us to learn more. And please, keep the Ohio Leadership Academy in your prayers as we train the next generation of God's leaders to impact the Kingdom of God in Ohio and the world!
During the months of September and October, over 4,000 American Baptist International Ministries’ supporting churches are invited to rejoice in the great work God is doing in global missions. The highlight of this celebration in many churches is receiving a special offering for global missions, called The World Mission Offering (WMO). Many churches choose to do this on World Communion Sunday the first Sunday of October. However, giving to the WMO is gratefully accepted at any time during September and October and throughout the year.
There are changes in the way to obtain materials for the World Mission Offering. Please read more for details.
An Art and Prayer Retreat led by Kit Ripley will be held November 10 to 12, 2017 at Kirkwood (formely Camp Kirkwood) in Wilmington, Ohio. Registration is limited to only 10 participants so do not wait to register! What does it mean to be “made in the image of God”? Which attributes of God are reflected in humanity? How does sin obscure the image of God in us? And how can we participate in the restoration of the image of God in our own lives? During this retreat, we will think about reflections, and you will be guided in the process of creating a self-portrait as you consider how God’s nature is reflected in your own life. Plan now to be a part!