The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
Emerson and Ivy Wu of Karl Road Baptist in Columbus have been endorsed by American Baptist International Ministries to serve in Macau, a special administrative region of China, with the supportive partnership of Evangelize China Fellowship (ECF).
As IM Development Workers, the Wus strive to bring a new spirit to Macau. For a long time, Macau was known for its gambling casinos. Drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, crime and prostitution were rampant in this small congested region in which less than 1% of the population is Christian. However, under the new government, many changes are taking place. Better education and social service are two major areas that are creating opportunities for the younger generation. The Wus will serve in outreach to youth and college students and in the orphanage’s after-school program.
The recent Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board Senate Council meeting attendees included our own Rev. Thomas Gilmore (Cleveland, OH), Rev. Glenn Loafmann (Oberlin, OH) and Rev. Mark Farmer (Westerville, OH). It is great to know that our state is well-represented with the MMBB.
Church Mutual Insurance is our region's insurance company and they insure a large number of the churches in ABC/Ohio. They are currently offering a free e-newsletter that may be helpful to our churches as they develop or continue safe practices with children. It is easy to subscribe, just CLICK HERE.
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."
ABC-Ohio is FOR SALE! Well, not quite! But we are selling our offices. As a part of the ABC/Ohio vision the region is selling it’s current home office in Granville and will be relocating following the sale. This continues the work of the Transformation Team as it worked to develop a plan for the future over the last few years. This plan is coming to fruition in various changes across our region which includes the sale of our home office.