The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
The American Baptist Churches of Ohio joined together with Dare2Share Ministries for ABC/Ohio’s annual ABY Convention February 4-6, 2010. We joined thousands of other youth at Dare2Share in Columbus … then met the ABC/Ohio youth Friday night at the Drury Inn in Grove City for an After Party. It was an evening with teens from other ABC churches where we enjoyed food, fun, and new friends. Then, we shared in worship on Sunday morning at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Columbus. For more photos, CLICK HERE!
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.
By an overwhelming vote, delegates at the ABC/Ohio Annual Gathering affirmed the Board of Regional Ministries proposal to establish new governance – board structure beginning January 1, 2011. The vote was 131 yes and 5 no, which means that it passed by 97%.
The vote came following nearly a year of prayer, discernment, and planning by a Transformation Team appointed by the Board in November 2009. Along with Mark L. Vincent, lead partner from Design Group, the staff and board met in January and February to envision what God might lead ABC/Ohio to do with its historical representative board structure.
It was a very snowy Friday evening as the American Baptist Youth Conference in Columbus kicked off on February 5, 2010. Twelve to eighteen inches of snow fell across the region but it did not freeze the spirit! Greg Stier led a rousing evening featuring great music by Starfield, Propaganda plus dramatic presentations revolving around Isaiah 6.