We had the blessing to hear from Lane Gramling during our Tuesday Regional Ministries Luncheon. Lane serves on the staff of Montgomery Community Church in Cincinnati as Student Ministry Director. Lane works with the EPIC Junior High Ministry. He is passionate about equipping students to live Gospel-centered lives. Lane's message to us was "Ministry in the Next Generation." “Discovering God’s Plan” is the theme for this year’s Annual Gathering based on Jeremiah 29:11-13.
The 192nd Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio began on Tuesday morning October 2, 2018 with our morning session reviewing this past year and then looking to the future of ABC Ohio. “Discovering God’s Plan” was the theme for this year’s Annual Gathering based on Jeremiah 29:11-13.
The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit will be held at Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 21-23, 2019. Join us for the "Summit by the Sea"! Sign up now to receive updates as they are released:
Mission Summit 2019 will have multiple highlights, including: the Mission Summit Conversations, dynamic speakers, luncheon events held by American Baptist International Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, and more!
The Biennial Summit will feature an all new ABCUSA Biennial Academy. Academy Tracks offering continuing education and spiritual growth opportunities for both clergy and lay leaders will include: Social Media, Technology and Ministry, 21st Century Options for Church Planting and Renewal, Transition Ministries Training, Bible Studies and more.
Bring the whole family! Virginia Beach is a top family-friendly destination. VBS-style classes will be offered for elementary school ages along with an all new youth track for middle and high school students. Day care will also be available.
The Kingdom Youth Conference at Marion Christian Center (1550 Richland Road, Marion OH 43302) has been re-scheduled for March 8-9, 2019.
Kingdom Youth Conference is a fresh new youth event designed to impact students and leaders. We provide four key ministry thrusts throughout the weekend designed for long-term results:
- Present Christ vividly and unmistakably.
- Exhort, Encourage and Equip students to actually walk out their faith in "real-life"
- Create an atmosphere where the anointing of God can flow.
- Provide hands-on learning opportunities so that students can put their faith into practice immediately while seeing themselves in God's big picture.
In addition to great ministry moments for students we have tools designed for leaders and parents to grow. We encourage youth leaders and parents to be involved in ministry to their students throughout every session and in each ministry moment. We also have special sessions designed for leaders and parents to continue ministry all year long.
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Since 2009, the "Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering" (BMMO) has become a significant avenue for churches in the Region to support the ministries of American Baptist Churches of Ohio (ABC Ohio). BMMO helps make it possible for ABC Ohio to serve your church.
Every dollar given to the BMMO goes to support the various ministries that benefit your church. The most significant region ministry is that of the two Region Ministers, Rev. Jane Gibbons and Rev. Mark Click, who serve faithfully to help in whatever way needed to equip you and your church for ministry.
ABC Ohio is in a year of transition, seeking to discover God's plan for the future. This includes discovering who the next Executive Minister will be. The Region's theme for 2018 is "Discovering God's Plan." The guiding scripture is Jeremiah 29:11-13. Jeremiah brings the words of hope for the future when he says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future." God is always faithful to His promises and God will continue to be faithful to ABC Ohio.
BMMO gifts help develop, coach, and assist servant leaders. It provides new ministry resources for local churches and helps provide quality ministry gatherings to challenge and grow healthy churches.
Please consider giving to the BMMO in 2018. This is one way your church can partner with ABC Ohio to fulfill God’s mission in your community and beyond. Your faithful giving is appreciated and is needed to serve its member churches. Again, remember that every dollar given goes to ABC Ohio ministries that "help build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ."
“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?”