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Ohio Ministries at Work

Ohio Ministries Governing Board: (left to right) Jim Roma (acting Chair), Vaughn Bell, Esther Cottrell, Faye Goode, Bob Fulton, Steve Rauch. Not Pictured: Erik Spohr, David Grogg, and Randy Spence
Director Search Committee Update

The Search Committee of Ohio Ministries has been diligently and prayerfully following God’s leading in the nomination of our next State Director of Ministries.  
     So many have said they are praying with the Search Committee through this process.  For this the Committee is very thankful.   Also, thank you to all who submitted nominations, recommendations and completed the survey concerning this position.  Your input and responses have been vital to the Search Committee throughout this process.  
     The Committee has contacted and vetted all nominations.  Interviews will begin soon.   
     Please continue to pray with the committee.  
     If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chairperson, Rev. Brad D Lewis at
Spanish Language Church Planter's Boot Camp

Over the Memorial Weekend, Ohio Ministries hosted a first ever Spanish Language Church Planters’ Boot Camp. More than 70 planters, spouses, and coaches from across the United States converged on Camp Marengo for intensive teaching on how to plant new churches. Read More>>

Save the Dates!

*Men's Ox Roast-September 11-12 at Camp Marengo

*Senior Adults Fall Feast
  • Walnut Creek-October 1
  • Plain City-October 15
*Ohio Ministries General Assembly-October 22 at Meadow Park Church
2 Down & 1 to Go...

Your Ohio Ministries Disaster Relief Team has reached another goal!  

1st Phase: Purchased the trailer and tools/equipment.

√ 2nd Phase: Click Here to find out what the second goal was that has now been reached!

Camp Marengo 2015 is coming up fast! God has brought us a fantastic group of summer Staff applicants and we are working to organize our team of volunteers. This year’s theme “Wanted Dead or Alive” will teach campers that God desires and seeks a relationship with us when we are “dead” in our sin, and that He wants to continue growing in relationship with us, helping us to change and mature, once we are “alive” through Christ.
Through teaching, drama, worship, activities, and relationships campers will gain friendships, a better understanding of the importance of God’s word, and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
2015 registration information is available on the website,, and every church will be mailed a packet. We hope to see you this summer!
5 Roads for Healthcare Reimbursements

Servant Solutions has provided the following information as a resource to help churches and pastors as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of Affordable Care Act compliance and taxability issues. This article contains excerpts from ECFA's 5 Roads for Healthcare Reimbursements by Churches and Ministries.

Click HERE To read the Servant Solutions article

3C Gatherings

3C Gatherings is the name of new clusters that are being formed across OH, MI and IN. The 3C stands for Cultivating Congregations Cluster. The purpose of these groups is to explore and prepare pastors for church multiplication of their congregations with multiple services, daughter churches and/or new campuses. It is a peer-learning opportunity that will cover 8 meetings in 2 years. Read More>>


News from Around Ohio

Easter Stories from Around Ohio

Churches all over the State celebrated Easter last month and we have heard some wonderful stories from the churches.  One of them even made the evening news!  Click Here to read stories from churches around Ohio.

Camp Meeting Dates

NOTE: Some dates are different than previously announced!!!

May 31-June 5                  South West Ohio District Camp Meeting Lebanon, OH
July 10-19                         South East Ohio District Camp Meeting Warsaw, OH     
July 19-26                         North East Ohio District Camp Meeting Berlin, OH
July 26-31                         Payne Camp Meeting Payne, OH
August 2-9                        National Association of the COG Camp Meeting
                                               West Middlesex, PA
August 7-16                      Central Ohio District Camp Meeting Springfield, OH


Wauseon First Celebrates 125 Years

In a society where things seem to come and go, the Wauseon First Church of God has been a constant in the lives of many local Fulton County citizens. On April 25 and 26, the church celebrated their 125th anniversary with a combination of celebrating the past and looking forward to the future. The Wauseon First Church of God is the oldest active Church of God, Anderson, Indiana affiliated, church in the state of Ohio. Read More>>

Welcome New Pastors!

Ohio Ministries would like to welcome the following new pastors to Ohio:

Steve Anthony-Hilltop Church of God, Columbus
Brian Robertson-Crossroads Church of God, Lima
Scott Haynes-Forty Corners Church of God, Massillon
Cindy Johnston-First Church of God, Morrow
Larry Cook-Hillside Church of God, Springfield
Jason Horrocks-First Church of God, Cortland

Open Churches

Ohio Ministries keeps a list of all churches who are currently seeking pastors and/or associate pastors.  If you, or someone you know are a Church of God Minister looking for a position, you can click here to go to our website and view the current open church list.

Home Going

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of Rev. Dr. Gene Fuller and Shelly Burch.  Click on the link below to see the obituaries for each.

Gene Fuller

Shelly Burch

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North American Church of God

Church of God Convention
June 22-25, 2015-Oklahoma City, OK

Author Francis Chan. Recording artists Shane & Shane. Comedienne Anita Renfroe. Award-winning recording artists Selah.These are just a few of the reasons you won’t want to miss the 2015 Church of God Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Make plans to join us June 22–25. For more information, click here!

Relief for Nepal

Currently, the Disaster Relief Committee at Church of God Ministries in Anderson is accepting contributions for work in Nepal. We are planning to work directly with the Mission Board of the Church of God in Meghalaya, India, because the two Church of God groups in Meghalaya have pioneered and now nurture the Church of God in Nepal. Read More and Donate>>

Upcoming Events

Leadership News

Junior High Camp-Camp Marengo   June 7-12
Senior High Camp-Camp Marengo   June 14-20
6th-8th Grade Camp-Camp Marengo   June 21-26
Mom & Me/Dad & Me/Family Camp-Camp Marengo   June 26-27
4th-6th Grade Camp-Camp Marengo   June 28-July3
3rd-5th Grade 1/2 Week-Camp Marengo   July 3-5
3rd-5th Grade Full Week-Camp Marengo   July 5-10
Performing Arts Camp   July 5-11
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