News you can use for July!!!
View this email in your browser

Ohio Ministries at Work

Looking for Opportunity to Grow Your Congregation?

Join several of your peers in ministry and sister churches as we travel to Lima, Ohio, to attend a gathering of Kingdom minded leaders desiring to grow their congregations in impacting their communities. The gathering will be held on August 25th, 11 AM to 3 PM at Crossroads Church of God.  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

*Ohio State Youth Convention-November 13-15, Springfield, OH
Senior Adults Fall Feast

Senior Adults Fall Feast will be help at Der Dutchman again this year.  Mark your calendars now with the dates below!  Tickets will be available beginning September 1.
  • Walnut Cree-October 1
  • Plain City-October 15
Ohio Men's Ox Roast

The Men's Ox Roast will be held September 11-12, 2015 at Camp Marnego.  The theme this year is "What Do You Want ON Your Tombstone?" For more information and to register visit the Men's Ox Roast Website!

Pastors Peer Learning Clusters

Pastors Peer Learning Clusters are forming now. 

If you are a pastor (whether solo, senior, or a staff member) and believe that we are better together, then you will want to be part of a Pastors Peer Learning Cluster. In these cluster groups (typically 5-8 persons living within 2 hours or less of one another) you will meet monthly over a course of two years to learn with one another and from one another. These groups are a safe place for you to transparently share your hurts and joys, your hopes and failures. It’s a place to be accountable to one another for the sake of the Gospel.

Groups start in October. Show your interest by registering at our website.

Ohio Celebrates New Churches

Ohio Ministries is currently celebrating the planting of two new churches:  New Life Community Church in Middletown, Pastor David Wess and a new Spanish language church in Miamisburg, Pastor Gregorio Mendoza.  Read More>>
3C Groups

Ohio currently has two 3C Groups meeting (3C Groups stands for content, conversation, and coaching). One is in the Dayton/Cincy area and is being facilitated by Tom Planck, Journey Pastor and Church Multiplication Catalyst with Healthy Growing Churches, and the other is facilitated by Associate Director, Esther Cottrell. It meets in Akron. Read More>>
Resources Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

Many churches are asking for resources in light of the Supreme Court's ruling regarding same-sex marriage.  Ohio Ministries has compiled some resources that we believe, while not exhaustive or complete, will be useful to churches and pastors throughout the state.  Please follow THIS LINK to review the resources that have been made available to you.

News from Around Ohio

Ohio Pastor Hears From Truck Driver After Wife's Fatal Crash

Pastor Mitch Burch, who lost his wife in an automobile accident had a chance to speak with the truck driver who was also in the accident.

Read the full story here>>
Hilltop Church of God Installs New Pastor
On April 26, the Hilltop Church in Columbus celebrated the beginning of a new chapter with the installation celebration of their pastor and his wife, Steve and Amy Anthony. Pastor Steve has spent the last several years serving on staff at the Toledo First Church of God with Bishop Bob Culp. Read More>>
Shelby Celebrates Warren Wagner
To celebrate the 81st birthday of long-time member and key leader Warren Wagner, the Shelby Church of God held a surprise party and dinner after church on July 12th. Warren was celebrated for his wisdom and faithfulness to serve the Lord as His Church both at the local level and in larger areas of the Church. Warren served Ohio Ministries as the Financial Director for 33 years.Read More>>

Heart to Honduras Empowers Change

Randy Bargerstock was featured in an article in Lima, OH about his calling and ministry with Heart to Honduras.  Click here to read the article!

It's Campmeeting Time!

Campmeeting season is upon us and already three districts have held their campmeetings: Southwest in Lebanon, Southeast in Warsaw, and Northeast in Berlin.  Click here to see pictures of each of these campmeetings!

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.

Do you have news you would like to share with the state?

Send it to us to be included in the monthly Newsletter. All news submitted must be received by the first Friday of the month to be included in that month's newsletter. Send all editorial correspondences and email subscription requests to or mail to:

Ohio Ministries
PO Box 276
Marengo, OH 43334

North American Church of God

To learn more about Yearbook Registration, CLICK HERE
Be Bold Academy

Looking to reach new heights in ministry? This digital portal of resources, training, and coaching will help you do just that. In a single place you will find help in every area of ministry. It can be accessed at any time. New ministry resources will continually be added. Great blessings as you grow in your skills in serving our LordLearn More>>

Global Strategy

Since the late 1880s, the Church of God movement has been reaching out beyond the borders of the United States and Canada, resulting in a church body outside those geographic borders that is more than three times as large as the Church of God in the United States and Canada.

Over the last century, the names of the missions programs have changed, but the assignment has stayed the same—to tell the world of the hope found in Jesus Christ. In 2000, the Missionary Board of the Church of God became Global Missions, and now Global Missions has become Global Strategy, effective June 22, 2015.

Children of Promise Relief Updates

Many of you and/or your churches have been faithfully supporting and praying for the work of Children of Promise in Nepal and Malawi.  Recently Children of Promise sent out an update on their Disaster Relief work in these areas and you can read the update by clicking this link:  Read Update>>

Upcoming Events

Leadership News

Payne Camp Meeting-Payne, OH   July 25-31
National Association of the COG Camp Meeting-West Middlesex, PA   August 2-9
Central Ohio District Camp Meeting- Springfield, OH   August 2-9
Men's Ox Roast- Camp Marengo   Sept 11-12
Seionior Adults Fall Feast-Walnut Creek Der Dutchman   October 1
Senior Adults Fall Feast-Plain City Der Dutchman   October 15
Ohio Church of God General Assembly-Columbus, OH   October 22
Ohio State Youth Convention-Springfield, OH   Nov 13-15
  Growth Points
June 2015
July 2015
July 2015
  Parish Paper
July 2015

Ohio Ministries 

Ohio Ministries is the centralized coordinating ministry serving Church of God congregations throughout Ohio. Together with local pastors and laypersons, we provide services and expertise to help our churches thrive. 
Stay Connected
Copyright © 2015 Ohio Ministries of the Church of God, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp