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Ohio Ministries at Work

Celebrating a "Leader of Leaders"
Retirement Dinner for Dr. Randy Spence
March 19, 2015 5:30pm

In the October 23, 2014 meeting of the Ohio General Assembly of the Church of God, Director of Ministries Dr. Randall Spence announced his intention to retire from Ohio Ministries at the end of June of 2015. At the time of his retirement he will have served in full-time ministry 43 years with 9 as Director of Ministries. Read more and RSVP>>
Leading for the Long Haul
March 19, 2015

This year we are pleased to welcome Bob Moss, Chief Advancement Officer for Church of God Ministries in Anderson, IN, who will be presenting the following Sessions: 1.  How Healthy Decision-Making will Change Your Church and 2. Keeping a Long-Haul Perspective in Ministry.  Read Session Descriptions and find out more HERE.
Senior Adults Spring Fling
Plain City-March 12, 2015

Join us March 12th as we celebrate spring, friendships, and worship our Lord.This year the Spring Fling welcomes the gifted musician and worship leader, Roger McDaniel. Registration deadline is March 5! To find out more details, register, or print a registration form click HERE.


Cultivating Congregations Gathering

Cultivating Congregations are churches, led by pastors, who are investigating the question: How can we be a multiplying church? Ohio is a leading state in the Church of God in this venture to grow the Kingdom of God through the multiplication of our churches by planting new churches and campuses. Last month, a third meeting of Cultivating Congregations was held at the Crossroads Church of God in Lima, OH. More than half of the sixty-four pastors and lay leaders from twenty-seven churches in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, gathered for Cultivating Congregations Conversations, were from Ohio.  Read More >>

Youth camp registration begins in March!!!  See dates in the upcoming events section below!
Unrelated Business Income Tax for Churches

Many churches rent some or all of their property.  For example, a church purchases several homes adjacent to its property to facilitate future expansion.  The church has no immediate plans to expand its facilities, so it rents the homes.  One issue that arises in such cases is the application of the federal unrelated business income tax, which is  a tax on the net income generated by a church or other public charity from an unrelated trade or business. Read More>>
Global Missions Discovery Day
April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On April 18 Ohio Ministries will sponsor a Missions Opportunity Day at the Meadow Park Church of God in Columbus. The meeting will be from 10:00 to Noon and conclude with a FREE lunch provided by Ohio Ministries. With us that day will be Patrick & Jamie Nachtigall who will talk about the various opportunities for missions involvement that includes building projects but also goes well beyond and that can engage many age and interest groups. Read More>>

News from Around Ohio

Mark A. Martin Publishes Book

Pastor Mark A. Martin, Senior Pastor of Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield, OH, has published a new book. The book is titled, LIFE LETTER: Your Life as a Letter from Christ to the World.  Read More Here>>

Jeremy Halstead: B.R.M. for Youth Workers

Jeremy Halstead, Youth Pastor of First Church of God in Eaton, OH has published a book for youth ministry entitled B.R.M. (Bathroom Reading Material) for Youth Ministers.  Read More>>
Churches Seeking Pastors
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.

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North American Church of God

New Regional Coordinators in Africa

Ministry in Africa is difficult, and what lies beneath the surface is often complex. The Webbs will accept the responsibilities and travel of the regional coordinator for Africa immediately.  Read More>>

Healthy Growing Churches Leadership Network Gathering
March 11-13, 2015

Have you ever found yourself in the tug of war between the Call of God and your own feelings of inadequacy?  Then welcome to leadership!!  The world we live in as leaders is one that is filled with incredible moments of exhilaration and glory and horrible moments of stress and struggle.  It challenges the BEST that is in us, and, at times, brings out the WORST that is in us!  And we're always painfully aware that God has called us to a place where we are in over our heads.  If you can relate to this then we invite you to the HGC 2015 Leadership Network Gathering called "Dare To Lead!"  Read more about the conference HERE.

Upcoming Events

Leadership News

Healthy Growing Churches   March 11-13, 2015
Senior Adults Spring Fling
Plain City, OH
  March 12
Leading for the Long Haul (Spring Refresher)   March 19
Celebrating a Leader of Leaders Dinner
(Dr. Spence Retirement)

  March 19
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
  Growth Points
February 2015
February 2015
  Parish Paper
February 2015

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