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Statement From Governing Board Chair

Good news! The Governing Board made a request to Dr. Randy Spence to consider the possibility of extending his tenure as Director of Ohio Ministries until the end of August, 2015. The Board concluded that having him continuing two more months than previously agreed upon would greatly help us as we proceed forward in the process of determining the candidate for director and having that person ratified by the Assembly. It would give us a much smoother transition. Having Dr. Spence actively serving will also ensure that State business is ongoing. We are grateful that he has accepted our invitation and we are excited to share this information with you at this time!
 --- Jim Roma, Chair
Church Health Coaching Weekends

Ohio Ministries seeks to serve the church in a number of ways. Our three-legged approach to ministry includes :
            * Leadership development
            * Church Multiplication
            * Church turnaround and revitalization
For churches that find themselves plateaued or in decline and that want to reverse that trend and to increase their Kingdom impact and faithfulness, Ohio Ministries conducts an intensive three-day consultation process that we refer to as a Church Health Coaching Weekend. It begins with a congregational self-study and self-assessment. It continues with the coaching team from Ohio Ministries converging on the church for a weekend. Interviews, town hall meetings, and teaching are all a part of this experience. 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
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,, We hope to see you this summer!

News from Around Ohio

Salem Church is on the Run!

Check out this news story about Salem Church of God in Clayton, OH!

Runners Hit the Pavement to Support Church Outreach

Hopeland Receives Positive Feedback From Visitor

Hopeland Church, in Dayton, received some positive feedback on Facebook recently!  Here is the qote from one visitor:
"I went here for the first time this morning and as I was taking it all in I realized this is the kind of church I have been searching for, for years! It was perfect.  The message was incredible and the worship was beyond amazing! I can't wait to go back next week!!" --Christina

Arlington Church Pastor Quoted in Article About Charleston Tragedy

Pastor Diana Swoope of Arlington Church of God in Akron was quoted in an article about local clergy reactions to the Charleston, SC shooting last week.  Read the article here.

12 Northside Church Couples Celebrate 50+ Years of Marriage

On June 7th, Northside Church of God in Springfield celebrated twelve couples in our congregation who have been married for more than 50 years each.  Many family members and friends joined us as the couples were honored in the morning worship service and at a luncheon afterwards, provided by the church. Read More>>

Camp Meeting Dates/Speakers

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

July 10-19                         South East Ohio District Camp Meeting Warsaw, OH 
                                             Evangelist: Pastor Rick Webb
July 19-26                         North East Ohio District Camp Meeting Berlin, OH
                                             Main Speaker: Dr. David Sebastian
July 25-31                         Payne Camp Meeting Payne, OH
                                             Evangelist: Matthew Roe
August 2-9                        National Association of the COG Camp Meeting
                                             West Middlesex, PA
August 2-9                      Central Ohio District Camp Meeting Springfield, OH
                                             Evangelist: Rev. Steve Chiles


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.

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Ohio Ministries
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Marengo, OH 43334

North American Church of God

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

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
June 2015
  Parish Paper
June 2015

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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. 
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