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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>>
Ohio Ministries Welcomes Jen Carney
New Credentials/Leadership Initiative Coordinator

Jen has had the opportunity to serve with the Church of God on local, state and national level ministries, as a part of the staff and on committees. She is a contributing author to the book, "Woven Threads: Church of God Women in Ministry and Mission."  Read More>>
2015 Minister's Spring Refresher

“Thrive, don’t just survive!” was the focus of the Minister’s Spring Refresher led byRev Bob Moss, Chief Advancement Officer at Church of God Ministries.  Over 60 ministers and lay leaders met at Meadow Park Church on March 19 to encourage one another and to work on developing their leadership strengths and skills. Read More>>
Leader of Leaders Dinner
Retirement Celebration For Dr. Randall Spence

On June 30, 2015, Dr. Randall Spence will officially retire from his long and celebrated tenure as the Director of Ohio Ministries of the Church of God.  To recognize and celebrate Spence’s ministry among us, the Governing Board sponsored a dinner at the conclusion of the Spring Refresher Read More>>
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!
ECFA Guidelines on Record Retention and Destruction

A ministry’s records policy should ensure that necessary records and documents are adequately protected and maintained and ensure that records that are no longer needed or are of no value are discarded at the proper time. The following link contains a sample Records Retention and Destruction Policy from the ECFA.

Click HERE To download a sample policy.

News from Around Ohio

J. Douglas Walls Publishes A New Book

Rev. Dr. J. Douglas Walls, Senior Pastor of East Second Street First Church of God in Xenia, OH has written and published a new book entitled This Is My Story.  The book celebrates 83 years of life, 62 years of ministry, 52 years of marriage, and 47 years as pastor of ONE church! To find out more information about the book and to order a copy, CLICK HERE>>

Free Song Download

Hopeland, one of our church plants in Dayton, wrote and recorded a new song celebrating Jesus’ sacrifice for us all called “Paid the Price”. It’s a song that relates back to the scripture 2 Timothy 2:13 where it says: “…if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Read more and hear the song>>

One Year Anniversary of Powell Campus

March 1, 2015  rolled in with a snow storm big enough to rival Meadow Park Powell's launch day one year ago in 2014.  Despite the snow, 266 attended the one year anniversary and to celebrate what God is doing in and through the Meadow Park Powell campus and the relationships being developed with their  neighbors in Powell.  Read More>>

Freedom Sunday Stories

On February 22, 2015 many churches across the country participated in Freedom Sunday, a day to draw attention to the tragedy of human trafficking in our world.  Two churches in Ohio have shared their stories with Ohio Ministries and we would like to share them with you! 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

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!

Renew Your Ministry 3

The Center for Christian Leadership is hosting Renew Your Ministry 3 for pastors and ministry leaders. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The cost is $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for all three days. Register now.

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