The 190th Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 20 to 21, 2015. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229. You are encouraged to make your room reservations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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The Gathering will highlight and celebrate the Region's 2015 Ministry Theme, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken," from Ecclessiastes 4:12.
Our Keynote Speaker is the Rev. James H. Willis, Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio. Rev. Willis also serves as the Vice-President of ABC/Ohio. He will preach at the Tuesday evening worship service. There will be two Bible Studies – one on Tuesday afternoon (led by Rev. Dr. Gordon Penfold) and the other on Wednesday morning (led by Rev. James Willis). Dr. Penfold is president of Fresh Start Ministries in Colorado. This year’s worship leader again is the Rev. Bob Beals, Minister of Worship & Youth at First Baptist Church of Canton. Our missionaries are Ann & Bill Clemmer, ABC/USA Missionaries currently serving in South Sudan.
During the months of September and October, over 4,000 American Baptist International Ministries’ supporting churches are invited to rejoice in the great work God is doing in global missions. The highlight of this celebration in many churches is receiving a special offering for global missions, called The World Mission Offering (WMO). Many churches choose to do this on World Communion Sunday the first Sunday of October. However, giving to the WMO is gratefully accepted at any time during September and October and throughout the year. To find out more and for further resources, CLICK HERE.
The Mohican Baptist Association Fall Rally was held October 4, 2015 hosted by the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.
American Baptist Missionaries Vital and Ketley Pierre were the keynote speakers. They shared about their work in Nicaragua and their upcoming move to the Dominican Republic.
It is wonderful to hear the work of our Associations and see how God is using His people to reach the world for Christ!
What an amazing weekend! Our Ohio American Baptist Youth participated in the annual Dare2Share evangelism training conference March 6 and 7, 2015. Thousands of youth gathered in Grove City for a weekend of dynamic worship, powerful speakers and evangelism training. This was our eighth year partnering with Greg Stier and Dare 2 Share Ministries for an amazing time of sharing and celebration.
Following the Friday session, the American Baptist Churches of Ohio sponsored our annual After Party. It was a great time of fellowship, pizza, sharing and a devotion to conclude a great Friday!
For more on the weekend, check out our video highlights!