SPECIAL NOTICE to Church Treasurers, Financial Secretaries, Mission Treasurers & Pastors
Financial gifts for 2016, from those who contribute to your congregation, should all be in to your church by Saturday, December 31, 2016, the last day of the year. (Let folks know YOUR deadline – any gift to your church for 2016, by law, must be received by 12/31/2016). This allows a few days to properly record the gifts and direct year-end, American Baptist mission gifts to the ABC/OHIO Office.
This year, more than ever before, your year-end gifts to the Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering (BMMO) or to ABC/Ohio Specifics will provide much needed support for the ministries we share within our Region. Your gifts will be used to fund the vision of ABC/Ohio - helping build healthy churches that impact the world for Christ. We give thanks for generous gifts from your church and for your ministry partnership.
For over three years the Association Task Force has been working to develop a covenant to put on paper what we have long believed about our relationship and mission. We have created a Proposed ABC Ohio Covenant and Addendums (you may download by clicking here and peruse them at your convenience).
We ask that you read the Covenant. During the Fall of 2016 and the winter months of 2017 Dr. Ernest Jones, Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons will be seeking your thoughts and ideas. They will discuss the proposed document at clergy gatherings, association meetings and at the 2016 Annual Gathering in October. These discussions will provide insights into how we can all make a greater commitment to the mission of Jesus Christ through intentional authentic relationships.
The American Baptist Churches Mission Summit will be held June 29 to July 2, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. A number of exciting events occur before and after the official Mission Summit dates - so plan to come for the full event!
Chaplains and pastoral counselors will gather June 29. Additional information will follow. Registration will begin in early 2017. Please continue to check online for more information at www.americanbaptists2017.com.
Experience a gathering of American Baptists like no other, as our diverse family joins together for faith-stretching worship, Mission Summit conversations, preaching and fellowship.
The American Baptist Extension Corporation (ABEC) is seeking a Building and Loan Advisor. This position is responsible for promoting ABEC's loan, investment and building planning services. Responsibilities include being an advisor on aspects of building planning and financing. This is a full time exempt position and is open immediately. For more information, CLICK HERE.
In a historic celebration before a gathering of hundreds of mission supporters, the Rev. Sharon T. Koh of Los Angeles, California, was installed as executive director elect of American Baptist International Ministries (IM). She began her service as executive director elect on July 1, 2016, and will assume the role of executive director on September 1, 2016, following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Reid S. Trulson on August 31. READ MORE HERE!
The American Baptist Churches of Ohio is once again partnered with Dare 2 Share Ministries for our annual American Baptist Youth Conference at the Dayton Convention Center. This will be our eighth and final year partnering with Greg Stier and Dare 2 Share Ministries for an amazing time of sharing and celebration. Thousands of students (grades 7-12) participate in this conference each year.