The ABC Ohio Ministers Council Retreat will be held Saturday, June 5 beginning at 7 PM and concluding on Saturday, June 6 at 1 PM. We will gather together at the St. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark Ohio. The theme is "Balancing Self Care for a Balanced Ministry." Our guest speaker is Rev. Rodney Perry of the Perpetual Wellness in Ministry. This is a great opportunity for full time and bi-vocational ministers to consider what it means to find balance in the midst of a fast-paced world. Spouses are welcome to join in two days of personal reflection and growth. For more information including registration, download the Retreat Brochure here.
It is time for new students to register for the Ohio Leadership Academy! The curriculum is a combination of foundational courses and additional courses helping students in the practice of ministry they may do as volunteers or professional church leaders. Courses include such subject matter as Biblical studies, systematic theology, Baptist history, worship, preaching, congregational transformation, leadership, missions, family systems, congregational peacemaking, evangelism, ministry in contemporary culture, pastoral counseling, and pastoral self-care.
This year we are pleased to announce that the Cleveland Baptist Association has joined ABC Ohio in a partnership to sponsor the Academy. Rev. Yvonne Carter, Executive Minister of CBA and Dr. Jeremiah Pryce, a pastor and chair of the CBA Department of Ministry will join the Academy's Leadership Team. Students from any CBA or ABC/Ohio congregation are now welcome to apply for the program.
For more information on the Ohio Leadership Academy including fees, application process and enrollment information: CLICK HERE!
First Baptist Church Hubbard (59 Orchard Avenue, Hubbard, OH 44425) hosts its first annual "Blessing of the Motorcycles" on May 31 (rain date, July 19). Come early for the blessing of our hearts at 10:15 AM. The later blessing of the bikes takes place at 12:00 PM. Enjoy hot dogs and refreshments! For more information, call the church at (330) 534-3727 or Steve at (330) 518-6653.
The American Baptist Churches of Ohio Region is in the process of searching for a new executive minister. The search committee responsible for recommending a candidate to our region board would like to receive your input regarding this position. Please take a few moments to complete a survey using the link below. If you have already taken the survey at an ABC Ohio event, please do not fill out an additional survey.