Join us for the 2019 Urban Ministry Conference May 22-25, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn (700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, OH 44143). Our theme is "What Shall We Do?: Pathways to Action in Troubled Times." The conference is sponsored by the Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches. Download a registration form HERE!
More details including a conference agenda and schedule can be found at cbacleveland.org.
The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit will be held at Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 21-23, 2019. Join us for the "Summit by the Sea"! Sign up now to receive updates as they are released:
Mission Summit 2019 will have multiple highlights, including: the Mission Summit Conversations, dynamic speakers, luncheon events held by American Baptist International Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, and more!
The Biennial Summit will feature an all new ABCUSA Biennial Academy. Academy Tracks offering continuing education and spiritual growth opportunities for both clergy and lay leaders will include: Social Media, Technology and Ministry, 21st Century Options for Church Planting and Renewal, Transition Ministries Training, Bible Studies and more.
Bring the whole family! Virginia Beach is a top family-friendly destination. VBS-style classes will be offered for elementary school ages along with an all new youth track for middle and high school students. Day care will also be available.
A priority of American Baptist Churches of Ohio is equipping churches for ministry with Millennials, Screeners, and future generations. We believe that is a primary concern of ABC/Ohio congregations, too. Because of this, ABC/Ohio is offering grant resources to groups of ABC/Ohio churches and Associations to develop ministry events in their areas that will impact the lives of Millennials and Screeners.
Millennials are persons who were born between 1982 and 2004, so they are approximately 15 to 37 years of age. Screeners were born between 2005 and 2025, so they are children and youth through age 14. The proposed programs/events should be designed to impact one or both of these age groups. DOWNLOAD THE GRANT APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE
Kirkwood is a beautiful 214-acre multi-purpose facility located near Wilmington, Ohio in Clinton County. The facilities include a lodge and conference center, a detached mini-lodge, cabins and a family campground as well as a small lake, all surrounded by open fields and gently rolling hills. Find out more at campkirkwood.net.
Exciting News for American Baptist Camping!
Kirkwood Camp powered by Matthew 25: Ministries has exciting news to share for our 2019 camping season. We are significantly lowering the cost of tuition (DETAILS HERE!)!
We are so thankful for ABC/Ohio B.O.C.G. Camping/Youth Endowment Fund and the funds set aside solely for use to send campers to Kirkwood. We also know that many churches and associations in our area have allocated funds to assist families with their tuition costs. We appreciate your amazing encouragement and support of Kirkwood, and thank you for continuing to provide this benefit. We also encourage each individual church to consider sponsoring a counselor or helping Kirkwood in a financial way to help continuing to allocate funds to help Kirkwood continue to offer these camps at these prices so no child misses out on summer camp. Ohio Scholarship Application Download HERE!
Rev. Dr. Samuel L. Young, 81, of Millbury, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born on June 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Charles and Juanita Young. Sam served two enlistments in the U.S. Army, one in Germany and also one with the 82nd Airborne based out of Fort Bragg, NC. Besides playing piano in the Airborne band, he played bag pipes and enjoyed listening to classical and jazz music.
Sam loved to spread the word of God and worked in church ministry his whole life. He was ordained as a minister in 1968 and served at various churches in Ohio, Kansas and even in Germany.His ministry led him to work as a Sheriff’s Chaplain and with Drug and Alcohol Education Services.
Sam is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Ruth Visser-Young; children, Allison (Greg) Pfister, Kyrstyn Young, Rachael (Lou) Solone, Matthew (Katy) Simons and Aaron (Chrissy) Simons; grandchildren, Hunter, Abigail, Gabriella, Jeremiah, Jackson and Evelyn; brothers, Leonard Casas and Charles Young and many nieces and nephews. Please pray for Rev. Young's family during this time.