Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Ohio Conference
Throughout the yearlong journey with Disciple Ohio—a complete member involvement initiative—Ohio Conference church members have been encouraged to think big and outside the box.
For several years, Ohio Conference's Akron First church has actively served refugees from Burma, Thailand, Rwanda, the Congo, Uganda and Kenya who have settled in the community.
Ron Halvorsen Jr, Ohio Conference president, has accepted an invitation from the Washington Conference to return to pastoral ministry.
Pentaevangelism, … what is that?” asks Peter Simpson, Hispanic Ministries coordinator for the Ohio Conference. “We’ve done many things, but nothing like this.”
The former Ohio Conference office and adjoining properties located in Mount Vernon were sold for $450,000 to an area businessman.
Spring Valley Academy leaders were planning for someone to lead this initiative a year from now. It feels very providential that the person and the funding came a year ahead of schedule.
After writing notes for a bit, Debbie Hall revived her sign language skills she learned earning the honor years ago. “The honors are actually good to learn and good to study. And it's not just an honor. It's a lesson that you can take into the real world and actually use it,” she says.
Joel Greve, the youth pastor at the Centerville church, recently challenged members (some pictured) to take part in a “40-Day Dash.” The goal? To walk or run at least one mile a day for 40 days.
Story by Heidi Shoemaker
More than 300 young people from Hispanic churches across Ohio came together for the 2019 Hispanic Youth Camp earlier this year. Themed “El Viene Por Mi” (He is Coming for Me), they met at the Indian Trail Campground in New London.
Many churches around the Columbia Union are hosting community-focused fall evangelism meetings.