SCBO Annual Celebration
Nov
4
to Nov 5

SCBO Annual Celebration

  • Rolling Hills Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make plans to be at the SCBO Annual Celebration. God is doing amazing things throughout Ohio and we want to celebrate what He is doing in our mist. This year's meeting is going to be a true celebration of our Lord and of the ministries happening in and around our state. 

You don't want to miss it.  Put November 4-5 in your calendar now to join us in Fairfield, Ohio for the 2019 Annual Celebration!

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Planter Coach Training
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Planter Coach Training

  • Cuyahoga Valley Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Cleveland Hope and Cuyahoga Valley Church in partnership with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Send Network want to plant as many healthy churches in the Cleveland area (and around the country) as the Lord would allow.  NAMB/SEND Network church planter candidates have…

  • Gone through an extensive 360 assessment with their spouse

  • Received significant training (part of which Rick Duncan provides)

  • Been connected into community with other planters, and

  • Been given a coach to come alongside and encourage them in day-to-day responsibilities. 

On November 14-15 (Thurs-Fri), CVC is hosting a “Coaching Training”.  Would you consider becoming a “Coach” to a church planter?  FYI, you don’t need to be an expert in church planting!!  A coach is someone who encourages, comes alongside, listens well, asks good questions, and commits to pray for a particular planter, his family, and his ministry.  I believe you have what it takes to be an excellent coach for someone.

Let me answer a few questions that I know that I  would have:

Do I have to know about church planting?

No.  Everything you’d need to know is provided in a training.  In fact, non-planters likely make better planter coaches because they’re more likely to lead with questions and a listening ear more than answers.

I’m not in full time ministry—does that matter?

No.  You’ve shown yourself to be a good leader.  You’re being asked because of your character, commitment to Christ, and the value we believe you could bring to a planter.

I’m not a member of a Southern Baptist church. Is that ok?

Obviously, we value church membership, and we also value the role of the SBC.  Coaches will largely be from the SBC, but in some cases, we are willing to “color outside the lines” for the right person.

What’s the commitment level?

Over two years, we ask for 30 meetings with your planter.  We ask coaches to make 5 commitments:

  1. Preparation Meeting - Attend a live, one-hour video conference, two weeks

    before the Map. In this meeting you will connect with fellow coaches and

    facilitators, preview the Map agenda, and overview the preparation modules.

  2. Personal Preparation - Complete four preparation modules through the

    Pathwright online learning platform including three coaching articles. Total

    estimated preparation time is one hour.

  3. Coaching MAP Preparation - Join a new team of coaches in your city in this

    planning, training, and orientation experience.

  4. Peer Coaching - Practice coaching with a peer by phone or video conference

    four times in the two months following the Map. Meeting #4 will include a look-in

    from a Send Network Coach to provide feedback.

  5. Coach a Planter - Coach one church planter as assigned using the Coaching Pod

    website for 30 meetings over two years. Coaching guides will be provided. Phone

    or video conference calls are acceptable and encouraged. Planter spouse coaches

    will meet 6-8 times over one year.

Hopefully, once you decide to jump in, you’ll want to keep going after the two years!

Can I meet via Skype?

Absolutely.  Meeting in person would be nice on occasion, but Skype works as an excellent option for those who don’t live locally.  However, we would like you at the training held in Cleveland. 

Will I get assigned a planter after the training?

Not necessarily.  We do have a couple of planters who need someone right away, but having more people trained than we have planters is a good problem!  If that’s the case, you would be placed in a “queue” for a future planter.  We’re hoping to saturate Cleveland with healthy churches and so we’ll need to be prepared with coaches!

Some EXCELLENT training is coming in to CVC November 14-15.  In these sessions, you’ll learn particulars on how to care for planters, but you’ll also glean some information that will help you in your current role where you work or serve. 

If this is something you’re interested in, please register before October 18 (see registration link below). If you have any questions between now and then, feel free to call Rick Eimers at CVC on his cell: 216-513-6290 or email him at reimers@cvconline.org.

Lastly, if after reading this, you have someone in mind that you think would make an excellent coach, please feel free to email Rick Eimers his name and contact information.

Again, the link is below.

Cleveland Map registration link:

Send Cleveland Coaching Map- November 14-15, 2019

Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

Learn more here: https://www.namb.net/coaching/

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Cleveland Hope Annual Meeting & Celebration
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Cleveland Hope Annual Meeting & Celebration

Mark your calendars now! Our Annual Meeting & Celebration will be here before you know it. Anyone may attend the meeting and celebration. However, to vote in the business session of the Annual Meeting, you must be designated as a messenger by your church. Here is our bylaw statement on Messengers:

5.3 Messengers’ Number and Term: “The maximum number of messengers for each member church is five (5). The pastor of each member church is automatically recognized as a messenger. Each member church may appoint up to four (4) additional individuals, five (5) if the office of pastor is vacant, as messengers to the Annual Meeting and other specially called meetings of the member churches. The respective member churches determine the term for messengers. A letter or other communication from the pastor or presiding officer of each member church identifies the messengers for that church and the term for which they have been appointed. Members of missions or other churches sponsored by member churches may be appointed as messengers if the sponsoring member church recognizes those individuals as members in its congregation.”

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Ohio African American Fellowship Annual Retreat
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Ohio African American Fellowship Annual Retreat

  • Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please mark your calendars for our annual retreat. It will be held at Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. This will be a great time for you and your wife to get away and to fellowship with other pastors and their wives from across the state. 

Not only is the retreat designed for fellowship, it will also help you develop practical skills to assist you in your ministry. This year the retreat will include a coaching workshop to help you develop this crucial tool for leadership development.

More details on registration will be forthcoming. More details on registration will be forthcoming.  Inquiries can be made to the fellowship president, Stephen Owens, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Bedford, OH.

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New Pastor & Staff Orientation
Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

New Pastor & Staff Orientation

  • State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your State Convention of Baptists in Ohio is hosting a new pastor & staff orientation on Tuesday, September 10 in Columbus. If you are a new Cleveland pastor, planter, OR if you have a new staff/team member at your church, please send your/their name(s) to Linnett Snodgrass (lsnodgrass@scbo.org) including email address and phone number so that she may extend a formal invitation. This is a FREE event!

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Hope Together #3
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Hope Together #3

Make time for this important 3rd Hope Together gathering of 2019! Hear from leaders and meet fellow believers from the wide spectrum of Cleveland Hope churches. Let’s gather for prayer, to praise God, and to promote gospel partnership in Jesus’ name. As always, a cookie & coffee fellowship will follow!

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"No Silver Bullets" with Daniel Im
Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

"No Silver Bullets" with Daniel Im

What if the solution isn’t a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church’s current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts…leading to macro-changes?

No Silver Bullets explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. You will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.

Want to join us? Email me at davery@clevelandhope.com or call/text me at 440-413-1508 and let me know and I will personally register you, pay the $10 registration fee, and buy you lunch and dinner for the day! The seminar is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. We’ll leave around 8:30 a.m. and return home around 8:30 p.m.

I look forward to learning together, but also to just being together for some good ol’ pastor fellowship. If enough guys want to go, Painesville Baptist has offered either a van or bus.

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Praying Together Webinar - FREE
Aug
1
1:00 PM13:00

Praying Together Webinar - FREE

In this free, 60-minute webinar, we will discuss the challenges of corporate prayer and offer some practical solutions in how to persist in this vital calling. We will address key topics like:

  • Why the Absence of Prayer

  • Seeking “Our Father” Together

  • Simplifying Corporate Prayer Experiences

  • How Prayer Enhances Community & Empowers Mission

  • Live Q&A

Click the link below to register today!

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Communication Conference
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Communication Conference

  • State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all wrestle with communication.

Sometimes we struggle to make our message clear. Sometimes modern technology seems to create more barriers than solutions. From time to time our audience or community misunderstands what we are trying to say or do. At other times, we just can't seem to find anyone to listen!

On July 23, 2019 the SCBO is hosting a one-day conference all about communication. We will explore effective ways to connect with your church body, to promote events, to establish your identity in the community, and even how to respond to situations that attract media and public attention.

To help us navigate these waters, we have arranged for a special guest expert to join us from the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. Chris Turner serves as their full-time communications director and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us.

Join us this July as we seek to impact God's Kingdom by discovering the best and most effective ways to communicate both inside and outside the walls of the church. Use the link below to register today.

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Rainer: Vision Statement Webinar
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Rainer: Vision Statement Webinar

No church vision statement is perfect. But are there ways to better leverage this important set of words in helping your church members live with greater gospel urgency and intensity? Thom Rainer says YES! This Monday, July 22 at 3 PM, he will unpack “10 Reasons why Your Church Vision Statement May not Be Effective.” Register for his FREE 45 min. webinar at this link: https://thomrainer.com/webinar/

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Ohio Theological Institute - Interest Meeting
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Ohio Theological Institute - Interest Meeting

Cleveland, are you curious about OTI, but want more information? Our next interest meeting will be Sunday, July 21 at 4:00pm at City Church’s Central Office (2310 Superior Ave E Suite 230 Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Free parking is available in lot attached to building on E 23rd). We will present the vision of OTI, discuss the upcoming semester, and answer questions. There will also be a few giveaways, so you don’t want to miss it! Hope to see you there!

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Summer Wives' Study
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Wives' Study

Join Christine Smith and Julie Calloway for a study through Jen Wilkins’ book In His Image. This group is for pastor and planter wives only. Please contact Chris or Julie by May 13 to reserve your spot and book at: chrissmith@clevelandhope.com or 440-476-9232 (or use the Contact link on this website to reach Chris). You may also suggest a location (meeting locations are flexible depending on who’s participating).

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Hope Together #2
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hope Together #2

Put the date on your calendar! Let’s gather as fellow laborers from across greater Cleveland to partner together in praising and praying to our God for the Spirit’s power and gospel growth in our city & region. Location TBD very soon.

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Church Planters'/Replanters' & Wives' Forum
May
9
to May 10

Church Planters'/Replanters' & Wives' Forum

Proverbs says “Iron sharpens iron…” Well, sometimes church planters need to to pull away from the immediate demands of ministry and rub shoulders with other planters/replanters & their wives. Here’s your chance! Click HERE to register for this years Ohio Planter/Replanter & Wives Forum May 9-10 in Dublin, OH.

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National Day of Prayer
May
2
8:00 AM08:00

National Day of Prayer

Signed into law originally by Baptist, Harry S. Truman, and today headed by Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the National Day of Prayer is an annual gathering on the first Thursday of May to unite Christians in concerted prayer. Consider hosting a church- or community-wide Day of Prayer gathering in your part of Greater Cleveland. Click HERE to learn about the Ohio statehouse NDoP gathering in Columbus.

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MissionInsight Training
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

MissionInsight Training

Interested in learning how to better exegete and engage your community? Garrettsville First Baptist Church is hosting a FREE MissionInsight training this Monday, April 29, 11 AM-1 PM. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/455169685225565/ for the event link and stop by https://missioninsite.com/ to learn more details about MissionInsight.

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Couples' Night at Forest City Shuffle
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Couples' Night at Forest City Shuffle

Never played shuffleboard before? Great! That just means you will have a blast. Send Network has rented the place out for two hours, is covering the food, and will provide some gift cards to help offset babysitting cost! All you have to do is show up and have fun. We will send an official invite next week, but wanted to let you know the date so you could put in on your calendar.

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Lead Well Leadership Conference
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Lead Well Leadership Conference

  • Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**FREE ADMISSION AVAILABLE (LIMITED QUANTITY)!!! Contact me for details - davery@clevelandhope.com.

The LEAD WELL Conference is designed to empower leaders. You do not want to miss this event. We encourage you to bring your leadership team with you to this conference. The LEAD WELL Conference is designed to help you and your team move your organization to the next level. 

Registration Fee:  (Includes lunch on Saturday)

Regular Registration Fee: $20.00

Group Discount: $15.00 Per Person. (Three or more tickets)

Click HERE to register!

*** Registrations and fees can be mailed to the church also.

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