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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) including email address and phone number so that she may extend a formal invitation. This is a FREE event!
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.
Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders,
For years, our Lead Pastor, Paul Sartarelli, has used the Prepare Assessment as a trusted tool to help couples in premarital counseling. He finds the information he learns from this tool immeasurable in the counseling process.
Trinity Church in Mentor is hosting a day of training for Prepare/Enrich (the Prepare assessment is for engaged couples and Enrich is for those already married) that will help you become even more effective in working with couples. The content of this “seminar” will provide great skills and certify you as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator. If you are like so many I know in ministry that are looking for tools and ways to help couples in their marriages, you seriously consider this.
This training is being offered on Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00am at Trinity Church in Mentor. Registrations must be received by September 3 to ensure a spot. Register by going to www.trinitymentor.com/prepare. Find out more about the entire Prepare/Enrich process by visiting http://prepare-enrich.com.
Become a certified facilitator in Prepare/Enrich!
Certification allows you to gain knowledge and skills to effectively use the Prepare/Enrich assessment in your work with couples. You will be able to access resources you need to become proficient in the use of Prepare/Enrich. Learn from an experienced Prepare/Enrich Trainer who will not only teach you the basics of how to use Prepare/Enrich with couples but can also answer your specific questions.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17
9:00am-3:00pm (registration begins at 8:30am)
WHERE: Trinity Church
9225 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060
COST: $100 per person (includes all Prepare/Enrich training materials)
Register by September 3 at: https://www.prepare-enrich.com/workshop/26720
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.”
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!
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!
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 email@example.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.
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
Click the link below to register today!
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.
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/
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
On Tuesday, May 21 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist in Bedford, join Ryan Strother, newly elected SCBO president, for lunch. Come hear the vision and progress of your SCBO Mission Council and share your input as we cooperate together in our state convention. Click here to register!
Saturday, May 11th
9:00 am till 4:00 pm
Location: Refuge Community Church
4505 Broadview Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Check out this 2 minute video
Register online by following the link
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.
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.
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.
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.
**FREE ADMISSION AVAILABLE (LIMITED QUANTITY)!!! Contact me for details - email@example.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.