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In December, a catastrophic storm system ripped through the Midwest, with tornadoes devastating cities and homes in Kentucky. The next morning, across the Ohio River at the Hamilton church, youth gathered for Sabbath School and reflected on the tragedy.
Visit the Ohio Conference Spring Valley Academy's beautiful campus, meet faculty and staff and have your questions answered at an upcoming open house.
La conferencia de Ohio y la del Oeste de Allegheny crearon un desafío de lectura de la Biblia de 31 días que se puede usar en cualquier momento del año.
Ohio Conference's Clifton church has been focusing on younger generations this year.
Spring Valley Academy’s (SVA) LEGO® Robotics instructors have launched a new and exciting year filled with discovery, innovation and fun. The robotics team is comprised of fifth- and sixth-grade students who strive for innovative and unique robotic design elements, in addition to precise mathematical equations that they are trying to utilize.
It seems as if the jungle, the mountains and rural areas are favorite destinations to send new ministers. I was no exception. My first district was in the deep forest of Nicaragua, surrounded by rushing rivers and deep lagoons. Our congregations resided in small communities nestled around these lagoons. Ninety percent of travel between them was by river, so we used an outboard motorboat to carry out pastoral work.
My late friend, Dave Robinson, was the Camp Mohaven director and pastor of the Delaware church in Ohio. He often had a time during his church service called the “God Showing Off Moment,” where he and members shared God’s recent blessings.
This summer, Ohio Conference members gathered for the first in-person English camp meeting since 2019. More than 600 people worshipped and fellowshipped at the Mount Vernon Hill church, as well as under the “big top” tent at Camp Mohaven in Danville—reigniting connections and faith.
With unprecedented growth over the past several years, Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy has plans to build a new high school addition.
This year, the Hispanic Ministries Department has experienced many stories of how God has worked in people’s lives across Ohio: An entire family making the decision to give their lives to Jesus; a lady who resisted her friend’s invitation to church finally attends and decides to be baptized; a daughter who takes a trip to see her mother be baptized ends up being touched by the Holy Spirit and gets baptized too; 10 young people get baptized together; a pastor baptizes his own sister; a man who suffers from addiction and sleeps in a cemetery finds new life and hope by giving his life to Jesus.