James 2 reminds us that faith and action together are one powerful force. Ohio for Jesus is the encouraging story of God’s Spirit uniting the hearts of believers who discovered their steps of faith and action were coming into alignment in such a miraculous way that no man or woman could take the credit.
After hearing about the prayerful development and implementation of a 10-year strategic plan by the Tanzanian Assemblies of God, Ohio sent a delegation of leaders to observe first-hand what God can do when a group of churches and leaders unite to impact their communities with the gospel of Jesus. Simultaneously, the Ohio Ministry Network leadership was engaging with a consultant named Mike Messner to lead the presbyters and ministry directors on a strategy and vision journey.
Through this and a series of other remarkable events, God has positioned Ohio to develop and engage with its own strategic plan in an initiative dubbed Ohio for Jesus.
The opportunities below have been provided to inspire and encourage your team as we dream together and set goals in the areas of Leader Development, Church Health, Missions, and Church Multiplication.
Join a Facebook live event with our network leadership guiding you and your team through a goal-setting agenda.
Attend a one-day regional seminar from 9-4 to engage pastors and their key leaders in interactive dreaming and goal-setting.
Schedule a consultant to work one on one with you and your team.
The tools below are designed to help you and your team dream together
about what God can do through you to reach your city and its surrounding communities for Jesus.
Join others from your area and region as we seek God for his direction for our network.
Check out our core values and how they operate with our Four Drivers.
Key Result Areas
Download a pdf outlining our Key Results Areas for our Ohio for Jesus strategic plan.
Download a discussion guide to engage your leadership team in setting goals in the areas of Leader Development, Church Health, Missions, and Church Multiplication.
Order or download prayer posters designed to help churches and leaders unite in prayer regarding the specific needs in our communities.
Download variations of the Ohio for Jesus logo to engage your entire team with the strategic plan.
Join Pastor John Wootton for one of four Facebook Live events each focused on one of our four drivers.
Let's come together to seek God's direction for the state of Ohio as we launch the ``Ohio for Jesus`` initiative.
The dates of the next regional prayer gatherings are to be announced.
Ohio For Jesus Grants
We are already investing tens of thousands of dollars in a variety of worthwhile and exciting ministries.
Hopefully you’ve heard by now that we are planning to begin construction in the late summer on one brand new and one existing facility at Heartland. Both projects are scheduled for completion before the end of 2020.
In addition, hopefully you’ve heard that this All Things Are Possible campaign boldly embraces the All Things component. As a gigantic step of faith, your Network Presbyters are already investing tens of thousands of dollars in a variety of worthwhile and exciting ministries:
- Emerge Counseling Services
- African Ministries such as LiveDead and Tanzania AG
- Project Gateway at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL
- Panhandle Florida Pastors & Churches devastated by Hurricane Michael
- Dozens of Ohio AG Churches & Ministries via Ohio for Jesus Grants
We anticipate these contributions amassing to $550,000 by the end of 2020. By design, that is a 10% faith offering we feel compelled to lead with by example, so all our churches together are inspired to raise the $5.5 million needed.