Who is Jesus?

More than two thousand years ago God sent Jesus Christ into this world. He became one of us, but he did nothing wrong. He showed us what God is like – merciful and kind. He healed the sick people, the blind were made to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk. Some people followed him, and to them he gave a new way of life – God’s way. But others hated Him because He was so good, and he exposed their evil ways.

He gave his own life as a sacrifice, a payment for our sins. He died on the cross to save us. Three days after he died, Jesus Christ came back from the dead. Now He lives in the power of an endless life to meet your need, to be your Saviour, to forgive your sins. Jesus Christ is the only one who can do this for you.

Why We Exist

The Ohio Ministry Network exists to encourage and support Ohio families, churches and ministry leaders. We strive to equip and resource churches and pastors to tell the world about Jesus.

However, if you've come to this site seeking answers about Jesus, seeking help in troubled times, or would like prayer, please contact us at the number below.

May God richly bless you today!

Contact Info

8405 Pulsar Place

Phone: 614.396.0700

Fax: 614.396.0701

Web: ohioministry.net

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Leader Development

The capturing of the priesthood of all believers in the local church is the role of every pastor.

The ultimate team with the greatest latent potential is the local church. A congregation focused on service through giftedness can be an unstoppable force. Although a faith community can include business owners, cultural architects, entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, and children; the essential element of any church is its capacity for infinite collaboration in the gifts.

We hope to add a new dimension of influence and aid to our congregations by releasing some of that potential through the recruiting, training, and mobilizing of new and undiscovered leaders. After all, the Great Commission is good news through giftedness.

Please follow the pages to the left for more information.

Upcoming Leader Development Events


*This event will be accepting credit card payments only.


Brought to you by the Small Group Network, “Accelerate! Ohio” is a 3-day workshop for small group ministry point people and their leadership team. You and your team will take a 360-degree view of your small group ministry as you develop a comprehensive strategic action plan for 2017 – 2018. This workshop not only gives you stimulating ideas, you’ll leave with a plan that you can begin to implement immediately. Attendance is limited to give you more interaction with other participants.

Check-in is from 12pm – 1pm on Monday, April 3rd at:

Violet Baptist Church
8345 Blacklick Eastern Road
Pickerington, OH 43147

Sessions will run from 1pm – 5pm on Monday,  8am to 5pm on Tuesday, and from 8am-11:30am on Wednesday.

Registration includes two essential books on small group ministry. These books will be sent to you once you register and must be read prior to attending the workshop.


There will be special pricing for the first 12 people who register (10% off the normal price)!

(September 21 – November 30)

  • Individual Registration – $310 (original price: $345)

(December 1 – February 23)

  • Individual Registration – $355 (original price: $395)

(February 24 – March 31)

  • Individual Registration – $517 (original price: $575)

Local Hotels

Comfort Inn
1800 Hill Road N
Pickerington, OH

Hampton Inn
1890 Winderly Lane
Pickerington, OH 43147

Holiday INN Express & Suites
2806 Taylor Road

Additional Info

Attendee is responsible for personal travel expenses to and from the workshop, as well as lodging and food.

Registration ends on Friday, March 31, 2017. Walk-in registrations are not available.

Cancellation Policy: Due to costs we incur when you register, each cancelled registration will be charged a processing fee of $75 per person. Refunds (less the processing fee) will be honored through March 24, 2017 (4:00 pm PST). No refunds after this date and time.

Director of Leader Development

Dave Pafford