Missions We Support

American Baptist Missions:

United Basic Missions
United Mission is a way for our church to participate in the total mission and ministry of American Baptist Churches, USA. (www.abc-usa.org). Sixty-five percent of every UM dollar stays in Ohio to support the ministries we share through ABC/OHIO (www.abc-ohio.org) and thirty-five percent is divided among American Baptist Home Mission Societies, International Ministries, the representative process of our General Board of ABC/USA, and the Office of the General Secretary, which provides informational, educational and stewardship resources for all churches.

Dayton Christian Center
A faith-based community center that nurtures youth, empowers families and promotes community. The Center offers neighborhood teens employment as a healthy alternative to hanging out on the streets. In Super School, the before-and after-school program, children ages 5 to 14 eat breakfast, participate in Bible study, get help with homework, and enjoy an after-school snack. The Center also provides a daycare, family night and senior activities, computer classes for all ages, crisis support, and case management services.

Judson College
Judson College, (www.JudsonU.edu) located in Elgin, Illinois, is a four-year Christian college of the liberal arts, sciences and professions, committed to an evangelical expression of Christian faith and living, and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Located near Chicago, Illinois, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (www.seminary.edu) educates followers of Christ for ministry in the church.

ABW Ministries Love Gift
Fifteen percent of Love Gift is used to fund the operations of the national offices of American Baptist Women Ministries (www.abwministries.org) and the remainder is a part of United Mission.

America for Christ Offering
This offering is for our homeland ministry and missions in the United States and Puerto Rico. One-third of the America for Christ Offering supports ministry here among the American Baptist Churches of Ohio (www.abc-ohio.org) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (www.nationalministries.org) receives the remainder.

One Great Hour of Sharing
An offering to support worldwide relief and development. OGHS (www.abc-oghs.org) provides funds for disaster relief, hunger programs and a variety of development projects in the US and around the world. Emergency funds for disasters are channeled through OGHS.

World Mission Offering
The World Mission Offering, in its entirety, supports our overseas mission programs through International Ministries (www.internationalministries.org). ABC/USA has some 120 missionaries in 29 countries.

Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering
An offering to say thank you to the retired ministers and missionaries of our denomination. Portions of the offering are also held in reserve as an emergency assistance fund for the retirees. This offering is administered by the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (www.mmbb.org)

Special Interest Missions:

Sycamore House Pregnancy Center of Champaign County
Located on Sycamore Street in Urbana, the Sycamore House Pregnancy Center (www.sycamorehouse.org) promotes the sanctity of human life and is committed to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of women with pregnancy related concerns and others affected by these concerns.

The Gideons International
The Gideons (www.gideons.org) are committed to sharing the word of God by providing Bibles to people in the United States and throughout the world.

Christar International Missions
With more than 300 missionaries worldwide, Christar (www.christar.com) is a leading international ministry whose emphasis is on church planting in "least-reached" areas.

Habitat for Humanity
Through volunteer labor and donations, Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses around the world.

Radio WEEC
100.7 WEEC (www.weec.org) is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian radio station which broadcasts from Springfield, Ohio.

Radio Bible Class
The ministry of the Radio Bible Class (www.rbc.org) is to teach the word of God and to lead people of all nations to personal faith and maturity in Christ. They strive to achieve this goal through devotionals, radio and TV programs, and other resources.

Caring Kitchen
The Caring Kitchen operates a soup kitchen, food pantry, and emergency shelter; as well as providing tutoring, used clothing and used furniture to those in need. It is located at 300 Miami Street in Urbana.

Heart of Hope Ministries
The mission of Heart of Hope Ministries International (www.heartofhope.org) is to embrace orphans, widows, and families in desperate need with the love of Christ, ease their suffering, and restore hope.

Serving In Mission
SIM (www.simusa.org) is an international mission organization with over 1,600 missionaries serving in more than 50 locations in Africa, Asia, and South America. We specifically support Matthew and Amy Whisler (www.buildingforchrist.org) for their work in Mali, Africa.

Operation Rebirth
Christian boarding school and family ministry, committed to providing a Christ-centered academic program for young boys, while focusing on strengthening and restoring family relationships through the application of God's word.  (www.operationrebirth.org

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