Here is a recent note that was distributed to all the employees from Dr. Dana Vallangeon announcing some exciting news related to the ongoing mission of Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC).  We join the entire Columbus Ohio community in expressing our appreciation for the ongoing services that this Nazarene ministry continues to offer to the metro area.  Here is an excerpt from Dr. Dana's notification:  "Dear Staff,  I wanted to share a few items with you briefly. First, LLCHC was part of the Mayor's State of the City Address last Thursday, February 23rd. This was a great honor and great news. ...

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Newark Church Grows a Garden

When the conversation focuses on the challenge for a local church to "think outside the box", the subject of growing the church with the assistance of a garden typically does not surface in the American church setting.  This type of community outreach is often reserved for places on the mission field across developing countries and not in a thriving mid-western community here in Ohio.  But exciting opportunities our being realized through the efforts of the Real Life campus of Newark Church of the Nazarene, Executive Director Pam Roberts, and Lead Pastor, Rev. Josue De La Cruz.  Recently our District Superintendent, Pastor Trevor, made ...

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South Central Ohio District Generosity Extends both Regionally and Globally

District Missionary President, Carol Lee Carpenter, recently sent a detailed report to the Nazarene Global Ministry Center highlighting two specific areas where the district family rallied together to meet tremendous needs through tremendous expressions of sacrifice and generosity.  Please take a look at the story which was posted on the General Church's website. LINK:

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All In at Fellowship Church

Pastor Russ Carson reports an awesome day of celebration where 13 young people were baptized based on a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.  Some of this group were saved during VBS, others were saved at Kids Crusade, and a couple were saved during a recent revival meeting.  To God Be the Glory!

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INFLUENCE 2016 --- Be the Church...answer the CALL!

Over 100 NYI aged youth along with over 30 adult volunteer workers are gathering at our Logan Conference Center this week for an event typically referred to as "Youth Camp".  This year, our District SCONAZ NYI leaders will be challenging youth to recognize that every believer is called to MINISTRY.  While recognizing the special categories of specific ministry callings to serve as missionaries or pastors, every participant will be challenged to embrace the Biblical mandate to plant seeds for growing churches to reach the growing population.  On Wednesday night (June 29th), the worship service and message will be geared to ...

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Read Johnston's Jottings

Welcome to the site of the South Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. We are a family of 74 unique congregations located in an area stretching from the state capital of Columbus on the northern edge of the district, to the cities of Portsmouth and Marietta along the Ohio River in the southern part of the state. The mission of the International Church of the Nazarene is also our mission: To Make Christ-Like Disciples in the Nations. Our purpose is to equip pastors and churches on our district to effectively spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We trust that the information you gather from reading these pages will both inspire and encourage you to take advantage of our resources and useful links.

Rev. Trevor Johnston,
District Superintendent



district ENGAGE map 2014   We have provided this map as a tool to help you identify the locations of our district churches. The colored areas represent four sectional targets for the intra-district Work & Witness ministry that we have named ENGAGE.