District Pre-Teen Camp

Our District Director of Children's Ministries, Kim Bobb, reports that 159 campers and counselors gathered at Camp Cotubic for Pre-Teen Camp Week.  From July 20-24, this group was challenged to accept the instructions of Jesus related to being and becoming His disciple.  A similar camp is planned for 3rd & 4th Graders on July 27-29 followed by a camp for 1st & 2nd Graders on July 30 through August 1.  The entire staff asks for prayer support as they serve our district children in these camps.

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Membership and Baptism Celebration at Thornville

On June 7th, Pastor Jonathon Barker and the congregation at Thornville Community Church, experienced an incredible time of fellowship and celebration.  On that Sunday, fourteen new members were welcomed with eleven of those coming into membership by profession of faith.  This significant testimony fits right into the shifted direction that the church has taken to be more intentionally focused on the un-churched in their community.  Pastor Jonathon adds this praise report; "God has been blessing us on a weekly basis with new visitors, generous financial gifts and above all, the presence of His Holy Spirit."

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Columbus Crossroads Church Reports a Great VBS

This great news story was shared by Kim Gogel who serves as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Columbus Crossroads Church of the Nazarene.   There is also a link to a YouTube video that highlights the VBS efforts of the church this month. The theme was “ADVENTURE Evangelism” and thanks to the assistance of Evangelist, Indiana Jones, the focus for this year’s Vacation Bible School encouraged the children to discover the importance of the church reaching beyond the four walls of the actual church facility.  The weekly offering targeted the needs of the earthquake torn areas in Nepal.  The children ...

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Hilliard Church Completes Major Expansion Project

Over eight years have passed since the merger of two sisters churches that came together to form the Hilliard Church of the Nazarene.  Due to facilitiy limitations, the potential for growth and ministry impact were severely hindered.  Last September, the two-year faith journey resulted in the construction of a brand new addition that now serves as their multi-use ministry center.  We congratulate co-Pastors Malcolm Schoener and Kevin Meyers as well as the entire congregation in this tremendous commitment that will better enable them to reach the lost, hurting and struggling people of their community.

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District NMI Spring Tour

District NMI Spring Tour

 Rev. John Haines is currently serving as a global missionary in Switzerland for the Church of the Nazarene.  The primary focus of his current missionary service includes Education and Leadership Development on the Eurasia Region.  Currently, Rev. Haines is touring all ten zones across our district to provide a progress report on the missional efforts of the Church of the Nazarene through Nazarene Mission International.  The photo below was taken by Pastor Steve Dupler at the recent Newark and Zanesville Zone Rally.

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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



CHURCHES ARE ON THE MAP THAT IS PARKED AT THE LINK POSTED HERE: district ENGAGE map 2014 district-map-2014-updated-2-3-15 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.