Ecuador Earthquake Emergency

On Saturday, April 16, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Ecuador, causing widespread devastation and disaster.  The death toll has exceeded 650 with an additional 58 people known to be missing.  There are over 12,500 injured in local care facilities as well as over 26,000 people surviving in make-shift shelters. The Church of the Nazarene has been greatly affected.  With over 220 local churches and 16,000 church members, approximately 80 of our congregations were located in the areas most affected by the earthquake.  Our Board of General Superintendents has issued a "call to action" plan that includes prayer for those who ...

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Every spring, South Central Ohio Nazarenes gather in Grove City for the purpose of mutual ministry accountability and celebration.  Under the inspirational guidance of our District Superintendent (Pastor Trevor) and our presiding General Superintendent (Dr. David Graves this year and next), both pastors and delegates report on the faithfulness of God to equip and empower His servants for mobilized ministry and evangelistic outreach.  This year, we witnessed record-level increases in attendance and financial stewardship.  We also celebrated high levels of spiritual conversions, baptisms, and new members in addition to significantly increasing our global participation in spreading the "good news" gospel. Please use the links attached ...

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The Water Still Flows

During the February 21, 2016 worship service, Pastor Jack Johnson had the privilege of baptizing five (5) new believers.  We rejoice with both congregation and pastor on this significant move of God in their local ministry setting.  These are great days for reaping the harvest!  

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Prime Time Ministry Event Alert

Sue Pyles (District Director of Prime Timers) invites you to participate in an exciting day of inspiration, fun, and food hosted by Circleville Heritage Church of the Nazarene on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.  Special music will be provided by Jonathon White and the special speaker is Dr. Ray LaSalle.  The cost is only $15 per person which also includes lunch.  A registration form and additional promotional details are available at this link: 2016 A PRIMETIMERS DAY OUT

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South Central Ohio District Ministers & Spouses Retreat

The Carlile Inn of Sugarcreek in beautiful Amish Country will once again be the host site for our annual retreat.  The dates are October 5-7, 2016 and our speaker is Dr. David Busic, General Superintendent.  The reservations and event plans will once again be handled by Rev. Mike Percell so please direct your questions to him at (740) 821-3312.  The reservation deadline with full payment is September 9, 2016.  See this link for more details. 2016 Pastor Retreat

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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.