Welcome to the site of the South Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. We are so glad you are here!  We are a family of 79 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.  Some of our congregations have teamed up to form multi-sites, others remain as individual congregations; still others are brand new works that God is creating among us. 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 congregations 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 and if God is calling you to join our team… as a church planter or to pastor an existing congregation, please get in touch!


--------------- Rev. Trevor Johnston, District Superintendent ---------------

If you are looking for the electronic copy of our District Journal, please follow the link: South Central Ohio 2016.

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Football is More Than Just a Game for this Pastor

Recently, Coal Grove Church of the Nazarene pastor, Rev. Brian Taylor, received outstanding achievement recognition from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for his community engagement and commitment to the game of football.  Taylor was named the 2016-17 KHSAA Football Official of the Year and also received the "Good Call Award" from the National Association of Sports Officials for his role in the 2016 Class 6-A title game.  It was also noted that Brain Taylor was called up to work NFL games back in 2012 during the time that the National Football League experienced a referee lockout for the first ...

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Daily Summaries from General Assembly 2017

Over the last ten days of June, both elected delegates and interested participants gathered from around the globe for the purpose of doing the business of General Conventions and General Assembly in Indianapolis.  The following linked summary documents are provided to give you a taste of the atmosphere and activities of this monumental event.   For a more detailed description of these conventions and assembly, please consult the General Church website listings.  There are a variety of workshop and video resources that can be used in the local church to expose your local church people to the international dealings of the ...

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At our recent General Assembly, this publication was released as a critical resource for training our congregations and attenders concerning the crucial elements of our denominational distinctions.  Please go to the General Church website for additional resources and ideas for how you can make use of this material in your local church setting. OneLord   

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Over the years, these ten days set aside for Camp Meeting have become the sacred ground for a fresh movement of God across our district.  This year promises to be no different as we gather at the Logan Conference Center for a tremendous opportunity of revival and renewal.  Attached, you will find the "Schedule of Activities" and "Preaching Rotation" for the entire Camp Meting period.  Also, driving directions and RV park camp-site reservation details can be found on the designated links for Camp Meeting and Logan Conference Center found in the sidebar on the right side of this page.  Join ...

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Denominational Materials Made Available for Use in Every Local Church

In an effort to further disciple people in the foundations, beliefs, and practices of Nazarenes around the world, these materials were debuted at our recent General Assembly for immediate implementation. OneLord 

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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.

National Nazarene News

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 18-22 September 2017.

A current email hoax is targeting Nazarene churches and districts by “spoofing” names and email addresses of Nazarene leaders to ask for money via wire transfers.

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. In the news this week: Florida church members help neighbors install storm shutters ... Michigan church helps grow produce for mobile farm stand ... Tennessee church reflects on 75-year history ... Indiana church plans centennial celebration ... Texas church to celebrate 100th anniversary.

ChurchExcel features information in a variety of media designed to provide practical tools and information on financial management, tax compliance, stewardship, and governance.

Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, dumping at least 37 inches of rain and damaging many homes and churches. The storm also caused extensive damage in Dominica before continuing toward Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas.