Welcome to the Miami Baptist Association
The Miami Baptist Association has a rich history in the Greater Cincinnati Area dating back to the 1800's. Our churches have a dedication to missions, church starts and helping congregations develop and grow the ministry of Christ. Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about us and our ministries.
ANNOUNCING WORKKSHOP ON SAFE WORKSPACE
FREE TO GLORIFY GOD
HOW TO ENSURE A SAFE WORKSHOP
ENVISIONING MISSIONS PART II
The Miami Baptist Association is sponsoring a workshop on safe work space. With the #MeToo movement and a rise in awareness of the need to provide a Godly and safe workspace, the Association is sponsoring a time for churches, its pastors, staff and members to be more aware of how to prevent sexual harassment within your church ministries.
We have arranged for two speakers to be available to conduct workshops on the topic. This includes all forms of sexual harassment, against women, men, and children. Blair Leedy and Kendra Massey, from our local Woman Helping Woman, will conduct both at multiple times on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. They will help churches creates a safe and secure work environment free from unwanted sexual behavior. We will also have material available from our denomination.
Each workshop will be about an hour and a half and be conducted twice. Once between 9-10:30 and again from 1:00 to 2:30. It will be held at Montgomery Community Church, 12151 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 with signs at the entrances pointing you to the location of the workshops.
Lunch will be provided from noon to 1:00 pm. We will be ordering lunches from Panera with costs picked up by the Association. We will have a choice of turkey, tuna or vegetarian sandwiches. If you have a special diet, please let us know so that we can do our best to accommodate you.
We will also use the time in between to conduct more Envisioning Missions.
The 192nd Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 2nd and 3rd, 2018. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229 (go to the ABC Ohio site for more details!). Please note that there will be no one day registrations.
“Discovering God’s Plan” is the theme for this year’s Annual Gathering based on Jeremiah 29:11-13.
The ‘Gathering’ will be only two days in length, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and concluding at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be only three meal functions, the cost of which will be included in the Registration Fee. The three meal functions will be a Tuesday luncheon – Celebrating ABC/Ohio Region Ministries, a Tuesday dinner – Celebrating International Ministries, and a Wednesday All-Convention luncheon. Also included in the cost of registration is a continental breakfast on Wednesday morning. Again, please note there will be no one-day registration. Election of officers and reports will take place on Tuesday morning. Lastly, Rev. Dr. Swain, ABC/Ohio Interim Executive Minister will share an inspirational message as we close the ‘Gathering’ at the All-Convention Luncheon on Wednesday.
The Miami Baptist Association has created a Ministry Grant Program to provide financial resources for local church outreach and evangelism ministry opportunities. The intention of this Grant Program is to provide equal access to available funds to every local church in good standing within the Miami Baptist Association. Priority will be given to startup ministries, or to support one time shorter projects or provide seed monies for new ministries.
Priority for grant eligibility will be given to Miami Baptist Association churches in good standing. In order to assist as many churches as possible this will be a onetime grant award. The ministry Grant will be used for programs which focus on outreach and evangelism ministry. The program will support a vision of ministry that aligns with the mission and vision of the Miami Baptist Association which is: “to develop authentic relationships and to empower the local church to be salt and light in the communities they serve.”