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OHIO DISCIPLES MEN'S FALL RETREAT
September 15 - 17, 2017 at Camp Christian

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Our Program:

     On Saturday, September 16th, we will be joined by people from all over the Region to hear Dr. Hamm speak about healing. This portion of the retreat is open to all, and is being sponsored by the Spiritual Life Ministry of the Christian Church in Ohio. Since this is an open event, this portion of the retreat will be free, and therefore lowers the cost of the entire weekend for Men attending the whole retreat. The rest of the weekend will be just for the Men’s Retreat.  There will be a movie night on Friday, bible study on Saturday morning, free time to enjoy fellowship & Camp Christian in the late afternoon, and Vespers in the evening. Sunday we’ll close with a hearty breakfast and Worship. More details can be found on the Registration Brochure linked above.

 

Who Should Come?

  • Men of every age and background.
  • Men who are dedicated to the Ministry of Jesus Christ
  • Men who are looking to have a good time with other men.
  • Men who love Camp Christian!
  • Men who make up the Christian Church in Ohio and Disciples, & Men’s groups from churches throughout the Ohio Region.

 

Saturday Program Leader - Rev. Dr. Richard Hamm

      Dr. Hamm served as a congregational pastor for 23 years, as Regional Minister of Tennessee, and as General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada from 1993-2003. He was the first Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, a new national ecumenical organization. Dick is a former member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and a former Vice President of the National Council of Churches in the U.S.A. He is the author of three books, the most recent being “Recreating The Church: Leadership For The Post-Modern Age” (Chalice, 2007). Now retired, he teaches at Christian Theological Seminary and is a Trustee; is chair of the National City Christian Church Foundation Board in Washington D.C.; a member of the board of the Center For Congregations of Indianapolis; an elder of Central Christian Church, Indianapolis. He has twice been recognized for mediating settlements in school districts and thus averting teachers’ strikes. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of church renewal and transformation and has consulted with congregations, middle judicatories, denominational agencies and other church organizations.

 

If you have any questions, contact Rev. Stephen Bentley at sbentley@ccinoh.org 




 

 

Leadership Team 

Remmie Crawford

Rick Hayden

 

The Ohio Disciples Men ("ODM") is comprised of all the men of the Ohio Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). ODM exists to minister to the unique needs of the men in the church, enabling them to fulfill their potential as servants of God, advancing their spiritual journey, and strengthening the total ministry of the church.

We are in the process of forming "Work Teams" for mission from men (or women interested in being on the team) from all over the Regional Church.  These teams could then be used by individual congregations or for work projects here in Ohio or for disaster relief where ever needed.  To sign up for a work team go to:

http://www.ccinoh.org/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=94Hm630Kl686M  

 

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
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About Ohio Disciples Men

At the GENERAL LEVEL, The General Conference of Disciple Men ("GCDM") is a group composed of an Executive Board and the Presidents of every region. This GCDM sets the agenda for national events, including Sessions (the Men's quadrennial assembly) and "Men Cooking For Mission" to support four General Ministries. The GC/DM reports to the National Offices of the denomination. Click HERE to get a current copy of our newsletter.

 

At the REGIONAL LEVEL (our Region being all the churches in Ohio), men gather at Camp Christian twice a year for weekend retreats. This Regional Group is called the Ohio Disciple Men. ODM supports the District Groups and the GCDM Group. Planning is carried out by the elected President, Vice President, and Secretary, as well as the Men's Commission, which includes all former ODM Presidents.

At the DISTRICT LEVEL  (generally two or more counties banded together), groups of church men join together and celebrate with Sunday Retreats/Rallies featuring guest speakers and/or work projects.
 
If your District is sponsoring a Rally or Mission Project, contact us  and we will place it in our UPCOMING EVENTS of the this page. Afterwards, please send a picture and short report to let others know what is happening. At District Rallies be sure to take an offering to help help fund the Regional Disciples Men's Program.
 

At the LOCAL CHURCH LEVEL, individual churches have Men Fellowship groups, which have fellowship activities, prayer, bible study, and/or work projects.

MISSIONS

Supports, encourages, and resources Local Congregations in their efforts to build effective Men's ministry. For further information, contact Stephen Bentley.

One of the Mission objectives for the Ohio Disciple's Men is to have a data base of folk who are willing to do mission through out Ohio and list the different skills they have.  This will allow us to have teams through out Ohio to be able to reach out to Ohio Communities with a helping hand.  To be added to our data base, please fill out the form at:  http://www.ccinoh.org/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=94Hm630Kl686M 

Camp Christian
As our Camp facilities have grown, so too has its need for routine maintainence. This year for the first time, we have winterized several of our buildings. These are likely to need greater maintainence at the beginning of spring. The men gather every spring to prepare the Camp for its summer program of youth ministry.
 
Green Chairs: Many of the most memorable times at Camp Christian happen in the Green Chairs.  These Chairs are heavily used and over the years have deteriorated.  It is once again time to build new replacements.  If your men's group is into wood working, please consider making a chair or 20 chairs.  Click HERE  for the directions.  If you have any questions, contact Al Channell at 937-348-2811.
 

MISSIONS

Disciples Men Cookin' for Mission currently funds the following missions:
Inman Center
Through the work of Dr. Samuel Guy Inman, Christian Woman's Board of Missions of the Christian Church founded Inman Christian Center in 1913. A neighborhood based Community Center, Inman seeks to serve the needs of low-income children and families who live near the Center and around the Westside of San Antonio. More info at: www.discipleshomemissions.org/ MissionCenters/Inman.htm
 
 
Kentucky Appalachian Ministry
Kentucky Appalachian Ministry works to develop specific ways the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) can join with other denominations in regional ecumenical ministry; discover ways to relate to the special social and economic needs of Kentucky Appalachian people as they work together in church and community-based organizations; and to serve the wide church by sharing distinctive gifts and experiences from the people and congregations of the area. More info at:
 
Yakama Christian Mission
The mission of the Yakama Christian Mission is to be a visible sign of God's presence, by offering gifts of love and ministry to all who seek spiritual nurture and support. Ministry of the mission is accomplished through worship, pastoral care, and its program ministries. Program ministries with children are a high priority of the mission and include Christian education, with an extensive Vacation Bible School for the children in the community, and recreation using the new basketball courts and playground. More info at: www.discipleshomemissions.org/ MissionCenters/Yakama.htm
 
The Following Regional Churches have contributed to this ministry in 2013 & 2014:
 
 
 
United Christian Church, Clayton (2)
First Christian Church, Cambridge (2)
Washington Avenue Christian Church
Warren, Champian Christian Church
Mansfield, First Christian Church
Paulding, First Christian Church
Please consider participating in the "Disciple Men Cooking for Mission" program. As you can see, the funds raised from this go to some very vital ministries. Check Important Links above for information on how your Disciples' Men's group can get involved.   Contact me when your group has a mission event planned so I can publish the dates here and we can support one another in our efforts to help others in the name of Jesus

District Rallies

District Date Place Contact Info

Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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