SCBO Resource Groups

The State Convention is divided into six Resource Groups offering a variety of resources to strengthen churches and start new churches.  Following is a list of those Resource Groups and a brief description of the ministries each group offers:

Administration Resource Group
Led by the Executive Director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, some of the ministries of the Administration Resource Group include the following:

  • Provides general coordination of the State Resource Team planning and budgeting for Mission Ohio
  • Promotes Cooperative Program
  • Provides demographic data to churches
  • Coordinates funding for missionaries serving in Ohio 
  • Publishes the Ohio Baptist Messenger bi-monthly 
  • Hosts a New Pastor & Staff Orientation two times a year at the state office
  • Offers Acts 1:8 challenge to assist churches in reaching its community and the world
  • Assists churches during pastoral transitions with pulpit supply, interim pastors, and sharing resumes.


Bible Teaching/Leadership Resource Group
The Bible Teaching/Leadership Resource Group works to provide the most effective research, responses, resources, and relationships available to encourage and equip in the following areas: 


  • Provides training for church leaders including pastors, worship/music, ministry staff, Sunday School, Discipleship Training, VBS, deacons, small groups, singles, and senior adults leaders
  • Encourages and equips leaders in the following: Prayer and Spiritual Renewal; More and Better Disciples; More Healthy Churches; Discovering, Developing and Deploying Leaders; and Associational Strategies
  • Provides individual coaching and customized training for pastor, leaders, and churches
  • Offers E-quip, free online training for pastors and church leaders
  • Maintains a Resource Lending Library for Bible Studies and resource material in many categories
  • Organizes State Bible Drill for children from fourth through twelfth grades
  • Offers assistance in church worship including: Praise Team Training, Choir Development, Multi-Media Worship Software, PA System Analysis and Consultation and much more


Church Planting Resource Group
The Church Planting Resource Group works alongside Associational Missionaries in starting new churches across the state and supporting church planters in the following ministries:


  • Provides assessment and recruiting tools to identify potential church planters
  • Provides “Basic Training for Church Planters” on E-quip, a free online training site
  • Hosts a state-wide Church Planting Forum 
  • Provides learning environments for church planters in group settings
  • Provides information on prayer vigils, etc. for enhancing church planting
  • Provides funding assistance for church planters
  • Provides mentor training for mentors of new church planters
  • Provides training for future and current sponsor churches of new church plants
  • Provides training and materials for African American church plants
  • Provides training and materials for various language new church plants
  • Provides access to monthly reporting system for church planters


Church Services Resource Group
The Church Services Resource Group includes Business Office, Accounting, Information Technologies, Print Shop and Production Services, and Buildings and Grounds providing internal and external ministries:
Provides business support to those who lead our state, Associational and local ministries.  Support encompasses finances, insurances, travel, conference logistics, printing, and offices


  • Receipts and disburses Cooperative Program funds
  • Maintains Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly
  • Enables the State Convention web and internet presence
  • Secures all types of insurance coverage and vehicles for Convention and Associational personnel
  • Assists local churches with pastor and staff compensation, taxation, and non-profit status information
  • Encourages and assists state staff, Associational staff, and local pastors with GuideStone Financial Resources materials


Evangelism Resource Group
The Evangelism Resource Group encompasses Collegiate, Youth, Personal, and Church Evangelism and CrossNet Ohio.  Our goal is to model, mentor, and motivate individuals, churches, and Associations to obey the Great Commission.  We provide training and resources in ministries such as:


  • Youth Ministry includes Super Summer, camps at Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly, consultations, and works alongside Associational Youth Teams
  • Collegiate Ministry, located on multiple campuses statewide, includes developing leaders, sending students out to serve, planting new churches, Bible Studies, Retreats/Advances, student summer and semester missionaries, and mission trips
  • Personal witnessing (using tools such as) FAITH, Relay, Cross, Soularium, More to Life, The Most Important Thing, Share Jesus Without Fear, The Net, Taking Prayer to the Streets, Gospel tracts, Intentional CommunityEvangelism, Christian Apologetics, Simultaneous Revivals, etc.
  • CrossNet Ohio includes Literacy Missions, Buckeye Baptist Builders, Disaster Relief, Church and Community Ministries, Men’s Ministry, Challengers and RA’s, Hunger Funds, Appalachian Regional Ministries, Chaplaincy, and Mission Service Corps, Mission Partnerships, Missions Education, and On Mission Celebrations

In addition, the Evangelism Resource Group Leader has oversight concerning the ministries of The Ohio Baptist Foundation.  The Foundation encourages individuals and churches to invest in advancing God’s Kingdom in the world through the ministries they value.  The OBF provides the following services:

  • Formulating a Christian Will, a Personal Family Trust, a Personal Estate Plan, a Church or Personal Christian Endowment
  • Church Stewardship and Personal Budget Education


Women's Missions and Ministries Resource Group
The Women’s Missions and Ministries Resource Group works to encourage, equip, and engage Ohio Southern Baptists to be On Mission in Ohio and beyond.  Women’s Ministry, mission opportunities woman to woman, is designed to bring women into relationship with Jesus and each other.


Mission Opportunities:

  • Innovative Missions Education
  • Ohio Prayer Partnership with the Nung/Tay People Groups
  • Missions Mix
  • Arab Women’s Ministries
  • Woman’s Missionary Union® age-level groups
  • Kids Kamps and mission camps at Seneca Lake Baptist Assembly
  • Mission Trips
  • Annual Missions Offerings and Seasons of Prayer

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Ohio Christian Women’s Job Corps
  • Lydia Homes of Hope
  • Beautiful Feet
  • Sisters Who Care
  • Spring & Fall Retreats

For more information on any of these ministries, please contact the appropriate Resource Group at the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.


Resource Team - Administration