Thank you for joining us for the 2021 School Ministries Ohio E3 Conference, where we received Education, Equipping and Encouragement (“E3”). This year’s theme was “Reap a Harvest.” Following are some of our favorite moments, and our announcement of an exciting new initiative to sow into YOUR program!

 

Educate //


We had the opportunity to learn from dynamic keynote speakers (like religious liberty attorney Matt Sharp,) experienced session leaders and panelists, in addition to gleaning wisdom, tips and practices from programs from around Ohio and Indiana.

Thanking God for each individual and program that shared and learned as part of this gathering!

“Keynote speakers were phenomenal”… “very professional, knowledgeable, mixture of facts with humor”
– Comments from our 2021 conference attendees


Equip //
 


Questions, discussions and answers filled our time together at this year’s E3 Conference:

  • How can we get back into schools – or into more schools –  this fall?
  • What are students thinking and feeling these days?
  • Who’s using what curriculum and resources?
  • When and how can we best train volunteers?
  • Why is it important to build, sustain and increase community support – prayer cover, financial backing and many volunteers from many churches –  for our programs?

The questions are as varied as the programs represented. But the common ground is that we all want to see public school students – at every grade level – reached for Christ. We all want each program to succeed and be there for years to come, for kids who are hurting. After all the challenges posed by COVID-19, this was a time of everyone being equipped to up their game. 

Educators’ Exchange: “I loved hearing what others were doing” and “…tons of ideas, many shared experiences.” – Comments from our 2021 workshop attendees

 

Encourage //


God is sending us (Rom 10:13-15)! School Ministries Ohio is here for you. Going out two by two as Jesus sent the Disciples, we accompany our dedicated program leaders on the journey, to help people know what resources are available to them, and to share the collective wisdom and experience of many to enrich all. He is sending all of us to bring RTBE to as many kids as possible as quickly as possible. 

It’s time.

 

“I love the spiritual energy — the oneness in fellowship and putting God first, together.” 
– Conference evaluation comment

Check out more photos from the conference here!