Open Bible East is a multigenerational family of Christ followers that is committed to intentionally equipping the next generation of leaders.
Imagine a scenario where Jimmy gets invited by his neighborhood buddy to church. In Children’s Church, he learns about a Savior named Jesus who died on the cross for him, and he also learns that this is the last week to sign up for Youth Camp! Although his mother cannot afford to send her son, because of MVP Scholarships, the boy has his way paid to Camp Michindoh. The Youth Pastor makes an impassioned plea to the kids who feel called by God into full time ministry, and Jimmy, feeling a strong tug, says “Yes!”
Now, years later, the Holy Spirit has so impacted the boy that he feels led to go deeper in his experience with Christ. Enrolling in Toledo School of Ministry, the emerging leader studies Inste l and ll and experiences life changing opportunities to share the love of Jesus on mission trips. After two years of schooling, Jimmy applies for credentials with Open Bible East and an internship with an established pastor. His education and experience have prepared him for his first full time ministry opportunity as a Youth Pastor, and five years later, after receiving some of the bumps and bruises of ministry, Pastor James receives the call to his first church pastorate.
And to think that this progression began with a simple invitation to a little boy to go to Children’s Church with his buddy.