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Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth in these formative years. Dr. Walt Mueller, expert in youth culture and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, began the conference with a dive into youth culture and practical ways of engaging that culture.  

The sessions for the conference covered topics, such as, mental health and suicide, building a Christian worldview, practical ways of working with church leadership, and other topics. Participants were able to network with one another, share best practices, and engage others in their field. Dr. Mueller concluded the events of the day with insight into how media is shaping the youth of the day. 

The youth culture of today is different than previous generations, notably because they have the  world at their fingertips. They can be, say, and do anything they want with just a few keystrokes. Teen culture is hard to contend with, and even harder to break through. This generation of young Christians embraces the idea that being young is a strength – they are bold and are true to themselves, making it critically important for them to find their identity in Christ. Ministry leaders, youth leaders, and educators’ prime responsibility is to ensure students know exactly that. 

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Trailblazer Baseball Hosts Local Student Battling Cancer

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Published: April 8, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on
Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns) image

Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns)

Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns) image

Published: January 26, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 100 people, Ohio Christian University has postponed (Fall) the Engage Conference that was scheduled in the Ministry
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 100 people, Ohio Christian University has postponed (Fall) the Engage Conference that was scheduled in the Ministry
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more

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Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient image

Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient image

Published: January 30, 2014

 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" (Executive Order 9586, signed July 6, 1945; Federal Register 10 FR 8523, July 10, 1945).“If we make every attempt to increase our knowledge in order to use it for human good, it will make a difference in us and in our
 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" (Executive Order 9586,
 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have
Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist image

Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist

Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist image

Published: January 28, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 38 books and book chapters, and been the recipient of many grant awards. His achievements have earned him more than 60 honorary doctorates, including those from Yale and Columbia Universities.“Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. You can be green-skinned with yellow polka dots and come from Mars, but if you have knowledge that people need, instead of beating you
Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 38 books and book chapters, and been the recipient of many grant awards. His achievements have earned him more than 60 honorary doctorates, including those from Yale and Columbia
Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-
Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon image

Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon

Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon image

Published: January 22, 2014

The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a single parent home, poor grades, and low self-esteem, appeared to preclude the realization of that dream. Yet his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and became a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at
The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a single parent home, poor grades, and low self-esteem, appeared to preclude the realization of that dream. Yet his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for
The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a
OCU Small Group Ministry Packs Shoeboxes for Children image

OCU Small Group Ministry Packs Shoeboxes for Children

OCU Small Group Ministry Packs Shoeboxes for Children image

Published: December 16, 2013

Let’s take a moment to leave our white Christmas behind and picture ourselves on the firm warm dirt of India. Just imagine the many eager hands reaching out, wide smiles, bright expectant eyes, and laughter filling the humid air. This is where Natasha Hudnell (pictured below), a Junior and Intercultural Ministries major at OCU, bore witness to a surprise delivery of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. She told of how one young teenage boy pored tears of joy with a tightly clasped first raised holding a small sucker. It was the first candy he had ever received.Many of us think “bigger
Let’s take a moment to leave our white Christmas behind and picture ourselves on the firm warm dirt of India. Just imagine the many eager hands reaching out, wide smiles, bright expectant eyes, and laughter filling the humid air. This is where Natasha Hudnell (pictured below), a Junior and Intercultural Ministries major at OCU, bore witness to a surprise delivery of Operation Christmas Child
Let’s take a moment to leave our white Christmas behind and picture ourselves on the firm warm dirt of India. Just imagine the many eager hands reaching out, wide smiles, bright expectant eyes, and
OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community image

OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community

OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community image

Published: December 11, 2013

Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orchestra including OCU students, faculty members and area musicians. In the spirit of season, the Festival was the university’s gift to the community with one request. Guests were asked to bring canned food items to share with local ministries who support needy families in the area.Dr.
Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orchestra including OCU students, faculty members and area musicians. In the spirit of season
Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the