Our focus is people. Neighbors and volunteers. Being more. Becoming more. Achieving more – Practically. Spiritually. Fundamentally…as a person and as a leader.
Stowe is a place for people to serve and for volunteers to grow. In your growing you are serving our neighbors. We love our neighbors like they are…but we love them too much to leave them where they are. Hard-living people being served and helped to the next level by volunteers committed to serving and committed to growing. That’s what happens here. Giving gospel hope and restoration to people facing hardships. The future sees us doing just that in multiple locations and multiple satellites.
How It Happens
The leaderLADDER is the pathway. From here to there. From dependence to interdependence. From one level of living to getting help and hope to make it to the next level.
We have a number of entry points:
A connection with one of these entry points can be the first step to an individual’s life transformation. Starting here, then increasing one’s competencies and character qualities results in a life of independence, then interdependence. The end point is not becoming self-sustaining, although that has to occur. The end point is getting to the place where a person can re-invest in others who need the same guidance and support they received in their journey.
Stowe Mission began as German Village Baptist Church in 1969 with a vision to help neighbors in a hard living community find gospel hope and restoration. The leaders then realized the task was much larger than any one church or group of people could do well. German Village BC became the Darty F. Stowe Memorial Baptist Center in 1981, supported at the time by the local association of Baptist churches. To involve more people, many of whom were already volunteering and serving, Stowe Center became its own 501(c)3 in 2010 as Stowe Mission of Central Ohio. The name has changed over the years, with an ever-expanding number of people serving, giving and leading, but the mission remains the same, to give gospel hope and restoration to people facing hardships.
"Stowe Mission is a hidden gem of hope on the Southside of Columbus..."
Colleen Spees, PhD MEd RDN FAND | The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Stowe Mission lovingly provides these services:
You can make a difference in the lives of people in Columbus. Here are four simple ways that you can join Stowe Mission in our work today.
Your donation allows us to meet needs, build relationships, and leverage the assets of those we serve. It is only through your generosity that we are able to continue carrying out our mission.
Meet Specific Needs
Want to make an immediate difference? There are a few material things that we need around Stowe Mission in order to do all that we do. Please consider donating one or more of these items today.
Volunteer to Serve
There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active ministry participant yourself. We can always use more hard-working hands and smiling faces around Stowe. Volunteer now and make an impact!
Become a Partner Organization
Stowe enjoys many wonderful partnerships with like-minded local businesses and organizations who care about serving our city. If you are part of an organization and would like more information about partnering with Stowe Mission click "Become a Partner".