Giving gospel hope and restoration to people facing hardships.
 
 
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Our Mission

Simply put, our mission is to bring Gospel hope and restoration to people facing hardships.

Stowe Mission is a place to serve and be served. It’s a place for growth, both for our community members and our volunteers. It’s a place for building relationships and sharing the love of Jesus with one another. Stowe is a place for you.

Our History 

Stowe Mission began as German Village Baptist Church in 1967 with a vision to help hard-living community members 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.

What We Do Today

We strive to strengthen our community by meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our neighbors.

We do this through our community kitchen, food pantry, dental, eye, and pregnancy resource clinics, after-school tutoring, and Stowe Church South City. We also provide a space for many partner organizations to serve in our neighborhood.

Through our ministries, we hope to see our neighbors grow into leaders who can then help others to grow. We hope to see disciples who make disciples.

 

Learn More about our Ministries Below

 

Community Kitchen:  With a growing number each year, Stowe Mission has provided over one million meals from its food pantry and community kitchen since 2004.

Community Kitchen:

With a growing number each year, Stowe Mission has provided over one million meals from its food pantry and community kitchen since 2004.

Food Pantry:  Partnering with the Salvation Army, our food pantry provides groceries to our neighbors who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

Food Pantry:

Partnering with the Salvation Army, our food pantry provides groceries to our neighbors who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

Stowe PRC:  We provide our community with pregnancy testing and education concerning pregnancy, parenting options, abortion, and sexual integrity. We are committed to extending help and support to our clients as they make these life changing decisions.

Stowe PRC:

We provide our community with pregnancy testing and education concerning pregnancy, parenting options, abortion, and sexual integrity. We are committed to extending help and support to our clients as they make these life changing decisions.

Stowe Mission After School Program:  Each Monday and Wednesday from 6-8pm students will receive one on one homework help, complete science experiments, learn age-appropriate life skills from cooking to car maintenance, and enjoy sports and activities in our gym.

Stowe Mission After School Program:

Each Monday and Wednesday from 6-8pm students will receive one on one homework help, complete science experiments, learn age-appropriate life skills from cooking to car maintenance, and enjoy sports and activities in our gym.

Stowe Church South City:  Stowe Church South City helps to meet the spiritual needs of our community through weekly church services, small groups, and outreach.

Stowe Church South City:

Stowe Church South City helps to meet the spiritual needs of our community through weekly church services, small groups, and outreach.

Vision Clinic:  Our eye clinic serves those without insurance who would otherwise not be able to afford glasses. Through our partnership with Prevent Blindness Ohio, we are also able to provide clients with a voucher for a free pair of glasses.

Vision Clinic:

Our eye clinic serves those without insurance who would otherwise not be able to afford glasses. Through our partnership with Prevent Blindness Ohio, we are also able to provide clients with a voucher for a free pair of glasses.

Dental Clinic:  Our onsite dental clinic provides dental extractions and cleanings free of charge - all with the help of our volunteer dentists, dental students, dental assistants, and hygienists.

Dental Clinic:

Our onsite dental clinic provides dental extractions and cleanings free of charge - all with the help of our volunteer dentists, dental students, dental assistants, and hygienists.

Building Community:  We love to build relationships with and between our neighbors through monthly block parties and various events throughout the year.

Building Community:

We love to build relationships with and between our neighbors through monthly block parties and various events throughout the year.

Healthcare:  Through our partnership with Mount Carmel, we provide free treatment for urgent illnesses, health education, and referrals for continued care.

Healthcare:

Through our partnership with Mount Carmel, we provide free treatment for urgent illnesses, health education, and referrals for continued care.

 

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