The church in Cincinnati (Download Report as PDF)
The church in Cincinnati had a glorious new beginning at the start of 2014. Since then we have seen growth in the church year after year. The source of our growth has come from: 44% migrating saints, 38% local fruit, 19% saints recovered. Our makeup (taken from the 54 active saints) is 55% Caucasian, 22% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 6% African American, and 8% other. The leadership was established in March of 2018 in fellowship with the area churches, area co-workers, and elder co-workers. Our primary burden has been to gain the local people, and the focus of our corporate labor has been on the University of Cincinnati. However, our fruit-bearing has been about 50% from campus and 50% from the community, and in total 70% typical local American.
Of course, we welcome all the saints of all backgrounds to the church in Cincinnati. However, because of our burden for the gaining of the typical local Americans (Caucasians and African Americans), we ask that those considering moving here come with the purpose of heart to gain the typical Ohioan. For some to come that are comfortable being all things to all men for the gaining of the typical local Americans. Or, for some that are willing to be trained to care for and gain the typical midwesterner.
Because of our history in laboring on the UC campus, we have many students (presently about 35) and families of new ones (4) that we are actively caring for. We also have some young ones that we gained off the campus that are now working or seeking work in Cincinnati (4). Although we have some young families bearing the burden for the shepherding, our need is for more young families. Equally, there is the need for older families to move here who can shepherd and shepherd the shepherds. Having gained ones from the campus that are now working in Cincinnati also creates the need for more young single working ones in their 20’s and 30’s to run the race with other young ones we are gaining.
Contact: Manuel Garcia or David Robinson, the church in Cincinnati: 47 Corry Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Location, Climate, and Health
Cincinnati, Ohio, is located in the southwest corner of Ohio at the intersection of I-75 and I-71 on the north bank of the Ohio River. The Cincinnati metropolitan area includes northern Kentucky and Indiana. Driving time to nearby localities are: Fairborn 1:00, Columbus 1:30, Lexington 1:30, and Indianapolis 2:00.
Cincinnati has four distinct seasons, and is warm in the summer and cold in the winter, with some amount of snow. It averages 44 inches of rain, 15 inches of snow, and 176 sunny days a year. July is the hottest month for Cincinnati with an average high temperature of 86.0°. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cincinnati with an average of 21.9°.
Cincinnati is served by several major health networks: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (#3 in the US), The Christ Hospital (#7 in OH), Trihealth, UC Health, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky (#2 in KY).
Cincinnati proper has a population of 302,605, and the metro area has 2,114,580. It is the 29th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and the largest metro area in Ohio. The racial makeup of Cincinnati proper is 49.3% white, 44.8% African-American, 2.8% Hispanic, 1.8% Asian, and 1% other. The racial makeup of the metropolitan area is 79.4% white, 12% African-American, 3.27% Hispanic, and 2.61% Asian.
Metropolitan Cincinnati has the twenty-eighth largest economy in the United States and the seventh largest in the Midwest, after Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Cleveland. It currently has the fastest-growing Midwestern economic capital based on percentages. The cost of living in Cincinnati is 8% below the national average, and the unemployment rate is also below the average at 4.2%. Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Cincinnati, such as Procter & Gamble, The Kroger Company, and Macy’s, Inc. General Electric has headquartered their Global Operation Center in Cincinnati.
The following table lists the top ten local employers:
Cincinnati is served by two regional airports: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) located in Northern Kentucky a 15 minute drive from downtown Cincinnati; and Dayton International Airport (DAY) an hour drive from downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati has two main bus systems: the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK). There is also a single streetcar line that runs between The Banks, Downtown, and Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine. SORTA provides transportation to the Cincinnati public schools.
The automobile is still the predominant way to get around Cincinnati. Two interstate highways I-71 and I-75 intersect in downtown Cincinnati. I-275 circles the metropolitan area, passing through northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.
Science and Nature: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, and the Newport Aquarium.
Arts and Culture: Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum of Art, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Professional Sports: Cincinnati includes three major league teams: Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB), and FC Cincinnati (MLS).
Parks: Cincinnati parks are comprised of 10% of Cincinnati’s overall landmass. Five miles from the UC campus is Mt. Airy Forest, which is one of the largest urban parks in the US with a size of 1,471 acres.
Cincinnati’s major university is the University of Cincinnati with 46,000 students. UC has 14 colleges or schools. UC is the originator of the co-operative education (co-op) model. All Engineering programs as well as programs in several of the colleges require co-operative experience to graduate. UC has a law school, school of medicine, and a nursing school. UC also has regional campuses in Blue Ash and Clermont County just outside of Cincinnati.
Xavier University is a private Catholic university with 7,000 students.
There are several good public school districts located in the near suburbs of Cincinnati. Families that are considering migrating to Cincinnati and have school-age children might consider the following neighborhoods:
West Side: There are currently three families with a total of 6 children, ages 3, 5, 9, 12, 14, and 18 years.
Oak Hills Local School District, a highly-rated public school district on Cincinnati’s West Side, serves the neighborhoods of Delhi Hills and Bridgetown North (most of zip codes 45233, 45238, and 45248). These middle-class residential neighborhoods offer affordable housing and are located 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and from the campus of the University of Cincinnati.
East Side: Three families with a total of 8 children live here. Ages: 8 months, 5, 6, 8, 8, 9, 12, and 15 years. Forest Hills Local School District serves the Anderson and Turpin Hills neighborhoods. Madeira City Schools and Indian Hill Exempted Village School District are also highly-rated.
Central: Two families with a total of 2 children live here. Ages: 1 and 9 years old. There is a general lack of good public school options for families that live in the Cincinnati Public School District. However, Walnut Hills High School, which was ranked in the top 50 public high schools in the US, is a notable exception. For younger children there are magnet schools, such as Fairview Clifton German Language school. For more information on this area, the saints in Cincinnati will be happy to provide more details.
One family among us has two children enrolled at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, a non-denominational private Christian school. Another family homeschools their children. There are elite private schools, such as The Seven Hills School and Cincinnati Country Day School. In addition, the strong presence of Catholic education, with several prominent boys and girls schools, is worth noting.
We have three main clusters of saints: West side (6 families), East side (8 families), and Central (2 families, many single students, and 7 young working saints). The church meets on the campus (central), which is available to us at no cost because we have a student group on the UC campus. We always encourage the gospel to all men, and so last year we gained 8 from the community. However, we focus the church’s resources to gain young ones from the UC campus, but the greatest lack has been the shortage of homes to shepherd these new ones unto maturity. Our burden is to have a full-time team to serve on the campus, but equally, if not more so, to strengthen and even increase the home meetings in Cincinnati. Our burden is to bring all the saints into fruit bearing. Thus, there is a great need of vital saints to be added to the home meetings on the East and West sides particularly. With just one or two families being added to each side, we foresee the life level increasing, and, because of the presence of a good number of families on each side, being able to multiply the number of home meetings soon after (about 6 months to a year). Having more saints in the central location would also be a great benefit. Any open home located near the campus has historically been filled with young ones looking for a home immediately.
Following the burden of strengthening the three existing clusters of saints in Cincinnati, we would recommend the following neighborhoods in the corresponding areas of Cincinnati: