Online Campus

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Figuring out a new church can be challenging! We know because we’ve all been there. We’ve designed this page to help you know what to expect from ginghamsburg.church.

Whenever you are part of online church at Ginghamsburg, you’ll find many different kinds of people on different parts of their faith journey. Chances are, there will be many other newcomers just like you. Whether you’re new to church and faith, or a longtime Jesus-follower, you will be loved regardless.

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Worship Times

  • Sundays at 9 and 10:30am

  • On demand anytime

Where to Worship

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Meet Rachel Billups

Ginghamsburg Church Senior Pastor

Rachel Billups is a visionary, leader, speaker and author. Rachel draws on her love of people and passion to explore new venues for ministry and mission.

Rachel is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Religion and History from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School.

Most days you can find Rachel reaching out – praying online, meeting up with life groups on Zoom or enjoying moments with husband Jon and their four loves: Adeline, Christopher, David and Sarah. She also might be cheering for those Duke Blue Devils and The OSU Buckeyes.

Rachel is a popular speaker for national gatherings and has recently authored BE BOLD: Finding your Fierce, as well as co-authoring Down to Earth: Hopes and Fears of all the Year Are Met in Thee Tonight, and Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas – all by Abingdon Press.

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Meet John Whirledge

Online Campus Director

John Whirledge has a passion for seeing people connect with Jesus and other people regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, background or physical location.

He’s served in various ministry roles since 2010, and brings a heart for digital discipleship to the Ginghamsburg movement.

He and his wife Chelsea have a daughter named Maggie, and together they love to travel, create music, golf, cheer on The Ohio State University Buckeyes and enjoy family time, especially outdoors.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about our online campus

Your kids can enjoy their own worship experience each week at ginghamsburg.church. They can expect lively music to sing along with and a brief message tailored for their age stage and life experience. Parents will also find weekly Parent Cue cards to download that give fun and practical ways to reinforce the lesson with your kids throughout the week. We only get a few minutes with your kids each week, and you get 18 years. We always want to support you as your child’s primary teacher and role model.

For additional community and support from our staff and other parents, check out our Ginghamsburg Kids Facebook page.

We also offer in-person (location permitting) and online experiences for kids to connect, grow and serve throughout the month. Find all of the opportunities at ginghamsburg.church.

Your student in grade 6-12 can check out a short weekly Bible video and a weekly YG (youth group) experience at ginghamsburg.church.

Find additional opportunities for students to connect online and in-person (location permitting) with other students and adults, to learn new stuff and to serve within their communities at ginghamsburg.church.

Should you ever have any questions, any member of our staff or any of our servant volunteers will be happy to help you! Also, if you have any questions about Kids or Student Ministries, please contact our Family Ministry Pastor who will be happy to respond: students@ginghamsburg.org.

Worship typically lasts 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Online worship will begin with a rotation of slides promoting upcoming events, before a countdown alerts you that worship is about to start. Next, you’ll be welcomed into a time of music led by a live band. The words of the songs will be displayed if you would like to sing along. We use music as a way to express our love for God and appreciation for what God has done for us.
  • At some point during worship, an online host will highlight details of upcoming events or share a cool story. There will also be an invitation to support the ministry and mission of the church.
  • One of our pastors will teach a lesson from the Bible. Our goal is to help everyone understand the Bible and to apply it to their lives. The teaching will be practical and challenging, and hopefully inspire you in your personal pursuit of God.
  • On some occasions we host baptisms. Other times we celebrate communion or welcome new members. In worship celebrations that include communion, your online host will invite you to grab crackers and juice (or similar items you have handy at home) so that you will be ready for communion when we reach that part of worship.
  • We like to celebrate holidays with special focus…join us on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr weekend, back-to-school time and other culturally poignant holidays, as well as our favorites: Christmas and Easter. Expect something a little different on these special Sundays.
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Get to Know Us

One thing our church is known for is actually doing something with our love for Jesus. We believe we are the hands and feet and the bank account that God deploys for serving the world God loves. This is evidenced by the wide-ranging expressions of community partnerships born out of the passions of our people, and the millions of dollars invested in the lives of people all over the world. We’re also not shy about having a female senior pastor, our focus on intentional diversity, using media and storytelling to advance the gospel and our desire to see every kid within our reach go to bed with faith, family and food. It all starts with family, and empowering the leaders of every household to guide their loved ones into a richer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our ultimate goal is for everyone who is part of Ginghamsburg Online to take faith at their own pace. It’s a church to help you heal. It’s a church to influence healthy family change. It won’t be boring.

About Our Music

Music for Ginghamsburg Online mirrors much of what you might hear on contemporary Christian radio featuring a band with guitars, drums, keyboards and a team of vocalists. Our musicians are talented, but performance is not the intention. Our style is familiar, well-rehearsed and easy to follow.

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First Time Guest FAQs

As our guest, we do not expect any money from you. We will invite people to give during worship, but we encourage you as a guest to let the opportunity pass you by. The offering is a way for the Ginghamsburg Church family to respond to God and join the mission of the church. If you’re new, we don’t expect you to give. Our time of worship is a gift to you.

We believe that money follows mission, not church budgets. Therefore, we will never be shy to ask for money destined to help people. Whether that’s funding our counseling center, filling our food pantry, constructing water yards in Sudan or distributing medicine in Jamaica…we can’t outgive God.

If you do consider Ginghamsburg Online your church home, thank you for prayerfully considering a regular contribution. You can set up an online giving account on our Give page.

We believe we need one another as we grow into all that God has planned for our lives. Check out ginghamsburg.church for classes, life group and serving opportunities that happen both in-person and online – great ways to meet others.

If you live close to one of our physical campuses, you may choose to be a part of any offered in-person event or group, even though you worship online.

If you do not live in the Dayton or Tipp City areas in southwest Ohio, we will help you get connected for in-person meet ups, worship watch parties, community service projects and life groups with other people in your area who consider Ginghamsburg online their home church.

Also, be sure to check out our vibrant community groups on Facebook. Search on the word Ginghamsburg in the Facebook search bar and you will find them. Our Ginghamsburg Prays group may be a great place to start!

Any Other Questions?

If you need to know anything else about planning you first visit feel free to contact us.