Recent News

New Session of HEART Starts Soon

H.E.A.R.T.--Healing the Effects of Abortion Related Trauma--will be starting a new session on Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00 am at the Xenos Main Office (1340 Community Park Dr., 43229). After that first week, the group will meet on Wednesday evenings.

The workshop runs 7 weeks, and addresses some of the difficult thoughts and emotions raised by an abortion, including guilt, shame, grief and secrecy. It offers a confidential, caring atmosphere and uses God's word to gain a deeper understanding of His mercy, grace and forgiveness.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students. If you have questions or want to register, email Jill at jillfwaterman@gmail.com or Kim at kphillips1351@gmail.com. You may also call or text Jill at 614-309-6853.

Register Now for Xenos Summer Camps

Summer is a few months away, but now’s the time to make plans for your child to attend one of Xenos’ summer camps—camps that are fun, but can also serve as a spiritual turning point in their lives.

TNT Camp is for 4th and 5th graders and runs from June 17th-21st. Middle-schoolers can go to Blowout Camp June 2nd-7th. And Epic is for high-schoolers, and runs June 30th-July 6th.

Student Ministries Director Joe Botti says getting kids away from distractions helps them turn their focus more completely on God and consider His role in their life. As kids hear challenging Bible teachings, there’s time for them to think and respond, and they’re given the chance to trust their lives to God.

Joe says the camps also offer a great opportunity to build healthy relationships with their peers. Because they spend a lot of time together, new friendships have a chance to start and existing friendships have a chance to deepen. Sometimes the time together creates conflicts, and kids learn to work these conflicts out.

TNT Camp, for 4th and 5th graders, is built around discovering what God is doing around the world--with a unique focus on world missions. It’s a full-day program at Building X, including one optional overnight.

New Ministry Team Works to Keep Xenos Secure

By Gale Flowers

"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precaution." Proverbs 22:3

You may have noticed some new activities in the last year on our campuses.  From simple things, like locking external doors that we used to leave unlocked, to more complicated things like more security cameras in our venues. Our approach was to take incremental steps to provide a safe environment during CTs and special events. To that end, we formed the Xenos Safety Team (XST).

Mission & Scope

The XST started in response to a dramatic increase in crimes at faith-based properties over the past decade. However, “church safety” IS NOT just about violent intruders. Criminals know that faith-based organizations are typically "soft-targets" for all manner of mischief. Because of this, local law enforcement agencies encourage churches to remove opportunities for crime and create safety teams to keep watch over their meetings. To that end, the current scope of the Xenos Safety Team includes:

  • Monitor parking lots to deter burglary or vandalism.
  • Help oversee and protect OASIS classes and children.
  • De-escalate guest or domestic disputes on church property.
  • Mitigate groups who may protest on church property or guests who disrupt a Central Teaching meeting.
  • Assist in medical emergencies.
  • Respond to a violent intruder.

Pages