We can holistically and sustainably impact greater Columbus by inspiring Christians to connect relationally, collaborate for healthier mission, and catalyze innovative work for a changing culture. Our driving passion is to experience a more unified church that follows in the way of Jesus to cultivate a flourishing city.
To accelerate Christian connection, collaboration, and catalytic ministry for personal, Church, and city renewal.
To unite the Church of Columbus to be for the City of Columbus
HOW WE JOIN TOGETHER
For Columbus is committed to:
SPIRIT OF AGREEMENT
In 2014, God gave a vision of a unified city to over a dozen Columbus pastors from various denominations, networks, and backgrounds. After hundreds of conversations and many edits, we have Columbus’ “Spirit of Agreement,” our theological vision that draws Christ’s Church throughout the city together.
We are a Gospel community that is a visibly united and sustainable outworking of the Holy Spirit. We, as distinctive congregational ministries, specialty ministries, and marketplace ministries, are wholeheartedly dedicated to the transformation of our city. Our commitment lies in sharing and proclaiming Jesus Christ, actively pursuing justice and reconciliation, presenting a faithful public witness, demonstrating biblical generosity, and fostering authentic relationships that transcend cultural boundaries. Together, we strive to create a vibrant community where lives are impacted and our city thrives.
“For Columbus” is not a new idea, but it is God’s idea. In Jeremiah 29:7 God calls His people to “seek the peace of the city,” and many years later, Jesus prays in John 17:21 that we would experience the unity that he himself embodied as one with the Father.
Organizationally, For Columbus is the result of four unique ministries coming together as one — Mission Columbus (est. 2000), For Columbus (est. 2011), Catalyst for Columbus (est. 2014), and Pray for Columbus (est. 2014). We all saw strength in unity, effectiveness in collective impact, and Spiritual power in moving together as a unified city movement.
Today, the For Columbus leaders and staff serve to connect the Church, collaborate for Kingdom impact, and catalyze innovated and unified mission across the city. Want to be a part of this story?
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Highland Real Estate
BISHOP LAFAYETTE SCALES
Rhema Christian Center
DR. WAYNE GORDON
Fairfield Medical Center
George Edward Durrell Foundation
National Christian Foundation of Ohio
WALLY MARTINSON, ADVISOR
JOHN RUE, ADVISOR
Built to Lead
Common Ground Development
Director, Pray For Columbus
Advisor, Columbus Discipleship Network
Director, Lead For Columbus
Director, Columbus Discipleship Network