Cincinnati, OH

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Overview

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, and currently, 54 active saints are meeting in Cincinnati. The source of our growth has come from migrating saints (44%), local fruit (38%), and recovered saints(18%). The racial makeup of the church is 55% White, 22% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 6% Black, and 8% other.

The leadership was established in March 2018 in fellowship with the area churches, area co-workers, and elder co-workers. Our primary burden has been to gain local people, and the focus of our corporate labor has been on the University of Cincinnati (UC). However, our fruit-bearing has been about 50% from this campus and 50% from the community, and the increase has been 70% typical American.

Of course, we welcome all saints of all backgrounds to the church in Cincinnati. However, because of our burden for gaining 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. We look to the Lord for some who are comfortable being all things to all men for the gaining of the typical local Americans and for some willing to be trained to care for and gain the typical Midwesterner.

Because of our history of laboring on the UC campus, we have about 35 students and four families of new ones that we are actively caring for. We also have four young ones we gained off the campus who are now working or seeking work in Cincinnati. Although some young families bear the burden for shepherding, we need more young families. Equally, there is the need for older families to move here who can 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 20s and 30s to run the race with other young ones we are gaining.

Location, Climate, and Health

Cincinnati 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 southeastern Indiana. Driving times to nearby localities are Fairborn, OH—1:00; Columbus, OH—1:30; Lexington, KY—1:30; and Indianapolis, IN—2:00.

Cincinnati has four distinct seasons. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter, with some snow. It averages 44 inches of rain, 15 inches of snow, and 176 sunny days a year. July is the hottest month, with an average high temperature of 86°F. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures, with an average of 21.9°F.

Christ Hospital (#7 in Ohio); TriHealth, UC Health, and St.Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky (#2 in Kentucky).

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Demographics

Cincinnati proper has a population of 302,605, and the metro area has a population of 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% Black,2.8% Hispanic,1.8% Asian, and 1% other. The racial makeup of the metropolitan area is 79.4% White,12% Black, 3.27% Hispanic, and 2.61% Asian.

Economy/Employment

Metropolitan Cincinnati has the 28th-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 national 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 Operations Center in Cincinnati.

The following table lists the top ten local employers:

Company Local Employees Industry
The Kroger Company 21,263 Supermarkets
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 15,429 Pediatric Academic Medical Center
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport 12,682 International Airport
TriHealth, Inc. 12,000 Hospitals, Physicians, and Outpatient Facilities
UC Health 11,241 Public Health Science Center
University of Cincinnati 10,551 Public University
General Electric 10,500 Local HQ of GE Aviation
Mercy Health 10,442 Hospitals, Physicians, and Outpatient Facilities
Procter & Gamble Co. 10,000 Consumer Products
St. Elizabeth Healthcare 8,413 Hospitals, Physicians, and Outpatient Facilities

Transportation

Two regional airports serve Cincinnati: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), located in northern Kentucky, a 15-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati; and Dayton International Airport (DAY), an hour’s 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). A single streetcar line 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.

Interests

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: Bengals (NFL), Reds (MLB), and FC Cincinnati (MLS)

Parks: Cincinnati parks comprise 10% of Cincinnati’s overall landmass. Five miles from the UC campus is Mt. Airy Forest, one of the largest urban parks in the US, with 1,471 acres.

Campuses

Cincinnati’s major university is the University of Cincinnati (UC), with an enrollment of 46,000 students. UC has 14 colleges or schools and 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, a school of medicine, and a nursing school. UC also has regional campuses outside Cincinnati in Blue Ash and Clermont County.

Xavier University is a private Catholic university in Cincinnati with an enrollment of 7,000 students.

Northern Kentucky University has 15,000 students and is located 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

Schools

Public schools
Several good public school districts are located in the nearby 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 six children (aged 3, 5, 9, 12, 14, and 18). 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 the zip codes 45233, 45238, and 45248). These middle-class residential neighborhoods offer affordable housing and are located 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and the campus of the University of Cincinnati.
  • East Side: Three families with a total of 8 children live here (aged eight months, 5,6,8,8,9, 12, and 15). 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 (aged 1 and 9). 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 is a notable exception, ranked in the top 50 public high schools in the US. For younger children, there are magnet schools, such as Fairview CliftonGerman Language School. For more information on this area, the saints in Cincinnati will be happy to provide more details.

Private Schools
One family among us has two children enrolled at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, a nondenominational private Christian school. 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. Another family in the church homeschools their children.

Housing

We have three main clusters of saints: West Side (six families), East Side(eight families), and Central(two families, many single students, and seven young working saints). The church meets on the campus(central), which is available to us at no cost because we have a student group at UC. We always encourage the gospel to all men, and last year we gained eight from the community. However, the church’s resources are focused on gaining young ones from the UC campus. The greatest need is for homes where these new ones can be shepherded 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 for vital saints to be added to the home meetings on the East and West sides. With just one or two families being added to each side, we foresee the life level increasing. Because of a good number of families, we can multiply the number of home meetings soon after (in about six months to a year). Having more saints in the central location would also be a great benefit. Any open home 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 the city:

West Side Cincinnati:

Neighborhood Median Home Value Crime Rate Median Rent Price
Delhi Hills $141,500 30% lower than the US average $1,185
Bridgetown North $119,200 3% lower than the US average $785
Cheviot $90,100 8% higher than the US average $655
Monfort Heights $175,700 33% lower than the US average $1,036

East Side Cincinnati:

Neighborhood Median Home Value Crime Rate Median Rent Price
Anderson Township $244,900 49% lower than the US average $947
Turpin Hills $299,800 68% lower than the US average $854
Madeira $249,700 65% lower than the US average $1,102
Mariemont $364,900 57% lower than the US average $1,019
The Village of Indian Hill $922,500 68% lower than the US average Not available

Central Cincinnati:

Neighborhood Median Home Value Crime Rate Median Rent Price
Clifton $260,000 13% lower than the US average $740
Hyde Park $307,029 13% lower than the US average $865
Oakley $213,580 13% lower than the US average $888
Mount Lookout $368,071 13% lower than the US average $778

Contact Information

Manuel Garcia
iedidiah@gmail.com
512-689-7604

David Robinson
thechurchincincinnati@gmail.com

The church in Cincinnati: 47 Corry Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45219