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Published on April 1st, 2013 | by ABCUSA

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Spring 2013 Transformed by the Spirit Update

Originally introduced in June 2011 during the American Baptist Biennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Transformed by the Spirit invites American Baptists to name and address challenges they identify in their local congregational environments. Identification then leads to a process of “adaptive changes,” changes that are in response to the Spirit’s leading. These changes help to unleash our Baptist DNA for innovation and embrace the transformative work of the Spirit in the life of the church.

The question being asked in this initiative is: “What challenges are we facing, for which we do not presently have an answer, but which must be addressed if we are to live into the future God has for us?”

At the upcoming Mission Summit/Biennial, June 21-23, 2013, adaptive challenges originally singled out through the Transformed by the Spirit process will be considered as attendees examine the Spirit’s leadings in the form of “Mission Summit Conversations.” Learn more by reading the “Mission Summit Conversations FAQ” at www.americanbaptists2013.com.

We are human beings instead of human doings – Community Church at Barrington – Rev. Zina Jacque


How do I name or diagnose a challenge?
– Rev. Scott Arnold


Why do we work in small groups?
– Rev. Zina Jacque

 
 

Examples – Churches, Regions, and Learning Teams

Community Outreach – Rev. Dr. Marcia Patton


 

Building and Rebuilding – Portfield Baptist Church – Rev. Larry Swain

 

ABCUSA Identity Action Learning Team – Rev. Don Ng

 

ABC Ohio and TbyS – Rev. Larry Swain

TbyS church growth group in Evergreen Region – Rev. Dr. Marcia Patton

 

Supporting Transformed by the Spirit

Transformed by the Spirit support – Dee Dee Turlington

 
 

Relationship building through Transformed by the Spirit – Rev. Zina Jacque


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