Published on March 28th, 2014 | by ABCUSA0
What is Transformed by the Spirit?
The Transformed by the Spirit initiative has taken hold across American Baptist Churches USA, with churches, regions, and partner groups all looking to answer a similar question: “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 a recent meeting, denominational and regional leaders shared what Transformed by the Spirit means to them. Check out the video, below!
The Mission Summit and Mission Table: How do they relate?
Ministry challenges are present in every local church, region and organization. Many deal with similar challenges, and use varying strategies to meet and solve these challenges.
Participants from ABC regions, seminaries, and national agencies joined together in conversation at the first ever ABC Mission Table in early November, 2013, to focus on 32 ministry challenges and to discern, listen and learn from one another. The 32 topics were determined from a national survey which was a part of the Transformed by the Spirit initiative, and were originally discussed at the June Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering, prior to the Mission Table.