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Published on May 31st, 2018 | by ABCUSA


Reflections on the Seven Denominational Priorities Case Statements

The ABC Mission Table, comprised of representatives from every American Baptist Churches USA region, seminary, and national agency adopted a set of priorities in 2013. These priorities serve as emphases for the work of the denomination. At the time of their adoption, each of the priorities was accompanied by a case statement, promoting related mission and ministry activity.

Reflections about the Case Statements are included below, and additional reflections will be added as they are available.

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The Professional Ministries Team is in the process of writing reflection papers related to these priorities and on these case statements.

How Maine’s Institute for Ministry Is Creatively Training and Calling Pastors to Serve Smaller Churches
by Al Fletcher, American Baptist Churches of Maine

Reflection on the case statement on the Gospel in a rapidly changing world
by Jim Kelsey, American Baptist Churches of New York State Executive Minister

Reflection on the case statement on Discipleship
by Randy Harris, Ministers Council


Click here to read more about the Seven Denominational Priorities


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