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Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Participate in ABHMS’ First Virtual Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—More than 600 clergy, lay leaders, chaplains and spiritual caregivers participated in the first online conference presented by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) on its social networking platform, ministrElife on June 16, 23 and 30. Titled “You Are Not Alone: A Space for Grace Retreat,” the three-afternoon event addressed the grief […]

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller Manarin has been called to serve as its next Executive Director/Minister. DCBC’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Dr. Manarin during a regularly scheduled board meeting held last week. […]

World Mission Conference Live Stream Event 2020 Announced

I once was blind, but now I see. Mark 8:22-25 VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/12/20)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) has announced that the World Mission Conference is moving online this July. Plan to attend and experience life-changing storytelling and the latest news and testimonies from IM’s global servants, who will help attendees see with 20/20 […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Justice

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the conversation around stewardship and generosity in their congregations. Bi-monthly blogs help support new growth and understanding as we deepen our ministry and discipleship. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Stacy Emerson. When […]

American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

In May of 2020, a survey regarding the impact of the global pandemic was sent to all of the American Baptist regions via each region’s executive minister. On behalf of local churches, the person most knowledgeable was asked to complete the survey. Originally requested by the members of the National Executive Council and Regional Executive […]

American Baptists Invited to “Imagine” at the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/20)—Planning is well underway for the American Baptist Churches USA 2021 Biennial Mission Summit to be held June 25-27, 2021, at the San Juan Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In a new video, Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods introduces and gives an update on planning for the […]

Baptists One in Prayer

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Baptist World Alliance is issuing an invitation to Baptists worldwide to join in a 24-hour prayer marathon kicking off with an open call at 9:15 a.m. EST on Monday, March 30, 2020. We invite you to join us for the launch call as well as sign up […]

Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/20)—On March 27, 2020, Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American Baptists with a message centered around supporting churches, pastors and regions in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the letter below. Dear American Baptist Family: Thank you for sharing your prayers, litanies, and resources during […]

American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/20)—The members of the National Executive Council and the members of the Regional Executive Ministers Council issued a Call to Prayer on Friday, March 20, 2020. The Call to Prayer is included below: During this time of concern and uncertainty, the members of the National Executive Council and the members of […]

ABHMS Awards $56,000 in OGHS Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the U.S., Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/17/20)—Food distribution, rent assistance, medical aid to homeless persons and child-care for low-income essential workers are among the projects that received grants during the first round of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “COVID Recovery: Renewing Hope and Service” One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) emergency grants, awarded on behalf of American […]

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 69 Years

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—On June 11, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) celebrated 69 years of ministry with a virtual celebration. We’ve come this far by Faith, was the theme and Hebrews 11:1, “now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” was the scripture. For […]

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation About Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/8/20)—On Thursday, May 28, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation about Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and beyond. Inarguably, money is one of the top stressors people face. A pandemic only exacerbates the stress. Panelists shared budgeting tips, educational resources, as well as advice about ways to begin […]

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller Manarin has been called to serve as its next Executive Director/Minister. DCBC’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Dr. Manarin during a regularly scheduled board meeting held last week. […]

Intersections – ABC of Greater Indianapolis

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 23, 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Gathering Sunday, August 2, 6 pm Hosted online by New Era Church (www.nne.org) A downloadable worship […]

Memorandum: George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 – Philadelphia Baptist Association

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 5, 2020 MEMORANDUM  TO:                All PBA Congregations FROM:          James E. McJunkin, Regional Executive Pastor RE:             George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 We join […]

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 15, 2020 Dear Pastors and Church Leaders, The Zoom Meetings held by the region have been one way in which […]

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/1/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has released a new resource for American Baptist churches. The resource, “Discussion Guide for Reopening Your Church Building,” is designed to help American Baptist churches look at various points of consideration as they implement new methods, policies and procedures in light of […]

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—In light of COVID-19, the conference Leadership Team for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” announces their intention to postpone the conference at Green Lake Conference Center for a future time. The conference is designed to celebrate and affirm the historical, current, and future contributions of women across American Baptist Churches […]