Our mission statement calls every American Baptist to radical personal discipleship and prioritizes ministries such as leadership, healthy missional churches, new church planting, youth, and mutual faithfulness. The Program Boards of our denomination offer resources to local churches to carry out these ministries as well as enable ministries beyond the reach of any one local church nationally and internationally.
*NEW RESOURCES* American Baptist Churches Information Systems (ABCIS) 2016 Resources (reports, church mission support forms, instructions, etc.)
Film: Inspired…Transformed…American Baptist Churches (Learn more about the firm, request a copy, watch additional footage)
Stewardship Resources (Tithing resources, fundraising information, church stewardship programs, book reviews, etc.)
A Short History of American Baptists PDF MS Word
FAQs About Ordained Ministry PDF
Recommended Procedures for Ordination
Ordination Standards PDF MS Word Ordination Standards by Region
Timeline of ABCUSA Responses/Actions Pertaining to Homosexuality PDF
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