“See…The Beloved Community” Virtual Mission Encounter

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“See…The Beloved Community” Virtual Mission Encounter

March 7-11, 2016
Register by March 2, 2016

“Do not be conformed to this world,” we are instructed by Scripture, “but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect,” (Romans 12:2 NRSV).

Based on the 2015-2016 national mission focus of AB Women’s Ministries, this virtual mission encounter for women reminds us that we are invited into a transformative relationship with God through Jesus Christ and, through that relationship, we are then called back into the world to bring about Beloved Community.

Through daily activities and evening conference calls with special guests, you will explore the vision of Beloved Community and understand our Christian calling to transform our communities through our relationships with one another.

For more information, visit www.abwministries.org/events.


Monday:  “What Is the Beloved Community?”
Laying the groundwork with definitions and a scriptural foundation.

Special Guest: Rev. Betty Wright-Riggins, Philadelphia Baptist Association Consultant for Area Ministry and Communication, and founder and Principal of TrustOne, a ministry of Spiritual Direction and Leadership Coaching. She is an educational consultant for Bacone College and an adjunct professor in Palmer Seminary’s School of Christian Ministry.

Tuesday:  “Transformative Relationships with God through Christ.”
Understanding how the transformation we experience through our relationship with Jesus Christ calls us to be part of transformative relationships with others.

Special Guest: Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley, Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York. Dr. Dudley is an ordained American Baptist minister and holds degrees from Pomona College (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and a D.Min. in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Wednesday:  “Transformative Relationships with One Another.”
Exploring how to have authentic and transformative relationships with other people, especially those who seem very different from us.

Special Guest: Rev. Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin. Rev. Marie brings to this call her experiences as a local church pastor, seminary admissions director, cross-cultural competency trainer, and executive planner in the retail industry, along with her involvement in the various parts of American Baptist life, such as short-term missions, national conferencing, ethnic/racial caucuses, emerging theologians, ecumenism, ministers council, etc.

Thursday:  “Leading Transformation in Our Communities.”
Discovering ways to be part of leading efforts towards building the Beloved Community in our own neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Special Guest: Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo, adjunct faculty at New York Theological Seminary, and founder and director of the Clergy, Community, Cops Project. She earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY). An ordained American Baptist pastor, she currently serves as adjunct faculty at New York Theological Seminary and as the founder and director of the Clergy, Community, Cops Project.

Friday: “What Can I Do?”
An opportunity for participants to share ideas and encourage one another to courageous next steps!

Time Required
You can spend as much or as little time on a virtual mission encounter as you choose!

Each daily email contains several activity options, with a suggested number to complete. That suggested number totals about 30 minutes of activities that you complete on your own schedule–however, you can do fewer or more activities as you desire and your schedule allows. You may also save emails to do activities at a later time.

The evening conference calls begin at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific and last for one hour, each evening, Monday through Friday. You may participate in as many conference calls as your schedule allows. Conference calls are generally recorded and the recordings made available to registered participants only, so if you’re not able to be on a particular call you’d still be able to listen to it up to two weeks following the event.

We trust that registered participants will not forward the emails or conference call recordings to others who are not registered for this event.

Registration Cost
$30 per person, per virtual mission encounter.Register by March 2, 2016!
Register online & pay by credit card — Attendees are now able to register and pay online by credit card. (Note: If you are registering online, you must pay online.) Register online by clicking on the teal button to the right labeled “Register Online” or click here.
Register by mail & pay by check — Download and print the registration form by clicking on the teal button to the right labeled “Registration Form.” Send your completed registration form and a check payable to AB Women’s Ministries to:
AB Women’s Ministries
PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds.


Contact: AB Women’s Ministries
PO Box 851 • Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
1-800-ABC-3USA FREE, ext 2288