VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/29/22)—The Search Committee for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to announce additional Focus Groups, and invites American Baptists to participate in a focus group. View the full updated message from the Search Committee below.
The General Secretary Search Committee has added four new Focus Group sessions. In addition, connection information for two previously scheduled Focus Group sessions has changed. Please adhere to the connection information in this announcement for Focus Group sessions moving forward. Changes are noted at the bottom of the document.
Newly added, a number of American Baptist Caucuses will be hosting Focus Group sessions, including the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches, National Black Caucus of the American Baptist Churches USA, American Baptist Hispanic Caucus, American Baptist Women’s Caucus, and a focus group for American Baptist Young Adults. All persons who are active members of these caucuses, or who identify with these groups, are invited to attend the Focus Group sessions.
Please join us via Zoom at one of the scheduled Focus Group times to share your thoughts as we seek the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. (NOTE: If possible, join a call with others from your American Baptist region. All times listed are Eastern Time Zone.)
Each Zoom Focus Group will be hosted by a member of the Search Committee and should last for approximately one hour. Several general questions will be asked about the role and the necessary attributes of the next General Secretary. The Search Committee looks forward to hearing from American Baptists who feel called to participate in a focus group and to have a voice in the selection of the denomination’s next General Secretary.
The General Secretary Search Committee
American Baptist Churches USA
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.