VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/21/22)—American Baptists are invited to respond to a survey from the Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on Congregations task force. The deadline for survey responses is Friday, October 21. Take the survey here.
“All our lives have been changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The way we look at the world, the way we engage with one another and even the way we encounter the God we serve has been impacted by this challenging foe that we can’t even see. In an attempt to understand the varied ways this pandemic has affected the life and ministry of American Baptists, the Office of the General Secretary and the Board of General Ministries created the Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on Congregations task force, made up of leaders from across our Baptist family.
“Out of our conversations and in a desire to discover the myriad of ways this pandemic has impacted the life of American Baptists, the task force has created a brief survey. As you’ll see, we’re not looking to create another set of statistics, but rather our heart’s desire is to get below the surface and learn the ways God is working in the life of the Church through the pain and promise of these last two years. We hope you will prayerfully consider the questions that follow and share the survey with others so we can have the richest results possible for the furthering of God’s Work in our midst. To that end, thank you in advance for the gift of your time, and for the ways you and your church family are advancing the work of the Kingdom in the places and spaces under your care.”
The purpose of the Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on Congregations task force is to gather and share information regarding ways that ABC congregations can adjust to new realities created by the global pandemic so that they can become all that God intends them to be.
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.