American Baptists are joining together this February to celebrate ABCUSA Sunday!
We believe that mission is at the heart of what we do, and this special occasion is an opportunity for us to come together in unity and purpose, celebrating our history and future together.
On ABCUSA Sunday, American Baptists will learn more about what it means to be American Baptist through our history and Baptist distinctives. We will also join together in prayer – Include in your celebration prayer for our new General Secretary Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain, pray for for our many partners in mission, including our leaders, pastors, global servants, staff, regions, and churches.
Give thanks for how God has blessed us with a rich history and in faith as we continue to seek God’s mission. We are United in Christ, Together in Mission!
Let’s join together in embracing the spirit of mission and discipleship as we celebrate ABCUSA Sunday. Your active participation and sharing in February will help spread the message of our collective mission.
All tools you need are available below.
Here are some important details for ABCUSA Sunday:
Date: February 11 or 18 (Choose the date that works best for your congregation)
Theme: Mission is at the heart of what we do
Timing: The Sunday before and after Valentine’s Day
ABCUSA Sunday Resources
ABCUSA Sunday Poster:
- ABCUSA Sunday Poster (February 11)
- ABCUSA Sunday Poster (February 18)
- ABCUSA Sunday Poster (insert date)
Use the above downloadable legal-sized poster to print and display in your local church, helping to promote ABCUSA Sunday within your community.
- We are American Baptists (color)
- We are American Baptists (grayscale)
- 10 Facts About American Baptists (color)
- 10 Facts About American Baptists (grayscale)
- What is United Mission? (color)
- What is United Mission? (grayscale)
Use the bulletin inserts above on ABCUSA Sunday to enhance your service, or use them at any other time! Print out the bulletin on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper to make a master sheet. (Using a smooth, bright white paper will give you a crisper image.) Photocopy doublesided, using your copier’s automatic settings or manually. Cut in half to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ insert size.
Visit our United Mission Toolkit:
Visit www.abc-usa.org/united-mission-toolkit where you will find many different resources available to you in our United Mission Toolkit. We have articles, sermons, webinars, and more.
Our ABCUSA Focus Statement:
American Baptist Churches are missional congregations that nurture devoted disciples of Jesus Christ who live their lives in mission and ministry for the healing of the world through the love of God.
We are excited to introduce a new video: The Way of Discipleship – Giving! Share the videos below with your congregation as you wish. Play during your Sunday service, post on social media, on your church website, and/or include links in your newsletters/emails.
Include in your celebration prayer for pray for all our ABCUSA leaders, partners, global servants and local churches
Please pray for our many partners in mission: our new General Secretary Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain, our leaders, pastors, global servants, staff, regions, and churches. Give thanks for how God has blessed us with a rich history and in faith as we continue to seek God’s mission, as we are United in Christ, Together in Mission!
- ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary
- American Baptist Home Mission Societies
- American Baptist International Ministries
- MMBB Financial Services
- Regional Executive Ministers Council
- American Baptist Historical Society
- American Baptist Women’s Ministries
- American Baptist Men
- Ministers Council
- American Baptist Extension Corporation
- American Baptist Foundation
Learn about American Baptist History on the ABCUSA website, here.
The American Baptist Historical Society includes on its website resources for churches to use to promote Baptist History. Some are also useful for small group discussion.
- Baptist Heritage
- Pioneer Missionaries
- Liberty to Vote
- Women’s history month insert [PDF]
- Spanish American Baptist Seminary bulletin insert
Print out the bulletin on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper to make a master sheet. (Using a smooth, bright white paper will give you a crisper image.) Photocopy doublesided, using your copier’s automatic settings or manually. Cut in half to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ insert size.