The current sociopolitical situation in Myanmar continues to be complex, with injustices having impact across the globe, especially among our Burma diaspora communities here in the United States. Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods, who works in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Burma Refugee Commission (BRC), shares with the ABC family the following call […]
The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations. The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the conversation around stewardship and generosity in their congregations. Bi-monthly blogs help support new growth and understanding as we deepen our ministry and discipleship. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Jill Harvey. Recently while […]
Most people don’t like to think about life insurance. However, in the event of your death, having it can mean that your family will be taken care of financially. Read more about life insurance in MMBB’s August 2021 Article.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/16/21)—Approximately 100 individuals participated Wednesday in “Leading Out of Crisis LIVE,” a Webinar presented by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning (CCL). It featured Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network (TMN)—an organization committed to supporting church leaders as they shape church culture around the mission of God—and Sara […]
The Anti-Racism Task Force invites you to reflection this month. We celebrate our time together at the Biennial Mission Summit. We prayed together, brainstormed ideas, and shared our stories. We embraced the sacredness of the human story, and we honored the human experience as a denomination and as a people. We are grateful for your […]
Too often, investing for retirement is the “elephant in the room.” Many professionals — particularly clergypersons — aren’t adequately prepared. Here, a panel of CFP® professionals from MMBB Financial Services (mmbb.org) and ministry leaders bring the topics down to earth. Read more about investing for retirement in MMBB’s July 2021 Article.
Are you wondering what the pandemic will mean financially for your church going forward? Margaret Marcuson has been a pastor who has faced some dicey years in the local church (though not as dicey as a pandemic year). She knows what it’s like to wonder how this year–and even this month–will turn out financially. Learn […]
All those who registered for the 2021 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit had the opportunity to make the event a week-long experience! The Virtual Attendee Hub, where all this year’s activities and materials are accessed, opened at 9:00 AM ET today, Monday, June 21, 2021. Through the Virtual Attendee Hub, all registered attendees can: […]
A news release of this event can be read here. A recording of this event is available here. Resource List from the Task Force Anti-Racism Resource List (PDF) Articles from the Task Force August 2021 Article July 2021 Article June 2021 Article and Biennial Events April 2021 Article March […]
Today, we commemorate the day of June 19, 1865 when General Gordon Granger led his group of soldiers to Galveston, Texas to deliver the message that the war was over and that slavery would no longer be tolerated. While the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed two and one-half years earlier, many persons had continued to […]