VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/11/20)—The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries, at its meeting on Thursday, September 10, voted to hold a virtual Biennial Mission Summit in 2021 and to seek to hold an in person Biennial Mission Summit in Puerto Rico in 2023. A letter from the Executive Committee […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/6/20)—The Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez, 92, a founder of several American Baptists churches that served the growing Latinx population, died Sept. 5. He was a devoted and beloved husband of the late Juanita Lopez. Born on Jan. 15, 1928, he was a son of Generosa DeLeon and Ignacio Lopez. After extensive […]
Anti-Racism Task Force Update September 17, 2020 The Call to Prayer event for anti-racism was held on August 5, 2020 with over 150 participants. A dozen American Baptists participated in the Call to Prayer by sharing their prayers and reflections on anti-racism. Those who shared their reflections showed great commitment on that day. One person […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/27/20)—Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Weiss, who served as General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA from 1988 to 2000, died on Saturday, August 22. Prior to serving as General Secretary, Dr. Weiss was Executive Director of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of Educational Ministries from 1983-1988, and previously served as […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/20)—Since Aug. 10, forces of nature have caused extensive loss among American Baptists and the communities where they live and serve. Calling for our prayers and active response are dangerous winds and rain in the Midwest, which severely impacted parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana; fires in western states, […]
We pray today for the persons in the path of Hurricane Laura. We pray for their safety, their health, and their endurance as they prepare for this weather emergency in the midst of COVID-19. We also pray for those in Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean who are recovering from the previous effects […]
A webinar entitled “Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology” was presented on Tuesday, August 18, to the Regional Executive Minister’s Council by Dr. Jeremy Fackenthal, Managing Director of the Institute for Ecological Civilization. View a video of the presentation below. View the presentation from the webinar here.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/4/20)—The launch of the Word@Hand mobile app was recently announced by Friendship Press. Word@Hand is an innovative Bible engagement app, built for both the novice and scholar, that presents 42-step Word@Hand Journeys of a Bible book, theme, or season of the Christian calendar. Friendship Press, supported by the National Council of Churches […]
Watch the video below for a video update from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA. Woods touches on updates from the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary, regional ministries and the local church.
The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary webinar, “Stewardship and Pandemic,” is now available to view by clicking here. Part of The Generosity Project, an Office of the General Secretary initiative which examines the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century and looks at learning how to re-frame the conversation around stewardship, […]