United Mission

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What is United Mission

United Mission is a simple yet intentional way that American Baptists contribute to a shared financial fund that is designed and used for mission and ministry that has an impact across the whole American Baptist family. With a large portion of United Mission funds contributing directly to the mission efforts and ministries of the 33 ABC regional entities, the Office of the General Secretary, and the Board of General Ministries, all of which are accountable to and informed by our member congregations, United Mission funding supports efforts on all levels of our denomination as well on our shared mission fields. Portions of United Mission also directly support services provided by our national ABC partners.


The above chart shows the way that United Mission is distributed among ministry partners. Gifts to Love Gift are divided with 85% going to United Mission and 15% going to American Baptist Women’s Ministries.


How to participate in United Mission:

United Mission Basics are undesignated contributions from local churches to the vital mission and ministry of American Baptists. Basics provide support for the extensive foundation of American Baptist missions.

United Mission Love Gifts are contributions from American Baptist women in support of American Baptist ministry, given over and above United Mission Basics.

Whether congregations and individuals give to United Mission via regularly-scheduled contributions throughout the year or annual one-time gifts, through church budgets or special offerings, your faithfulness shows your commitment to being United in Christ + Together in Mission as an entire American Baptist denominational family.


Giving Forms

To view Giving Forms and Instructions, click here.

United Mission contributions provide the largest portion of support and are the very foundation for all American Baptist Mission. They are distributed on a percentage basis according to the covenant agreement between Region organizations, International Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), Ministers & Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB), American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA, Office of the General Secretary), and career development centers.


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