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Pastors and Church Leaders - ABC of Maine Update

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/1/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has released a new resource for American ...
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“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—In light of COVID-19, the conference Leadership Team for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” announces ...
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COVID-19-Related Assistance - An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

COVID-19-Related Assistance – An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/20)—On April 1, 2020, American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/5/20)—The early registration deadline for June's "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." Conference has been extended to ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity…is Simplicity

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity…is Simplicity

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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New Complimentary Giving Resource Available

New Complimentary Giving Resource Available

This new Ecumenical Stewardship Center resource is available at no cost to you. ABCUSA has purchased licenses for American Baptist ...
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Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

Note added on 5/29/20 - This conference has been postponed and rescheduled for June 2022. Visit  www.radicalredeemedready.com for more information ...
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Creation Justice to be Highlighted at Upcoming Mid-American Baptist Churches Ministers Council Retreat

Creation Justice to be Highlighted at Upcoming Mid-American Baptist Churches Ministers Council Retreat

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one ...
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“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Announced for June 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/8/20)—American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) are partnering to present a unique ...
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ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—Leadership of the Young Adult Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 8 at ...
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An Advent Devotion: Mary's Magnificat

An Advent Devotion: Mary’s Magnificat

Luke 1: 46b-55 Isaiah 35: 1-10 “God is turning the world upside down.” Whatever else can be said about Mary’s ...
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Join ABC Creation Justice Network for "Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for People of Faith" Webinar

Join ABC Creation Justice Network for “Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for People of Faith” Webinar

The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network would like to invite you to join ...
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An Advent Devotion: Peace for God's Creation

An Advent Devotion: Peace for God’s Creation

Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12 This week we celebrate the Advent theme of peace.  In the famous words from Isaiah, “They ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: One Hand Takes Care of the Other

A Generosity Project Reflection: One Hand Takes Care of the Other

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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An Advent Devotion by Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

An Advent Devotion by Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

What if you suddenly found out that Christmas was tomorrow? Would you be ready? Most of us would probably say ...
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Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

An Invitation In response to the 75th Commemoration (in 2018) of the Hopevale martyrdom in the Philippines in which missionaries ...
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A Generosity Project Reflection: Transactional or Transformational Giving?

A Generosity Project Reflection: Transactional or Transformational Giving?

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you! VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/3/19)—The ABCUSA Office of the General ...
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Generosity…Starts Within

Generosity…Starts Within

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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The Generosity Project Blog: Succession Planning

The Generosity Project Blog: Succession Planning

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
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BUGS

When I was a boy in Kentucky, a drive on a summer evening would load up the windshield and the ...
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“Devoted to Generosity” Complimentary Stewardship Subscription Available

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary is pleased to offer the 2019 Year-Round Stewardship Resource theme ...
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Encouraging Pastors and Churches – Sister Church Visit and Rededication Service

Kevin Walden, associate general secretary for Congregations and Pastors, recently traveled to Puerto Rico for a Sister Church visit to ...
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American Baptist Churches Invited to Partner with ecoAmerica through Carbon Offset Program

American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network invites you to partner with us and our friends at ecoAmerica to care for ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Endorses National Call for Reflection, Prayer and Reconciliation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/19/18)—At its recent meeting, November 9-11, 2018, in King of Prussia, Pa., the Board of General ...
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ABNS1.23.18

Baptist World Alliance Leaders to Speak at 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will feature two speakers who are leaders ...
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American Baptist Churches USA launches Partnership with the National Institute for Civil Discourse

On April 23, 2018, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) joined American Baptist ...
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Third National Baptist Muslim Dialogue Meets April 16-19

Third National Baptist Muslim Dialogue Meets April 16-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/25/18)—The third national dialogue between Baptists and Muslims met April 16-19, 2018, at the Green Lake ...
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American Baptists Explore Fresh Expressions of Ministry in a Changing Culture

Read more about the Fresh Expressions Conference in the following article by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Walden, Associate General Secretary ...
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American Baptists to Join Faith Partners in Washington DC for Unite to End Racism Rally

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/18)—On April 4, American Baptists from across the country will join our faith partners on the ...
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American Baptists to Explore Fresh Expressions of Ministry

Several American Baptist regions have partnered with the Office of the General Secretary to explore a Fresh Expression of ministry ...
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American Baptist Leaders Join Baptist Leaders in Urging Baptists to Call Elected Reps to Protect Dreamers

American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer and American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive Director Jeffrey Haggray joined ...
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ABNS1.23.18

American Baptists Visit Puerto Rico on Pastoral and Mission Fact-Finding Trip

SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 1/30/18)—A delegation of American Baptists and partners led by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American ...
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Responding to Violence in Our Society – American Baptists Express Love and Not Fear

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/6/17)—American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a pastoral letter today entitled, "Responding ...
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Signs of Growth, Heralds of Hope

Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, shared his five key ministry priorities for the ...
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When Your Pastor Departs, Transition Ministries Holds the Key to a Bright Future

Change is inevitable. Churches today routinely face declines in membership and finances. Add to such challenges the departure of a ...
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