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New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—New dates for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” have been announced. Originally scheduled for June 2020, the conference will now be held June 15-18, 2022, at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The event has been rescheduled for a time when organizers hope travel will be easier and […]

American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—People are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from people in their daily lives–including faith leaders like you. On May 8, 2020 from 11:30am-4:00pm EDT, the ABC Creation Justice Network will be […]

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—On Thursday, May 14, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals. The webinar aimed to ease fears and inform high school students, incoming college students, and parents of how COVID-19 may impact their future. During the conversation, students were relieved to […]

Faith and Mental Health—In the Wake of COVID-19, Responding to the Rising Tide of Mental Illness

This article, written by Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson, was originally published on May 19, 2020 by The Christian Citizen. (Photo by Todd Turner on Unsplash) In 2004, the world witnessed a catastrophic event, unlike anything seen before. Around the world, various news media broadcast the aftermath of the deadliest tsunami in history. Reports indicated that […]

National Council of Churches to Hold Virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service to Mourn Lives Lost to COVID-19

The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm ET to mourn the more than 300,000 people worldwide who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90,000 of whom were in the United States. The NCC is comprised of […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Talking About Money and Giving

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. April 24, 2020 Rev. Dr. Campbell B. Singleton, III Associate Executive […]

Baptists One in Prayer

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Baptist World Alliance is issuing an invitation to Baptists worldwide to join in a 24-hour prayer marathon kicking off with an open call at 9:15 a.m. EST on Monday, March 30, 2020. We invite you to join us for the launch call as well as sign up […]

Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/20)—On March 27, 2020, Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American Baptists with a message centered around supporting churches, pastors and regions in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the letter below. Dear American Baptist Family: Thank you for sharing your prayers, litanies, and resources during […]

American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/20)—The members of the National Executive Council and the members of the Regional Executive Ministers Council issued a Call to Prayer on Friday, March 20, 2020. The Call to Prayer is included below: During this time of concern and uncertainty, the members of the National Executive Council and the members of […]

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—On Thursday, May 14, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals. The webinar aimed to ease fears and inform high school students, incoming college students, and parents of how COVID-19 may impact their future. During the conversation, students were relieved to […]

Book Discusses ‘Health, Holiness, Wholeness’ for Ordained Clergy, Laity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/20)—Based on a popular series of “Health and Excellence in Ministry”-themed workshops from the highly regarded Midwest Ministry Development Service, “Health, Holiness & Wholeness for Ministry Leaders” is intended for both ordained clergy and laity in church and community. This invaluable new resource offers practical wisdom for developing healthy patterns of […]

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Tea

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—On April 25, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted its first virtual tea to foster the beloved community during COVID-19. Women across the nation gathered together wearing their most exquisite headpieces in hopes of winning the first-place prize in the hat competition. Participants enjoyed their favorite tea while receiving an encouraging […]

Tech Forums – ABC of New York State

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 resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. May 13, 2020 Every Thursday night in May 2020, ABC of New York State is presenting an online forum for church […]

Message from the Executive Minister – ABC of the Rochester Genesee Region

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 resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. May 21, 2020 Dear friends, At this week’s pastor’s check-in, we had a discussion about semantics. Is it appropriate to use […]

Intersections – ABC of Greater Indianapolis

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 resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. 5/19/20 As You Look to Re-Open Your Building While things change, they still stay the same. At the end of the […]

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 Baptist churches. The resource, “Discussion Guide for Reopening Your Church Building,” is designed to help American Baptist churches look at various points of consideration as they implement new methods, policies and procedures in light of […]

“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 their intention to postpone the conference at Green Lake Conference Center for a future time. The conference is designed to celebrate and affirm the historical, current, and future contributions of women across American Baptist Churches […]

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 a letter to American Baptists with information about available COVID-19-related assistance. Read the letter below. April 1, 2020 Dear American Baptist Family: As the effects of COVID-19 continue to be realized across the globe, our […]