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Couple from California Endorsed to Serve in the Philippines

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/20)—Aaron and AmyEstelle Trout of San Francisco, Calif., have been endorsed to serve as International Ministries (IM) Global Servants in Mindanao, Philippines. They will serve through an IM partner, the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC). AmyEstelle, born in San Francisco, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Biola […]

Onwubuariri Called as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces the call of Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri to serve as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development. Onwubuariri has served as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin since 2014. She will begin the new role at the Roblee Ministry Building […]

Book Examines Role of Bible, Constitution in Systemic Racial Injustice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/20)—The important and provocative book “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” asserts that the two texts we count as sacred—the Bible and the Constitution—have not been merely impotent in eliminating racism but have been used to support and sustain white supremacy. The book […]

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we approach our national election we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. This initiative encourages people to apply Christian teachings to our political discussions. The purpose of Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect is to promote the application of the Golden Rule in interactions during this election year. […]

Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Continue to pray for the planners of the June 2022 event “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” The conference, which moved from June 2020 to June 15-18, 2022, will meet at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The conference will highlight inspiring women in ministry, and will bring together men, women, lay […]

Anti-Racism Task Force Formation

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 […]

Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Following an American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer event held on August 5 (video included below), American Baptists are invited to express interest by applying to serve on a reconstituted Task Force on Anti-Racism. Those interested in applying may find the application form including commitment information here. Applications must be received by August 15. […]

Join us for a Call to Prayer Event on Wednesday, August 5

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/20)—American Baptists and friends are invited to join American Baptist Churches USA for a Call to Prayer event on Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00pm EDT. Register for the Call to Prayer event here – all are welcome to attend. The Call to Prayer will be co-hosted by ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly […]

Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/20)—Eric and Yuree Lembke have been endorsed by International Ministries (IM) to begin the process of raising support to serve as global servants to Thailand. Yuree, a member of the Karen ethnic group, was born in Myanmar, and at the age of three, her family fled persecution by crossing into Thailand. […]

Couple from California Endorsed to Serve in the Philippines

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/20)—Aaron and AmyEstelle Trout of San Francisco, Calif., have been endorsed to serve as International Ministries (IM) Global Servants in Mindanao, Philippines. They will serve through an IM partner, the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC). AmyEstelle, born in San Francisco, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Biola […]

Book Examines Role of Bible, Constitution in Systemic Racial Injustice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/20)—The important and provocative book “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” asserts that the two texts we count as sacred—the Bible and the Constitution—have not been merely impotent in eliminating racism but have been used to support and sustain white supremacy. The book […]

New Volume Traces History of Black Baptist Church from Beginnings to Present Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/20)—From its theological roots in the Radical Reformation of Europe and North America, the praise houses of slavery’s invisible institution, and the evolution of distinctively black denominations, the history of the Black Baptist Church unfolds in the newly released book “A History of the Black Baptist Church: I Don’t Feel No […]

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller Manarin has been called to serve as its next Executive Director/Minister. DCBC’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Dr. Manarin during a regularly scheduled board meeting held last week. […]

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. June 23, 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Gathering Sunday, August 2, 6 pm Hosted online by New Era Church (www.nne.org) A downloadable worship […]

Memorandum: George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 – Philadelphia Baptist Association

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. June 5, 2020 MEMORANDUM  TO:                All PBA Congregations FROM:          James E. McJunkin, Regional Executive Pastor RE:             George Floyd, Systemic Change & COVID-19 We join […]

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 resources and information, and see regular updates from American Baptist regions and national partners. June 15, 2020 Dear Pastors and Church Leaders, The Zoom Meetings held by the region have been one way in which […]

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 […]