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Bringing American Baptists Together: Judson Press Announces 2021-2022 ‘ABC Reads’ Selection

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/1/20)—Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, has named “River of Life, Feast of Grace: Baptism, Communion, and Discipleship” by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson as the “ABC Reads” book for 2021-2022. Every other year since 2006, in conjunction with the Biennial Mission Summit, ABC Reads highlights […]

IM Responds to Record-Breaking Hurricane Devastation in Central America

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/24/20)—Two back-to-back category 4 hurricanes, with 120-mph to 140-mph wind gusts, hit Central America in November. Hurricane Eta struck the northern coast of Nicaragua on November 3. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota made landfall near Haulover, Nicaragua, only 15 miles south of where Eta had come ashore. This is the first time […]

ABHMS Board Affirms Vital, Engaged Ministry in Face of Continuing Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/19/20)—“We cancelled many in-person events, but we have not cancelled our ministry,” said Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) virtual board of directors meeting Monday and Tuesday. Haggray’s report to the board followed the meeting’s theme set forth in the opening devotion offered by the […]

An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We invite you to visit each week as we journey toward Bethlehem waiting with anticipation for the Messiah’s birth. The weekly devotionals will share reflections on this intentional anticipatory waiting time through the lens of the […]

Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides – November 20 Webinar

On November 20 at 11:00 AM EST, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church will have a dialogue on the topic of “Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides.” Sponsored by the National Institute for Civil Discourse and Washington National Cathedral Listen in as Presiding […]

Compensation Basics Roundtable – MMBB Financial Services

MMBB Financial Services recently published an article, Compensation Basics Roundtable, in the September/October 2020 issue of Church Executive. Read the article below. Compensation is always a challenging subject for church leaders, but even more so right now as they and their congregations struggle through the pandemic. Here’s some great advice from MMBB Financial Services (New […]

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. […]

Bringing American Baptists Together: Judson Press Announces 2021-2022 ‘ABC Reads’ Selection

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/1/20)—Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, has named “River of Life, Feast of Grace: Baptism, Communion, and Discipleship” by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson as the “ABC Reads” book for 2021-2022. Every other year since 2006, in conjunction with the Biennial Mission Summit, ABC Reads highlights […]

Compensation Basics Roundtable – MMBB Financial Services

MMBB Financial Services recently published an article, Compensation Basics Roundtable, in the September/October 2020 issue of Church Executive. Read the article below. Compensation is always a challenging subject for church leaders, but even more so right now as they and their congregations struggle through the pandemic. Here’s some great advice from MMBB Financial Services (New […]

ABHMS Board Affirms Vital, Engaged Ministry in Face of Continuing Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/19/20)—“We cancelled many in-person events, but we have not cancelled our ministry,” said Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) virtual board of directors meeting Monday and Tuesday. Haggray’s report to the board followed the meeting’s theme set forth in the opening devotion offered by the […]

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 […]