Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/14/21)—The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award in early 2021. The Committee voted to recognize Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya, Associate Minister of Spiritual Life at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Ca. The Award is given to an individual for “sustained […]

‘Starting the Money Conversation’ Program to be Held May 18 and 25

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—“Starting the Money Conversation”—a virtual financial literacy program—will be held noon-1:30 p.m. EST on May 18 and 25. The program is co-sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Money can be a source of stress or delight, both materially and spiritually. We can all […]

Conference Leaders Announced for June 2022 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

  VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—The Planning Team of the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, meeting June 15-18, 2022 in Green Lake, Wis., is excited to announce conference leaders for the event. Conference Leaders will include Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Rev. Adalia Gutiérrez Lee, MD, Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque, Rev. Dr. Trinette V. […]

Ministers Council announces the search for a part-time Program Administrator

The Ministers Council ABC-USA announces the search for a part-time Program Administrator to serve in its West Chester, PA office.  They are accepting applications through April 30, 2021, with the right candidate beginning by late May. The Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA has been inspiring ministerial excellence to the glory of Jesus […]

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force April 2021 Article

The Hard Work of Being Anti-Racist Introduction “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 Before I get too far in this, I need to name my context: my name is Rev. […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Millennials & Stewardship

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. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Stacy Emerson. I’ve […]

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. […]

ABHMS Announces Second Cohort of ‘Co-Creators Incubator’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/21)—ABHMS announces the names of six individuals chosen to participate in the second cohort of its “Co-Creators Incubator.” Set to begin meeting in April, those chosen for the two-year program seek to turn their Christ-centered ideas into viable ventures. The Co-Creators Incubator strives to nurture the growth of innovative ministry ideas. […]

Prayer, OGHS Donations Sought for States that have Declared Winter Emergencies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies is urging all concerned citizens to pray for residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, who are under declarations of emergency because of conditions resulting from severe winter storms beginning Feb. 8. In all three states, many residents have been left without heat, power and safe drinking […]

Remembering John A. Sundquist

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/21)—Rev. Dr. John A. Sundquist, who served as Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) from 1989 until 2003, entered fully into the presence of his Lord on Sunday, February 21, from his beloved home at Bethany Beach (in Sawyer, Michigan), at the age of 84. International Ministries joins with […]

Executive Minister of ABC-IN/KY Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/21)—The American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky (ABC-IN/KY) announced in January that the Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford will retire from the position of executive minister of the ABC-IN/KY on September 1, 2021. Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, interim general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) said, “Rev. Ford is […]

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 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 ( A downloadable worship […]

You’re Invited to a Biennial Mission Summit Preview on April 20!

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/21)—American Baptists and friends are invited to a special Preview of the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit on Tuesday, April 20. Join together with American Baptists from across the United States and Puerto Rico in worship and fellowship ahead of the 2021 online Biennial Mission Summit, meeting June 24-26, 2021. Wondering what […]

Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting – 2021

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2021 online Biennial Mission Summit event. The Business Meeting will be held at 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, June 25, 2021. The full Biennial Mission Summit dates are June 24-26, 2021. Call to Meeting – Biennial Meeting Call to Meeting – Biennial Delegates Items […]

Biennial Mission Summit Promotional Resources

Welcome. We hope that you will be able to use these resources in your promotion of the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit event. Biennial Mission Summit Communication Standards Biennial Mission Summit logo (.jpg) Biennial Mission Summit header image (.jpg) Biennial Mission Summit flyer (legal size, .pdf) April 20th Preview Event ad (.jpg) When using this image, […]