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Registration Now Open for “Sanctuary Safety” Webinar Presented by Church Mutual Insurance Group

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/14/24)—American Baptists are invited to attend a webinar with Church Mutual Insurance Group, led by Risk Control Specialist Gavin Davis, entitled: “ABCUSA | Sanctuary Safety: Active Shooter and more…,” held on Tuesday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m. EDT/10:30 a.m. PDT. In this webinar, Davis will be talking about practical ways […]

ABHMS Reminds of Ongoing Need for Prayers and Donations to Help Weather-Ravaged Regions

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/13/24)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) renews its call for prayers and donations during this season of deadly weather across the continental United States that has resulted in at least seven deaths and vast property loss since late April. As of Monday, May 6,  residents of 39 states came under […]

MMBB Cares Offers Counseling and Coaching to Clergy

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 5/8/24)—There is a clergy mental health crisis that experts say can no longer be ignored. Not only do studies show a 20 percent drop in clergy job satisfaction, but a 400 percent increase in the risk of burnout from 2015 to 2022.  1 The reason behind the crisis is complex, but […]

2024 Lenten Devotional from the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region

This year, the region staff with the American Baptist Churches of the Central Region compiled a Lenten devotional guide featuring insightful reflections penned by regional pastors and lay people. The guide features an introductory devotion, and devotions for Ash Wednesday, the 5 Sundays of Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.  Click here […]

Facing Jerusalem Podcast Series – A Lenten Series from ABC of Nebraska

Facing Jerusalem Podcast Series Join Pastors from the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska as they offer Biblical reflections from the Gospel of Luke during Lent 2024. Pastors who chose to participate in this special “Facing Jerusalem” Lent series are all preaching from the same passage each week. Some of them are also sharing in a […]

Love. – A Lenten Reflection Written by Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley

Love. Beloved, “9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”  (Genesis 4:9) God left the question that Cain spit out unanswered. Afterall, he had been caught – red-handed. When we do harm to another, sometimes we are caught red-handed. Other times, that which […]

ABHMS Reminds of Ongoing Need for Prayers and Donations to Help Weather-Ravaged Regions

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/13/24)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) renews its call for prayers and donations during this season of deadly weather across the continental United States that has resulted in at least seven deaths and vast property loss since late April. As of Monday, May 6,  residents of 39 states came under […]

MMBB Cares Offers Counseling and Coaching to Clergy

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 5/8/24)—There is a clergy mental health crisis that experts say can no longer be ignored. Not only do studies show a 20 percent drop in clergy job satisfaction, but a 400 percent increase in the risk of burnout from 2015 to 2022.  1 The reason behind the crisis is complex, but […]

ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Offers Lifeline to Struggling Ministry Leaders with Vocational Discernment Course

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/3/24)—Years of unprecedented challenges stemming from the pandemic and political division have significantly strained servant leaders in ministry. The result: many are contemplating leaving the vocation altogether according to recent research. In response to this plight, the ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning announces Listen to Your Life, a four-day intensive […]

ABCOPAD Calls New Executive Pastor

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 2/21/24)—The American Baptist Churches of PA and DE (ABCOPAD) Board of Directors met Tuesday, February 13, 2024, to unanimously affirm the Rev. Mark Mahserjian-Smith as the next Executive Minister for the region, effective immediately. Search team Chairperson and ABCOPAD Board President, Bryon Luke, said the search team, after a 10-month […]

Rev. Dr. Daniel Cash Called as Executive Minister of ABC of the Dakotas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/20/22)—The American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas Executive Committee, which served as the Region Executive Search Committee, unanimously voted in August to call the Rev. Dr. Daniel Cash as the region’s new Executive Minister. Cash will begin to serve in this new role on October 17. Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford, American Baptist […]

Registration Now Available for 2022 Transition Ministries Training Session

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/21/22)—In late August and early September 2022, Transition Ministries will host its next opportunity for pastors and other ministerial leaders to learn more about the skills needed to lead a church through a time of pastoral transition. Transition Ministries will offer an online training event on Friday, August 26-Saturday, August 27 […]

“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Registration Deadline is Friday, May 13

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/22)—This Friday, May 13 is the registration deadline for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” celebrates women ministerial leaders, their myriad journeys into ministry and their many ways of ministering. The celebration includes recognition […]

Reduced Registration Fee for “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference to Continue Throughout Registration Period

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/22)—Planners of the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., have made the decision to continue offering the reduced event registration fee of $139 throughout the remainder of the registration period, which closes on May 13. Given uncertainty about […]

ABWIM to Welcome and Celebrate Notable Past Leadership at Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/28/22)—Registration for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, to be held June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., is open through May 13, 2022. Make plans now to attend and to celebrate ministering women with notable leaders from throughout the history of American Baptist Women in Ministry. […]

“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Registration Deadline is Friday, May 13

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/22)—This Friday, May 13 is the registration deadline for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” celebrates women ministerial leaders, their myriad journeys into ministry and their many ways of ministering. The celebration includes recognition […]

Reduced Registration Fee for “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference to Continue Throughout Registration Period

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/22)—Planners of the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., have made the decision to continue offering the reduced event registration fee of $139 throughout the remainder of the registration period, which closes on May 13. Given uncertainty about […]

ABWIM to Welcome and Celebrate Notable Past Leadership at Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/28/22)—Registration for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, to be held June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., is open through May 13, 2022. Make plans now to attend and to celebrate ministering women with notable leaders from throughout the history of American Baptist Women in Ministry. […]