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“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 […]

ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened a National Emergency Roundtable yesterday with American Baptist partners as a first step in responding to the coronavirus pandemic by sharing information about needs of American Baptists—members, pastors and churches—and available resources to meet those needs. Participants included the National Executive Council, the Regional […]

A Generosity Project Reflection – Money at Church: Watch the Relationships

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. Relationships matter in every area of ministry, but they are particularly […]

American Baptists Taking Action – Coronavirus and Our Community

As COVID-19, the coronavirus, spreads throughout the United States, with latest numbers reaching 13,000 positive tests confirmed from the virus at the time of this writing, there are a number of actions that American Baptists can take. “We continue to be in prayer for those affected by the COIVID-19 pandemic, as well as their family […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

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. I write a blog each week for my congregation and their […]

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 […]

ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened a National Emergency Roundtable yesterday with American Baptist partners as a first step in responding to the coronavirus pandemic by sharing information about needs of American Baptists—members, pastors and churches—and available resources to meet those needs. Participants included the National Executive Council, the Regional […]

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 […]

ABHMS Offers Guidance, Litany, Prayer for Congregational Response to COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/20)—The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, defined as the “worldwide spread of a new disease.” Given the unfolding of COVID-19 in the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies is striving to inform American Baptists and American Baptist congregations about best practices to help reduce the spread […]

Resources and Encouragement from ABC of Michigan

April 2, 2020 Dear ABC-MI Family, I hope and pray you are experiencing God’s faithfulness during this time which is becoming more of a marathon than a sprint.  At times I have said to my wife Erika, “Honey, is this reality or did we get dumped in a science fiction movie?”  None of us have […]

Online Worship is all the Rage! – American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

March 24, 2020 Adjusting to the New Normal As we are all aware most spring and early summer events have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of Covid19. For the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska this included the Youth and Young Adult retreats, the Prairie Pastors Conference, and the Region Expo. ABC NE […]

An Update from the Central Region

March 22, 2020 Some thoughts for these challenging days… Greetings to the Central Region faithful, I have a wall hanging in my office with my life verse attractively displayed.  The verse is Deuteronomy 8:2, “Remember the long way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to […]

“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 […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Letting Others Change

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. I write a blog each week for my congregation and their […]