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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building – Oct. 17-18

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary, along with the American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office), will transfer into their new offices located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, in King of Prussia, October 17-18. Offices at 1015 West Ninth Avenue are planned to re-open by October […]

ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building on Oct. 8. The “Co-Creators Incubator” seeks to turn individuals’ Christ-centered ideas into viable ministries. Demo Day allowed Co-Creators to present their project ideas to an audience of […]

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the newly created position of Minister for Creation Justice. As the Minister for Creation Justice, Driscoll will work in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network, the staff of the Office of the General Secretary, […]

ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building on Oct. 8. The “Co-Creators Incubator” seeks to turn individuals’ Christ-centered ideas into viable ministries. Demo Day allowed Co-Creators to present their project ideas to an audience of […]

Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

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. Parker Palmer wrote, “…the most important sentence I’ve ever written is […]

Reflections on Green Lake Conference Center’s 75th Anniversary

Kevin Walden writes: The value that our camping and conference ministries add to congregational and pastoral effectiveness is priceless. Green Lake in particular over the years has encouraged clergy and laity to lean into a higher degree of closeness to God and effectiveness in ministry. We all need time to be still and seek a […]

Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/30/19)—The American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission released a Declaration of Concern on August 30, expressing ongoing concern for the safety of the Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar who has been summoned to appear in court on September 9, 2019 regarding a lawsuit instigated by […]

A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer

Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, written April 29, 2019, below. If you would like download a printable copy, please click here. “Hate and Violence Cannot Defeat Love and Faith” A Pastoral Letter to the American Baptist Family By Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, ABCUSA General Secretary This is […]

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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building – Oct. 17-18

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary, along with the American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office), will transfer into their new offices located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, in King of Prussia, October 17-18. Offices at 1015 West Ninth Avenue are planned to re-open by October […]

ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building on Oct. 8. The “Co-Creators Incubator” seeks to turn individuals’ Christ-centered ideas into viable ministries. Demo Day allowed Co-Creators to present their project ideas to an audience of […]

ABHMS’ Longest-Serving Volunteer Receives National-Recognition Ministry Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has presented the 2019 national-recognition Jitsuo Morikawa ABHMS Healing and Transforming Communities Award to Anna Young, aged 88, the organization’s longest-serving volunteer. He presented her with a plaque and cash award in early September at Lackawanna County Prison, Scranton, Pa., where […]

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the newly created position of Minister for Creation Justice. As the Minister for Creation Justice, Driscoll will work in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network, the staff of the Office of the General Secretary, […]

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American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago Calls New Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/19)—The American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago called Rev. David Gregg as its new Executive Minister in a special meeting of the region’s Family Council on January 12, 2019. The body, which comprises one pastor and one other representative of each member congregation, voted overwhelmingly to approve the search committee’s recommendation […]

Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

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. Parker Palmer wrote, “…the most important sentence I’ve ever written is […]

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the newly created position of Minister for Creation Justice. As the Minister for Creation Justice, Driscoll will work in close collaboration with the ABCUSA Creation Justice Network, the staff of the Office of the General Secretary, […]

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you! VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/3/19)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary invites participation in Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics. On Sunday, November 3, 2019⸺exactly one year before the 2020 election⸺American Baptist Churches USA is joining with more than a […]