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Governing Documents

  • Covenant of Relationships PDF

*Note – The Covenant of Relationships is a historical document. Although board names have changed, the Covenant of Relationships continues to apply to the bodies privileged to be parties to this Covenant, which are: The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA); the national Related Boards of the ABC; the thirty three boards of the Regions State Conventions and Standard City Societies (R/S/C’s) currently affiliated with the ABC, and the boards of any future R/S/C units.

Financial Information Fiscal Policy Documents:

Board of General Ministries Documents

Biennial Minutes

  • 2017*Note: This is a draft of the minutes from the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, OR. These minutes are not official until voted on at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit in Virginia Beach, VA, June 21-23, 2019.
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2001

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ABCUSA Resources

Our mission statement calls every American Baptist to radical personal discipleship and prioritizes ministries such as leadership, healthy missional churches, new church planting, youth, and mutual faithfulness. The Program Boards of our denomination offer resources to local churches to carry out these ministries as well as enable ministries beyond the reach of any one local church nationally and internationally.

American Baptist Churches Information Systems (ABCIS) Resources  (reports, church mission support forms, instructions, etc.)


Other Resources

A number of these resources are in the .pdf file format. To open them, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Your computer may already have this program installed on it and be using it as a plug-in to your Internet browser. If you do not have it installed, or you would like to upgrade to the latest version (recommended), it is a free program that you can download from the Adobe Web site.