- 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*Note – The Covenant of Relationships is a historical document.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.
- Bylaws PDF
- Standing Rules PDF
- Autonomy and Interdependence PDF
- Representative Process Organizational Chart JPG
- Statements of Concern Report 2011 PDF
- Together in Mission PDF
- Policy Statements and Resolutions
Financial Information Fiscal Policy Documents:
- Budget Covenant
- Budget Covenant Operating Guidelines Manual
- Financial Statements
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010
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.)
- 2019-2020 ABC Directory and Planning Calendar
- 10 Facts About American Baptists – En Español
- Stewardship Resources (Tithing resources, fundraising information, church stewardship programs, book reviews, etc.)
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2017 PDF
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2016 PDF
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2015 PDF
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2014 PDF
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2013 PDF
- Summary of Denominational Statistics 2012 PDF
- Film: Inspired…Transformed…American Baptist Churches (Learn more about the firm, request a copy, watch additional footage)
- A Short History of American Baptists PDF MS Word
- FAQs About Ordained Ministry PDF
- Recommended Procedures for Ordination
- Ordination Standards PDF MS Word Ordination Standards by Region
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Board of General Ministries Documents
- ABC Officers Qualifications and Commitments
- Nomination/Recommendation Form
- Candidate Profile Form
- Board of General Ministries Expense Voucher Form
- 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.
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