May 10, 2016
May 9, 2016
The new Baptist Men’s Ministry (BMM) in Washington D.C., wanted to make a difference for homeless and recovering men trying to re-enter society and the workforce, and a $1,200 Matthew 25 Grant has served as the launchpad.
May 5, 2016
Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity?
Do you long for more silence and solitude in your life and ministry?
More energy for compassion, peace and justice?
This conference, offered in a retreat style and in two locations for 2016, provides a unique opportunity to explore and practice the contemplative life together.
We’ll focus on your own spiritual practice providing time to develop...
May 4, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/4/16)—On April 16, Dr. Samuel Chetti, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH), announced to the region Board of Directors his plans for retirement on December 31, 2017.
Mr. Steven A. Simons, Esq., president of ABCOFLASH, said, “Dr. Chetti has faithfully served our Region, in many capacities, since 1974. Since 1996 he has served as the Executive Minister/Chief Executive Officer with...
May 2, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is calling for applications for 2016 grants from the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Jr. Trust of the American Baptist Foundation. Awards will range from $5,000 to $25,000. Deadline to apply for a grant is midnight on June 15, 2016.
This year’s grant cycle seeks to fund special projects and programs of American Baptist Churches USA-related congregations, colleges, universities and institutions...
April 28, 2016
As American Baptists, we serve as the hands and feet of Christ. We’re doing what we can to heal a hurting world. This means feeding the hungry; empowering pastors, lay leaders & youth to spread Christ’s love; protecting the environment; promoting Christian unity and more.
United Mission is the vehicle that makes this happen. United Mission is the simple, efficient way American Baptists pool financial resources to maximize the amount of good we can do. These funds are used to...
April 27, 2016
A church of four continents and ten countries creates Family Services Coalition/Partnership to care for homeless. The story below is written by The Reverend Jason Rutherford, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Framingham. Below the story are a link to additional learnings from ABC church renewal activities, as well as a list of reflective questions for stories of church renewal.
The First Baptist Church in Framingham is...
April 25, 2016
Three Great Opportunities:
Hear the Call Retreat July 1 – 4
Hear the Call is a high-intensity weekend retreat for adults who are exploring a call to become global missionaries. Starting Friday evening, July 1st, at the...
April 22, 2016
The World Council of Churches has a number of opportunities to attend Ecumenical Continuing Formation Courses in 2016. Among the courses is a course on Pastoral Challenges to Sharing the Faith in a Multi-cultural and Multi-faith World which will take place in August this year in Bosssey. Applications should be submitted at the applicants earliest convenience.