August 4, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces its mission focus theme for 2016-2017, “See…the Suffering: Drug Addiction.” Building on the 2015-2017 ministry focus “See…,” and in response to the increase in drug abuse and addiction in the United States, the mission focus provides American Baptist women and girls the opportunity to explore this critical issue, especially its impact upon women and girls, and how our faith calls us to respond.
According to a...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the election of the following officers for the 2016-2019 term.
Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls is Frances Bryant-Lowery. A member of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, Frances’ mission experiences have included ministry at a homeless program, a women’s correctional facility, and with a college-based program funded by the Justice Department to stop violence against women on college...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/16)—Rovaughna E. Richardson was recently commissioned for missionary service in the West African nation of the Republic of Ghana through American Baptist International Ministries (IM). During that day of rejoicing, a memorable rhyme was shared to sum up the reason everyone was celebrating:
God has called Rovaughna
To serve in the country of Ghana
August 2, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/2/16)—Ambassador Warren Clark announced his retirement as Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) this week after leading the organization for the past eight years. The CMEP Board of Directors has named Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon as the new Executive Director, effective August 1.
CMEP is a coalition of 22 national Church member bodies, including American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), and...
RIPLEY, WV (ABNS 8/2/16)—The American Baptist Men USA National Board, during its annual
meeting at Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center, Linwood, Neb., ratified the selection of
Kenna “Lucky” Ray to the position of Executive Director, ABMen USA. The appointment had
previously been made by its Executive Committee.
Lucky brings a wealth of spiritual and practical leadership experience to this position;
having served as President of the Kanawha Valley, West...
August 1, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/1/16)—Responding to the nation’s ongoing summer of discontent, Judson Press has announced the early release on August 1 of two books to help pastors and congregations share the Gospel with power, relevance and hope.
Be My Witness: The Great Commission for Preachers, by the Rev. Dr. Marvin A McMickle, offers a unique approach to the preaching task, outlining a way for preachers to be faithful and attentive to justice and to the people...
A $3,000 Matthew 25 Grant has been making it possible for the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry (GACM) in Philadelphia and its partner Second Baptist Church of Germantown to feed hundreds of disadvantaged families each Thursday.
July 28, 2016
The blog below was written by Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Woods also serves in the role of the Mission Table Facilitator. Learn what is happening in the denomination as a result of the American Baptist Churches Mission Table, which met in Valley Forge, Penn., November 9-11, 2015.
The National Leadership Council recently addressed the seven Mission Table priorities identifying activity,...