September 24, 2015
American Baptist Churches General Secretary Roy Medley received the Interfaith Leadership Award from the Islamic Society of North America at 52nd ISNA Annual Convention, September 4-7, 2015.
The award was presented to “Dr. A Roy Medley, whose passion for building bridges of understanding in the US and abroad identify him as a leader we are proud to recognize.”
The recognition video from ISNA notes:
American Baptists history of peacemaking has led...
September 22, 2015
How Would They Know?
People don’t become Christians suddenly. They hear the Good News and realized that God loves them so much that God gave his only Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross to save them. At the most basic level, someone shares the love of Christ with them.
This is Christian education or in some places, we say, “Christian formation.” The church assumes the role of educating or forming the next generation of believers. Utilizing...
September 18, 2015
We invited American Baptists from across the country to share their Ministry Stories with the American Baptist family through the Ministry Story Opportunity, coming out of the Transformed by the Spirit initiative. These stories were highlighted at the Biennial Mission Summit in June 2015, and we will again be lifting them up in a series this fall – ABC Ministry Stories. View the full list of...
September 17, 2015
VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/17/15)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon American Baptists to respond to the human disaster created by the ongoing civil war in Syria.
The International Ministries Resolution on Syrian Refugees comes in...
September 15, 2015
Join us for a webinar on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT.
Join us for a one-hour webinar and conversation with Marcia Shetler, Executive Director and CEO of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC). In this webinar, Marcia will talk about current stewardship trends, year round stewardship programs, generosity...
September 14, 2015
Each year on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. September 21 is also the United Nations-sponsored International Day of Peace.
As it approaches, the World Council of Churches invites people to offer prayers for peace.
Observances of the peace prayer day began in 2004 as part...
September 11, 2015
This spring’s Ministry Story Opportunity, which came out of the Transformed by the Spirit initiative, invited churches to share their ministry stories with the larger American Baptist family. These stories were posted on the ABCUSA website, and also highlighted at the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015.
This fall, we will be highlighting these ministry stories. We invite local American Baptist churches to submit their own ministry...
September 10, 2015
September 9, 2015
American Baptist Women’s Sunday is traditionally observed on the third Sunday of September, or September 20, 2015. American Baptist Women’s Ministries provides resources for planning and worship based on its 2015-2017 ministry focus, “See…”
American Baptist Women’s Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to lift up the ministries of women and girls in your congregation. Include women and girls...