January 13, 2014
Shown at EMERGE, the recent American Baptists Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life, the video below focuses on our American Baptist Churches USA Regional Ministries. Watch this video to learn more about Regional Ministries, or visit the webpage at: http://www.abc-usa.org/regional-ministries/.
January 9, 2014
Want to learn more about what goes on at the national ABCUSA Ministers Conference and Orientation to American Baptist Life? The video below was produced by Greg Mamula, associate executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska. Watch this 8 minute video to learn a little more, and join us at the next national event!
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/9/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done”—formerly known as “Ecumenical Work Week”—has been slated for Aug. 3-9, 2014.
The renaming of the yearly volunteer effort to rebuild New Orleans’ hurricane-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward is intended to spotlight the need for continued work and ministry in the region. In addition, AB GIRLS will be joining the effort. The national leadership team...
January 8, 2014
The reflection below was written by Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran, Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains and member of the planning team for Emerge, meeting in Orlando, Florida, from January 6-9, 2014.
I am writing this from the Emerge Minister’s Conference in Orlando, Florida. Emerge is a dual-purpose conference designed on the one hand as a time of retreat and continuing education for Pastors and professional clergy and also, as an orientation...
January 7, 2014
ORLANDO, FL (ABNS 1/7/14)—EMERGE: Baptist Witness in the 21st Century, a conference presented by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), is meeting this week at the DoubleTree in Orlando, Florida. The conference marks the third time that the Orientation to American Baptist Life conference for new ministers and seminarians has joined together with the ABC Ministers Conference. Photos from the conference can be viewed...
January 2, 2014
Below is a list of the new ABCUSA Officers, who are serving for the term running from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2015. The officers were elected at the Mission Summit/Biennial, June 21-23, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Click on the names below to read their bios and learn more about each officer.
ABCUSA President – Rev. Don Ng
ABCUSA Vice President –...
December 30, 2013
The below blog was written by Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, ABCUSA. Blogs written by ABCUSA Leadership Team members will be published periodically on the website. Views expressed are the sole opinion of the author. (Want to submit a blog for publication? Email email@example.com.
People appreciate opportunities for conversation. Perhaps not all types of conversation;...
December 29, 2013
Bacone College is Oklahoma’s oldest continuing center of higher education and began in 1880. With the help of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, Professor Almon C. Bacone, a missionary teacher, started a school in the Cherokee Baptist Mission at Tahlequah, Indian Territory. The only faculty member, Professor Bacone, enrolled three students and began his work. By the end of the first semester, the student body had quadrupled; by the end of the first year, student population was...
December 23, 2013
O, Most Holy and Worshipful Christ Child,
Manger-born Prince of Peace,
Word before time swaddled in flesh,
Divine and human indwelt and indwelling all creation
New birth for all announced
With voice of angels while seraphim dance
Earth’s bondage breaking
With infant cries.
All glory be thine!
Ten thousand times ten thousand
Creation bows in adoration and praise
Mountains clap, valleys shout