September 23, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—Rev. Adalia Gutiérrez Lee has accepted the invitation to serve as the International Ministries (IM) area director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean.
Gutiérrez Lee, current IM missionary in Mexico, will be succeeding José Norat-Rodriguez as IM area director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean upon Norat-Rodriguez’s retirement in 2015. Gutiérrez Lee will begin as Area Director on May 1, 2015.
As one of five IM area directors,...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/14)—Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, executive director and chief executive officer of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press, will retire October 30, 2015.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Board of Directors received Wright-Riggins’ retirement notice with both sadness and celebration, says President Dr. Clifford I. Johnson. “Dr. Wright Riggins is the type of leader who will be missed, for he has...
September 19, 2014
On September 10, we posted an urgent appeal from the Evangelical Community of Syria and Lebanon as a reminder of the crisis facing the churches in the Middle East.
Following that posting, the Board of General Ministries Executive Committee, the representative board of ABCUSA, voted the resolution below.
VOTED: That in response to the letter we have received from the supreme council of the evangelical churches of Lebanon and Syria...
In late October, we will be presenting a webinar titled “UNCOMMON CENTS: A Christian Approach to Modern Stewardship & Giving,” presented by: Reverend Bill Keane, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church of Branford, CT.
Join us as we consider: What are your own thoughts and feelings about the relationship between faith and money?
In this webinar, we will look at the need for an emphasis in stewardship in our churches. These...
September 17, 2014
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September 15, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has led to the shutdown of many activities in the West African country. A state of emergency has been declared, the capital Monrovia is under curfew, schools are closed, only essential government services are being provided and private businesses and offices have scaled back production and services.
The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) sent an initial sum of $10,000 to Liberia through Baptist World Aid, with additional sums earmarked to counter the growing...
September 10, 2014
Dear American Baptist,
If you have an interest in attending the next Mission Summit to be held in in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015, then we invite you to share your ideas and opinions with us regarding the next round of Mission Summit Conversations. The first round of Mission Summit Conversations were held in 2013 and we are still living out those ideas and conversations in our congregations and our denomination. Help us make the next round of conversations even better by...
Read about an urgent appeal received by Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA).
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We post this urgent appeal from the Evangelical Community of Syria and Lebanon as a reminder of the crisis facing the churches in the Middle East.
ABC has been active on a number of fronts both with advocacy with our government, funding through the World Relief Committee for refugees, consultation with...
Dear 16-23 year old:
We value your opinion!
Please take a moment to respond to that attached link which will take you to an American Baptist Survey of 16-23 year olds.
The purpose of the survey is to generate additional potential topics of conversation for our next Mission Summit Conversations to be held in Overland Park, Kansas, June 26-28, 2015. The ultimate hope is to bring to light important issues facing Millennials so that our churches can better minister...