The national celebration of the 65th anniversary launched at the 2015 Women’s Day on Friday, June 26, in Overland Park, Kansas, and will conclude at the 2016 national events for women and girls in July, 2016. You are encouraged to plan 65th anniversary celebrations in your congregation, area/association, or region/state events at any time in 2016. “American Baptist Women’s Ministries will be celebrating 65 years of encouraging and empowering women to be Godly women! I remember my own journey that
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New Grant Opportunity for American Baptist Churches – Check it out! Churches and organizations are invited to submit their own stories for our “Ministry Story Opportunity!” The deadline has been extended, and all entries are now due by May 1, 2015. Grants totaling $5,000 will be given to the top stories, and these will be celebrated at the Biennial Mission Summit in Kansas City in June 2015. The stories may be shared
MISSION FOCUS: 14-15 Mission Focus “Crisis at the Border” From 2004-2011, the number of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. averaged 7,000-8,000 annually. In 2012, that number rose to over 13,000 children; in 2013, it was over 24,000. In 2014, the projection is that over 60,000 children will attempt to find refuge in the United States. What the numbers don’t reveal, however, is that the population of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States is changing: now there
ABC’s Biennial Mission Summit will be returning to Overland Park…June 26-28, 2015. We want to see you there! Join us in fabulous Kansas City for the celebration – bigger, better than 2013!!! Additional events occur before and after the official Mission Summit dates.
G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Academy June 25-29, 2015 Overland Park, Kansas at the Chase Suite Hotel 6300 W. 110th St, Overland Park, Kansas, 66211 www.chasehoteloverlandpark.com • (913) 491-3333 For girls 12-18, or having completed 6th grade through seniors in high school Concurrent with the Biennial Mission Summit of American Baptist Churches USA “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I arrive, give
Discipleship: A Journey of Grace Titus2:11-13 One of the third-generation writings of the New Testament known as the Pastoral Epistles, Titus addresses problems related to transmitting the faith from generation to generation, the spiritual health of Christians, and distortions of Christian teachings—issues that are pressing today. After enumerating several “must-dos,” the letter to Titus reminds us of the foundation of those imperatives, namely God’s grace. The epitome of Christian teaching is that discipleship is grounded always in
Making Disciples of Jesus Christ – Making Women Followers of Jesus Christ.
Empowering and Encouraging Women to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
Building Women Lives in order to build homes, our Nation and the World.
Theme: 1Corinthians13:1-13 Manifesting 1Cor13 in Women Lives. The Love of Jesus Christ is ever giving and ever caring. Our misson is to manifest 1Cor13 in Women lives and thus in our communities.