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Just Because the Economy Is Reopening Doesn’t Mean Churches Should

(RNS) — Some states are beginning to lift COVID-19 restrictions, like releasing residents from stay-at-home orders, reopening retail and hospitality businesses with limited capacities, and even allowing elective surgeries. Research has shown that many people are struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness. People are longing to get back to life as “normal” after weeks of physically […]

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Organizing and Offering Resources

Here is one of our denominations, Churchnet in Missouri, describes how they are organized, and importantly describes what they offer and can do in relation to individual churches. — Jeremy Bell Our Mission, Vision & Values Our Strategy Churchnet approved a new five-year strategic plan for our ministry at our 2015 Annual Gathering.  The strategy […]

The Church Beyond Coronavirus: VIDEO

To gain a perspective of the church beyond coronavirus, watch Dr. Kevin Cosby and Dr. Sam Tolbert for a provocative, stimulating and informative presentation. The webinar was held on April 30, 2020 and a recording is available here. You will need to ‘register’ for the webinar when you click on the link below, but rest […]

American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

People are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, livelihoods and communities, they are increasingly looking for guidance on solutions from people in their daily lives–including faith leaders like you. On May 8, 2020 from 11:30am-4:00pm EDT, the ABC Creation Justice Network will be hosting a webinar […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the conversation around stewardship and generosity in their congregations. Bi-monthly blogs help support new growth and understanding as we deepen our ministry and discipleship. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Dr. Campbell B. […]