Lay Ministry Institute, 2016
ABCCONN"s Lay Ministry Institute is inviting registrations for the program which begins in late August. The 1st and 2nd cycles of the program will be held at the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford. Cycle 1 runs from August 12-17 and cycle 2 is September 9-10. Cycle 3 will be November 12th at a location to be announced at a later date.
The cost for the entire program, including materials, meals and lodging is $450. A signed registration form must accompany a deposit check of $100 (non-refundable) to hold your place for the Institute. Some scholarship funds are available. Download the scholarship application.
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The Department of Camping and Conferences would like to invite you to celebrate with them:
ABCCONN Office Closed
Mon, Jul 4th, - Tue, Jul 5th, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Central Baptist Church, Hartford is seeking a Director of Music, 18 hr week.
Contact: Rev. John F. Endler.
ABCCONN prayerfully seeks an Interim Executive Minister to play a significant and pivotal role in providing leadership and ministry support on a part-time, transitional basis. The person selected for this role is to work effectively with executive staff, the Board of Managers and the Executive Committee, and support pastors and constituent congregations in the articulation, advancement and expression of their ministry. This includes assisting congregations in securing pastoral leadership and celebrating congregational milestones.
Qualifications are: Possess an earned Master’s degree (Master of Divinity degree is preferred); demonstrated successful leadership of a large organization (preferably a church or other religious organization); experience as an American Baptist Churches regional or national staff member; and recognized ABCUSA ordination. Additionally, qualified candidates should possess a keen sensibility to other language, ethnic and/or other cultural groups and settings, demonstrated abilities in personnel supervision, planning, management, stewardship, and nurturing relationships with individuals and congregations. Sound working knowledge with pastoral search committees is a must.
As American Baptists, we serve as the hands and feet of Christ. We’re doing what we can to heal a hurting world. This means feeding the hungry; empowering pastors, lay leaders & youth to spread Christ’s love; protecting the environment; promoting Christian unity and more.
United Mission is the vehicle that makes this happen. United Mission is the simple, efficient way American Baptists pool financial resources to maximize the amount of good we can do. These funds are used to connect resources with needs, resulting in meaningful change – and it’s all for God’s greater glory!
The Board of Directors of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) announced last week that it has voted unanimously to call the Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Senior Associate Pastor of Mission and Community Life for Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, to the position of Executive Director. She will lead the historic mission agency following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Reid S. Trulson at the end of August.
Board President the Rev. Dr. Reginald Mills, who chaired the search committee, says, “Sharon has a passionate heart for God’s mission and is an effective team builder, who understands how to mobilize people for God’s work. God has used the Responding to the Call discernment process to give IM a clear vision. Through her work on the Discernment Team that received and articulated this vision, Sharon is uniquely poised and gifted to provide collaborative and executive leadership for this new century of mission. The Board is delighted, the staff is enthusiastic and Sharon is passionately committed. Together, we are responding to the call embedded in the prayer Jesus taught us, to see God’s will done ‘on earth, as in heaven.’”
When: July 4-9, 2016
Where: Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin
Celebrate the Fourth of July surrounded by hundreds of friends with a picnic, a mission program and fireworks!
Registration is open! SAVE with early bird discounts if you register before April 15.
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