Annual Gathering - 2017
The ABCCONN Annual Gathering will be held at the Colchester Federated Church on April 29th, from 8:30am to 3pm. There will be interesting and informative workshops, stimulating table conversations, great fellowship, and inspiring worship.
Learning Opportunities at Biennial
The Biennial Mission Summit, June 30 - July 2, in Portland, OR this year will feature Learning Opportunities on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Saturday afternoon session will include the following Learning Opportunities:Innovative Models of Pastoral Ministry – The POST and The Circuit: Raising Leaders for Region-wide Ministries Women in Ministry Anti-Violence Discipleship – On Earth as in Heaven: Discipleship in Action Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Society – Good News in a Changing Society Next Generation of Leaders – ABC to XYZ: A Multigenerational Conversation with Today’s Church Leaders Storytelling Workshop “Telling Our Faith Story” Journeying to Racial Reconciliation: Action. Reconciliation. Transformation MMBB Financial Wellness: Personal Financial Planning
The Sunday afternoon session will include the following Learning Opportunities:Innovative Models of Pastoral Ministry Women in Ministry Anti-Violence – What Happens in This House, Stays in This House Discipleship – discipleSHIFT Ending Poverty – God’s People Ending Poverty Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Society – Being the Hands and Feet of Christ to your Muslim Neighbors Stories of Who We Are Baptist Talk
Attendees must preregister for Learning Opportunities when they register as individuals for the Biennial Mission Summit.
The Mission Summit will also feature keynote speakers: the Rev. Sharon T. Koh, executive director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and the incoming General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA.
Read more here.
Registration for Biennial Mission Summit
Every two years American Baptists gather to worship, to fellowship, to learn and to dream. This year the gathering is in Portland, Oregon from June 30th to July 2nd. Registration for individuals is now open.
The Northeast Ecumenical Stewardship Council will be holding a stewardship conference for churches on March 24-25, 2017. Featuring Chick Lane and Grace Pomroy, authors of Embracing Stewardship: How to put Stewardship at the Heart of your Congregation's Life, the conference will offer 8 different workshops focusing on stewardship in the local church. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA.
One workshop, entitled "Called to Generosity" will be presented by Rev. Stacy Emerson, Pastor of First Baptist Church of West Hartford.
Registration is available at www.nestewardship.org. Download a poster about the event here.
Ministry Boundaries ClassesEthics and Boundaries in Ministry Class
The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts will be offering a class on Ministry Boundaries twice in March.March 25, 10 AM-4 PM at their offices in Grotonwood March 30, 10 AM-4 PM at the Woodsville Baptist Church