It’s the time of year when we promote the annual America for Christ offering to be received throughout the month of February. This year our goal is to raise $1,250,000 to support American Baptist mission and ministry across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Many who are working in a specific ministry area or are in a congregational leadership role feel the need to further their knowledge and skill bases in specific areas. There are those who find themselves for the first time as congregational leaders who feel they are not properly prepared or trained. There are also those who feel called to do specific ministries in their own congregations but have not had the opportunity to learn the techniques they need, to be able to participate in those ministry areas. If this describes you, then you might consider taking one or more of the specific modules offered in the Ministry Leadership Institute programs.
For most of us, no matter how many times we’ve walked with Jesus to the cross, there is always something to be learned or experienced. And let’s face it – we’re all moving at a pace so fast that there is rarely time in our lives to reflect, to ponder meanings, to wonder, to meditate, to affirm, to remember. Even this walk is vastly different from the first one ten years ago. Some will read a hard copy; yet others will follow on their phone, iPad, computer screen or whatever. Yet Jesus’ story goes on, whatever the media/medium.
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering meets needs close to home.
You can rediscover the power of prayer!
American Baptist Churches of Michigan’s Executive Minister, Dr. Michael A. Williams embarks on a six-week sabbatical from February 1 through March 15, 2016.
Once again American Baptists across Michigan sacrificially supported American Baptist missions through United Mission, five major offerings, institutional support and specific gifts.