American Baptists from across the country and Puerto Rico gathered in Overland Park, Kansas, for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit. The event followed board meetings of the program boards, highlighted by a joint board dinner and plenary session on Wednesday evening, June 24.
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? James 2:15-16 NKJV
The Rev. Stacey Simpson Duke, co-pastor at First Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, has contributed an essay to There's a Woman in the Pulpit, a new collection of original ministry stories and prayers by more than 50 clergywomen representing 15 denominations and 5 countries.
The Rev. Dr. J. Wesley Babian has retired as pastor of First Baptist Church of Birmingham. His last Sunday in the pulpit was June 7. He has served in Birmingham since September 2003.
A celebration of Roger and Kathryn and their lifetime of ministry will be held at the church (13330 Trenton Rd., Southgate) on Saturday, June 27. Arrive at 3 p.m. for fellowship, the program will begin at 4 p.m.
The American Baptist Churches of Michigan is deeply grateful and appreciative of Bill and Annie Enyart for their dependable and committed service in the cleaning and maintaining of the ABC-MI Region Office for the past 15 years!
It is beginning to cost something to be a Christian in America. As living for Christ costs more in our culture, it will mean Christianity will become more of a minority in culture. But, I believe we will see more refined, more biblical, and more missional churches - a church that faithfully adheres to Scripture and proclaims the gospel in a carefully considered way. By Tom Roberts, Pastor of West Highland Baptist Church