February 4, 2018
"Inspiring Ministerial Excellence
for the Glory of Jesus Christ..."
Join us for 30 minutes of Lenten Prayer
every Friday, 7am Pacific/8am Mountain/9am Central/10am Eastern
February 16-March 23
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Join us for "Strengthened in Sanctuary"
w/ Dr. Debora Jackson. Kick-off Session April 9-11 in Windsor, NY.
Registration deadline extended to 2/10/18.
How to Manage the Demands of Ministry and Life without Wearing Out
A Webinar w/ Rev. Margaret Marcuson
Thursday, March 1
4pm Pacific/6pm Central/7pm Eastern
Watch website and Facebook for sign-in details.
RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR
Learn how to set financial goals for your retirement and establish an investment plan to achieve them.
February 28th, 2018
2:00 PM Eastern Time
MINISTERS COUNCIL MEMBERS WORKING ON COMMUNITY LEARNING "PLATFORM WITH A PURPOSE" @ CRDS
"All across the world, there are people doing innovative ministry to fit their context. These are experts too busy
the work to teach it at a seminary. When the Community Learning Platform launches, it will make the grassroots brilliance of these people available to a way bigger audience." --Read more from Rev. Katie Jo Suddaby
HEALTH CARE CONVERSATION CONTINUES
Email email@example.com to be included in scheduling for February conference call with colleagues invested in promoting health, health care access, health care insurance for clergy.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
to read an update letter from Rev. Dr. Dee Dee Turlington, President of the Board of Governors.
Our new Member Services Coordinator, the sole staff person for our national office, will be announced later this month. A sub-committee of the national Board - Rev. Dr. Dee Dee Turlington, Rev. Jacki Belile, and Rev. Dan Hopkins - are serving as the search committee. Your prayers are appreciated as they move to interview the top tier of more than 40 applicants.
The Board of Governors will meet Feb. 21-22 in Philadelphia. Our agenda includes next steps in living into our ministry model for 2018 and beyond:
--reduced and refocused national staffing
--nationwide network of local chapters connected and resource-sharing via reps
--a working board fleshing out next steps for networking and programming
--an ambassador (tbd) engaging on our behalf in wider denominational life
Our new postal address is:
The Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA
221 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
We can be reached at
(610) 314-7837 and
We're working hard this winter to improve and expand our contact lists and prepare for a season of maximum contact (and with relevant, meaningful tools) with minimum staff resources. Please forward this newsletter widely, encouraging your fellow chapter members to enroll at the website if they do not currently receive it.
To continue thriving in our called ministry to serve the well-being of our ABC ministers, we need your faithfulness in national and local dues! Join or renew today
, or mail check to address above.