Special Edition: 2017 Biennial Mission Summit 
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed about ABCUSA
Individual Registration for the Biennial Mission Summit Is Open!

Individual registration is now open for the Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, 2017, to be held in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center. The theme of the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit is "Connect!" This is an invitation for all American Baptists to connect with one another at the event. Visit the event website at www.americanbaptists2017.com for all the latest information.

When individuals register for the Biennial Mission Summit, they will be asked to select a Mission Summit Conversations Topic, Learning Opportunities, Bible Study, Meal Events, and more. The Biennial Mission Summit begins with worship Friday night, June 30, 2017,
but events occur beforehand so be sure to check the Schedule at a Glance for the full event listing before registering. 

Learn more, visit the event website at www.americanbaptists2017.com, or Register Now!
Learning Opportunities Announced for 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit will feature Learning Opportunities in the afternoon on both Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, during the event. There will also be additional opportunities for learning throughout the event. The Biennial Mission Summit will give delegates and participants many opportunities to explore their interests and connect with other American Baptists from local churches, as well as many regional and national leaders and staff of American Baptist Churches USA.

Click here to read about the Learning Opportunities featured on Saturday and Sunday during the event.
2017 Mission Summit Conversations to Highlight the Seven Denominational Priorities

This summer at the Biennial Mission Summit, the Mission Summit Conversations will showcase seven dedicated rooms for the seven denominational priorities:  Anti-Violence, Discipleship, Ending Poverty, Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Society, Innovative Models of Pastoral Ministry, Next Generation of Leaders and Women in Ministry.

The Mission Summit Conversations are an open opportunity for anyone attending the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit to engage in meaningful dialogue about a topic of interest by self-selecting into a small group. As individuals register for the Biennial Mission Summit, they will be asked to also register for one of the Mission Summit Conversation topics. In order to better prepare for the conversations, delegates and participants are encouraged to review the case statement for their topic in advance of the event.

Click here to learn more and to view the case statements developed for each of the denominational priorities.
Rev. Sharon Koh, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, and the new ABC General Secretary to Speak at Biennial Mission Summit

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray
Rev. Sharon T. Koh
Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce the speakers for 2017: The Rev. Sharon T. Koh, executive director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries, will bring the message during the Friday evening worship service. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will preach during the Saturday evening worship service. On Sunday morning, the service will feature an invitation to the incoming General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA to address American Baptists as he or she enters this new leadership role.

Click here to learn more about the speakers.
Church Sponsorship - Register your Church as a Sponsor Today!

Don't miss the opportunity to register your church as a Sponsor of the Biennial Mission Summit! In 2017, we are again inviting churches to register as Sponsors for the Biennial Mission Summit. When a church is registered as a Sponsor, individuals from the church are able to attend at a discounted rate, saving at least $100 off the regular individual registration rate for the Biennial Mission Summit. The church will also be listed on the event website at www.americanbaptists2017.com and in the event program book. Sponsoring churches will help to support the Biennial Mission Summit and make it a success.

More information, including pricing and savings, can be found here.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

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