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.
The ABC-MI Annual Gathering, “Renewed by the Spirit” will be Saturday, October 22, 2016. It will feature worship, a message, our annual business meeting, exhibitors, lunch and plenty of fellowship. In the afternoon, we will have an opportunity to participate in one of three different workshops relating to renewal through the Spirit.
Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann will speak at morning worship on September 25 at First Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, and present the church's Waterman lectureship that afternoon at 3 p.m.
Dr. John Piippo, senior pastor of ABC-MI related Redeemer Fellowship Church in Monroe, MI, has been teaching and blogging about prayer for a number of years. Now he has compiled his years of experience with prayer and his considerable reading on the topic into his recently released book, Praying. Review by the Rev. Ed Owens, pastor Olivet Baptist Church, Holt.
Support Detroit Friendship House while enjoying a fun-filled day of golf at the Woodlands of Van Buren, The day includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, hot dogs at turn, all day beverage cart, $10,000 hole-in-one prize, steak dinner, raffle, and prizes.
Join us for a delicious lunch and warm fellowship at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth!
Grants will be given to projects or ministries of Central Area churches focusing on outreach and/or mission to the community, or to an ABC related mission.