Upcoming Events

2015 Region Offering

More than 180 years ago, a group of Christians came to Michigan to build and equip the church.


ABC-MI Region Board Highlights - 3.21.2015

Report of March 21st ABC-MI Ministry Teams and Region Board meetings. East Lansing - The American Baptist Churches of Michigan Region Board and Ministry Teams met at the Region Office for their semi-annual meeting on March 21st.


Attention All Preachers - Have your say

No single way of preparing and delivering sermons works for everyone. Nevertheless, preachers have a lot to learn from each other. Rev. Ed Owens has added his suggestions on planning, preparing and delivery of a sermon...check it out!


First Baptist Church Ann Arbor receives Palmer Grant

First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor has received a Palmer Grant through the American Baptist Foundation for a project called "Leaning Towards Justice: A Young Adult Journey to La Danta, Nicaragua." This project has been designed to empower and equip young adults to take action to address the social injustice of poverty and disease, by working alongside community members in the remote, rural village of La Danta, Nicaragua, in partnership with AMOS Health and Hope.


Medical Insurance Information and Options for Pastors/Churches

Since the American Baptist-related Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB) discontinued offering medical insurance through CIGNA, coupled with the piecemeal implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there has been a lot of confusion, misinformation, and continuing evolution in the field of medical insurance. While not claiming to be experts in this,we share the following information with the hope you might find it helpful:



Essexville Baptist Community Church Welcomes Pastor Mark Montei

Pastor Mark Montei was formally installed at Essexville Baptist Community Church on Sunday, October 26, 2014. At morning worship Montei preached on "The Faithfulness of God." Following the service the congregation enjoyed lunch and fellowship. The installation service was held in the afternoon, with Mrs. Mary Beth Robertson, Consultant for Transitioning Ministries of ABC-MI, and the Rev. Dr. James Kent sharing the message. Pat Smith gave the Charge to Candidate and Congregation.