2014 ABC-MI Annual Meeting


ABC-MI ANNUAL MEETING October 18, 2014 at Olivet Baptist Church, Lansing with host Pastor Ed Owens and Congregation. Afternoon session will feature Stan Slade and Jeni Pedzinski of ABCUSA International Ministries.

Click here for the informational brochure and registration form.

Click here for the 2014 Church Delegate Form.

Click here for the 2013 Church Annual Report Form.

2014 Region Offering

More than 180 years ago, a group of Christians came to Michigan to build and equip the church. This work continues to this day in new and exciting ways. Hopefully spring is on the way and this will be our 7th year to promote and collect the Region Offering to continue the work that was started so many years ago and is still going on within our Region today. The Region promotes this special offering in May, but your church is welcome to collect this offering at any time.

Click here to see how the Region Offering is utilized in the following ways:

ABC-MI Congregations Calling New Pastors in 2014

Several American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI) congregations have or are soon to welcome new senior pastors in 2014. They include:

  • Gary Schooler to the Ceresco Baptist Church, Ceresco; 
  • David Rice to the Markey Community Baptist Church, Roscommon; 
  • Scott Runyon to the Federated Church, Grass Lake as co-pastor; 
  • John Reed to the Clarklake Community Church, Clarklake; 
  • Richard Kinnamon to the First Baptist Church of Holly; 
  • Mark Hovermale to the Alpha Baptist Church, Livonia; 
  • Ross Lucas to the First Baptist Church, Owosso as transitional pastor; 
  • Dennis DeMott to the First Baptist Church of Sturgis;
  • Jeremy Spence to the First Baptist Church of Traverse City;
  • Don Proctor to the Immanuel Baptist Church, Ypsilanti.

ABC-MI Executive Committee June Meeting Report

East Lansing—The American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI) Executive Committee met Thursday, June 5 at the Region Office led by Reverend Ed Owens, President. Highlights of the meeting included:

MMBB Annuitants - Plan Ahead

The next MMBB Michigan Annuitant's Luncheon will be October 16, 2014 at Aehnder's in Frankenmuth. Mark your calendar.

New Book by David Nichols Integrates Outreach, Discipleship, and Evangelism

The Rev. Dr. David L. Nichols, ABC-MI Church Consultant for Stewardship and Discipleship, has completed Learning to Love Your Neighbor: Finding Your Place in God’s Plan to Fix a Broken World.  

This book, a product of the American Baptist Transformed by the Spirit initiative, seeks to integrate missional outreach, discipleship and evangelism in a manner that gives solid attention both to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. 

This is not a book of theories about how to do these things, however, but one that invites and challenges people to take practical steps in following Jesus together. In his foreword to the book, Rev. Dr. Michael Williams has said this book encourages us to move beyond the “non-discipleship Christianity” that threatens to turn our churches into “poor men’s country clubs.”

This book provides an excellent six-month study for small groups or Sunday School classes. Individual copies are $15 and bulk purchases of five or more copies are $10 each with shipping charges included. Complimentary preview copies are available for
pastors on request. 

For further information or to order copies, contact the Region Office or David Nichols at dnich1803@gmail.com.

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