Delegates gathered Saturday, October 27 at the Falam Baptist Church of Battle Creek for worship; fellowship; the joint Annual Business Meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI) and Michigan Baptist Convention (MBC); and a Burmese cultural presentation.
The Family Ministries Team worked for quite some time on preparing a teaching series that assists with resources, tools and strategies for servant leaders in our churches that serve as a part of children and youth ministries. We were excited to present an interactive intensive session entitled “Arise and Advance.” Dr. Tamara Scott, FMT chairperson.
Perhaps you have been thinking about a way to serve the church in a part-time capacity. One way to do that is as a transitional pastor as an ABC church searches for their next pastor. Sound interesting?
This year’s theme, “Extending Our Hands to Our Neighbors,” illustrates the importance of being there for one another and remembering we are stronger together than on our own!
This year God has called 14 men and women from seven of our Michigan churches to make up the 2018 Michigan Servants for Christ short-term mission team. As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Did you know? Emeritus, which is the Latin past participle of the verb emereri, meaning "to serve out one's term," was originally used to describe soldiers who had completed their duty. (Emereri is from the prefix e-, meaning "out," and merēre, meaning "to earn, deserve, or serve"—also the source of our English word merit.) By the early 18th century, English speakers were using emeritus as an adjective to refer to professors who had retired from office. The word eventually came to be applied to other professions where a retired member may continue to hold a title in an honorary capacity. (excerpt from Merriam Webster Dictionary)
First Baptist Church of Jackson and First Baptist Church of Wyandotte have both welcomed new Pastors.