For more than 180 years, American Baptist churches in Michigan have come together to support and encourage one another and to engage in mission. The work of these Associations and the Region that grew out of them has perhaps never been more difficult or more important than in our own day.
Strengthening the soul of our leadership through exploring the deeper story of our lives is critical. We are reminded in Matthew’s gospel, “for what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:26 NLT)
The Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies (IAPS), generously funded with a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., is proud to present its inaugural conference, “Leading the Beloved Community”. Gathering nationally-recognized theologians and pastors to speak on the intersection of Christian witness, congregational leadership and racial reconciliation, this conference will build a network of intentionally ecumenical and deliberately diverse Christian leaders.
The annual retreat and conference will be held May 31-June 2 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan. Register now!
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is very different than what we are accustomed to, but we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus! What talents and gifts, knowledge and experience do you have to share with the people of Haiti?
Strengthen your role in pastoral leadership by integrating personal and spiritual development with your practice of ministry. Discover what Ashland Theological Seminary has to offer!
The search for the next ABC-MI Executive Minister is underway!