Apr 12, 2020

    Registration is now open for ABCCONN’S 2020 LAY MINISTRY INSTITUTE.

    Class Cycle Dates

    Cycle 1: September 11th-16th

    Cycle 2: October 23rd-24th

    Cycle 3: November 14th

    Click here to learn more and complete the registration form.  


    ABCCONN Lay Ministry Institute was born out of our commitment to serving pastor and people. We seek to partner with pastors in the journey of equipping congregations.  ABCCONN’S Lay Ministry Institute, a certificate program, comes alongside pastors and laity in our churches to assist disciples to become stronger in their faith by building a more intentional relationship with God, being equipped to assist in building the kingdom of God, and developing the confidence needed for service. This is done in three cycles: a five-day retreat focusing on Biblical Foundations, a two-day retreat on Spiritual Gifts, and a one full day class on Baptist polity and history.  Also, there is specific training for deacons, and trustees. Registration information can be obtained from the ABCCONN office at 860-521-5421.

  • Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

    Apr 28, 2020

    American Baptist Churches, USA

    Conversation Guide to Reopening Your Church Building

    As local, state and governmental leaders begin to announce plans for reopening the country, it seems wise for pastors and church leaders to begin holding conversations and making preparations for reopening our places of worship.  It is important to recognize that safety concerns will require our worship and ministry to be conducted differently as we return to a new reality. Gathering guidelines from officials may be implemented in stages and may be different from one county to the next. Advance preparation may be the key to keeping persons safe when we return to our activities. This guide is designed to help you ponder various points of consideration as your church implements new methods, policies and procedures. It specifically focuses on two core areas, the physical and the personal.

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