Lay Ministry Institute, 2014

lmi logoABCCONN"s Lay Ministry Institute is inviting registrations for the program which begins in late August.  The 1st and 2nd cycles of the program will be held at the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford.  Cycle 1 runs from August 22-27 and cycle 2 is September 12-13.  Cycle 3 will be November 8th at a location to be announced at a later date. 

To register, download the registration form, call the ABCCONN office at 860-521-5421, or e-mail the ABCCONN office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The cost for the entire program, including materials, meals and lodging is $450.  A signed registration form must accompany a deposit check of
$100 (non-refundable) to hold your place for the Institute.

Historical Archives Open House

You are invited to attend the first ever OPEN HOUSE of the HISTORICAL ARCHIVES of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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at Central Baptist Church

457 Main St., Hartford

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Healthy Boundaries Training

boundariesABCCONN is offering training in healthy boundaries for clergy and other leaders in the church.  The training will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 8:30am to 4:30pm at ABCCONN's office.

This training will help participants:

  • Embrace healthy self-care.
  • Prevent clergy abuse & misconduct.
  • Practice techniques for safe ministry.
  • Discern ethically gray areas
  • Learn to recognize sexual abuse.
  • Learn about cyber safety.

The workshop will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman and the Rev. Dale Peterson, certified trainers through the Faith Trust Institute in Seattle, Washington.

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Friends of ABCCONN Talent Show

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Saturday October 25, 2014
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Talent Show 7:00 p.m.

$20 per person
$10 for children 12 & under

First Baptist Church
581 Meriden Avenue, Southington

Registration deadline: October 20

Register to attend, or contact the ABCCONN Office to sign up to share your talent(s).

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90A N. Main St., West Hartford 06107-1924

NE Leadership Summit - SAVE THE DATE

The New England Leadership Summit

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January 23 & 24, 2015
Leominster, MA

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster


  • The Rev. Michael Walker, Preacher
  • The Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods - High Quality Decision Making for Change
  • The Rev. Dr. Doug Wheeler - Pastoral Ministry Beyond the Local Church
  • The Rev. Glynis LaBarre - Missional Possibilities

Saturday Workshops include:

  • Deacons
  • Treasurers
  • Trustees
  • Pastoral Relations
  • Creative Leadership in 21st Century Church
  • Generosity
  • High Quality Decision Making for Change
  • Cultural Differences
  • Generations/Generational

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