Churches in Partnership, Sharing Resources, Inviting and Equipping Disciples

 
Pre-Annual Meeting Evangelism Workshop by: Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson

We live in a world today that resembles the world of the early church. Most churches want to go back in time. The problem is they want to go back to what they perceive to be their ‘glory days’. What they need to do is go back to the days when the glory of the Lord was touching countless lives. Back to the time when the first disciples were made, who had the capacity to turn their world upside down as was said of those first century followers of Christ (Acts 17:6).

ABCCONN is proud to announce Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson, National Director of Faith Initiation (Evangelism) and Discipleship under the auspices of the American Baptist Churches Home Mission Societies, will be sharing with the leaders and laity of ABC Connecticut what the world was like then, what our world is like now, and how we can do what they did to have a similar impact.  Join us for a time of instruction, interaction, and inspiration, as we talk about sharing faith in comfortable and contextual ways, in the 21ST century, with style, YOUR style!

Registration is required so be sure to register here and mark your calendars for event you truly do not want to miss.
(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

197th Annual Gathering: September 25, 2021

Subject: 197th Annual Gathering-Register TODAY!

Registration is NOW OPEN for ABCCONN’s 197th Annual Gathering and we want to “see” you there! Though we’d hoped to gather in-person, due to the ever-evolving pandemic concerns and out of the safety of everyone, we’ve pivoted to a mostly virtual experience you DO NOT want to miss*.

The event will take place online on Saturday, September 25th from 9am-12pm est. This year’s theme is I in Them, and You in Me, Complete Unity (John 17:23)

The cost to attend is only $25.00. You can register here. Be sure you’ve remitted your $25 registration fee. (Indicate ANNUAL GATHERING in the special projects/missions line.)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON ANNUAL GATHERING BUSINESS MEETING:
All ABCCONN family and friends are invited to attend the Annual Gathering for a time of worship, inspiration, fellowship and learning. The Business Meeting portion of the Annual Gathering, however, is limited to church delegates. ONLY delegates from each ABCCONN Church will be voting. To that end, please note:

1.Please choose one delegate from your church, who will participate in the ABCCONN business meeting

(one delegate per 100 active members of each individual ABCCONN church, (if a church has less than 100 active members, that fraction is to be rounded up to one delegate), according to the paragraph below

2.Minister(s) from each participating church are delegates.

3. No church shall have more than 5 additional delegates.

It is strongly encouraged that each ABCCONN affiliated church participate with the Vision and Mission of ABCCONN, “ Together Embodying God’s Love “, and live out that commitment as a church by participating with ABCCONN , complete the annual report, attend events , providing leadership to ABCCONN, send delegates to the Annual Gathering, and give financially by supporting American Baptist United Mission.

The Annual Gathering is Saturday, September 25th! Join us for this mostly virtual event. Register TODAY!