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American Baptist Women's Ministries of Rhode Island will be holding our "Leadership Development Day" on Saturday, September 19, at First Baptist Church North Kingstown, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Our session will feature Reverend Sandra Hasenauer as facilitator and Reverend Dr. Reppa Cottrell as worship leader. There will also be an A.B.G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Development session. This is a wonderful opportunity for women, ages 18 and older, to develop skills to become a leader. Please join us! (Registration fee is $10 ($5 for A.B.G.I.R.L.S.) and will include lunch.) ABW Flyer ABGirls Flyer
The RI Baptist Heritage Center is the part of ABCORI entrusted with the task of preserving and sharing our rich religious inheritance. The American Baptist experience, which began here in RI and southeastern Massachusetts almost 400 years ago, has contributed much to our national heritage through values of democracy and religious freedom. Over the years since the Center’s formation, it has served local Baptists by identifying and finding appropriate storage for critical church records. It has offered full weekends with noted Baptist historians and leaders to explore the values and issues of our Tradition.
The Center also offers courses in Baptist history, polity and practices. This year’s offering is a three-session course beginning Sept. 12, continuing on Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, each from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This course is designed for those who are interested in learning about Baptist history and ways. While open to all, success in the course fulfills the polity requirements of both ABCORI and TABCOM for those seeking ordination. An information flyer and registration form is available form ABCORI office. Registration deadline is July 31.
For information on how RIBHC can be of help to your congregation, contact Charlie Hartman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.336.0799.
The American Baptist Churches and the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island are excited to participate in bringing this unique opportunity to our clergy. This one day event on Tuesday, October 13, will be held at Canonicus Camp and Conference Center (54 Exeter Road, Exeter, RI 02822) and will begin at 8:15 am with a continental breakfast and conclude at 4:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided. The registration fee is $25.00. Please register by October 1.
Our facilitator for the day will be Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford. Drawing on his recent publication, When Leadership Meets Spiritual Direction: Reflections and Stories for Congregational Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), he will lead us to investigate the intersection of the gifts and disciplines of spiritual direction and the challenges of congregational leadership. We will be encouraged and refreshed as we reflect on how the historic spiritual practices of the church provide avenues for the development of alternative leadership models within our congregations. Each participant will receive a free book study guide to assist them in integrating their learnings into their own congregational settings.
For more information and registration contact: The American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island – email@example.com
OCTOBER 16-17, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster, MA
Jesus said: "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you." MATTHEW 28:18-20. We are instructed to go forth to every corner to spread the good news. Where is your corner? Is it the person next to you in your church pew? Where is your corner? Is it the person in your neighborhood, city, state, country, or world? How will you connect with your calling? MissionWorks 2015 will explore all the corners that are relevant to YOUR life and help you understand how you can act on your calling