HESSTON, Kan. — Business, preaching, reports and fellowship highlighted the annual gathering of American Baptist Churches of the Central Region — covering Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas — at their conference center in Hesston, Kan., Oct. 17-18. President Jo Templin underscored the value of people across the region who help churches.
HESSTON, Kan. — Executive Minister John Williams closed the annual gathering of the Central Region of American Baptist Churches USA Oct. 18 by pointing to six contributions -- church health, clergy health, shared ministry, spiritual vitality, financial stability and future outlook -- the region made to its churches over the past year.
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor|
October 14, 2014
American Baptist clergy in Nebraska learned that some approaches to negotiation in business also might work in ministry. Longtime psychologist and business consultant Karl Slaikeu shared his Preferred Path concepts with about 30 clergy in a three-day retreat Oct. 6-8.
The 2014 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, will provide live streaming this year. The theme of this year's June 23-27 gathering is "Woven Together." More information about the schedule and a list of workshops can be fouund on the organization's page for the General Assembly.
A banquet and commissioning service kicks off the streaming, beginning at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 25. Click here to access the stream.