We are Committed to our Churches
We American Baptists passionately celebrate our churches. We exist as a denomination to serve those over 5,200 congregations, to provide them with resources that enable them to minister effectively.
Generation after generation of believers has seen the local church as a tremendous source of immeasurable spiritual strength: preaching that inspires, education that enlightens, worship that draws one closer to God, fellowship that encourages respect and service. The church at its best is an exemplary community of faith, a home for individuals to express, and mature in, their relationship to God and to one another.
- Autonomy and Interdependence
- Inclusiveness and Church Growth
- Regional and National Support