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Local Churches

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