American Baptist Churches are healthy missionary churches that nurture devoted disciples of Jesus Christ who live their lives in mission and ministry for the healing of the world through the love of God.
As a people of prayer, purpose, and passion, we are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality and culture gather as one in worship, service and work.
Seattle Baptist Union is a ministry funding resource serving American Baptist Churches located within these geographic boundaries: 128th SW in Snohomish County in the north; east to the Redmond/Carnation ridge, including Maple Valley and Issaquah; south to the King County line; and west to Puget Sound, to include Vashon Island. To learn more about them, visit their website.
The principles and purposes of SBU are: 1.To unify American Baptists and combine resources for mission to and in the City of Seattle and its environs. 2.To foster and develop various missions in locations of greatest need and best promise, including downtown Seattle (i.e., discovering new approaches to ministry). 3.To assist in establishing American Baptist churches in the City of Seattle and its environs. 4.To maintain and extend outreach among multi-ethnic/racial populations in the City of Seattle and its environs. 5.To cooperate with and assist American Baptist Churches in the City of Seattle and its environs; to examine the uniqueness of the metropolitan churches and provide resources to strengthen those churches and their ministries to their communities. And, 6.To be ecumenically responsive.
Setting a course for ministry in the 21st century: Connect. Cultivate. Change. American Baptist Home Mission Societies has a vision of a better world. A world transformed by the healing power of the Gospel. A world transformed by passionate American Baptist leaders and disciples who are creating and building ministries that meet human needs. Visit their website for more information.
Washington Baptist Convention The Washington Baptist Convention is made up of member churches who actively cooperate in the work of the American Baptist Churches, USA, and its regions and areas within Washington. The Purpose of Washington Baptist Convention is to serve the cause of Christ through American Baptist churches and their Regions, Areas, and Camps. This purpose is addressed and implemented in the stewardship of real property within its territory and fiscal resources developed and/or entrusted to it by American Baptist churches, institutions, and individuals. Visit their website for more information.
International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation. Visit their website for more information.
American Baptist Seminary of the West ABSW was founded in 1871, a charter member of the Graduate Theological Union (1962) and is the center of Baptist ecumenical theological education in the far western United States. The seminary is denominationally affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. ABSW admits students from a variety of denominational traditions and unites national and international relationships with over a century of theological education. For more information, visit their website.
Faith Action Network FAN is a statewide interfaith advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through which thousands of people and over 120 faith communities across Washington State partner for the common good. Together, we are a powerful voice of the faithful building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Visit their website for more information.
Church Council of Greater Seattle Grounded in Faith Working For Justice The Church Council has its roots in the worldwide ecumenical movement which began to flourish in the early 20th Century. The Seattle Federation of Churches was formed in 1919, and this ultimately became the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Over the years the Council has embraced all denominations and many interfaith partners. It has also developed a distinctly activist character in keeping with the Pacific Northwest’s pioneering spirit and the Christian call for compassion. For more information, visit their website.
Judson Press Publishers Since 1824 Evergreen is pleased to announce a partnership with Judson Press, National Ministries' publishing ministry for the denomination. "Judson Press Regional Rewards" is an affiliate bookstore program that provides an easy way to generate funds for our region's ministries. For more information, visit their website.
American Baptist Homes of the West ABHOW’s original purpose was to provide quality housing and health care for retired ministers and missionaries but grew quickly to include older people regardless of occupation or religious affiliation. From one community serving nine residents in 1949, ABHOW expanded to 50 communities in six states. Click here for more information.
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