The Evergreen Way
What Is Evergreen?
Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches is an American Baptist Region of churches in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Venezuela and Washington doing business by consensus and organized by ethnic caucuses.
Being a culturally diverse people who are one in Christ and who value the liberties of our American Baptist heritage, the Evergreen Baptist Association will:
- Build bridges between communities;
- Provide resources to equip member churches to share Christ and teach God's word;
- Translate our unity to the world.
Evergreen churches build bridges that carry the message of who we are and accepts the message of who others are. Those bridges open the door for the creation of relationships. Relationships begin through participation in Evergreen that lead to an increased number of people being involved, and intentional intergenerational connections. Those relationships result in support of one another through acceptance, understanding and sensitivity to our cultural differences. So that more people now live and tell the Evergreen story.
The people who created Evergreen envisioned a community of churches working together as one in unity and in spirit. They felt that the best way to honor that vision was to structure the organization where decisions are made through ethnic caucuses and consensus decision making. This structure is unique among the various regions of the denomination of American Baptist Churches USA.