Our mission & history

American Baptist Women’s Ministries—empowering women and girls to live into the fullness of who they are created by God to be.
 
Mission
AB Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.

Vision
Every American Baptist church shall have a vital women's ministry program that empowers women and girls to become and develop as God's person, build God's faith community, and serve God's world.

Purpose
As servant leaders, we serve American Baptist churches by encouraging existing vital ministries with women and girls and empowering churches to build such ministries.

Core Values
Our ministry is based on certain non-negotiable values that form a foundation and criteria for all that we do. 

  • We provide Christ-centered ministries.
  • We strive for excellence in all we do.
  • We practice faithful stewardship.
  • We are relevant for women today.
  • We assure that our diversity (clergy/lay, age, geographic, and racial/ethnic representation) as a denomination is represented in our ministries.
  • We affirm and encourage the use of spiritual gifts.
  • We recognize the worth of all women and girls.
  • We value our American Baptist family relationships.
  • Work to provide solutions for the social justice challenges and opportunities facing women and girls. 

History

American Baptist Women's Ministries became a national organization 1951, with the formation of the National Council of American Baptist women. But women's ministries in our denomination began long before 1951. For well over a century, women have been strong partners in the American Baptist family-raising money for missions at home and abroad, sending missionaries, and ministering in local churches and communities. 


Through the years, women have shaped their ministries to meet emerging needs. The Woman's Baptist Society, organized in 1871 (the forerunner of the Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society), focused on women in other lands. The Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society, formed in 1909, centered on evangelism in the United States. The World Wide Guild was established in 1915 to train, inspire, and empower girls for Christian ministry and leadership; it became a program of Educational Ministries. In 1992, AB Women's Ministries affirmed and accepted all responsibility for the girls' ministry and organized it as AB GIRLS.

AB Women's 2020-21 Events

Events that women can look forward to throughout the year. 

  • november/december 2020

    Thank you to first responders. Bringing pre-packaged snacks and drinks for police, fire department, EMS and sheriff's office. 

  • December 2020/january 2021

    Random Acts of Kindness Project. We encourage everyone to do random acts of kindness this month, such as paying for a first responder's dinner, sending a shut-in a card, or any other idea you might have for sharing the spirit of Christian giving and kindness. 

  • february 2021

    Love Gift and a Beth Moore Bible Study, "Chasing Vines." The study will begin on February 4th and meet once a week for several weeks, this will be facilitated by Linda Brugman. For Love Gift, we will give the history of Love Gift on January 31st and begin out blessing bags in February. Final arrangements will be made closer to the event and announcements in church publications. 

  • April 2021

    Basket Auction and Baked Potato Bar. The baskets for auction will be displayed from April 11th to May 2nd. We will have a baked potato bar. 

  • May 9, 2021

    The "Mother of the Year" presentation will be made during 10:30 A.M. worship. Fellowship Time following 10:30 A.M. worship. We will serve mini-cupcakes or muffins after the service if we are allowed to do so because of COVID-19. 

  • June 4-5, 2021

    Central Region ABW Ministries Conference, Cross Wind Conference Center - Hesston, KS

  • June 20, 2021

    The "Father of the Year" presentation will be made during 10:30 A.M. worship. We will serve donuts or cinnamon rolls after the service if we are allowed to do so because of COVID-19. 

  • July 18, 2021

    We will serve ice cream and brownies before the quarterly business meeting if allowed due to COVID-19. 

Circles with ABW Ministries

Heart for Missions' main focus is on missions and missionaries. They will be studying the women in the Bible through video studies. 


Heart for Missions - Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM at the church. 


Morning Bible Hour - Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM at the church.


White Cross is a program through which American Baptists provide needed supplies to diversified ministries within the mission program of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and International Ministries. It is essential to the support of the work of both American Baptist Home Mission Societies and International Ministries. It is the joining of mission center workers with local church workers in a united ministry and it is an avenue whereby we as Christians can show our interest in and love for persons of all races and nationalities. 


White Cross - Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 9:00 AM at the church. 

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...