Honoring Excellence in Ministry

A New Kind of Preacher.
A New Kind of Preacher. © 2016. Northern Seminary, Lisle, Illinois.
. . . whatever is true, whatever is honorable, . . . whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
—Philippians 4: 8-9

Remembering and Honoring: A Jubilee Practice

How will we remember this year? Caring for others has brought such new and difficult challenges. Our church members suffer increased isolation and loss. Ministers across the country feel the strain of finding new ways to reach those in need. Let’s us call to mind and think about the amazing creativity, faithfulness and resilience of these servants of God. Let us encourage and pay homage to their resolve, perseverance and commitment to the call, “to proclaim Good News to the poor and offer hope to those who suffer.”

As we reflect on the sacred calling of ministry and on those who embody that entrustment, who comes to mind as you think about excellence in ministry?

As we enter the Autumn of 2020, the Ministers Council invites you to remember an American Baptist minister(s) who has been significant to you in the past or present. We invite you to write a brief tribute as you make a gift in honor of him or her. Your tribute will be placed among those recognized and honored here on this website. All gifts collected will be used to encourage ministry competence, collegiality, and centeredness through the Excellence in Ministry Fund.