Transformed by the Spirit
“Transformed by the Spirit” is an ambitious initiative of the National Executive Council (NEC) of American Baptist Churches USA that engages local congregations across the denomination in a journey of identifying the significant challenges that face our churches, our regions, and our national bodies in today’s culture. The question we are asking in this initiative is: “What challenges are we facing, for which we do not presently have an answer, but which must be addressed if we are to live into the future God has for us?” The issues that we identify as we ask this question represent the adaptive challenges that we must address.
The Ministers Council, along with the National Executive Council, and our regions are addressing a number of such challenges as participating partners. To that end, we are responsible for three adaptive challenges: Women in Ministry, Pastoral Attrition, and Clergy Health and Wellness.
Women in Ministry Adaptive Challenge – Ministers Council Adaptive Challenge (1) Women In Ministry
Women in Ministry Action Learning Team – Women In Ministry Action Learning Team
Pastoral Attrition Adaptive Challenge – Ministers Council Adaptive Challenge (2) Pastoral Attrition
Pastoral Attrition Action Learning Team – Pastoral Attrition Action Learning Team
Clergy Health Adaptive Challenge – Ministers Council Adaptive Challenge Clergy Health
Clergy Health Action Learning Team – Clergy Health Action Learning Team