The Ministers Council Endowment

The Ministers Council Endowment (MCE) provides financial support that allows us to equip ministerial leaders by providing resources that increase effectiveness in their ministries and communities. MCE aims to grow two very important offerings that fund our ministry: the Equipping Ministries Fund and the Together in Ministry Fund. A small portion goes to offset administrative expenses.

Equipping Ministries Fund
The Equipping Ministries Fund enables the Ministers Council to provide continuing education resources and training to our clergy for their improvement, including.

  • Online and in person education content
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Educational scholarships

Find out more by accessing the Equipping Ministries Fund brochure.

Together in Ministry Fund
The Together in Ministry Program has allowed thousands of clergy and laity to participate in peer group learning as a means to gain greater support, fellowship, learning, and encouragement in ministry.

The Lily Endowment provided generous resources to implement this program, but now grant funds have been expended. The desire to continue these valuable peer groups still burns. To enable this program to continue we have established the Together in Ministry Fund. Find out more by accessing the Together in Ministry Fund brochure.

How to Support
By partnering in with the American Baptist Foundation (ABF), we have made it possible for supporters to give in creative ways. There are a variety of options including:

  • Bequests through your Will
  • Gifts of Stock or Marketable Securities
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts that pay income: Charitable Gift Annuities or Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Real Estate

Contact ABF by email at or by phone at (610) 768-2035. Don’t forget to tell them that you desire to help grow the Ministers Council Endowment!


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