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Inspiring ministerial excellence for the glory of Jesus Christ since 1935
. . . to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
—Ephesians 4:12-13

An Announcement from the Ministers Council Chapter of Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Please note that the September 28, 2023 webinar on pastoral counseling begins at 8:00 PM Eastern and 5:00 PM Pacific Times.

The zoom invitation is below.
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MEETING ID: 852 2270 5643

What is the Ministers Council?

We are an independent, non-profit organization of ordained, commission, licensed and lay Christian leaders. Seminarians are also eligible for membership and encouraged to join.

We are the only ABC organization dedicated solely to the well-being of ministers. We serve in increasingly diverse settings including the local church, specialized ministries of chaplaincy, counseling, coaching and spiritual direction, as well as administration, education and community organizing.

Individuals are eligible for membership in this body if they are eligible for inclusion in the Leadership Status list maintained by the American Baptist Churches Information System (ABCIS) and if they pay national dues to this body.

What Do We Do?

We nurture, encourage, and strengthen more than 2000 clergy, counselors, seminarians, and lay leaders. We provide fellowshipping opportunities;spiritual enrichment; and educational programming to fuel the effectiveness of the men and women called of God to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We provide:

How Can You Support the Ministers Council?

Donate to the Ministers Council Together in Ministry Fund, which expands the program of clergy peer group learning.

Donate to the Together in Ministry Fund

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