Most likely, by the time you read this, I will have attended and returned from the ABC USA Biennial gathering. We gather as American Baptists every other year, in an area where some of our member churches are located. This year, our gathering is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Biennial is part family reunion, part church service, and part business meeting.
This year, Biennial delegates will vote on a proposed restructuring of the denomination. This proposal comes after five years of intense work by the General Board and regional and executive staff members. The aim of the proposed changes is to bring the denominational structure more in line with current realities and ministry contexts.
If you are interested in reading about the proposal, and about other aspects of the denomination and gathering, I urge you to visit abc-usa.org .
Please keep all the delegates and the communities they represent in your prayers.
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