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OF THE GREAT RIVERS REGION

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ABOUT AMERICAN BAPTIST MEN GRR

PURPOSE

  • To bring men into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ
  • To broaden men's understanding of the mission of American Baptist Churches U.S.A.
  • To encourage men to practice their ministry at home, at work, and in their community
  • To support the mission of ABC/GRR
  • To support the mission of ABC/USA
  • To strengthen the spiritual life of men through shared fellowship, caring study, and prayer
  • To design service programs and projects that utilize men's gifts in ministry
  • To encourage men to join in unison with their pastors and/or area church leadership in shared ministry
  • To develop basic skills which men can use in their ministries
  • To help clarify men's role and identity in today's world

MEMBERSHIP

  • American Baptist Men (and other persons) are eligible to become members of ABM/GRR by actively identifying themselves with and supporting the purposes and concerns of ABM/GRR
  • Charting of local men's fellowships shall be done through ABM/USA, using instructions from their office in our denominational headquarters at Valley Forge
  • Local, regional, state, and city organizations of American Baptist Men are encouraged to affiliate with the national body of ABM/USA

RELATIONSHIPS

  • All relationships of ABM/GRR with other groups is voluntary.  ABM/GRR is an organization composed of members of cooperating American Baptist congregations and, therefore, promotes a close cooperative relationship with them and their related area, regional, and national denominational bodies
  • American Baptist Men GRR maintains a special relationship with ABM/USA.  ABM/USA, in turn, maintains a special relationship to the denominational Board of Educational Ministries (BEM) and is administratively related to and participates in the budget of American Baptist Churches USA through BEM.  ABM/GRR benefits from programming, but does not receive financial support.  Membership of ABM/GRR is encouraged to directly support ABM/USA financially.