MABC Region News:
Brought to you by the MABC Mission & Stewardship Team
The Mission and Stewardship Team will be sharing insights from a book entitled: Double Blessing by Mark Batterson (2019),
in several upcoming editions of The BodyBuilder
“Did you know children smile approximately four hundred times per day,
while adults smile an average of twenty times a day?
What if we leveraged our smiles as a way of giving?
In a digitally distracted day and age, undivided attention is one of the greatest gifts you can give another person.”
“Happiness isn’t what we get. Happiness is what we give.
The secret of happiness is the mystery of the double blessing-
you get by giving it.”
MABC Mission Giving Update
Here is a snapshot of our giving through June 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. The information below does not include all giving but offers helpful comparisons between this year and the previous year in a couple of key areas. Please keep in mind that “Region Close” is typically around the 10th of the month. So the information for the end of the current month is available in the middle of the next month.
2021 United Mission Basic giving through 6-30-21: $78,439
2020 United Mission Basic giving through 6-30-20: $95,291
2021 Region Offering through 6-30-21: $6,692
2020 Region Offering through 6-30-20: $5,443
2021 America For Christ through 6-30-21: $25,157
2020 America For Christ through 6-30-20: $24,990
2021 Love Gift through 6-30-21: $3,614
2020 Love Gift through 6-30-20: $3,577
MABC Region Upcoming Events:
A complete listing of upcoming events can be found on the region website HERE
“Voting rights.” “Immigration reform.” “Black Lives Matter.”
“End AAPI Hate.” “Critical race theory.” “White supremacy.”
The social justice issues of today call for culturally competent faith leaders for effective ministry.
Learn to become more effective in your ability to interact,
work and develop meaningful relationships
with people of various cultural backgrounds
at the 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI),
a yearlong cohort experience offered by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Intercultural Ministries via the Center for Continuous Learning.
For more information and to apply click HERE -
deadline to apply is August 13th.
Pilgrim Baptist Church of St. Paul, MN is currently searching for a Minister of Music.
The Minister of Music is responsible to create an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music for all Worship Service Experiences. The Minister of Music will need to collaborate with the Music and Fine Arts Ministries, Sound Technician and Music Committee Members to embrace and enhance this atmosphere and support the music worship goals as expressed by the Senior Pastor Of Pilgrim Baptist Church. The Minister Of Music reports to the Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Full job description can be found HERE
Attention Ministers of the MABC Region
Fall MABC Ministers Council Retreat - Open to all Clergy
Oct. 8-9 at Dayton Oaks Camp.
Check-in begins on the 8th at 10 am and the retreat ends on the 9th at 2 pm
More details to follow
Continuing Education opportunities from
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Office of Leadership and Spiritual Life
can be found HERE