News from American Baptist Churches USA that might be of interest to ABC Ohio.

MMBB Clergy Taxes Webinar


It is that time of year! Taxes can be overwhelming and so we are offering this webinar for clergy will be a help and encouragement to pastors as you file your taxes.

The reality is that we understand clergy taxes can be complicated and getting it right can save you money.

MMBB Financial Planning Specialist James R. Cook covers the ins and outs of clergy taxes.

View an archived recording of this recent  webinar  HERE.

MMBB RE:THINK RE:INVEST Financial Conference March 10-13


Register now for RE:THINK RE:INVEST Financial Conference March 10-13, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference will expand the impact of MMBB’s Financial Wellness ministry to a broad range of denominational and non-denominational groups, young and new pastors, seminarians, full-time and bi-vocational pastoral leadership, as well as church leaders. 

While we are fully aware that this Financial Conference takes place at the same time as our National Leadership Council meetings, we would like to encourage you to invite those you know to register for this importance Conference focusing on Financial Wellness for pastoral leaders and those who serve the Church. 

The conference is a natural extension of the dynamic work of financial wellness and financial literacy that is central to our ministry. Conference participants will have an opportunity to build community and gain valuable insights not only from the conference events, but also from one another.
 
The conference will feature engaging speakers, financial workshops, exciting and inspiring artistic performance(s) and uplifting worship services against the backdrop of an attractive location. 

It will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference workshops will cover personal and church finance topics from clergy taxes to building an emergency fund to financial challenges for women.

Plenary sessions on financial wellness will feature keynote speakers DeForest B. Soaries, founder of the dfree© Financial Freedom Movement (dfreefoundation.org) and author of related books who will speak about how to achieve freedom from debt.  Jill Schlesinger of CBS News and Radio and founder of JillonMoney.com, who will speak on the keys to achieving financial stability. 

Find out more and register now by CLICKING HERE! Early bird registration ends December 31, 2023.

United Mission Matters Newsletter Available!


The first edition of the newsletter “United Mission Matters” is available!

This publication will be released on a quarterly basis, aiming to share the valuable insights of our Regional Executive Ministers, local churches, national partners and others on matters related to Discipleship.

In these pages, you'll find a wealth of resources, inspiring stories, and insights into how churches throughout the United States are dedicated to instructing and engaging with their communities to align with Jesus’ mission in our neighborhoods.

See the first edition here: https://conta.cc/3SzlW78

View the Multi-Region Webinar with Tod Bolsinger


We are inviting pastors and church leaders to view the Multi-Region Webinar with author Tod Bolsinger from  Thursday, November 18, 2021. Tod unpacks his book “Canoeing the Mountains” to give vision to how we can be adaptive leaders in times of change. This was a FREE webinar sponsored by ABC Ohio and ABC partner regions. The recording of the webinar can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK.

Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training holds you back more often than it carries you along. Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of expertise in guiding churches and organizations through uncharted territory. He offers a combination of illuminating insights and practical tools to help you reimagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes and find new navigational tools.

News from Ann and Bill Clemmer


News from Ann and Bill Clemmer:

We are winding up the relief work that has provided assistance to  hundreds after the devastating volcanic eruption in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo) which destroyed thousands of homes and left tens of thousands homeless. Bill and I were humbled by the gifts that allowed us to buy food, clothing, household items, mattresses, wheelchairs, and even goats to replace items lost....as well as resettle over 50 families and provide counseling to those who have lost so much. Your prayers and your gifts touched our hearts and those whom we serve. We’ve put together a short video (attached) to show a small portion of the large outpouring of love and concern that was received.

Now we’re moving on to other needs. Bill left for Yemen two days ago as part of a relief effort under Lutheran World Relief to bring emergency health and food relief to the tens of thousands displaced by the ongoing civil war. The UN estimites that over 400,000 children may die of starvation in Yemen just this year, a figure that is hard to grasp.  We ask for your prayers that he will be enabled and guided in his work. He’ll be returning to Goma in early November. We’re in contact daily.

Read more: News from Ann and Bill Clemmer