Ministers Council

We are an independent, non-profit organization of ordained, commissioned and lay Christian leaders who are serving American Baptist Churches.

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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

  • Support for regionally based Ministers Council chapters;
  • Annual gatherings, workshops, retreats for respite, and spiritual and professional development;
  • Models and best practice guidelines for creating clergy peer groups;
  • Informative articles and writings for ministers;
  • Discounts to value-added services through partnerships;
  • A sense of community for clergy so that no one has to go it alone.

How can you support the Ministers Council?

  • Give to the Leadership Effectiveness Initiative, which supports the delivery of workshops and retreats around the nation.
  • Give to the Ministers Council Together in Ministry Capital Campaign, which expands the program of clergy peer group learning.
  • Give to the Ministers Council Equipping Ministries Endowment Fund, which provides future funding for the support of the ministry.
  • Join the Ministers Council