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The Ministers Council

 ABC Metro Chicago

The Ministers Council is an independent, non-profit organization of ordained, commissioned and lay Christian leaders who are serving American Baptist Churches.
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The Ministers Council is the only American Baptist organization dedicated exclusively to the wellness of church leaders (ordained, commissioned and licensed).

Following a 2017 survey, our local chapter’s cabinet discerned a clear leading to dedicate programs to clergy health and wellness in 2018 and beyond.

This will include teaching, conversation and gathered resources with emphases on:

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Please submit your 2021 Ministers Council Dues by 3/31/21. For more information click here.


Emerging Leaders... We care about YOU!


Launched in the Fall of 2018, our Local Chapter has formalized a long-standing desire to connect, support, guide and learn from our newest emerging faith leaders.  


This project is powered to:

  • CONNECT in-person at seminary events, online and through social media

  • GATHER information and interests to shape project support

  • MENTOR through evolving one on one and small group opportunities

  • GUIDE with a focus on navigating denominational processes such as ordination, commissioning, etc.

  • LEARN about living out core ministry values of Collegiality, Competence, Centeredness in TODAY's world

  • INSPIRE commitment to ministerial excellence for Jesus Christ throughout the community

Wanna know more? Click Here!

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