American Baptist Women's Ministries is a diverse community of American Baptist women and girls engaged in ministry in Christ's name. With local, area, region/state, and national levels of ministry, AB Women's Ministries creates a community of passionately faithful, mission-minded women and girls engaged in worship, service, and friendship.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries' executive committee is comprised of 14 nationally-elected officers who serve 3-year terms on the board. Our organization benefits from the leadership of these volunteers who are committed to the mission and purpose of American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Women’s Ministries, and who have expertise in needed areas, demonstrate teamwork, and help financially support the organization’s mission. Women interested in serving as a national officer are encouraged to complete and submit a Bio Form at http://www.abwministries.org/resources/resource.cfm?ResourceID=299.
For pictures and bios of the National Executive Committee, Consultants and Staff, click here.
AB Women's Ministries is often making the American Baptist News Service news. Click here to read recent press releases on what AB Women's Ministries has been doing.
Break the Chains
In 2007, AB Women’s Ministries launched “Break the Chains: Slavery in the 21st Century,” raising funds for ministries engaged in the prevention and abolition of global sex trafficking, and victim care. In 2010, the project name was changed to “Break the Chains and Stop the Pain” to reflect an expanded focus on violence against women and girls globally. Over $515,000 was raised during these projects and AB Women’s Ministries was able to award 25 grants to new ministries addressing the exploitation and oppression of women and girls in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and around the world. In April 2013, fundraising for Break the Chains was ended as AB Women’s Ministries transforms its work on behalf of women and girls worldwide to the Women and Girls Mission Fund. Updates about Break the Chains grants are still available on the Break the Chains website at www.abwmbreakthechains.org. For information about providing hope and healing to women and girls worldwide through the Women and Girls Mission Fund, click here.
AB Women's Ministries partners with other American Baptist boards and organizations in numerous projects, including outreach to refugees from Burma coming to the United States. For more information on refugees from Burma, click here.
AB Women’s Ministries is part of the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. and is affiliated with the North American Baptist Women’s Union, the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance, and Church Women United.
To check out pictures of past AB Women's Ministries events, visit our photo album