Don’t miss ABCNJ’s 2018 Annual Session, a New Dawn is breaking!
Please plan to join as we gather to discuss and reflect upon leadership tools, spiritual healing and wellness and the connection between leadership and healing. Please register and reach out to Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. To register through Eventbrite, please follow this link
Saturday, October 29, 2016
ABCNJ Regional Office, 3752 Nottingham Way, Suite 101, Trenton, NJ 609-587-8700
Continental Breakfast and registration at 8:30 AM, workshop 9:00-12:00 Noon
Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain, Assoc. Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry, ABCNJ
Reverend Gina C. Jacobs-Strain serves as the Transitional Pastor – First Baptist Church – New Market, Piscataway, N.J., Associate Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry for American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ), and an Associate Minister of Christian Education at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. She lectures, leads Bible Study, and preaches at Nyack College where she is the Department Chair of Developmental Education. In her role as teacher, she especially enjoys facilitating and inspiring Christian Educators to share the Word of God in collaborative and interactive studies, helping teacher and student discover immediate application of the word of God to their everyday lives. Rev. Jacobs-Strain has served as a guest preacher/lecturer at Drew University Theological School, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, ABC-NJ Academy and the Wellness Lounge Webcast She recently contributed to “Testify: ABC-NJ Devotional” book released in 2015. She is grateful for every opportunity to come along side ABCNJ churches for fellowship and to share the preached word at worship services celebrating milestone events. In 2016, under ABCNJ, she co-launched Christian Education Workshop Series, Leading Interactive and Engaging Bible Studies (L.I.B.S.™) which will be included in Drew Seminary Spiritual Leadership Series this Fall 2016.
As the Assoc. Regional Pastor for WIM she continues to pursue ways for WIM to connect, lift up and support each other through mentoring and workshops that address areas of growth and ministry opportunities. She serves on the ABCNJ Professional Ministries Committee and has served on the Annual Session Planning Committee.
Reverend Jacobs-Strain earned a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and graduated from Drew University’s Theological School Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity. She also received the Old Testament Studies Scholar Award from the Biblical Studies Department. She recently received a Certificate of Excellence from Palmer Theological Seminary & ABC-NJ Academy. She will graduate from the Nehemiah-Leadership Program in 2017 and she is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at Duke Divinity School.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Harris
Reverend Harris is the fifth Pastor and the first female Pastor of First Baptist Church of Teaneck in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was licensed to preach in 1995 by Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, New Jersey under the pastorate of the Reverend Gregory J. Jackson, Senior Pastor and ordained to the gospel ministry in 2000 by Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. M. William Howard, Jr.
Reverend Harris’ experience has been shaped by a history of involvement and leadership in professional, community and religious organization to which she brings a unique blend of faith and personal commitment. As a leader, preacher and teacher, she has initiated and implemented a number of ministries, which reflect the diverse membership of First Baptist Teaneck and the community-at-large. She is a visionary who believes that God has a purpose and call for every living soul from the youngest to the eldest. It is her desire to promote an environment of health, hope and healing for all. Through her leadership, First Baptist Church of Teaneck continues to prosper as they are “Communing with Christ, Developing Disciple and Transforming Lives!” She is the founder and creator of the Christian Women’s Alliance which allows clergy women to come together in a safe environment to grow and bond together as Women in the Clergy.
Reverend Harris is the Vice President of Community Relations at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is humbled to currently serve as 1st Vice President, United Missionary Baptist Convention State of New Jersey and 2nd Vice Moderator North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Association, Past President of the Black Clergy Council of Englewood, Teaneck and Vicinity and the Past Moderator of the Essex Association of the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management, Newark, New Jersey, a Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary where she received the Seminary’s highest academic honor, the Scholarship Achievement Award in Biblical Studies and Doctor of Ministry degree from New York Theological Seminary. Reverend Harris is a steadfast, devoted and faithful disciple of Christ who believes in the power of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
On October 13th the Greater Delaware Valley Association of ABCNJ is hosting a evening of reflection, Discussion, and prayer. Entitled For Such A Time As This, the evening will focus on the current political climate surrounding the presidential election, and how Christians can be faithful witnesses to Christ and his Kingdom during these tumultuous times. Rev. Brent Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood, describes what led to this call to be put out,
It is hard to miss the divisive rhetoric coming out of the world of politics at the moment, and sadly, many who identify as Christians have taken part. Such rhetoric misrepresents Jesus, and is both confusing and detrimental to the Church’s witness. We feel strongly that we cannot sit by and do nothing while the world gets the wrong idea about Jesus and his Kingdom.
The evening will include times of joyful expression through song, as well as moments of reflection and intercession through prayer. A paper, entitled For Such A Time as This, will also be presented and discussed by a panel of guests (click the thumbnail below to download a copy of this document).
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This year's Annual Session will take place at the amazing Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. This picturesque location is right on the beach, and offers easy access to parking and numerous shopping and dining spots. Why not make plans with some friends and spend the evening after Annual Session enjoying the sights, tastes, and sounds of the Jersey Shore? Or why not gather your church group after session closes and spend some time relaxing together as family?
This is a locale worth spending some time to get lost in the experience!
Early Bird Deadline
The early bird deadline is August 15, so make sure to register soon. It's easy, just use the button below!
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ABCNJ invites our family to come together for a day of engagement and discovery. Come and explore how you can leverage your personal learning style to both create and lead engaging lessons which manage to reach across multiple learning styles. Discover resources which will encourage group participation, and be supported by others who are on a similar journey. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
July 30, 2016 (8:45 am – 12:30 pm)
ABCNJ Region Office 3752 Nottingham Way, Suite 101 Trenton, NJ 08690
August 6, 2016 (8:45 am – 12:30 pm)
Calvary Baptist Church 66 South Grove Street East Orange, NJ 07018
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Who is this for?
Anyone interested in the Bible being more accessible and applicable to your daily lives.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Christian Education
- Anyone teaching the Bible in a class or small group context
What will be covered?
Come and be guided as you discover both your learning style and how to communicate beyond your learning style. Some activities will include:
- Explore the best practices for team teaching, and making space for varied teaching gifts.
- Examine teaching formats which facilitate both preparation and presentation.
- Interact with special resources which can encourage class participation.
- Prepare and share an actual lesson with your colleagues.
What materials are needed?
- Notebook or laptop
Who is leading this?
We are blessed to have two excellent leaders for this workshop.
Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain, Assoc. Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry, ABC-NJ
Rev. Gina C. Jacobs-Strain serves as ABCNJ’s Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry. Previously she has served as the Interim Pastor for St. Paul Baptist Church in Alantic Highland and as the Associate Minister for Christian Education, St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. She is currently serving as the Transitional Pastor, First Baptist Church-New Market, Piscataway, NJ. At Nyack College she is the Department Chair of Developmental Education. She especially enjoys facilitating and inspiring Christian Educators to share the Word of God in collaborative and interactive studies. Rev. Jacobs-Strain earned a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and graduated from Drew University’s Theological School Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity. She is currently pursuing her D.Min. at Duke Divinity School.
Elaine Cody, Founder, Women at the Crossroads of Change
Elaine W. Cody fell in love with the Word of God from the time of her rebirth in 1984. She began studying the Word on her own but wanting to know more, she took classes to learn how to study the Bible being driven by a desire to share what she had learned with others. As the years passed, Elaine added to her repertoire retreat workshops for women, life coaching and writing Bible studies for all students. She considers herself a lifelong learner of the Scriptures whose wisdom for daily living is endless. Currently, she is pursuing a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Having collaborated with Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain on Bible studies for ten years, Elaine hopes to positively impact both leader and congregant for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
Próximo Sábado 7 de Mayo de 2016, La Cuadragésima Concentración de Iglesias Bautistas Latinas de ABCNJ.
100 Norwood Avenue, North Plainfield NJ 07060.
Desayuno: 8:00 AM
Sesión Principal: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM (Almuerzo al final)
- Mayores: $20.00
- Niños (hasta 11 años): $15.00
¡Bienvenidos todos! Más información, escriba a: LMarquez@abcnj.net
This year the Camp Lebanon Golf Class moves to Gambler Ridge Golf Club! Gambler Ridge Golf Club prides itself in being a “must play” course in Central New Jersey. This par 71 course is a challenge for experienced players, but is laid out so beautifully even novice players will relax and enjoy playing it. Come join fellow golfers from all over ABCNJ and help support Camp Lebanon!
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- Individual Golfer: $105
- Foursome: $105 (per golfer)
- Sponsorship and Foursome: $600
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- Saturday, June 4
- Registration – 11:30 AM
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The cost of registration includes a cart on a full 18-hole championship course, and a delicious dinner. There are fun prizes, silent auctions and more! The friendly competitive format will award prizes to the top three foursomes!
Tournament play will be in the Best Ball format.
Come hear Dr. Spitzer's new presentation, based on his holocaust research, on how African-American Baptists opposed Hitler based on Baptist convictions. Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange is hosting the event on May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Leora Liggins is the senior pastor of the church. [lead]Dr. Spitzer will speak on “Chained Personality: African-American Baptists and Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews.”[/lead] He will discuss how African-American Baptists related to American Jews, and responded to the Nazi oppression of the Jews and the Holocaust. He will share previously little known stories about the African-American reaction to Kristallnacht, the contribution of African-American Baptists to the collective Baptist response to Hitlerism, how the European Jewish plight impacted the African-American civil rights movement in unexpected ways, and how a very special friendship between an African-American Baptist pastor and a Jewish rabbi in Brooklyn brought two communities together.
The event is open to everyone. An offering will be taken in support of the Cedars of Lebanon scholarship endowment.
We are happy to announce the 2016 Asian Conference and Convocation, June 21-24, 2016, hosted by ABCNJ at First Baptist Church of Haddonfield. The Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches and Asian Ministries ABHMS would like to invite all ABCNJ churches, families and friends to the opening service, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Haddonfield - (124 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033) We will be presenting a diverse, multicultural worship service to celebrate the theme of the conference which is geared to the next generation and titled "Let young eagles fly".
A special thanks goes out to Rev. Dr. Michael Feicht, as well as the congregation of First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, for allowing us to use their facilities. We also want to give special thanks to Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, ABCNJ Executive Minister/Senior Regional Pastor, all of the ABCNJ Regional team and GDVA association for their support and Partnership in Christ.
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[lead]How is the Bible able to help us with spiritual formation? Are these words, written thousands of years ago, still helpful for our growth as Christians in the 21st Century? How might the experiences of early believers inform our own walk with Christ?[/lead]
The ABCNJ Academy and Palmer Theological Seminary invite you to explore the book of Philippians with us on Mondays in April. This letter has been foundational to Christian spiritual growth for much of the Church's history. Through study and discussion, we hope to experience Scripture in new and powerful ways and renew our appreciation for God's word as we study alongside other believers.
Lunch is provided, so bring your appetites and come ready to grow!
|Monday, April 4||Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard|
|Monday, April 11||Dr. George Hancock-Stefan|
|Monday, April 18||Dr. Willette Burgie-Bryant|
|Monday, April 25||Dr. Paul Alexander|
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Cost $25 (includes lunch and parking)
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Winter has arrived and for many of us the dreaded "cabin fever" is beginning to set in. For this seasonal ailment ABCNJ prescribes a day of learning, fellowship, and fun! Join Folks from all over ABCNJ for this year's COAL, "Healthy Churches," and break the fever. For more information, and to register, follow this link. Our early bird discount ends soon, so don't delay! After registering yourself, why not send the invitation on?
Together, we can make cabin fever history!
The early bird deadline for COAL 2016 will be here soon. Don't miss out on this special deal of $35 before it goes away. In case you're considering missing the deadline for some reason, our crack research staff in the ABCNJ office has compiled the top ten reasons people have for missing the deadline! Enjoy! And don't forget to register! https://youtu.be/deprOVh0NNc&w=600&h=338&rel=0
Help the Bible become more than stories
The Bible is central to the Christian faith. It's where we read the story of God interacting with the world, promising redemption, and conquering sin and death in the person of Jesus Christ. But the the people and attitudes we find in the Bible often seem alien to us, and when we tell the stories to others they may seem like nothing more than another set of "fairy tales." People have to learn to engage the Bible deeply if they want to embrace it's transformative truth, but how do we accomplish this?
For decades a favorite introduction has been through Vacation Bible School. These programs have the potential to bring the Bible to life for children through song, skit, craft, and celebration. When churches invest their time into one both adults and children can learn that people in "Biblical times" really were a lot like us. We also find reassurance in knowing the God who poured compassion out in times past is the same God who saves us in Jesus Christ today.
Running a successful VBS can be a daunting task, however, so ABCNJ would like to help get the ball rolling.
Registration is free, but we do need to know how many people are coming, so tap or click on the button below to register through Eventbrite today!
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- Continental Breakfast
- A VBS participant bag, containing catalogs and VBS samples.
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- 8:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
- 9:00 AM – Opening Icebreakers
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- 11:00 AM – VBS "Best Ideas" round-table
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What do you think your retirement will look like? Do you imagine yourself lost in "ministry itches" you've long put off? Are you looking forward reading books in a hammock while sipping tea. Do you envision retirement as a time of adventure, travel, and new horizons? These can be wonderful goals, but if you don't plan for retirment in advance you retirement may turn out to be a different sort of adventure all together full of unneccessary stress and anxiety.
"New visions" is designed for professional church leaders who are 50 and up and will be held at the region office on October 26 & 27. Join us for what we promise will be a fun and exciting adventure with Dr. Doug Wheeler of the Center for Career Development and Ministry and retired Executive Minister of ABC Connecticut, Dr. Lowell Fewster.
The workshop will be an opportunity for you and your spouse to engage in discussions to start thinking and working towards the retirement you desire rather than one that will just happen to you. Included in this event will be an opportunity to work one on one with a representative of MMBB on your account.
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The workshop will run from 10AM to 4PM both days.
On October 10, 2015, Camp Lebanon will be celebrating 65 years of camping ministry. To celebrate this momentous occasion we are inviting our whole Lebanon family to join us that day at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ. A short program and plenty of time to share memories, photos and favorite camp t-shirts will start at noon and end at 4 PM. Folks will be able to choose from their meal selection at the Olde Mill Inn. Camp Lebanon will have over 1,000 photos to share with attendees, thanks to a lot of hard work of everyone who has worked so hard to scan old photographs and slides. We'd love for our Lebanon family to add to our collection, why not bring your own to share?
The cost of the celebration is $65.00 a person, and deadline for reservations is October 1, 2015. Contact Smitty by using the form below or calling 908-236-2638. Additionally, you may contact us through our [button color="green" link="https://www.facebook.com/baptistcamplebanon?fref=ts" size="default" target="_self" block="false"]Facebook Page[/button].
All proceeds from the luncheon will be donated to the Cedars of Lebanon campaign.
I hope to see you there!
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The ABCNJ GoGlobal task force and the ABCNJ Academy are delighted to co-host a special dinner conversation with Elie Haddad on Monday, June 1st. Elie is the President of Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. American Baptist Missionaries, Daniel and Sarah Chetti, also serve at this school. The dinner will take place at Chesterfield Baptist Church, beginning at 6PM. The dinner is free, though reservations are required to attend. Please click/tap the button below to make your reservation on EventBrite. Reservations close May 27, don’t wait too long!
Pastors who attend will receive ABCNJ Academy credit, but attendance is not limited to pastors! Lay people are most welcome to participate in this unique and powerful event.
A free will offering will be taken that evening to offset the cost of the meal and provide an offering for the work of Arab Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Elie Haddad Biography
Born and raised in Lebanon, Elie immigrated to Canada towards the end of the civil war in Lebanon in 1990. He worked for 15 years in Toronto as a senior Information Systems & Management consultant.
During his work, Elie felt called to ministry and so enrolled in a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto alongside his involvement with the Middle East Baptist Church in Mississauga where he served as a member of a lay pastoral team.
In 2005, Elie and his wife Mireille felt called to return to Lebanon, where - as a missionary with the Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) – Elie joined the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) serving as Provost until 2008 when he became President.
Elie, currently pursuing a PhD in missional ecclesiology at the International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) in Amsterdam, has a heart for the mobilization of the Church.
LA CONCENTRACIÓN DE LAS IGLESIAS BAUTISTAS LATINAS – ABCNJ, tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Hackensack, el próximo sábado 2 de mayo del 2015.
Estamos convocados con este Lema: “LEVANTÉMONOS EN EL PODER DEL ESPÍRITU PARA PREDICAR A CRISTO”. La base bíblica la hallamos en el pasaje de Isaías 60.1 (RV’60) , que nos dice: “Levántate, resplandece, porque ha venido tu luz y la gloria de Jehová ha nacido sobre ti.”
La sede estará ubicada en The First Baptist Church, 15 Conklin Avenue (esquina a Union Street). , Hackensack, NJ 07061 La Iglesia Bautista Calvario de Hackensack es la anfitriona del evento.
El horario es 8.30 AM hasta 2.00 PM, incluyendo desayuno y almuerzo. Tendremos alabanzas, testimonios, promociones, y un poderoso mensaje. Nos visitará un nutrida delegación de la Convención Nacional Bautista del Brasil, cuyo Presidente será el predicador central de la Concentración.
Pueden inscribirse en el lugar, aportando una matrícula de $20.00 ($15.00, niños menores de 12 años).
¡Sean todos bienvenidos a esta gran convocación de los Bautistas latinos de New Jersey!
The CONCENTRACIÓN - ABCNJ Latino Baptist Churches - will take place in the city of Hackensack, on Saturday May 2, 2015. Time: 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. This great event will take place at The First Baptist Church, 15 Conklin Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07061. Registration: $ 20.00 ($ 15.00, children under 12 years). Welcome all to this great convocation of Latino Baptists of New Jersey!
The Greater Delaware Valley Association and Oaklyn Baptist Church invite you to join Jonathan Cronkhite from Homes Devoted for a day-long adventure meant to re-shape the role the home plays in faith development and growth. For many years what goes on at church has been thought to be what impacts happenings at home, but this is actually a new way of thinking. A more classic understanding of discipleship is actually the reverse. It used to be understood what goes on at home is what impacts the church. This seminar, meant for parents of any age children, will encourage participants to return to this more rich and classic understanding of discipleship.
Don't miss this great opportunity!
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Saturday, April 25
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Oaklyn Baptist Church 29 East Bettlewood Avenue, Oaklyn, NJ 08107
8:30 to 9am – Registration and refreshments
9:00-10:30am – Session 1: The Ultimate Goal of Parenting
10:45am-12:15pm – Session 2: Fairy Tale or Father?
12:15-1pm – Lunch
1-2:30pm – Session 3: Parenting Techies
3-4:30pm – Session 4: Digging Deeper
Pre-Registration – $25 (register now at eventbrite)
At the Door – $30
(Partial scholarships are available, use the "Contact" tab to submit a request )
The Ultimate Goal of Parenting
Our greatest goal as parents is to help our children love a great God. So, why are the majority of children growing up in the church growing out of faith? We look at scripture and statistics, combined with 20 years of personal ministry experience, to delve into breaking this trend. You will leave inspired and equipped with simple ideas you can apply immediately to make God known in the midst of daily family life, living out Deuteronomy 6.
Fairy Tale or Father?
Children hear about the great miracles God did in the past: parting the Red Sea, Daniel in the lions’ den, Jonah swallowed by a whale, etc.. Do they see what God is doing now? Is God a fairy tale? Make believe? Something we grow up and grow out of? Learn how to encourage your child to pray and to see God answer prayer. Holding a child’s hand, in faith, as he/she approaches our heavenly Father, initiates a relationship of trust, obedience, and blessing.
If a stranger knocked on your front door hoping to find your child alone, you would notify the police and take extra precautions immediately. Yet only 19% of our children’s electronic devices are protected from such a threat. Over 50% of exposure to “bad stuff” is occurring through cell phones. The majority of our children stumble upon it accidentally AND takes place in our own homes simply because we left the front door unlocked!!!. Technology is everywhere, but many parents are not aware of the possible dangers or of how to safeguard them.
“Faith comes from hearing; hearing the word of God.” (Romans 10.17) How will our children grow in faith? By teaching them the Word. How can we have effective family devotions with our young children and teenagers? How can parents teach the Bible, when they may be new to faith themselves? This session offers practical advice that will help parents persevere through the trials of scheduling and executing one of the most important disciplines: reading the Bible together.
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