American Baptist Churches are healthy missionary churches that nurture devoted disciples of Jesus Christ who live their lives in mission and ministry for the healing of the world through the love of God. As a people of prayer, purpose, and passion, they are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality and culture gather as one in worship, service and work.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies has a vision of a better world. A world transformed by the healing power of the Gospel. A world transformed by passionate American Baptist leaders and disciples who are creating and building ministries that meet human needs.
Berkeley School of Theology was founded in 1871, a charter member of the Graduate Theological Union (1962). The seminary is denominationally affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. BST admits students from a variety of denominational traditions and unites national and international relationships with over a century of theological education.
Evergreen is pleased to announce a partnership with Judson Press, National Ministries' publishing ministry for the denomination. "Judson Press Regional Rewards" is an affiliate bookstore program that provides an easy way to generate funds for our region's ministries.
The Washington Baptist Convention is made up of member churches who actively cooperate in the work of the American Baptist Churches, USA, and its regions and areas within Washington. This purpose is addressed and implemented in the stewardship of real property within its territory and fiscal resources developed and/or entrusted to it by American Baptist churches, institutions, and individuals.
International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.
The Church Council has its roots in the worldwide ecumenical movement which began to flourish in the early 20th Century. The Seattle Federation of Churches was formed in 1919, and this ultimately became the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Over the years the Council has embraced all denominations and many interfaith partners. It has also developed a distinctly activist character in keeping with the Pacific Northwest’s pioneering spirit and the Christian call for compassion.
Seattle Baptist Union is a ministry funding resource serving American Baptist Churches located within these geographic boundaries: 128th SW in Snohomish County in the north; east to the Redmond/Carnation ridge, including Maple Valley and Issaquah; south to the King County line; and west to Puget Sound, to include Vashon Island.
ABHOW’s original purpose was to provide quality housing and health care for retired ministers and missionaries but grew quickly to include older people regardless of occupation or religious affiliation. From one community serving nine residents in 1949, ABHOW (Human Good) expanded to 50 communities in six states.
FAN is a statewide interfaith advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through which thousands of people and over 120 faith communities across Washington State partner for the common good. Together, we are a powerful voice of the faithful building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.