American Baptist Men's Summer Gathering, June 28 - 29

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Global Servants in ABCGRR

Scott and Tan Coats, Global Servants to Myanmar and Thailand will be in our area May 14 - June 6 and will be available to visit churches and groups.  If you have interest in having them come to your church, contact them at

Maistream's Newest Issue - Upcoming Stories

  • Executive Minister Paul Gibson's column
  • Carthage FBC Does Mission
  • Church Revitalization Update
  • Camping Season Opportunities
  • AB Men's Retreat in June
  • ABW Ministries Retreat in June
  • Biennial Mission Summit
  • Green Lake Celebrates 75 Years
  • Read all this and more.

    Download the ABC-USA planning calendar from abc-usa

    Costa Rica Trip Report by John Grisham

    A group of 20 persons from FBC Mahomet, Il and FBC KC, Mo. - including Rev Clark Irwin of FBC Carthage,vIl   and Dr John Grisham,  the GRR Costa Rica Partnership Liaison - returned from Costa Rica March 23, 2019.

    Read the highlights during the 9 day experience.

    Calendar Notes:

    Mission Trips: Costa Rica 2019, 2020

    John Grisham invites you to prayerfully consider joining our Costa Rican brothers and sisters as you discover their ministry and our partnership of mission with them. Read more...

    2019 Begins our New Regional Meeting Cycle, see details

    Note scheduled dates for your area's gathering.

    2019 Des Peres Legacy Mission Grants Application Posted

    2019 Intern Grant Application available. Deadline to apply: April 30


    Looking for dates of other events / meetings? See online calendar. (To have a GRR related date or date changed, contact Nancy at the regional office.)

    Fitch / Claiborne / Campolo Videos Available

    Rivers Growth Conference (2018 Annual Gathering) are now available in streaming (from this web site) and dvd formats. (Contact the office of the GRR for dvd ordering information.)

    Experience again - or for the first time - witness of God's work presented by David Fitch, Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo, Sharon Koh, and Wally Holt (GRR church revitalization).

    Helping our Puerto Rico Sister Churches

    American Baptist Home Mission Societies: Personnel Hired to Support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico'

    Check out the Initiative Announced:

    Press Release | Covenant | Registration Form

    Churches, prayerfully consider this much needed mission.

    Read Pastoral letter of the General Secretary of the ABC USA focuses on our response to outbreaks of violence in our country and elsewhere.

    Rebuilding Puerto Rico.

    Read Paul Gibson's update of concern for Puerto Rico

    See update in the February 22 edition of The Mainstream

    How to help? Pray! Give to One Great Hour of Sharing! 100% of your financial gift will go to those affected. The site has more information and contact information. You may make an online donation by clicking on this direct link at the American Baptist Home Mission Societies site.

    For you reflection and planning browse the Parish Paper and Growth Point articles, sent to churches by e-mail and archived on this web site.