Pittsburgh Baptist Association Receives Regional Grant
Receives $1,000 Grant for their
168th Annual Meeting to be held on
Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 2007
Pictured from Left to Right
Rev. Dr. Nate Williams, PBA Interim Area Minister
Pastor Jay Freudenberg, PBA Treasurer
Rev. Carol Ross Irwin, PBA President
The Pittsburgh Baptist Association has received a grant in the amount of $1,000 from the ABCOPAD Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund. The money will be used to help fund the Friday evening training event as a part of the 168th Annual Meeting of the Pittsburgh Baptist Association which will benefit both full-time and bivocational clergy. Dr. Al Tizon, Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Holistic Ministry of Palmer Theological Seminary, will be the guest speaker/facilitator. The framework of the program will focus on the theme "How to Minister in the Changing Culture."
The two-day event will begin with an appreciation banquet for clergy and their spouses on Friday evening hosted by Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board at the North Hills Community Baptist Church; 7801 Thompson Run Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15237. All ABCOPAD clergy in Western Pennsylvania are invited. Dr. Tizon will likely speak to the subject of "Missionary Being and Doing." The Saturday Annual Meeting is intended for all church members and pastors, and will address the emerging trends today's churches must confront.
The Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund
The fund was established with the ABCOPAD share of the proceeds from the sale of the Laurel Highlands Baptist Camp. The earnings from the fund are used to support cooperative ministries of making Christian disciples in the ABCOPAD region. At least 50% of the funds distributed each calendar year support camping, conferencing and retreat ministries. Additionally, the cooperative ministries of youth and family events, leadership training and development, and similar joint evangelistic and educational efforts are supported with grants.