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Central Region welcomes Drs. Diane and Gregg Hemmen.  Gregg Hemmen was installed as ABCCR Executive Minister on Oct. 13 during the ABCCR Annual Meeting.

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About Us

The ABC/CR is a voluntary association of autonomous Baptist churches glorifying God through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

BRIGHT IDEAS — Helping Others is FUN!

Lizzie asked for socks for her birthday and received more than 600 pairs! She wanted them for Friends of Isaiah Services to the Houseless, an outreach ministry of First Baptist Church of Turner in Kansas City.

Finding Unity Through Faith

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

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January 2019

4TEN Youth Leader Training

January 5, 2019 - January 6, 2019
First Baptist Church Chanute, 118 North Forest
Chanute, Kansas 66720
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Mid-Winter Mission & Evangelism Conference

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
Cross Wind Conference Center, 8036 N Hoover Rd
Hesston, KS 67062 United States
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Speakers: Rev. Glynis LaBarre and Missionaries Barbara & Dwight Bolick

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Middle School Winter Weekend

January 25, 2019 - January 26, 2019
FBC Salina, 843 Lewis Ave.
Salina, KS 67401 United States
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Speaker: Regan Stoops
Porter Band will perform
This event starts Friday night, Jan. 25, with registration 6:30-7:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday, Jan. 26. The cost is only $35 per student/$20 for each leader.

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April 2019

4TEN Youth Leader Training

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019


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Senior Adult Retreat

April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019
Cross Wind Conference Center, 8036 N Hoover Rd
Hesston, KS 67062 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Priscilla Eppinger, Executive Director, AB Historical Society

One of Dr. Eppinger's priorities as curator of the largest Baptist archives is to ensure the inclusion of marginalized voices in the historical record.

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July 2019

Youth Mission Trip

July 6, 2019 - July 16, 2019

Youth Mission Trip to Costa Rica.

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Missionaries Making an Impact Across the Globe

If your church group is interested in hosting a missionary speaker, contact Carolyn Predmore, ABC/CR Mission Coordinator, 913-897-5554.

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The ABCCR Network provides information on celebrations and concerns of our American Baptist Churches in the Central Region. The Network also announces region-sponsored programs and events through email. Sign up here.

Growing Healthy Churches to Fulfill Christ’s Mission