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Serving American Baptist churches across Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.


Christian Leadership Training for 10th-12th graders.

Annual Reports

Please remember Annual Reports are due by April 1st, 2019.
If completed by the due date your church will be a contestant in a drawing for free church registration.




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Prairie Pastor's Conference

“To Provide Resources and Services to Assist, Challenge,

Empower and Represent Local Congregations in Ministry.”

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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

ABCCR in the News

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October 2018

Clergy & Spouse Event

October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cross Wind Conference Center, 8036 N Hoover Rd
Hesston, KS 67062 United States
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Speaker: Rev. Kyle Taylor, Director, Center for American Indians at Bacone College.

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Annual Gathering

October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Cross Wind Conference Center, 8036 N Hoover Rd
Hesston, KS 67062 United States
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Speakers: Rev. Sharon Koh, Executive Director of International Ministries, and Dr. Dan and Sharon Buttry, IM Global Consultants.

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November 2018

Braving Discipleship/NNYM Youth Worker Training

November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018
Ottawa University, 1001 S Cedar St
Ottawa, KS 66067 United States
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This two-day, one night conference is coordinated and executed by Ottawa University students, faculty and staff.

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National Youth Workers Convention

November 15, 2018 - November 18, 2018


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January 2019

4TEN Youth Leader Training

January 5 - January 6
First Baptist Church Chanute, 118 North Forest
Chanute, Kansas 66720
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Middle School Winter Weekend

January 25 - January 26
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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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.

Sign up for the ABCCR Network

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