Special Mission Offering for April goes to support scholarship aid at the American Baptist Seminary of the West. ABSW has been a charter member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) since 1962. ABSW, founded in 1871, is the center of American Baptist ecumenical theological education in the far western United States. The seminary is affiliated denominationally with ABC-USA and the Progressive National Baptist Convention. ABSW admits students from a variety of denominational traditions. ABSW is described as Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic, Evangelical, and Ecumenical.
Our church has many connections with ABSW: Our Minister of Faith Formation and Family Life, Doug Davidson, is a student and his wife, Jennifer Davidson, is Assistant Professor of Worship and Theology. Our pastor is a graduate of ABSW, as are Dona Smith Powers and Lynn Hunwick. Pastor Rick is currently teaching there in sabbatical coverage in pastoral care and counseling.
To date, we have received $325 towards our goal of $750.