What is the ABCD NETWORK anyway?
The ABCD Network of smaller churches was born during the first Dallas
Baptist Association Evangelism Conference in 2002. Two pastors shared a
conceptual idea with another pastor, and they bathed it in prayer.
The Network took shape with the goal to bring smaller churches together
to share "resources", both finances and people to win Dallas, Texas for
Jesus Christ. Since that time we have added other churches. The Dallas
Baptist Association and the Baptist General Convention of Texas have
supplied people and financial resources to assist smaller churches.
The concept is simple, we can do more, more effectively when we join
together to do ministry. We are planning a Sunday School conference
for small churches, a round of revivals, a coordinated community survey
team, and we need counselors for summer camps. We believe that a great
opportunity exists to develop small churches by planning resource
networking, sharing strategies, coordinating ministries, and
committing mutual support.
Example of Cooperation
The ABCD Network of Churches joins together with the Baptist General
Convention of Texas and the Dallas Baptist Association to sponsor an
annual Sunday School and Leadership Conference. This is a training event
that a small church would not be able to successfully accomplish alone.
By working together, the ABCD churches provide excellent training for many churches.
OUR GOAL IS TO:
- Reach urban and suburban DFW with the gospel.
- Organize for excellent ministry.
- Be productive for God's Kingdom.
- Seeking at all times to advance God's Kingdom.
- Support fellow pastors through challenging life circumstances.
The glue that holds this network together is that the ABCD pastors develop
relationships where there is freedom to share hurts, challenges, concerns,
and successes as well as ideas. The meetings include prayer, praise, a study
from the Word to inspire pastoral and personal growth, and a time to plan
ministry projects together. Join ABCD today and you can feel a part of
something bigger than just your church.