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Greetings from the PBA Board of Directors

Greetings from the Board of Directors

Welcome to the Philadelphia Baptist Association’s website!!  Who are the Board of Directors?  They are men and women, clergy and laity, representing a broad cross section of associational churches charged with the task of overseeing the work of the region between the annual gatherings of the association.

Dig a bit deeper, and you will discover that the Board of Directors are so much more than this.  The Board, under the support and encouragement of the Executive Minister and regional staff, are actively engaged in the work of the ministry.  Board members are building relationships with our member church partners.  Ministry Actions Teams composed of Board members are engaged in meeting with, praying with, and conferring with local church leaders for the purpose of establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a heightened sense of community and connectedness among our 124 churches.

In addition to the above more recent initiative, the Board seeks to support the work of the association in three specific areas of ministry as identified by member congregations.  Our current emphasis, inspired by the ABCUSA “Transformed by the Spirit” strategy, is to spotlight leadership development, opportunities for ministry through our rich diversity, and the challenge of domestic violence.

Finally, Board members endeavor to support regional life by actively supporting the annual offerings of the ABCUSA as well as the PBA regional offering.  Board members can also be found attending our two largest gatherings, the annual meeting in May and the Missions Outreach Banquet in October.

If YOU are a leader in your local congregation, perhaps you would consider serving a member of the Board at some future point as we actively seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the greater Philadelphia area.  Please contact the PBA office should you be interested in providing leadership through the Board.

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