During the 1990s, the United Methodist Church declined only modestly, from 8.9 million to 8.7 million members, as did the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), from 2.8 million to 2.6 million members, while other denominations held steady, such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (at 5.2 million), the Episcopal Church (at 2.5 million), the American Baptist Churches USA
(at 1.5 million), and the United Church of Christ (at 1.5 million).
Davis' search for a pastorate continued for more than a year, and finally after realizing that she would not find a Southern Baptist church open to her leadership, she contacted her college friend, Elizabeth Miller, who worked for the American Baptist Churches USA
. After college, Miller had been pastor of First Baptist Church in Readsboro, Vermont, and she knew that the church in 1964 was without a minister.
Women are given more opportunities to minister in the American Baptist Churches USA
(formerly the American Baptist Convention).
The General Board of American Baptist Churches USA
, meeting in November, issued a statement urging efforts toward peace and prayer for the United Nations, the Iraqi people, military personnel and others affected by the crisis.
Although the book is written primarily for laity and clergy affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA
, the information is nevertheless still helpful for all Baptists.
The representatives of Pax Christi USA, the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK, and American Baptist Churches USA
had no way of knowing, as they met with an aide to a leading Democratic senator Sept.
More related to the PNBC and the NBC, the Southern Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Churches USA
to this date have not achieved reconciliation of their antebellum-generated and Civil War-reinforced division.