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ABC United Mission Support

Baptist Church in the Great Valley is affiliated with the 1.3-million members and 5,500 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), which shares with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century of evangelism and missionary work.

For American Baptists the local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life. Baptist roots date back four centuries to a people seeking the opportunity to worship God as individual members of freely organized and freely functioning local churches.  Baptists always have maintained the need for autonomous congregations, responsible for articulating their own doctrine, style of worship and mission.

American Baptist worldwide mission work is a response to Christ's call to "make disciples of all nations." Through the efforts of our missionaries in partnership with others, ministries of evangelism, healing, education and development have made Christ's love known in the U.S. and around the world.  Ann and Adoniram Judson were pivotal figures in church growth and discipleship in Burma in the first half of the 19th century.  Lulu Fleming, the first female medical missionary appointed by Baptists, brought Christ's love to the people of the Congo in the 1880s.  Joanna P. Moore established schools for freed African American women following the Civil War. 

What BCGV does

To sustain this historic mission thrust, each year BCGV gives 5% of regular congregational pledges to the ABC United Mission to sustain its work around the world.  Pursuant to this commitment, BCGV gave $7,411.68 to the ABC United Mission in 2011

How you can serve

Join BCGV in this undergirding support of the ABC United Mission by making an annual pledge to the united program of the Church.  See the minister or financial secretary for further details.