Our Executive Minister Dr. James Kelsey shares a reflection on 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 and the 2023 ABCNYS Region Offering.
Our video highlights why ABCNYS helps our churches serve and thrive, and how your financial support creates these opportunities for regional ministry to flourish among our 273 sister churches across upstate New York!
An mp4 downloadable version is available by clicking the button below or share the video from our YouTube channel! This video can be shared in your worship service, on your church's social media, etc.!
Region Offering 2023
During 2022, we budgeted $25,000
and received $26,500!
Help us reach our 2023 goal!
You can contribute now online
through the "Giving to the Region" link above!
Bulletin Inserts & Videos
Please share these bulletin inserts with your church! We have a general overview of the Region Offering, great to use any Sunday and then four additional inserts speak to the experiences that ABCNYS staff help local churches sow seeds for their future needs and navigate the "thorny" times at hand.
ALSO: The Region Offering Videos can be downloaded from a DropBox link (see below) so you can use the mp4 files rather than stream them from the ABCNYS YouTube channel.
Paul writes, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NIV)
Paul offers this above word of encouragement to the church at Corinth. Likewise, when you give to the ABCNYS Region Offering, your generous gifts will help sow a bounty of ministries and mission for upstate New York American Baptists!
The ABCNYS Region Offering 2023 is one way ABCNYS churches support one another in ministry together. With our Lay Study Program, the assistance provided to churches in pastoral search and call, the annual ABY Convention each November, and the many other ways we engage churches in cooperative and collaborative ministry and mission, ABCNYS helps our churches serve and thrive through your financial contributions!
The ABCNYS Region is funded principally by the donations given by our member churches. With your generosity and partnership we are able to provide many supportive ministries to strengthen local churches. With your gifts to the Region Offering, more can happen in the work of our 273 churches!