FAQ

How can my church be a member of the Arundel Baptist Network?

  • Your church will need to contact the ABN office by phone or email to notify your interest in membership.
  • Our Coordinator of Missions will schedule a meeting with you at a time and place of mutual convenience to discuss further about your interest and will lead you to fill out and submit an application form together with other supporting documents to the ABN Executive Committee (EC). The EC will evaluate your documents to determine if you meet the requirements for membership.
  • After which the EC will inform you in writing if your church meets the membership requirements and if so, you will also be informed in this notice that your church has been granted Associate membership. After six months of favorable fellowship, your church will be presented for Regular membership at the regular meeting of the Executive Board or the annual meeting of the ABN.

What are the key ministries of the Arundel Baptist Network?

  • Pastoral support
  • Strengthening and fostering of church plants and
  • Strategic interchurch missions and ministries

How is the Arundel Baptist Network supported financially?

The ABN is mainly supported by contributions from its churches. Each cooperative church budgets what it wishes to give for the ABN mission. Four percent (4%) of a church’s undesignated fund is recommended but each church ultimately decides what it will give.

How is the Arunel Baptist Network managed?

        The ABN staff are responsible for directing the daily operations of the ABN. Currently, our paid staff members are:

  • Dr. Greg Kame, Coordinator of Missions
  • Janet Baker, Administrative Assistant

        There are also ABN officers who work with the staff to fulfill the mission of the ABN. These officers include:

  • David Hemphill, President of the Executive Board
  • Bill Jones, Moderator
  • Dave Brown, Moderator Elect
  • Bill Peacock, Treasurer
  • Nancy Covington, Clerk

Will the ABN excercise any goverance over my church?

No! Baptists believe in the autonomy of the local church. Hence as an adherent to the Baptist Faith and message, the ABN does not exercise any authority over the staff, decisions, theology, property etc. of its member churches.


 

If you have further questions, you may contact the ABN office by phone or email and we will be glad to help you.