FAQ

What are ABN's doctrinal beliefs?

The Arundel Baptist Network subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. A statement adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in the year 2000, which summarizes the SBC thought on matters of faith and practice.     

To qualify for ABN membership, all member churches are required to adopt the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000.

 

What is the ABN salvation message? 

God loves you and sent His Son, Jesus, to live as an example and die on the cross for you. He hopes to have a relationship with you. The way to start a relationship with God is to simply ask Him.

In the Bible, the apostle John wrote that "God so loved the world (you and me) that He gave His only Son (Jesus Christ) that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) might have eternal life (in heaven)."

If you would like to have a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, simply ask Him for that relationship. He will receive you as you receive Him into your life.

Once you've established that relationship with God, find others who know Him too. Next, get a Bible and read it. Also, find a community of believers to spend time with, who can help you learn more about God and His Word. If you need someone to help you know God, and/or help you find a bible believing church in your area, you may contact the ABN office or one of our churches by clicking on the "Churches" link at the top of this page. 

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.