Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell Celebrates 150 Years

Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell (formerly Baptist Temple) celebrates its 150th Anniversary  (Written and submitted by Tamra Phillips, Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell) "Rejoice in that day, and leap with joy." Luke 6:23. What a wonderful day of celebration and...

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering 2022

Love Remains. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:13) One Great Hour of Sharing (“OGHS”) is one of four annual offerings received by American Baptist churches.  OGHS makes the love of Christ real for...

PBA Intergenerational Ministers’ Support Groups

PBA Intergenerational Ministers’ Support Groups During the spring of 2000, Dr. McJunkin shared with me that because of the stresses of the pandemic on ministers, he wanted to provide group support for the ministers of the PBA community. The purpose of the group...

A Future with Hope

Save the Date                                         REGISTER HERE On May 24th, you are invited to a training event designed to assist congregations in resettling the church community in the Covid-era with trauma informed ministry.  LEARN...

Ukraine Relief Update

UKRAINE RELIEF UPDATE HOW YOU CAN GIVE AND PRAY Below is an excerpt from an update from International Ministries (IM) Area Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Liberia Charles Jones (3/11/22): In response to the events unfolding in Ukraine, International...

John 6:35, 37

Jesus answered, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst.  37Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never drive away.

The Protest Movement in Philadelphia

Read the Regional Executive Pastors’ letter and bible study on the intersection of the crisis of policing, pandemic, and racial justice.  We are all overwhelmed by the pandemic and the related justice issues.  This pastoral letter and bible study is intended to help...

PBA Education Forums Video

PBA Education Forums 2018-2019 video This past summer the PBA put together a short video highlighting the educational events held during the 2018-2019 program year.  We invite you to view the video to learn more about the Philadelphia Baptist Association. To watch the...

COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Philadelphia Baptist Association is gathering resources here to help churches and ​communities adapt to the changing needs of the world during this pandemic.

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MINISTRY NOTES

James McJunkin Jr. Blog

Got Salt?

Is Your Faith Story About Being Salt or About Being Salty? Matthew 5: 13-17 I’ve met a few Christians who find the validity of their faith in the practice of grievance. They seem to be salty because their worldview no longer dominates public discourse. The Christian...

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A Deadly Pit

Matthew 15:14 -18 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.[d] If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the...

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