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

A Future with Hope - Resilient Responses in COVID-era Ministry Grief.  Isolation.  Financial stress.  Racial injustice.  Disparities in education and healthcare. Life in an era of COVID-19 has taken its toll on bodies, minds, and spirits.  The challenge of effective...

The 315th Anniversary Campaign

The Philadelphia Baptist Association’s 315th Anniversary Campaign The PBA is in the beginning of a fundraising campaign.  Over the next few months members of the board of directors, led by moderator, Rev. Maria L.H. Lewis and campaign chairperson Minister Marie Pogue,...

Pennepack Baptist Church Celebrates 334 Years

Pennepack Baptist Church celebrates its 334th Anniversary (Written and submitted by: Cheryl A. Carlson: Lay Leader of Pennepack Baptist Church) "Pennepack Day," the first Sunday in June, is the Annual celebration of our Church's Anniversary.  Our congregation was...

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...

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.

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

Questions of Faith and Responsibility

An excerpt from the pastoral letter of Rev. Dr. James E. McJunkin, Jr. Questions based on Luke 18: 1-9 Will we ignore the plight and the plea for justice from the most vulnerable in our society or will we help to bind the wounds? In what ways are we able to identify...

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Partnership Required!!

Some thirty-four years ago I answered the call to serve the churches of the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA). I was pleased to leave my home in Cleveland Ohio to staff the community outreach and public witness emphasis of the PBA. The ministry models that have...

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