Together in Ministry (TIM) was created by the Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA to encourage formation of collegial groups for the strengthening of ministerial leaders.

Together in Ministry Groups

Current      2007 2006 2005 2004

In 2006-2007, twelve groups were funded through MCGBA, the largest number for any ministers council in the country.


2006-2007 Together in Ministry groups
Ministry of Worship
Nancy Hall, Facilitator
To read together and explore questions regarding free church worship in the twenty first century and to encourage members in writing liturgical material
Asian American Clergy of Northern California
Katy Choy-Wong, Facilitator
Using a retreat setting, the group will provide mutual support, resources, and training.
Asian American Women in Ministry
Amelia Chua, Facilitator

Asian American women meeting monthly for mutual support and prayer.

Women in Professional Ministry
Karen Yee, Facilitator

Diverse group of women in professional ministry from around the San Francisco Bay Area meet to discuss pastoral issues and to provide support to each other.

East Bay Women in Professional Ministry
Cathy Tharalsen, Facilitator
A group of women in professional ministry who meet monthly to provide support, fellowship, and resources for ministry.
Joseph Campbell Study Group
Robert Walter, Facilitator
Group meets monthly for two hours to review the work of Joseph Campbell.
Emerging Asian American Women in Professional Ministry
Sandra Lee, Facilitator

This TIM group includes select Asian American women who are called into professional Christian ministry and are either in their last year of seminary or have recently graduated seminary discuss unique challenges of ministry and provide support and encouragement.

Multicultural Collegial Covenant Group
Augie Bau, Facilitator
 
Theological Reading Group at ABSW
James Chuck, Facilitator
 
MCGBA Executive Auxiliary
Micky Holmes, Facilitator
The Executive Committee of the MCGBA meeting for extended conversation on the changing nature of ministry and how best to support ministers in new contexts.
Metamorphosis Together in Ministry Group
Joan Friesen, Facilitator
 
Wednesday Ministers' Study Group
Jim Hopkins, Facilitator