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

2007-2008 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.

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
Group meets monthly to discuss books that all have chosen to read together.
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.
Women Growing Together
Katy Choy-Wong, Facilitator
We plan to meet monthly studying and learning about Christian practices in three categories: Upward - Worship, Prayer, Discernment, Gratitude; Inward - Forgiveness, Healing, Honoring our Bodies, Stewardship; Outward - Community, Hospitality, Service, Testimony

Covenant Couples
Marie Onwuburariri, Facilitator

The members of this group recognize that our similarities in age group, years in marriage and ministry, and gender dynamics particularly in leadership in the church and home pose us unique challenges. Our main focus is to support one another and seek out resources that will help us address Christian practices and concerns.
EastBay Christian Advocates for Urban Ministry
Joyce Whitfield, Faciliatator
Members are all students in the San Francisco Theological Seminary doctoral program.
Senior Women Pastors Partnering Project
Nancy Smith, Facilitator
This group of Senior Pastors meets every other month to share a meal and fellowship, to offer mentoring, encouragement, prayer, scriptural study and support to one another. We hope to serve as a model to new senior women pastors in our area.