Our mission is to Strengthen Churches to Form Leaders Who Transform Lives.
As we go about our work we are shaped by the values of respect, Godly justice and reconciliation.
We Respect one another as children of God, holding one another in positive esteem even when we hold different understandings of belief and celebrate with different traditions. Godly justice has to do with loving enemies, refusing to fight back, rejecting the desire to punish and coerce. The justice of God is revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus when love triumphed over power and evil. God's justice has been revealed separate from the legal realm, apart from the law. God keeps working to heal brokenness as should we. Reconciliation is an element of salvation that refers to the results of atonement. Reconciliation is the end of estrangement caused by sin between God and humanity and between sister and brother. We believe that we know God better when we are reconciled with all of God's people.
As we join together in God's work we are directed by the following areas of concentration:
The American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region
1100 South Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14620
Telephone: (585) 340-9520
Fax: (585) 340-9522