As American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) director of Leadership Empowerment, the Rev. Dr. Lauren L. Ng convenes a team of experts who cultivate faith-based leaders across the United States and Puerto Rico.
“I have a passion for innovative, alternative and entrepreneurial models of ministry and the emerging leaders who pursue them,” she says.
It’s invigorating, she says, to recognize potential among people of faith and to walk alongside those who show promise for ministry.
“I’m most excited about collaborating with emerging faith-based leaders across the nation,” Ng says, “getting to know them, their successes and challenges, and how we might support them in common service to our God.”
Flexibility, Ng contends, is key to such a ministry.
“We continually need to be open to fresh ideas and new directions, saying goodbye to things that don’t work,” she maintains. “I endeavor to stay receptive to the movement of the Spirit for the sake of this ministry.”
Ng has been actively involved in the denomination since her youth. And as a former member of ABHMS’ board of directors, she is no stranger to ABHMS’ ministry.
Says Ng: “I have witnessed firsthand the organization’s faithfulness to the call to cultivate leaders, equip disciples, and heal and transform communities.”