Research by Topic: missional-church-learning-experience

Church’s ABHMS-inspired feeding ministry finds success in partnership

Published January 17, 2018

The Bible includes many references to collaboration, not the least of which is found in Ecclesiastes: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil” (4:9, NRSV). And nothing could be more true at First Baptist Church (FBC), Brazil, Ind., where the Rev. Mark Thompson eagerly explains that the church’s […]

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MCLE adds direction to Indiana church’s motivation

Published April 20, 2016

By the Rev. David Love Until participating in American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Missional Church Learning Experience (MCLE), members of First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Ind., had been motivated to make a difference in the community but lacked direction. A core group of individuals served occasional meals at the Salvation Army, led quarterly worship services at […]

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Rural Illinois church partners with transformational inner-city ministry

Published April 20, 2016

By Pastor Brian Romanowski Pastor Brian Romanowski of First Baptist Church (FBC) of Mahomet, Ill., recently shared this story with the Rev. Glynis LaBarre, who leads the Missional Church Learning Experience (MCLE) for American Baptist Home Mission Societies. While FBC is part of American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region, it has not participated […]

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Missional Church Learning Experience

Published February 16, 2016

What is God saying to the church today? A Missional Church Learning Experience (MCLE) is a cluster of churches in an American Baptist region that forms a learning community to explore what God is saying to the church today. How can we best fit with God’s mission in our rapidly changing culture? Each church involved […]

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