American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest & Hawaii


There are four annual offerings ABC supports throughout the year. If you click on the logo for each offering, it will bring you to information about the offering, bulletin inserts, promotional guides, and videos to use in your church.
Thanks to America for Christ (AFC) offering contributions, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) supported communities distressed by the devastation of COVID-19 last year as the pandemic swept our country and Puerto Rico. We also helped families who lost homes to floods, wildfires, and storms, children living on the edge because of poverty, and seminarians preparing to devote their lives to sharing the Good News. These are just a few ways we minister to those in need; there are many more. Received in March.
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) supports disaster relief, ministries to displaced persons, and development projects of the American Baptist Churches and its partners. Received in June.
During the World Mission Offering (WMO) each September and October, your church has the opportunity to join the transformational work God is doing around the world through International Ministries’ 120+ global servants and 250+ global partners. God can use your participation not only to change lives internationally but also to deepen your discipleship in Christ. You can participate in what the Holy Spirit is doing to bring God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”
The Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering (RMMO) is administered by the M & M Board to provide emergency relief and a “thank you” check to retired ministers and missionaries (Received in December)
American Baptists have always been a people of mission; mission is in our DNA.  Our United Mission contributions give concrete expression to this impulse and help us to be the hands and feet of Christ-from the local congregation to all parts of the world.  It is through UM, our one family offering, that each giver is able to participate in the total ministry of our American Baptist family.

Region Support

The Region offering is exclusively for the support of the ministries of our Region. 100% of each dollar comes back to the Region. This can be a one-time donation, OR you may send it monthly or quarterly. Some of the ministries are:
• Annual Celebrations
• Board of Directors
• Church Property Protection
• Financial Commitments to ABCUSA
• New Church Planting Program
• Resource Staff Travel and Other Expenses
• Training Events
• Arizona Association Annual Meeting
• Church Legal Assistance
• Conclaves and Consultations
• Hawaii Association Annual Meeting
• Pastor and Church Hardship Assistance
• Specific International Ministries Projects
• Regionally Validated Ministries