American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago


We are a Family of American Baptist Churches united in Jesus Christ to serve God through mission and celebration in our metropolitan setting with a global vision.


The American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago is a metropolitan association of diverse American Baptist congregations and ministries called by Jesus the Evangel and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be Gospel-centered in proclaiming, witnessing to, and being agent for the reign of God in the world -- to be evangels, as members one of another, on behalf of the Evangel's cause: the beloved community.


The commitments of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago:

  • To experience continuously and understand more deeply the God of grace revealed decisively in Jesus Christ
  • To be nurtured and nurturing in mind and spirit for the sake of our calling and mission
  • To be invitational in our life together and to make mutuality a defining mark of our lives in faith, with commitments to the congregation and the region, our denomination and the church universal
  • To live generously and give sacrificially
  • To be committed unswervingly to ministries of compassion, justice, and peace.