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 agents 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.
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.
We are 62 churches in three states, worshiping in many languages and styles. We are pastors, specialized ministers, and lay people.