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ABNS - Ford Announced As Stewardship Facilitator

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Date Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:55:43 -0800

American Baptist News Service (ABNS)

Ford Announced As Stewardship Facilitator

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/10)?Mission Resource Development of
American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to announce that Rev. Soozi
Whitten Ford has been employed as Stewardship Facilitator, beginning
February 15, 2010.  This is a part-time, deployed position.

Rev. Ford currently serves as associate executive minister for
Mid-American Baptist Churches, where she is responsible for ABC
mission education, resources and support, and stewardship education.
She provides staff support to AB Women?s Ministries, the region annual
gathering committee, and the region?s Ministry Mission and Stewardship
Team.  She is passionate about assisting churches in the areas of
stewardship and generosity, and enjoys working with congregations in
renewal and transformation.  She enjoys leading churches and
individuals in life-changing international mission encounters.

Rev. Ford will continue these responsibilities as she adds work in the
area of national stewardship education.  This one-third time position
will involve working with regional Executive Ministers and their staff
on issues of stewardship education, as well as developing materials,
leading workshops and writing for the website.  ?I am excited for the
opportunity to work with the wider ABC family as together we continue
to grow and develop generous and faithful disciples of Christ,? she said.

Rev. Ford is a graduate of Ottawa University and Central Baptist
Theological Seminary, and has completed additional studies at the
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in the area of ministry and
technology.  She was ordained by Prairie Baptist Church in Kansas.
She has wide experience with denominational work, including pastoral
positions and post-secondary teaching positions.

?We enthusiastically welcome Soozi Ford to our ministry team,? said
Dr. Leo Thorne, associate general secretary for Mission Resource
Development.  ?She brings a staunch commitment to stewardship
education with many years as an advocate for stewardship in our
churches and regions.  We will all benefit from her passion for
fostering generosity as a biblical standard.?

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian
denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3
million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged
in God?s mission around the world.

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