American Baptist Men Gathering

Theme: "Men on a Mission"
You shall be witnesses for Jesus.  Acts 1:8b

ABMen Ministries

New Commandment Men's Ministry

New Commandment Men's Ministry is for your home church as you minister to Care Receivers (elderly, widowed and single parents) in your congregation. Teams of 3 or 4 Care Givers are formed for each Care Receiver. All of the teams meet one Saturday a month for breakfast, prayer, Bible study and then go out into the homes of their Care Receivers to complete home repairs, yard work and numerous other projects that may need done around the home. Contact Terry Maurizio at 217-853-0651 or email for more information.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Most churches observe the Men's Prayer Breakfast (PDF) with a breakfast prepared by the men and boys of the church and a time of praying together as a whole or in groups. Some areas of our ministry combine with other churches, or observe an association-wide event. Contact Dean Edwards at 815-721-7791 for more information

GRR Ministries

Disaster Relief

Since our restart in 2004, when we brought out of "moth balls" the 18-wheeler that had been dedicated and put into service in 1996, this ministry has involved 851 volunteers at 612 sites for 315 days in 57 communities. Some 16,400 volunteer hours of free labor were given to help clean up from floods, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. To learn more about how you can participate, contact Van Peters at 309-212-8797.

Work Projects

Work projects are planned each year for Judson University in Elgin and University Baptist Church in Champaign. Contact Ellis Loper at 217-414-9467 for more information about upcoming scheduled projects.

National ABMen Ministries

Greenlake Work Project

The fall work party will take place September 12-18. As in the past, check-in day will be Sunday and supper will be on your own. Meals will be available in the GLCC dining room beginning with breakfast on Monday, September 13th through breakfast on Saturday, September 18th.

Meal cost will be $7.12 per meal and will be payable in total upon check-in at the conference center. Lodging of work party participants has been confirmed in the Lone Tree Lodge. Lone Tree Lodge also has a refrigerator, microwave and coffee pots if you desire bring light foods, drinks, etc.

If you desire to participate in the Fall 2021 work party event, you can register by contacting David Cross, ABMen Treasurer, at 607-222-4959 or by email to

The deadline for registration is August 27, so if you will be attending please contact David as soon as possible.

Please provide the following information when registering for this work event:

  • Full Name
  • Full Contact Information
  • Date of Arrival
  • Date of Departure
  • If you will be eating your meals in the dining room, please also provide what your first meal and last meal will be so that GLCC can calculate your meal costs.