• What are ABA's doctrinal beliefs?

    The Arundel Baptist Association subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. A statement adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in the year 2000, which summarizes the SBC thought on matters of faith and practice.     

    To qualify for ABA membership, all member churches are required to adopt the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000.

  • What is ABA's salvation message?

    God loves you and sent His Son, Jesus, to live as an example and die on the cross for you. He hopes to have a relationship with you. The way to start a relationship with God is to ask Him.

    In the Bible, the apostle John wrote that "God so loved the world (you and me) that He gave His only Son (Jesus Christ) that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) might have eternal life (in heaven)."

    If you would like to have a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, simply ask Him for that relationship. He will receive you as you receive Him into your life.

    Once you've established that relationship with God, find others who know Him too. Next, get a Bible and read it. Also, find a community of believers to spend time with, who can help you learn more about God and His Word. If you need someone to help you know God, and/or help you find a bible believing church in your area, you may contact the ABA office or one of our churches.  

  • How can my church be a member of the Arundel Baptist Association?

    • Your church will need to contact our Director of Missions (DOM) by phone or email to indicate your interest in membership.
    • Our DOM will schedule a meeting with you at a time and place of mutual convenience to further discuss your interest. During the meeting, he will lead you to fill out and submit an application form and other supporting documents to the ABA Operations Committee (OC). The OC will evaluate your documents to determine if you meet the requirements for membership.
    • After which, the OC will inform you in writing if your church meets the membership requirements and if so, you will also be informed in this notice that your church has been granted Associate Membership. After six months of favorable fellowship, your church will be presented for Regular Membership at a regular meeting of the Missions Board or the Annual Meeting of the ABA.
  • How is the Arundel Baptist Association supported financially?

    The ABA is mainly supported through contributions from its member churches. Each cooperating church budgets what it wishes to give for the work of the ABA. We recommend four percent (4%) of a church’s undesignated income, but each church ultimately decides what they will give as led. Churches are encouraged to send their financial contributions monthly, quarterly, or through a one-time payment to the ABA.

    Apart from contributions from member churches, the ABA also receives support from other donors and affiliates like the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. 

    If you would like to make a donation to the ABA, please make out your check to Arundel Baptist Association and mailed to our postal address: P.O.Box 536 Pasadena, Maryland 21123.

  • Who are the ABA Staff and Officers and what do they do?

    The ABA Director of Missions (Dr. Greg Kame) is currently the main staff of the Association.  Greg is responsible for directing the daily operations of the ABA. There are also ABA officers who work with the Director of Missions to fulfill the mission of the ABA. These officers include:

    • The ABA Moderator
    • The ABA Moderator Elect
    • The ABA Treasurer
    • The ABA Clerk
  • Will the ABA exercise any governance over my church?

    Baptists believe in the autonomy of the local church. Hence the ABA does not exercise any authority over the staff, decisions, theology, property, etc., of its member churches. However, each member church must affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as a condition for membership in the ABA. 


  • What if I have further questions?

    If you have further questions, you may contact us by phone or email and we will be glad to help you.