American Baptist Women Ministries (ABWM)

American Baptist Women’s Ministries became a national organization 1951, with the formation of the National Council of American Baptist women. But women’s ministries in our denomination began long before 1951. For well over a century, women have been strong partners in the American Baptist family-raising money for missions at home and abroad, sending missionaries, and ministering in local churches and communities.

Through the years, women have shaped their ministries to meet emerging needs. The Woman’s Baptist Society, organized in 1871 (the forerunner of the Woman’s American Baptist Foreign Mission Society), focused on women in other lands. The Women’s American Baptist Home Mission Society, formed in 1909, centered on evangelism in the United States. The World Wide Guild was established in 1915 to train, inspire, and empower girls for Christian ministry and leadership; it became a program of Educational Ministries. In 1992, AB Women’s Ministries affirmed and accepted all responsibility for the girls’ ministry and organized it as AB GIRLS.


The 2022 ABW Scholarship Application is now available!

Click on link for application

2022 Scholarship Application


Click on the link to read the current bylaws.  2020 ABWM Bylaws (current)

Click on link for 2022 officers.    2022 ABWM State Officer List



Click on the link below to learn more about Vital Partners

Vital Partners


Click on link below for financial form

2018 Financial Form


Click on the link below for the most current list of Missionaries



If you are interested in becoming a state officer, we have provided a link to a bio form that needs to be completed and returned to the contact listed on the bottom of the form. Click on the link below to download the bio form.

Bio Form

For those who are presidents of ABW associations, circles, etc. we are providing letterhead for your communication with other ABW members. Click on the link below to view and download the new ABW letterhead.

ABWM Letterhead for presidents