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.

Click on the link below for complete details regarding the 2020 Women’s Day

2020 ABWomen’s Day


Click on the link for information and application for the 2020 ABW Scholarship.

2020 ABW Scholarship Application


The Bylaws for ABW have been revised

Click on the link to read the revised bylaws.    Bylaws revised Oct 18

Click on link for 2019 officer and coordinator information    ABW 2019 Officers and Coordinators

Click on link for 2019 directory/yearbook  2019 Directory – Yearbook


Click on the link below to learn more about Vital Partners

Vital Partners


Click on link below for financial form

2018 Financial Form

CLICK HERE for the latest updates from the leadership team of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries of Indiana and Kentucky –FALL 2018. PLEASE NOTE: The AB updates are now contained in one PDF document that can be copied or uploaded to your computer.


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