ABY Gathering
November 3-5, 2017

Elliot Ave Baptist Church
Springfield, Ill


The ABY Gathering is a 3-day conference for the students of the American Baptist Students of the Great Rivers Region. The conference consists of worship sessions, workshops, big group games, coffee house and mission work. Students are elected to the board that plans each years ABY Gathering.


November 3rd — 5th, 2017


Elliot Ave Baptist Church -  Springfield, IL


(217) 358-9577 abygathering@gmail.com

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There is power in community. There is power in churches coming together — united by the name of Jesus. We encourage your church to join us in one massive event designed to encourage and empower your students. You do not want to miss out on what God is going to do at this year’s ABY! 

We are letting you experience the Gathering for the amazing price of $50 per student and $35 per adult leader! 

We ask that you please keep your group to just 6 – 12 grades.

The current ABY Board conducts interviews of all students interested in becoming a member of our board for the following year. We usually meet Saturday afternoon to conduct the interviews. If you are considering interviewing with us, please keep in mind that we meet at least 6 times a year (Usually on a Saturday) and it is important that you attend EVERY meeting. We would like to have 4-6 students on the board every year. 

ABY stands for American Baptist Youth and we are a collection of leaders and students from the Great Rivers Region. 

The ABY Board, and more specifically the students on the board, chooses the band, speaker, workshop topics, workshop speakers, and the theme of the gathering.

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Elliot Ave Baptist Church  -   501 W Elliott Ave, Springfield, IL 62702