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Question about new region

Postby Ed Pettibone » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:29 am

Hauro what if anything can you tell us about the new ABCUSA region on the upper west coast? Is it in fact a new regio or a realignment of regions>
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Haruo » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:44 am

Do we have another region up here? Hadn't heard about it.

Actually I'm guessing you mean Evergreen, which is more than a decade old. I'm not sure what to say beyond that, not knowing how you would define "region". Geographically it clearly overlays a number of preexisting regions (and beyond), stretching as it does from Alaska to Venezuela and from Southern California to Utah, notwithstanding its center of gravity in the greater Seattle area.
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Ed Pettibone » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Haruo wrote:Do we have another region up here? Hadn't heard about it.

Actually I'm guessing you mean Evergreen, which is more than a decade old. I'm not sure what to say beyond that, not knowing how you would define "region". Geographically it clearly overlays a number of preexisting regions (and beyond), stretching as it does from Alaska to Venezuela and from Southern California to Utah, notwithstanding its center of gravity in the greater Seattle area.


Ed: Hauro, this would be the Central Coast Association, we have had communication regarding a church near Portland Oregon in that refers to that association as being new. And I really wondered about how Portland is in any thing considered central.

Ed: Hauro, After further search, It may be the Central Coast Association,
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Tim Bonney » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:49 pm

Ed, is this what you are referring to?

http://www.abc-usa.org/region-map/regio ... tion_id=25
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Haruo » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:57 pm

Sounds an awful lot like a new name for an old entity. The same Executive Minister (Steve Bils) is listed for the Central Pacific Coast region on the page Timothy linked to and for American Baptist Churches of Oregon on the abc-usa.org Regions list page. Can't really tell you anything about them. My only Baptist church experience in Oregon was with FBC McMinnville during a BPFNA gathering at Linfield. Probably not representative. As far as I know no Evergreen churches are in Oregon.
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Haruo » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:01 am

I am told they changed their name when as Shane Kinnison of Gresham, OR, says, "ABC of Oregon began receiving churches from Northern CA two years ago. Thus, we changed our identity to ABCCPC (American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast) to better reflect our new relationship." So it's not a new region, just a new name for a tweaked region.
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Tim Bonney » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:08 am

Haruo wrote:I am told they changed their name when as Shane Kinnison of Gresham, OR, says, "ABC of Oregon began receiving churches from Northern CA two years ago. Thus, we changed our identity to ABCCPC (American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast) to better reflect our new relationship." So it's not a new region, just a new name for a tweaked region.


ABC Indiana did the same thing when they became ABC of Indiana and Kentucky upon receiving some former SBC churches (or dually aligned churches) into the ABC.
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Ed Pettibone » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:35 pm

Timothy Bonney wrote:
Haruo wrote:I am told they changed their name when as Shane Kinnison of Gresham, OR, says, "ABC of Oregon began receiving churches from Northern CA two years ago. Thus, we changed our identity to ABCCPC (American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast) to better reflect our new relationship." So it's not a new region, just a new name for a tweaked region.


ABC Indiana did the same thing when they became ABC of Indiana and Kentucky upon receiving some former SBC churches (or dually aligned churches) into the ABC.


Ed: Thanks to both Hauro and Tim for their input.
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Re: Question about new region

Postby Tim Bonney » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:15 pm

Ed, it reminds me that I haven't kept up with recent ABC happenings.
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