ABC Glossary - All Categories

Below you will find a searchable glossary of ABC terms and definitions.
Term Definition
ABAAmerican Baptist Assembly (aka: Green Lake Conference Center)
ABBEPAmerican Baptist Board of Education & Publication (BEM, EM)
ABCCAmerican Baptist Computer Center
ABCISAmerican Baptist Churches Information Systems
ABCOSHAmerican Baptist Congregations of the Southwest and Hawaii
ABCUSAAmerican Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
ABECThe American Baptist Extension Corporation
ABFAmerican Baptist Foundation
ABFMSAmerican Baptist Foreign Mission Society (BIM)
ABHCMAmerican Baptist Homes & Caring Ministries
ABHMSAmerican Baptist Home Mission Society, (BNM)
ABHSAmerican Baptist Historical Society
ABMAmerican Baptist Men
ABMCAmerican Baptist Ministers Council
ABMSAmerican Baptist Mission Support
ABNSAmerican Baptist News Service
ABPSAmerican Baptist Personnel Services
ABWIMAmerican Baptist Women In Ministry
ABWMAmerican Baptist Women's Ministries
AFCAmerica For Christ (BNM/Regions)
AMOAssociated Ministry Organization
BEMBoard of Educational Ministries
BGMBoard of General Ministries
BGMECBoard of General Ministries Executive Committee
BIMBoard of International Ministries
BNMBoard of National Ministries
BPFBaptist Peace Fellowship
BRCBudget Review Committee
BROBudget Review Officer, ABC
BWABaptist World Alliance
CPSCongregational Profile System (See ABCIS)
EMEducational Ministries
GBGeneral Board
GBECGeneral Board Executive Committee
GECGeneral Executive Council (now the NLC)
GECECGeneral Executive Council Executive Committee
GLCCGreen Lake Conference Center (aka: ABA)
IMInternational Ministries ABC
JPJudson Press
MCMinisters Council
MLCMinisterial Leadership Commission
MMBBMinisters and Missionaries Benefit Board
MRCMulti-Region Corporation
MRDMission Resource Development
MVPMission, Vision, Planning Task Force
NASName and Address System
NECNational Executive Council
NLCNational Leadership Council
NMNational Ministries
OGHSOne Great Hour of Sharing
OGSOffice of the General Secretary
OTCPOffice of Travel and Conference Planning
PCLProfessional Church Leadership
REMCRegional Executive Ministers Council
RMMORetired Ministers and Missionaries Offering
TIMTogether in Ministry
UMUnited Mission
WABHMSWoman’s American Baptist Home Mission Society
WCCWorld Council of Churches
WIMWomen in Ministry
WMOWorld Mission Offering
WMSWorld Mission Support
WRCWorld Relief Committee
ABCCRAmerican Baptist Churches of the Central Region – AR, KS, OK
ABCMCAmerican Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago
ABCCPCAmerican Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast
ABCDAKOTASAmerican Baptist Churches of the Dakotas – ND, SD
ABCGRRAmerican Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region – IL, MO
ABCGIAmerican Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis
ABC IN/KYAmerican Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky – IN, KY
ABCMNYAmerican Baptist Churches of Metro New York
ABCMIAmerican Baptist Churches of Michigan
ABCNEAmerican Baptist Churches of Nebraska
ABCNJAmerican Baptist Churches of New Jersey
ABCNWMission Northwest – ID, MT, UT, WA
ABCNYSAmerican Baptist Churches of New York State
ABCOFLASHAmerican Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii – AZ, So CA, HI, So NV
ABCOHAmerican Baptist Churches of Ohio
ABCOMAmerican Baptist Churches of Maine
ABCONNAmerican Baptist Churches of Connecticut
ABCOPADAmerican Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware – PA, DE
ABCORIAmerican Baptist Churches of Rhode Island
ABCOTSAmerican Baptist Churches of the South – AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA
ABCPRIglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico
ABCRMAmerican Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains – CO, NM, eastern UT, WY
ABCRGRAmerican Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region
ABCVNHAmerican Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire – VT, NH
ABCWIAmerican Baptist Churches of Wisconsin
CBACleveland Baptist Association
DCBCDistrict of Columbia Baptist Convention
EBAEvergreen Association of American Baptist Churches
GHCGrowing Healthy Churches Inc., ABC/West – No CA, No NV
MIDABCMid-American Baptist Churches – IA, MN
PBAPhiladelphia Baptist Association
TABCOMAmerican Baptist Churches of Massachusetts
WVBCWest Virginia Baptist Convention
AGIAdjusted Gross Income
DAFDonor Advised Fund
CGACharitable Gift Annuity
CLATCharitable Lead Annuity Trust
CLUTCharitable Lead Unitrust
CRATCharitable Remainder Annuity Trust
CRUTCharitable Remainder Unitrust
501(c)(3)IRS designation for public serving nonprofit organizations exempt from income tax and eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts
501(c)(4)IRS designation for advocacy organizations
990Form used by the IRS for annual reporting by nonprofit organizations
EINEmployer Identification Number
FMVFair Market Value
CPIConsumer Price Index
FASFinancial Accounting Standard
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board—sets the rules for nonprofit accounting
IRAIndividual Retirement Account
IRCInternal Revenue Code—code used by the IRS; also International Red Cross
IRSInternal Revenue Service
NCPGNational Committee on Planned Giving
NPONonprofit organization
PGDCPlanned Giving Design Center
RFPRequest for proposals—an announcement of grant fund availability
UMIFAUniform Management of Institutional Funds Act
UPMIFAUniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act