Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

since 1993

Welcoming & Affirming All People

As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.

Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.

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Recent News

2023 Lecture Recording Now Available!

2023 Lecture Recording Now Available!

“Truth and Lies at the Foot of the Cross:The Church and God’s LGBTQ+ Children” About the Lecture: We’ve all heard how everyone’s equal at the foot of the cross. That doesn’t seem to apply to LGBTQ+ people, however, according to many Christians. In fact, the disgust...

Registration Still Open For 2023’s Annual Lectureship!

Registration Still Open For 2023’s Annual Lectureship!

2023 Annual LectureshipRev. Dr. Susan Shaw Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesOregon State University  "Truth and Lies at the Foot of the Cross:The Church and God's LGBTQ+ Children"  About the Lecture: We’ve all heard how everyone’s equal at...

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