ABBA creates environments where mutual acceptance and value can be fostered. As individuals understand how their value adds to the greater whole and trust is established, people begin to align their efforts to a bigger purpose - the purpose of doing even greater things.
ABBA helps create awareness of needs (spiritual or social), initiates a call to action, and connects people to existing ways to respond, or, in the absence of a way to engage, helps develop a way to engage.
ABBA seeks to see needs conquered in a way that cements change in the long run. Cemented change relies on strong relationships and replicable models that measure impact.
"Part of the reason I'm so thrilled to be able to support ABBA is because of the role they play in bringing together Christians to address the needs of our community, and they do that in a way that increases the reach as well as the impact of believers. ABBA transcends church congregations, they bypass the divisions of church and business and government, and they serve to unify the body of Christ to advance the kingdom of God in Austin. That's unique. That's exciting! I'm privileged to be able to support them."
- Allen Harrison, CEO | St. David's North Austin Medical Center
"As a Christian businessman in Austin, I am deeply grateful for the critical role ABBA plays in bridging key sectors of our community--business, education, government, nonprofit, foundations--to collaborate for the greater good."
- Tony Budet, President/CEO | University Federal Credit Union
"Having worked in the corporate sector for 14 years, and now working on church staff as a pastor for the last 5 years, I have had a unique opportunity to see the intricacies within both these worlds. These two sectors see great value in working together, but, for various reasons, effective collaboration is very difficult to achieve. In steps in ABBA! I have seen ABBA take a key leadership role in facilitating tremendous teamwork between the Church and the business sector. I have personally seen ABBA bridge the gap on six separate initiatives within just this last year. They play an essential role in reaching the city of Austin in a unique and previously unattainable way, and I look forward to seeing how God will continue to use ABBA in the months and years to come.
- TJ Morelli, Men's & Business Ministry Pastor | Austin Ridge Bible Church