Our History

“I felt truly blessed to have participated in such a rewarding and affirming experience. I am now able to move forward and put many things into perspective. I am feeling more centered, in balance, directed and integrated than I have in a while.”

Founded by the American Baptist Churches USA to provide career development services for its personnel, the Center opened in 1968 as the Center for the Ministry. In 1972, the New England Career Development Center was established to provide services for the personnel of other religious denominations. Each center also served non-church professionals representing a broad range of occupations. These two Centers were reorganized into a single operation that became the present Center for Career Development and Ministry in 1982. The Center was incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit religious organization in 1994.