Transforming Austin

Through the Power of Connection

Austin’s faith-based convener, facilitating programs and events to connect Austin’s leaders across all sectors to impact the city.

Connect & Collaborate to

Make Austin Better

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ABBA restores connection and community among high-level Christian leaders and our combined hope for a better future. We do so by unlocking a leader's God-given potential to mobilize and motivate others who will then unite our community around addressing our city’s most pressing needs.

Austin's Crucial Conversations

Austin's Crucial Conversations

We surveyed 250 top Christian leaders in our city and asked them, "What are the most pressing issues facing Austin today?" Forming a series of conversations, we are inviting a select group of leaders to brainstorm and create a plan to help Austin flourish as we tackle those issues. Our goal is to not only help city leaders clearly clarify/define the problem, but to collaborate, and then develop a plan toward sustainable change for our city that does not rest only on our civic and institutional leaders.

Our 3 Step Approach

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Step 1

Connect with Other Leaders and Peers Through Programs and Events


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Step 2

Engage in Meaningful Conversations and Collaborations


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Step 3

Connect Your Purpose and Passion to Drive Change and Improve Lives in Austin

From Conversation to Action

Be a Force for Change in Austin and the Surrounding Communities


Ways to Connect

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Austin's Crucial Conversation

A series of gatherings convening city leaders for dialogue and to develop a strategic plan for the collective faith community of Austin to practically address some of the city's most pressing needs.


CEO & Pastor Dinner

The CEO & Pastor Dinner - An annual event to affirm business leaders and pastors; designed to encourage cooperation among these key leaders for the good of the city.

Business Leadership Series

Business Leadership Series - A quarterly "lunch and learn" featuring key leaders in the city and an opportunity to network and explore how our faith intersects with our current work.

Global Leadership Summit

Global Leadership Summit - A 2-day leadership conference that impacts 405,000+ leaders across the U.S. and in 135 countries, providing vision, inspiration, and countless practical skills you can put to work Monday morning.

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


WITH Purpose, ON Purpose, FOR Purpose

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We craft experiences that help individual leaders learn more about their unique design and their unique influence within their community. On purpose: We build relational bridges, creating a network of Christ-centered leaders that can mobilize and effect change in the Austin area. For purpose: Cultivating trust and shared identity, we connect leaders with the end goal of helping the Body of Christ address the most pressing needs in our communities.