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Published on December 22nd, 2014 | by ABCUSA

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Judson Press 2015 ABC Reads Title Shares “Big Ideas” from Emerging Christian Leaders

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/22/14)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, has selected Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community, & Justice edited by Adam L. Bond and Laura Mariko Cheifetz as the “ABC Reads” title for 2015.

ABC Reads is a denomination-wide emphasis designed to bring together American Baptists through the power of a book. Church on Purpose offers congregations fresh and thoughtful dialogue about traditional models of ministry and leadership.

This collection of narratives offers “one big idea” from each of an array of emerging Christian leaders who are invested in addressing some of the essential concerns of today’s church. The contributors share insights from their generational and vocational perspectives to stimulate conversation and prompt adaptive change for more effective ministry.

Church on Purpose spotlights key topics including:

  • Discipleship ministries such as Sunday school
  • Intergenerational worship settings
  • Evangelism
  • Ecumenical partnerships
  • Social justice ministry

Recognizing the generational shift within churches across the country and anticipating areas of congregational life that require reform, this resource offers possibilities for new directions within Christian communities.

To order Judson Press resources, visit www.judsonpress.com or call 800-458-3766.


Founded in 1824, Judson Press is the publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice. American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with more than 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.


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