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Published on December 5th, 2016 | by ABCUSA

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Pastors, Lay Leaders Invited to Apply to ABHMS’ ‘In Support of Excellence’ Initiative

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/5/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce the national launch of its exciting “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) financial-empowerment initiative for pastors and lay leaders.

Too many high-capacity pastors are suffering in silence, as they are both woefully undercompensated and squeezed by crushing personal debt. ABHMS is committed to equipping pastors and lay leaders with financial-management best practices, leadership coaching and self-care strategies. Participating pastors will also be eligible to apply to receive direct monetary awards to pay down personal debt.

Pastors and lay leaders can apply online to participate in the initiative.

ABHMS created ISOE with support from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.

To learn more, those interested are invited to register for one of three upcoming informational webinars:

  • 11 a.m. EST on Dec. 20;
  • 3 p.m. EST on Dec. 20; or
  • 3 p.m. EST on Dec. 21.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists in answering God’s call to promote Christian faith across the United States and Puerto Rico to cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and heal and transform communities, by developing aligned action networks and programs.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 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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