Imagine what it’s like to be a new immigrant family in Edison, NJ. “Parents are struggling to make ends meet,” explains Rev. Dr. Louis Ao, who has served Stelton Baptist Church in Edison, NJ, since 2012. “Students are trying to fit into the school system and a new environment.” A $1,000 Matthew 25 Grant from […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/18)—American Baptist clergy and seminarians in their 20s through early 40s from 16 American Baptist regions participated in “Connect 2018,” the first gathering of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) American Baptist Young Adult Clergy Network, June 25-28 at Lake Street Baptist Church, Evanston, Ill. “This was a first-of-a-kind event, so […]
A delegation of the Kachin Baptist Convention in Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma), visited the American Baptist Churches Mission Center on Friday, July 6. Delegation members included Rev. Hpauyawng Tu Mai, General Secretary of Kachin Baptist Convention, Kachin, Myanmar and Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, President of Kachin Baptist Convention, Kachin, Myanmar.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) are collaborating to host concurrent conferences for women and girls in July at Judson University, Elgin, Ill. The three organizations hope to attract women from culturally diverse backgrounds for a weekend of learning, […]
Lee Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about Spitzer’s recent letter on immigration and family separation. This video was produced by EthicsDaily at the 2018 Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in Zurich, where Spitzer is currently representing American Baptist Churches USA. Spitzer serves on the General Council for […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/18)—How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big moral issues of our times? Can we truly have an effective witness on issues such as racism, genocide, immigration, anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice? American Baptist Churches USA is collaborating with the American Baptist Historical Society and the DC […]
A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen months to put together “The Generosity Project,” a pilot program running from Sept. 2017 – Dec. 2018 which will work to provide stewardship resources and support to a cohort group of pastors from New England […]