Most people don’t like to think about life insurance. However, in the event of your death, having it can mean that your family will be taken care of financially. Read more about life insurance in MMBB’s August 2021 Article.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/21/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning will offer the 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a yearlong cohort experience that teaches intercultural competency skills. The deadline to apply for the cohort is Aug. 13. Members of the cohort will learn to do the following: interpret biblical text from a cross-cultural […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/16/21)—Approximately 100 individuals participated Wednesday in “Leading Out of Crisis LIVE,” a Webinar presented by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning (CCL). It featured Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network (TMN)—an organization committed to supporting church leaders as they shape church culture around the mission of God—and Sara […]
The Anti-Racism Task Force invites you to reflection this month. We celebrate our time together at the Biennial Mission Summit. We prayed together, brainstormed ideas, and shared our stories. We embraced the sacredness of the human story, and we honored the human experience as a denomination and as a people. We are grateful for your […]
Too often, investing for retirement is the “elephant in the room.” Many professionals — particularly clergypersons — aren’t adequately prepared. Here, a panel of CFP® professionals from MMBB Financial Services (mmbb.org) and ministry leaders bring the topics down to earth. Read more about investing for retirement in MMBB’s July 2021 Article.
The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations. The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the conversation around stewardship and generosity in their congregations. Bi-monthly blogs help support new growth and understanding as we deepen our ministry and discipleship. The reflection below was provided by Rev. Jill Harvey. Some […]
Are you wondering what the pandemic will mean financially for your church going forward? Margaret Marcuson has been a pastor who has faced some dicey years in the local church (though not as dicey as a pandemic year). She knows what it’s like to wonder how this year–and even this month–will turn out financially. Learn […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/21)—“Real Connections: Ministries to Strengthen Church and Community Relationships” invites churches to move authentic relationships to the center of congregational life and ministry with the community. It equips church members and leaders to invest in deeper, more diverse relationships in a variety of contexts: within the congregation; with other churches; with community […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/30/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched its Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) last Wednesday during the “2021 American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit – An Online Experience.” Participants met CCL’s director, the Rev. Rebecca Irwin-Diehl, who said CCL is a work-in-progress. “The foundational vision for this [CCL] is that […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2021 Biennial Mission Summit—An Online Experience met virtually June 24-26, 2021, with several pre-event activities. Inspired by the event’s theme, Imagine, speakers and leaders fostered spaces and invited participants to work toward unity, experience healing, and have hope while envisioning new possibilities for ministry and communities. […]