VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies will launch the website for its Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) at 1 p.m. ET on June 23 in ABHMS’ exhibit space at the virtual Biennial Mission Summit. Meet CCL’s staff, take a virtual tour of the newly launched website with its custom learning platform, and experience a sample workshop, “What Floats Your Boat? Navigating the Deep Waters of Congregational Change and Discernment.” To participate in the CCL launch, register now for Mission Summit.
The center’s physical space—to be dedicated as the Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III Learning Center—will formally open its doors in September with a ribbon cutting and full lineup of educational offerings. Watch for details to follow. While the Learning Center was to have been launched before the website, ABHMS pivoted in its plans because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
CCL is a hub for practical mission education, committed to empowering God’s people for today’s real-life challenges. Seeking to equip leaders as disciples, to make disciples into leaders, and to train God’s people to fulfill their ministry passions, CCL features interactive, intercultural and incarnational learning experiences. These learning experiences reflect current trends in leadership training, address society’s need for healing and justice, and create mission education for emerging generations.
“ABHMS’ Center for Continuous Learning will be a central feature in ABHMS’ mission framework for the transfer of knowledge, empowering leaders, equipping disciples and offering resources for transformation and healing,” says ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray.
A constantly evolving educational community, CCL offers new live and on-demand learning experiences monthly, in preparation for the launch of a full calendar of leadership training and discipleship education offerings in 2022.
Courses in development for summer are as follows:
- CeCaLi: in Spanish; first of four live, synchronous learning experiences on July 10.
- Grant-writing webinar: late summer, on-demand, date to be determined.
- Network leadership course: featuring Jane Wei-Skillern, summer, live, date to be determined.
Courses in development for fall include the following:
- Got Style? webinar series;
- Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry (certificate course);
- Starting the Money Conversation series (in Spanish);
- Faithful Finance series;
- Intercultural Leadership Institute; and
- Online Advent study.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.