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ABHMS Celebrates National Network for Chaplains, Specialized Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/23/21)—On Thursday afternoon, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrated the soft launch of its National Network of American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors and Specialized Ministers—a professional support and networking organization—with a hybrid event that welcomed visitors both online and in person at the Leadership and Mission Building (LAMB), King of Prussia, […]

ABHMS Holds Virtual ‘Converge: Palmer Grant Consultation II’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/23/21)—When American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted “Converge: Palmer Grant Consultation II” virtually on Tuesday afternoon, in attendance were approximately 60 representatives of the 42 organizations that received grants from the Virginia and Gordon Jr. Palmer Trust last year. In opening the event, the Rev. Rothangliani Chhangte, ABHMS’ senior associate […]

American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Calls Welton-Mitchell as New Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/12/21)—On November 6, 2021 the Board of Managers of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin enthusiastically approved the Reverend Mindi Welton-Mitchell as their new Executive Minister. Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell comes to Wisconsin from Seattle, Washington where she has served as Pastor of Queen Anne Baptist Church since June of 2017. As […]

Giving Thanks

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 There are many who say, ‘O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!’ You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain […]

2021 Advent Reflection Series

We invite you to join us on our website through the 2021 Advent Season. Reflections will be posted prior to each Sunday throughout this season of Advent. The first reflection is provided by ABCUSA Past President Josué D. Gómez-Menéndez – we invite you to view it, below. Please bookmark this page or follow our Facebook […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is a Way of Being

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. Stacy Emerson. “Stepping […]

ABHMS Celebrates National Network for Chaplains, Specialized Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/23/21)—On Thursday afternoon, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrated the soft launch of its National Network of American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors and Specialized Ministers—a professional support and networking organization—with a hybrid event that welcomed visitors both online and in person at the Leadership and Mission Building (LAMB), King of Prussia, […]

ABHMS Holds Virtual ‘Converge: Palmer Grant Consultation II’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/23/21)—When American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted “Converge: Palmer Grant Consultation II” virtually on Tuesday afternoon, in attendance were approximately 60 representatives of the 42 organizations that received grants from the Virginia and Gordon Jr. Palmer Trust last year. In opening the event, the Rev. Rothangliani Chhangte, ABHMS’ senior associate […]

Inaugural Cohort of ABHMS Chaplaincy Certificate Program Celebrates Graduation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/18/21)—On Monday night, the inaugural cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry” certificate program celebrated their graduation during an online event. Developed by the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy, BCC, ABHMS ecclesiastical endorser, Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries, the course was offered online through ABHMS’ Center for […]

American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Calls Welton-Mitchell as New Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/12/21)—On November 6, 2021 the Board of Managers of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin enthusiastically approved the Reverend Mindi Welton-Mitchell as their new Executive Minister. Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell comes to Wisconsin from Seattle, Washington where she has served as Pastor of Queen Anne Baptist Church since June of 2017. As […]

Executive Minister of Great Rivers Region Rev. Paul Gibson to Retire

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/21)—Rev. Paul H. Gibson, Executive Minister of the Great Rivers Region, has announced his retirement on December 17, 2021. Gibson has served the Great Rivers Region as Executive Minister since January 2016. Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, said, “Paul’s tag line for the […]

Generosity Project Webinar: Financial Stewardship in an era of Covid: What You Can Do

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 […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is a Way of Being

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. Stacy Emerson. “Stepping […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Ways to Say “Thanks”

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. Stacy Emerson. Gratitude […]

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force August 2021 Article

Ain’t We All God’s Children? Contemplative Momentum Over the next couple of months, the ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force will create space that encourages contemplative momentum. Contemplative momentum is commitment to balancing both inward and outward engagement. This movement of exploration informs the way in which we show up in the world.  When Jesus sends us, […]

Join Us for Stewardship of Space: Thinking Beyond the Sanctuary

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST: Stewardship of Space: Thinking Beyond the Sanctuary In a time when the world around churches is changing quickly, how can congregations continue to engage in creative practices of hospitality and generosity when it comes to the use of their buildings and […]

Hopevale Commemoration Sunday is December 19, 2021

Hopevale Commemoration Sunday is December 19, 2021 American Baptist Churches USA joined with the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC) in 2019 to approve a resolution to designate the Sunday nearest to December 20 as Hopevale Commemoration Sunday. This day serves as a time to remember the Hopevale martyrdom in the Philippines in which missionaries […]

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force Holds Virtual Symposium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/4/21)—The ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force held “The Prophetic Rhythm of Anti-Racism,” a virtual symposium, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Over 100 participants joined the symposium as participants heard from a keynote speaker, participated in discussion groups, and engaged with a panel of American Baptist leaders who presented from their papers on […]