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Faculty Chair Honors Director of ABHMS Partnering Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/19)—An endowed faculty chair has been named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco, executive director of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin, a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Community Outreach Ministries. The Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business is part of the Center on Business […]

Applicants Sought for ABHMS’ First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/19)—Young adults are encouraged to apply for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) first “Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders.” Slated for September, this innovative cultural-competency training program seeks to provide hands-on, in-depth experience to effectively engage across cultures. The program aims to do the following: cultivate culturally diverse leaders from across […]

Charles and Marie Mercer Named Co-Recipients of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—Charles and Marie Mercer have been named the 2019 co-recipients of the Cora and John Sparrowk President’s Award. The award will be presented at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019, on behalf of the Board of General Ministries. The recipient must be an American Baptist, who has over a period […]

Church and Money: 5 Important Truths

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 worked to provide stewardship resources and support to a cohort group of pastors from New England regions. […]

An Easter Message from the ABCUSA General Secretary

On this Easter Sunday, we invite you to read a message from ABCUSA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B Spitzer, below, and to read about our Lenten Devotional Series and view additional postings here. We all watched this week with dismay as flames swept through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The loss incurred consists of […]

Lenten Devotional: The Reality of Death and The Hope of Resurrection

Easter is the time when the full view of the Gospel reminds us of the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The book of Acts of the Apostles is steeped with the rehearsing of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul spends time developing his New Testament themes around the fact of Christ’s resurrection. […]

A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer

Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, written April 29, 2019, below. If you would like download a printable copy, please click here. “Hate and Violence Cannot Defeat Love and Faith” A Pastoral Letter to the American Baptist Family By Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, ABCUSA General Secretary This is […]

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ABCUSA Biennial Academy Tracks and Sessions Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/24/19)—On Saturday, June 22, 2019, an ABCUSA Biennial Academy will be held during the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit. The ABCUSA Biennial Academy will offer continuing education and spiritual growth opportunities for both clergy and lay leaders. Many different options will allow for something for everyone, including learning tracks with […]

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/20/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries will host “Avenues to Wholeness”, a free Fall webinar series starting Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST, and every two weeks, as follows: September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, and November 14.  American Baptist Women’s Ministries has selected “Sisters Seeking Wholeness” […]

Faculty Chair Honors Director of ABHMS Partnering Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/19)—An endowed faculty chair has been named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco, executive director of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin, a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Community Outreach Ministries. The Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business is part of the Center on Business […]

Applicants Sought for ABHMS’ First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/19)—Young adults are encouraged to apply for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) first “Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders.” Slated for September, this innovative cultural-competency training program seeks to provide hands-on, in-depth experience to effectively engage across cultures. The program aims to do the following: cultivate culturally diverse leaders from across […]

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American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago Calls New Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/19)—The American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago called Rev. David Gregg as its new Executive Minister in a special meeting of the region’s Family Council on January 12, 2019. The body, which comprises one pastor and one other representative of each member congregation, voted overwhelmingly to approve the search committee’s recommendation […]

ABC Ohio Calls Co-Executive Ministers Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/12/18)—At the November 3 meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio Board of Region Ministries, the Board voted to call Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons as Co-Executive Ministers for the region beginning January 1, 2019.  Rev. Click will serve as Executive Minister for Administration and Denominational Relations, and […]

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“Devoted to Generosity” Complimentary Stewardship Subscription Available

American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary is pleased to offer the 2019 Year-Round Stewardship Resource theme Devoted to Generosity, published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. ABCUSA has purchased a quantity of licenses for American Baptist churches who would like to use this online subscription. Interested churches should send an email request […]

Encouraging Pastors and Churches – Sister Church Visit and Rededication Service

Kevin Walden, associate general secretary for Congregations and Pastors, recently traveled to Puerto Rico for a Sister Church visit to Iglesia Bautista de Quebrada and a rededication service of Iglesia Bautista la Esperanza de Caguas, which was destroyed in Hurricane Maria. Read more about Walden’s trip, below. It was my honor on December 2, the […]