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An Invitation to Leadership Inspired and Rooted in the Character of Christ

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/15/22) — Who should a Christian leader be―both inside and outside of the church? That’s the question author Leslie Copeland answers in the new Judson Press release “24/7 Embodying Christ-like Leadership.” Reflecting on Jesus Christ as the ultimate role model for exemplary leadership, Copeland presents Christian leaders with a way of thinking […]

Immediate Action Needed: Burma Advocacy Group Signature Campaign Advocates Passing of Burma Act

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/22)—The Burma Advocacy Group, a sub-committee of the Burma Refugee Commission of American Baptist Churches USA, has launched a second signature campaign asking American Baptist pastors, leaders, congregations, and individuals to sign the letter which will automatically go to their respective State Senators to advocate for the passing of the Burma […]

Generosity Project Webinar “Beyond the Offering Plate: Stewarding Life and End of Life” Announced

Join us for a Generosity Project webinar on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Beyond the Offering Plate: Stewarding Life and End of Life We often focus our conversations concerning stewardship around budgets and finances. However, the very first gift God has given us to steward is life. In this webinar, […]

Hopeful Holly – A Creation Justice Network Advent Devotional

This advent reflection was written by Rev. Dr. Don Ng, former President of American Baptist Churches USA. The Breaking News on CNN at the time of Jesus’ birth were fraught with fear and terror. Governments were unstable led by military dictators. People were coerced on a daily basis. It was a dreadful, troubled and turbulent […]

Thanksgiving Message to American Baptists – November 22, 2022

A Thanksgiving Message to American Baptists – November 22, 2022 I stretch out my hands to God and give thanks for every American Baptist. Thank you for continuing to build upon such a rich legacy of American leaders in your mission, ministry, and discipleship. Whether you are at home or traveling, entertaining or being entertained, […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: What’s Happening?

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. What’s happening […]

Intercultural Leadership Institute’s Year-Long Program Addressing Cultural Competency Ends with Special Training Session

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/17/2022)— The second cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) recently concluded its 13-month curriculum with a three-day residency at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The in-person event featured guest trainer the Rev. Kathryn (“Katie”) Choy-Wong, a respected elder in the Asian […]

ABHMS Co-Creators Incubator Names Cycle 3 Cohort

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/3/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Co-Creators Incubator has selected nine missional entrepreneurs from 22 applicants for its Cycle 3 cohort. The group will be together for the duration of 2023, beginning with a kickoff summit at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, from January 11-13, 2023. […]

New Judson Press Book Revisits European Baptist Responses to the Holocaust

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/19/22)—Drawing from historical documents from the Baptist World Alliance, newspaper articles from “Baptist Times” and others, and the works of contemporary and historic German theologians, Baptist historian Lee B. Spitzer weaves a disturbing yet hopeful narrative in the new Judson Press release “Sympathy, Solidarity, and Silence: Three European Baptist Responses to the […]

Rev. Dr. Daniel Cash Called as Executive Minister of ABC of the Dakotas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/20/22)—The American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas Executive Committee, which served as the Region Executive Search Committee, unanimously voted in August to call the Rev. Dr. Daniel Cash as the region’s new Executive Minister. Cash will begin to serve in this new role on October 17. Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford, American Baptist […]

Registration Now Available for 2022 Transition Ministries Training Session

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/21/22)—In late August and early September 2022, Transition Ministries will host its next opportunity for pastors and other ministerial leaders to learn more about the skills needed to lead a church through a time of pastoral transition. Transition Ministries will offer an online training event on Friday, August 26-Saturday, August 27 […]

General Secretary Search Committee Announces Upcoming Focus Group Sessions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/22)—The Search Committee for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA seeks input from American Baptists across the United States and Puerto Rico. American Baptists are invited to participate in a focus group with a member of the Search Committee. View the full message from the Search Committee below. […]

“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Registration Deadline is Friday, May 13

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/22)—This Friday, May 13 is the registration deadline for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” celebrates women ministerial leaders, their myriad journeys into ministry and their many ways of ministering. The celebration includes recognition […]

Reduced Registration Fee for “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference to Continue Throughout Registration Period

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/22)—Planners of the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., have made the decision to continue offering the reduced event registration fee of $139 throughout the remainder of the registration period, which closes on May 13. Given uncertainty about […]

ABWIM to Welcome and Celebrate Notable Past Leadership at Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/28/22)—Registration for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, to be held June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., is open through May 13, 2022. Make plans now to attend and to celebrate ministering women with notable leaders from throughout the history of American Baptist Women in Ministry. […]

“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Registration Deadline is Friday, May 13

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/22)—This Friday, May 13 is the registration deadline for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis. “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” celebrates women ministerial leaders, their myriad journeys into ministry and their many ways of ministering. The celebration includes recognition […]

Reduced Registration Fee for “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference to Continue Throughout Registration Period

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/22)—Planners of the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., have made the decision to continue offering the reduced event registration fee of $139 throughout the remainder of the registration period, which closes on May 13. Given uncertainty about […]

ABWIM to Welcome and Celebrate Notable Past Leadership at Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/28/22)—Registration for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, to be held June 15-18, 2022 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis., is open through May 13, 2022. Make plans now to attend and to celebrate ministering women with notable leaders from throughout the history of American Baptist Women in Ministry. […]