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October 30 is Deadline for 2023 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/20/23)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary welcomes applications for the Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant awards by Monday, October 30, 2023. The grant was established from the remaining assets of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pa., by the American Baptist Churches USA Office of […]

ABHMS Summer Passionary Institute Brings Together Young People Who Discern Their Call

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/2023)—In the spirit of its missional commitment to cultivating leaders and equipping disciples, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched its Summer Passionary Institute (SPI) in late May 2023. Over the next ten weeks, members of the inaugural cohort, young adults ages 18–29 hailing from Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, West […]

Call to Response for Those Affected by Hurricane Idalia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to pray for strength and protection for those affected by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall August 30 along the Big Bend area of Florida’s Gulf Coast as a high-end Category 3 storm driving record-breaking storm surge. As it traverses the Southeast United States, with […]

South Korean Youth Delegation Visits ABHMS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/23)—On August 9, 2023, the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) received a youth delegation from the Korean Baptist Churches of the Republic of Korea (KBCROK). Led by the Rev. Dr. David Hojin Yu and his daughter, Ms. Sharon Yu, the group visited the Leadership and Mission Building (LAMB), ABHMS’ home […]

Officers Elected for 2024-2025 Biennium

During the Business Session on Sunday, June 25, 2023 which took place at the 2023 American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the nominated officers were elected and the election slate was passed for 2024-2025 biennium of American Baptist Churches USA. The following officers were elected to serve for the term […]

A Generosity Project Reflection: Money Talks

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. Lynne Twist […]

Call to Response for Those Affected by Hurricane Idalia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to pray for strength and protection for those affected by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall August 30 along the Big Bend area of Florida’s Gulf Coast as a high-end Category 3 storm driving record-breaking storm surge. As it traverses the Southeast United States, with […]

ABHMS Board of Directors Gathers for Facilitated Communications Workshop and Regular Meeting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/18/23)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a working retreat and regular meeting over three days, June 19-21, prior to the American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) Biennial Mission Summit that week. The president of the board, the Rev. Dr. Jamie […]

ABHMS Makes Ready for ABCUSA’s Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), a proud sponsor of American Baptist Churches USA’s 2023 Biennial Mission Summit, June 23-25, eagerly anticipates engaging with many hundreds of registrants at the San Juan, Puerto Rico, event, which promises enlightenment, periods of reflection and uplifting worship. ABHMS will have a significant presence in […]

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. […]