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Registration Now Open for “Sanctuary Safety” Webinar Presented by Church Mutual Insurance Group

Registration Now Open for “Sanctuary Safety” Webinar Presented by Church Mutual Insurance Group

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/14/24)—American Baptists are invited to attend a webinar with Church Mutual Insurance Group, led by ...
ABHMS Reminds of Ongoing Need for Prayers and Donations to Help Weather-Ravaged Regions

ABHMS Reminds of Ongoing Need for Prayers and Donations to Help Weather-Ravaged Regions

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/13/24)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) renews its call for prayers and donations during this ...
MMBB Cares Offers Counseling and Coaching to Clergy

MMBB Cares Offers Counseling and Coaching to Clergy

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 5/8/24)—There is a clergy mental health crisis that experts say can no longer be ignored. Not ...
ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Offers Lifeline to Struggling Ministry Leaders with Vocational Discernment Course

ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Offers Lifeline to Struggling Ministry Leaders with Vocational Discernment Course

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 5/3/24)—Years of unprecedented challenges stemming from the pandemic and political division have significantly strained servant ...
ABHMS Issues Appeal for OGHS Donations Following Tornadoes, Flooding in Central US

ABHMS Issues Appeal for OGHS Donations Following Tornadoes, Flooding in Central US

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/29/24)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) issues a call for prayers and financial donations for those ...
The Christian Citizen, Its Editor Are Honored at RCC Annual Awards Banquet

The Christian Citizen, Its Editor Are Honored at RCC Annual Awards Banquet

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 4/23/24)—For work completed in 2023, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) publication The Christian Citizen ...
Registration Deadline Extended for 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation on Authoritarianism at the Intersection of Faith and Politics

Registration Deadline Extended for 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation on Authoritarianism at the Intersection of Faith and Politics

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 4/23/24)—The deadline to register for the 2024 Missiological Conversation on May 2 has been extended ...
2024 PBA Missiological Conversation: Addressing a Surge in Authoritarianism at the Intersection of Faith and Politics

2024 PBA Missiological Conversation: Addressing a Surge in Authoritarianism at the Intersection of Faith and Politics

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 4/18/24)—The Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA), in partnership with American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), is ...
ABHMS Urges Immediate Student Action on Scholarship Applications, Encourages Thoughtful Reflection on Careers

ABHMS Urges Immediate Student Action on Scholarship Applications, Encourages Thoughtful Reflection on Careers

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 4/5/24)— With its scholarship application deadline approaching, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges all ...
ABCOPAD Calls New Executive Pastor

ABCOPAD Calls New Executive Pastor

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 2/21/24)—The American Baptist Churches of PA and DE (ABCOPAD) Board of Directors met Tuesday, February ...
ABHMS Announces 2024 Merit Awards, Will Celebrate Recipients at Space for Grace & Spiritual Caregivers Conference 2024 Luncheon

ABHMS Announces 2024 Merit Awards, Will Celebrate Recipients at Space for Grace & Spiritual Caregivers Conference 2024 Luncheon

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 3/1/24)—The Reverend Dr. Patricia Murphy, BCC, ecclesiastical endorser of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
Welcome to Our New General Secretary Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain

Welcome to Our New General Secretary Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain

The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomes Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain as the next General Secretary of American Baptist ...
ABHMS Announces Availability of Debt-Relief Grants for Eligible American Baptist clergy

ABHMS Announces Availability of Debt-Relief Grants for Eligible American Baptist clergy

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 01/31/2024)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the availability of up to ...
Former ABHMS staff member, beloved champion of environmental causes and social justice the Rev. Dr. Owen Owens dies

Former ABHMS staff member, beloved champion of environmental causes and social justice the Rev. Dr. Owen Owens dies

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 01/31/2024)—The Rev. Dr. Owen D. Owens, 89, former director of ecology and racial justice at ...
Legacy Sunday February 18, 2024

Legacy Sunday February 18, 2024

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/31/24)—On Legacy Sunday, you can plan a service on generosity, as well as provide informational resources ...
Prayer Service and Protest to Mark the Anniversary of Myanmar's Overthrown Election

Prayer Service and Protest to Mark the Anniversary of Myanmar’s Overthrown Election

Washington, D.C. (1/29/24)—In a significant show of solidarity and remembrance, Rev. Saw Ler Htoo of Calvary Burmese Baptist Church, in ...
ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Issues Call for Baptist Theology Webinar Proposals

ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Issues Call for Baptist Theology Webinar Proposals

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (ABNS 1/19/2024)—The ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning (CCL), in collaboration with the American Baptist Theologians Commission, ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls Interim Executive Director

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls Interim Executive Director

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (1/12/24)—The search committee unanimously recommended, and the executive committee of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) shared ...
Former ABCUSA Deputy General Secretary for Research and Planning Dr. Richard K. Gladden Dies

Former ABCUSA Deputy General Secretary for Research and Planning Dr. Richard K. Gladden Dies

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (1/12/24)—Dr. Richard K. Gladden, 92, former deputy general secretary for Research and Planning for American Baptist ...
ABCUSA to Host United Mission Matters Zoom Events with Dr. Gary Comer

ABCUSA to Host United Mission Matters Zoom Events with Dr. Gary Comer

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (1/4/24)—ABCUSA is excited to announce a special two-part United Mission Matters Zoom Event with Dr. Gary ...
ABHMS Webinar Series Addresses Mental Well-Being in Asian American Congregations and Communities

ABHMS Webinar Series Addresses Mental Well-Being in Asian American Congregations and Communities

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (12/21/23)—Recognizing a tension between all-too-real issues of mental well-being within Asian American congregations and communities and ...
International Ministries Mourns the Passing of Global Servant Rev. Madeline Flores-López

International Ministries Mourns the Passing of Global Servant Rev. Madeline Flores-López

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (12/21/23)—With great sadness, International Ministries (IM) shares news of the unexpected passing of Global Servant Rev ...
Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

Hopevale Commemoration Sunday

American Baptist Churches USA joined with the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC) in 2019 to approve a resolution to ...
Hope for Her – A Collaborative Initiative Between International Ministries and American Baptist Women’s Ministries

Hope for Her – A Collaborative Initiative Between International Ministries and American Baptist Women’s Ministries

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (12/15/23)—Introducing Hope for Her, a new collaborative initiative forged between International Ministries (IM) and American Baptist ...
Nomination Period for ABHMS National Ministry Awards is Extended

Nomination Period for ABHMS National Ministry Awards is Extended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABMS 12/15/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has extended to January 31, 2024, the due date for ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on her Historic Election as General Secretary of ABCUSA

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on her Historic Election as General Secretary of ABCUSA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/15/23)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM), on behalf of the national board and staff, congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina ...
ABHMS Offers a New Sabbatical-Planning Workshop for Pastors

ABHMS Offers a New Sabbatical-Planning Workshop for Pastors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/12/23)—According to a recent survey by the Christian research group Barna, pastors are experiencing burnout at a ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: The Work of Christmas Begins…

A Generosity Project Reflection: The Work of Christmas Begins…

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations. The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame ...
A Christmas Message from ABCUSA General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

A Christmas Message from ABCUSA General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

Read a Christmas message from ABCUSA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods, below: I have always loved Christmas. I enjoy ...
ABHMS Thanks its Donors at Inaugural Donor Appreciation Gala

ABHMS Thanks its Donors at Inaugural Donor Appreciation Gala

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/29/23)—American Baptist Home Missions Societies is able to realize its missional priorities thanks to the donors who ...
ABHMS Board of Directors Congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on Call to Become New ABCUSA General Secretary

ABHMS Board of Directors Congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on Call to Become New ABCUSA General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/23)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) extends its heartfelt congratulations to ...
Cleveland Baptist Association Calls the Rev. Dr. TaNikka Sheppard as Regional Executive Minister

Cleveland Baptist Association Calls the Rev. Dr. TaNikka Sheppard as Regional Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/23)—On November 13, 2023, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Baptist Association enthusiastically and unanimously ...
ABHMS Calls New Director of Communications and Marketing

ABHMS Calls New Director of Communications and Marketing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Curtis Ramsey-Lucas has answered the ...
Burma Advocacy Group Members Visit Malaysia, Thailand

Burma Advocacy Group Members Visit Malaysia, Thailand

FREEHOLD, NJ (ABNS 11/21/23)—The Burma Advocacy Group, which is comprised of 25 civil society and religious organizations, visited Malaysia from ...
A Thanksgiving Message from General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

A Thanksgiving Message from General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless ...
American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets November 3-5, 2023

American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets November 3-5, 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/16/23)—The Board of General Ministries met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, Pa., ...
ABCUSA Announces "Least of These" Grant for Giving Tuesday 2023

ABCUSA Announces “Least of These” Grant for Giving Tuesday 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/23)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is excited to announce an inspiring initiative for Giving Tuesday 2023 ...
ABHMS Continues to Foster Beloved Communities with Intercultural Leadership Institute Preview

ABHMS Continues to Foster Beloved Communities with Intercultural Leadership Institute Preview

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/23)—Fulfilling American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) missional priorities of cultivating leaders and equipping disciples, the ...
Co-Creators Cycle 3 Culminates with Launch Summit

Co-Creators Cycle 3 Culminates with Launch Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/23)—On October 16-18, 2023, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted the Launch Summit of Co-Creators ...
American Baptist Churches World Relief Committee Meets, Approves Development Grant Requests

American Baptist Churches World Relief Committee Meets, Approves Development Grant Requests

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/13/23)—The World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA met ...
American Baptist Churches of Nebraska Calls New Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Nebraska Calls New Executive Minister

OMAHA, NE (ABNS 11/13/23)—The Churches Helping Churches American Baptist Churches of Nebraska met Friday, November 10 in a special session ...
Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain Called as General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain Called as General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/4/23)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA has affirmed the call of the ...
Signature ABHMS Event Will Explore Intergenerational Faith, Celebrate Judson Press Bicentenary

Signature ABHMS Event Will Explore Intergenerational Faith, Celebrate Judson Press Bicentenary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/2/23)—Themed “Engaging Intergenerational Faith, Listen. Learn. Live.,” the signature biennial event of American Baptist Home Mission ...
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Receives Prestigious Alumni Award from Yale Divinity School

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Receives Prestigious Alumni Award from Yale Divinity School

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/30/23)—At the Yale Divinity School (YDS) Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Reception on October 12, Dr. Jeffrey ...
Violence in the Middle East and in the United States

Violence in the Middle East and in the United States

Read a message from ABCUSA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods, below. While the conflict in the Middle East continues ...
Nomination Window for ABHMS Ministry Awards is Open

Nomination Window for ABHMS Ministry Awards is Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/23)—In its continuing effort to recognize excellence among ministry professionals, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
A Message about the Lewiston Tragedy from the American Baptist Churches of Maine

A Message about the Lewiston Tragedy from the American Baptist Churches of Maine

Al Fletcher, Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Maine, shared the message below on Thursday morning, October 26, ...
ABCOPAD Now Accepting Applications for Regional Executive Pastor

ABCOPAD Now Accepting Applications for Regional Executive Pastor

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/25/23)—The American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware (ABCOPAD) has announced that applications are now invited ...
IM Requests Prayers for Peace in Israel and Gaza; Offers Relief Support to Partners in the Region

IM Requests Prayers for Peace in Israel and Gaza; Offers Relief Support to Partners in the Region

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/23)—As the conflict in the Middle East escalates, International Ministries (IM) urgently requests prayers for peace ...
ABHMS to Hold Virtual Discipleship Summit on American Baptist Identity

ABHMS to Hold Virtual Discipleship Summit on American Baptist Identity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) is hosting its annual Discipleship ...
You're Invited to an Everyday ABC Conversation: Post-Pandemic Impact on Ministry and Stewardship

You’re Invited to an Everyday ABC Conversation: Post-Pandemic Impact on Ministry and Stewardship

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/11/23)—You're invited to the next American Baptist Churches Everyday ABC Conversation event, "Post-Pandemic Impact on Ministry ...
A Message from the General Secretary Amid Violence in Middle East

A Message from the General Secretary Amid Violence in Middle East

We ask all persons to be in prayer for people in the Middle East following a weekend of senseless violence ...
2025 Biennial Mission Summit to Meet in Omaha, Neb., July 4-6, 2025

2025 Biennial Mission Summit to Meet in Omaha, Neb., July 4-6, 2025

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/23)—The Executive Committee of the Board of General Ministries is excited to announce that the 2025 ...
ABHMS Hosts Palmer Grant Recipients at Conference on Faith Among Youth and Young Adults

ABHMS Hosts Palmer Grant Recipients at Conference on Faith Among Youth and Young Adults

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/6/23)—In the 2022 cycle of the Palmer Grant themed “Thriving Youth and Young Adults: Faith and ...
American Baptist Women's Ministries Presents Be Strong, Be Courageous 2023 Fall Webinar Series

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Presents Be Strong, Be Courageous 2023 Fall Webinar Series

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/28/23)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) is proud to present the Be Strong, Be Courageous 2023 Fall ...
American Baptist Women's Ministries, Shalom Retreat from October 6-8 in Euclid, Ohio

American Baptist Women’s Ministries, Shalom Retreat from October 6-8 in Euclid, Ohio

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/26/23)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) is proud to share the upcoming Shalom Retreat from October 6-8, 2023, in ...
ABHMS Receives Generous Donation from Christian Community Credit Union for Maui Wildfire Relief

ABHMS Receives Generous Donation from Christian Community Credit Union for Maui Wildfire Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/26/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) extends heartfelt thanks to the Christian Community Credit Union (CCCU) ...
October 30 is Deadline for 2023 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

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

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 ...
Call to Response for Those Affected by Hurricane Idalia

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 ...
ABHMS Hosts Inaugural Scholarship Recipient Meeting to Build Future Partnerships

ABHMS Hosts Inaugural Scholarship Recipient Meeting to Build Future Partnerships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/16/23)—The cost of higher education is soaring. Consequently, so too is student debt. Long recognizing these ...
Rev. Dr. Michael P. L. Friday Called as Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis

Rev. Dr. Michael P. L. Friday Called as Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/23)—At a specially called Board of Directors meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis ...
ABHMS Mobilizes in Response to Devastating Wildfires Ravaging Maui

ABHMS Mobilizes in Response to Devastating Wildfires Ravaging Maui

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/12/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) grieves the loss of at least 80 lives and the ...
ABHMS Board of Directors Gathers for Facilitated Communications Workshop and Regular Meeting

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 ...
ABCUSA Releases New Tools for Churches, Regions and Partners

ABCUSA Releases New Tools for Churches, Regions and Partners

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/12/23)—American Baptist Churches USA is excited to release two new ways for churches, regions, and partners ...
Applications Invited for Position of Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

Applications Invited for Position of Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/11/23)—The Search Committee serving the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska is currently receiving applications for the ...
American Baptist Mission Table Meets in San Juan, Puerto Rico

American Baptist Mission Table Meets in San Juan, Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/6/23)—On June 26, 2023, seventy-five persons gathered for the American Baptist Mission Table event in Puerto ...
American Baptist Churches USA Affirms and Celebrates Women in Ministry at 2023 Biennial in San Juan

American Baptist Churches USA Affirms and Celebrates Women in Ministry at 2023 Biennial in San Juan

San Juan, PR (ABNS 6/28/23)—The American Baptist Churches 2023 Biennial Mission Summit met June 23-25, 2023 at the Puerto Rico ...
American Baptists Come Together in San Juan “For Such a Time as This”

American Baptists Come Together in San Juan “For Such a Time as This”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/24/23)—The American Baptist Churches 2023 Biennial Mission Summit officially began on Friday, June 23 at the ...
ABHMS Makes Ready for ABCUSA’s Biennial Mission Summit

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 ...
American Baptist Churches USA Offers Support to Women in Ministerial Roles

American Baptist Churches USA Offers Support to Women in Ministerial Roles

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/15/23)—American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods released a statement today offering support ...
ABHMS Announces 2023 Recipient of Distinguished Daniel E. Weiss Scholarship

ABHMS Announces 2023 Recipient of Distinguished Daniel E. Weiss Scholarship

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/13/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce that Jolly A. Guisti Santaella has ...
"The Generosity Project Presents: A Live Zoom Event with Tod Bolsinger" Webinar Recording Now Available

“The Generosity Project Presents: A Live Zoom Event with Tod Bolsinger” Webinar Recording Now Available

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/25/23)—A recording from our latest Generosity Project webinar, "The Generosity Project Presents: A Live Zoom Event with ...
ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Mission Response

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Mission Response

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/10/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Sandra Lee answered the ...
ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Justice and Advocacy

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Justice and Advocacy

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/10/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Kerwin Webb answered the ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/10/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, pastor, ...
Rev. Dr. Aaron Kilbourn Called as Executive Minister of ABC of the Dakotas

Rev. Dr. Aaron Kilbourn Called as Executive Minister of ABC of the Dakotas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/25/23)—The American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas has called Rev. Dr. Aaron Kilbourn to be the region’s ...
Rodney Ragwan and Jennifer Pedzinski Transition to New Ministry Roles at International Ministries

Rodney Ragwan and Jennifer Pedzinski Transition to New Ministry Roles at International Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/24/23)—International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Rodney Ragwan and Rev. Jennifer (Jeni) Pedzinski ...
ABHS Announces 2023 George D. Younger Award Recipient

ABHS Announces 2023 George D. Younger Award Recipient

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/20/23)—Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church in Rochester, New York has been named the 2023 recipient of the ...
American Baptists Asked to Pray and Act for Burma; Action Needed by April 30, 2023

American Baptists Asked to Pray and Act for Burma; Action Needed by April 30, 2023

The Burma Advocacy Group continues to ask American Baptists to Pray and Act for Burma. The Burma Advocacy Group was ...
ABHMS Executive Director Selected to Join MLK Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College

ABHMS Executive Director Selected to Join MLK Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/6/23)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and CEO of Judson ...
Call to Response for Recent Tornadoes in the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions

Call to Response for Recent Tornadoes in the Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Regions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/23)—In this Holy Week, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to pray for God’s comfort ...
Generosity Project Webinar “A Live Zoom Event with Tod Bolsinger” Announced

Generosity Project Webinar “A Live Zoom Event with Tod Bolsinger” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/23)—The Generosity Project presents a live Zoom event with Tod Bolsinger on Monday, May 22 at ...
American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/28/23)—The American Baptist Historical Society announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize. Each year ...
Latest Judson Press Release Empowers Preachers for the “Sunday After”

Latest Judson Press Release Empowers Preachers for the “Sunday After”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/23)—The question what shall I preach? is constant for those called to deliver God’s word, but ...
American Baptist Women in Ministry Celebrates International Women’s Day, Women's History Month

American Baptist Women in Ministry Celebrates International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/8/23)—American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and ...
American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) Alumnae Launches Fundraising Campaign

American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) Alumnae Launches Fundraising Campaign

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/3/23)—A fundraising campaign by American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) Alumnae is helping to spread the word ...
ABHMS Launches America for Christ 2023; Resources Available Online

ABHMS Launches America for Christ 2023; Resources Available Online

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has launched its America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2023 with ...
Former ABCUSA President Frank Christine, Jr., Dies

Former ABCUSA President Frank Christine, Jr., Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/23)—Frank Christine, Jr., 91, died February 3, 2023, at the Good Life Oasis Board and Care ...
Applications Invited for American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis Executive Minister Position

Applications Invited for American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis Executive Minister Position

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 02/28/2023)—The Executive Minister Search Team for the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis (ABC-GI) is now ...
ABHMS Ecclesiastical Endorser Elected to Chair Two Key Groups

ABHMS Ecclesiastical Endorser Elected to Chair Two Key Groups

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 02/27/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy, ...
MMBB Remembers Muriel Penn Jerigan, 50-Year Employee at MMBB and ABCUSA

MMBB Remembers Muriel Penn Jerigan, 50-Year Employee at MMBB and ABCUSA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/23)—Muriel Penn Jerigan, who achieved a 50-plus year record as the longest continuously serving employee in ...
Dr. Luis N. Rivera-Pagán to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Dr. Luis N. Rivera-Pagán to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/15/23)—The American Baptist Churches USA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the ...
February 24 is Deadline for General Secretary Nominations and Applications

February 24 is Deadline for General Secretary Nominations and Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/14/23)—Nominations and applications for the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA must be ...
American Baptist Women's Ministries Awarded One Great Hour of Sharing Grant

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Awarded One Great Hour of Sharing Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/13/23)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) has been awarded a One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Development ...
$10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Turkey and Syria; More Help Urgently Needed

$10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Turkey and Syria; More Help Urgently Needed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/9/23)—International Ministries (IM) has sent initial grants totaling $10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) ...
ABHMS Promotes Valued Strategist to National Coordinator Role

ABHMS Promotes Valued Strategist to National Coordinator Role

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that the Rev. Abigail Medina Betancourt, ...
ABHMS Fills Key Positions on Leadership Empowerment Team

ABHMS Fills Key Positions on Leadership Empowerment Team

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Alexzandria Sanchez was hired as ...
Legacy Sunday is February 19, 2023

Legacy Sunday is February 19, 2023

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/20/23)—On Legacy Sunday, you can plan a service on generosity, as well as provide informational resources ...
ABHMS Calls for Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award Nominations

ABHMS Calls for Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award Nominations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/23)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for the Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award to ...
General Secretary Search Nominations and Applications Invited Through February 24

General Secretary Search Nominations and Applications Invited Through February 24

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/23)—Information about the American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Search is now available on the American ...
ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Latino Ministries

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Latino Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 01/16/2023)— American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has called the Reverend Abner Cotto-Bonilla to serve as ...
ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Asian Ministries

ABHMS Calls National Coordinator for Asian Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABSN 01/16/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has called the Reverend Michele Turek to serve as National ...
Special Prayer Service in Observance of the Two-Year Anniversary of Military Coup in Burma

Special Prayer Service in Observance of the Two-Year Anniversary of Military Coup in Burma

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/23)—American Baptist Churches USA and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call ...
General Secretary Search Committee Announces Update on Search Process

General Secretary Search Committee Announces Update on Search Process

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/10/23)—After a year of research and extensive analysis of survey results, in-person meetings, and focus groups ...
Join Us February 7 for Our Next Everyday ABC Conversation: Passing the Peace

Join Us February 7 for Our Next Everyday ABC Conversation: Passing the Peace

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/10/23)—You're invited to join us for our next Everyday ABC Conversation event, "Passing the Peace" on ...
ABC of Vermont and New Hampshire Executive Minister to Retire

ABC of Vermont and New Hampshire Executive Minister to Retire

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/21/22)—American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire Executive Minister Rev. Dale R. Edwards has announced ...
Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2024-2025 Biennium

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2024-2025 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/22)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Nominating Committee has nominated the following persons to serve as ...
U.S. Senate Passes Burma Act Bill

U.S. Senate Passes Burma Act Bill

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/16/22)—After months of advocacy efforts by many American Baptists, the Burma Act Bill was passed by ...
Extending the Moment - A Christmas Message by Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Extending the Moment – A Christmas Message by Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Greetings. My name is Jeff Woods and I serve you as General Secretary for the American Baptist Churches USA. You ...
Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong Named Recipient of Sparrowk President’s Award

Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong Named Recipient of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/22)—The Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong has been named the 2023 recipient of the Cora and John Sparrowk ...
Theologians Commission Issues Call for Papers

Theologians Commission Issues Call for Papers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/22)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary and the Theologians Commission will host ...
Former Executive Director of American Baptist Historical Society Rev. Dr. William H. Brackney Dies

Former Executive Director of American Baptist Historical Society Rev. Dr. William H. Brackney Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/12/22)—Rev. Dr. William H. Brackney, former executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) from ...
Join ABWIM and Illuminated Journeys Across the Camino de Santiago in 2024

Join ABWIM and Illuminated Journeys Across the Camino de Santiago in 2024

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/7/22)—American Baptist Women in Ministry and Illuminated Journeys invite you to "The Way," a Walk/Ride Pilgrimage ...
Burma Advocacy Group Calls for Release of Detained Leader in Myanmar

Burma Advocacy Group Calls for Release of Detained Leader in Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/6/22)—The American Baptist Churches Burma Advocacy Group calls for the immediate release of the Rev. Dr ...
American Baptist Leaders Release New Storybook Video for 2022 Christmas Season

American Baptist Leaders Release New Storybook Video for 2022 Christmas Season

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/30/22)—American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to offer a new children’s storybook video for the American ...
Intercultural Leadership Institute’s Year-Long Program Addressing Cultural Competency Ends with Special Training Session

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

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

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, ...
Generosity Project Webinar "Beyond the Offering Plate: Stewarding Life and End of Life" Announced

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 ...
American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets in King of Prussia, Pa.

American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets in King of Prussia, Pa.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/22)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries met November 4-6, 2022, at the Crowne ...
ABHMS Co-Creators Incubator Names Cycle 3 Cohort

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 ...
New Book Offers Fresh Look at Embracing Diversity within Faith Communities

New Book Offers Fresh Look at Embracing Diversity within Faith Communities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/03/22)—In the new Judson Press release “Building Lasting Bridges: An Updated Handbook for Intercultural Ministries,” Kathryn Choy-Wong, ...
Great Rivers Region Announces New Executive Minister

Great Rivers Region Announces New Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/22)—The Regional Ministry Board of the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region has announced ...
Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nominations Invited, Deadline Extended

Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nominations Invited, Deadline Extended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/22)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual ...
Call to Response for Hurricane Ian Survivors

Call to Response for Hurricane Ian Survivors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/7/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) grieves the lives lost and prays for God’s comfort to those ...
ABC Creation Justice Network Offers New Free On-Demand Training

ABC Creation Justice Network Offers New Free On-Demand Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/29/22)—The American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network is excited to offer the ABCUSA Blessed Tomorrow Ambassador Training, ...
Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on Congregations Task Force Invites Survey Responses

Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on Congregations Task Force Invites Survey Responses

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/21/22)—American Baptists are invited to respond to a survey from the Interpreting the Impact of Covid-19 on ...
Update on the Work of the General Secretary Search Committee

Update on the Work of the General Secretary Search Committee

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/21/22)—American Baptist Churches USA President and Chair of the General Secretary Search Committee Rev. Dr. James O ...
ABHMS Ramps up Relief for a Re-Traumatized Puerto Rico; Supports Mitigation of the Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis; and Continues Efforts to Help Struggling Kentucky Communities

ABHMS Ramps up Relief for a Re-Traumatized Puerto Rico; Supports Mitigation of the Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis; and Continues Efforts to Help Struggling Kentucky Communities

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/20/22)—In the wake of extreme weather that pummeled Kentucky, then Mississippi, and most recently Puerto Rico, American ...
Rev. Dr. Daniel Cash Called as Executive Minister of ABC of the Dakotas

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, ...
The American Baptist Foundation Establishes Mission-Supporting Endowment with Midwestern Couple

The American Baptist Foundation Establishes Mission-Supporting Endowment with Midwestern Couple

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/15/22)—For Perry and Dona Laten of Fremont, Nebraska, being involved in American Baptist mission was their priority ...
Former Green Lake Conference Center and Lawsonia Inc. President/CEO Ken Giacoletto Dies

Former Green Lake Conference Center and Lawsonia Inc. President/CEO Ken Giacoletto Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/7/22)—Ken Giacoletto, former president/CEO of Green Lake Conference Center (GLCC) and Lawsonia Inc., passed away peacefully August ...
ABHMS Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries Announce 2022 Merit Award Recipients

ABHMS Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries Announce 2022 Merit Award Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/1/22)—The American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Office of the Ecclesiastical Endorser is pleased to announce the names ...
The American Baptist Foundation Announces Its New Executive Director

The American Baptist Foundation Announces Its New Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/25/22)—With thankfulness to God the Board of Directors of the American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is pleased to ...
Four Keynote Speakers Announced for 2023 Biennial Mission Summit

Four Keynote Speakers Announced for 2023 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/24/22)—We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2023 Biennial Mission Summit, to be held ...
American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis Executive Minister to Retire

American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis Executive Minister to Retire

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/22/22)—At Saturday’s meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis Board, Rev. Joan Friesen submitted her ...
Cleveland Baptist Association Announces Interim Executive Minister

Cleveland Baptist Association Announces Interim Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/10/22)—The Cleveland Baptist Association is pleased to announce Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle has been selected to ...
ABHMS Fills Key Intercultural Ministries Leadership Position

ABHMS Fills Key Intercultural Ministries Leadership Position

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/10/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the hiring of the Rev. Dr. Marie ...
Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/9/22)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual ...
Rev. Dr. Robin Stoops to Serve in Special Assignment with Mission Resource Development

Rev. Dr. Robin Stoops to Serve in Special Assignment with Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/22)—We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Robin Stoops has accepted an invitation to ...
ABHMS Calls for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Eastern Kentucky floods

ABHMS Calls for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Eastern Kentucky floods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/22)—In response to devastating flash floods in counties throughout Eastern Kentucky that were spawned by torrential ...
American Baptists Advocate for Myanmar at International Religious Freedom Summit

American Baptists Advocate for Myanmar at International Religious Freedom Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/29/22)—American Baptist Churches USA recently co-sponsored a booth at the International Religious Freedom Summit (IRFS), along ...
General Secretary Search Committee Announces Additional Focus Groups, Connection Updates

General Secretary Search Committee Announces Additional Focus Groups, Connection Updates

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/29/22)—The Search Committee for the next General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to ...
Registration Now Available for 2022 Transition Ministries Training Session

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 ...
Worship Recordings from 2021 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit Now Viewable Online

Worship Recordings from 2021 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit Now Viewable Online

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/12/22)—American Baptists and friends are invited to enjoy the worship sessions from the American Baptist Churches ...
Deadline Approaches for 2022 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

Deadline Approaches for 2022 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/11/22)—This Friday, July 15, 2022, is the deadline for Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant award ...
Call for Nominations for National Ministers Council Leadership Team

Call for Nominations for National Ministers Council Leadership Team

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/1/22)—Ministers Council President Randolph T. Miller has announced the 2023-2024 open nomination process for the National Ministers ...
International Ministries Endorses Luis Matos to Serve in Mexico

International Ministries Endorses Luis Matos to Serve in Mexico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/1/22)—Luis Matos, husband of International Ministries (IM) Global Servant Sarah Matos, began to discern God’s call to ...
Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Conference Meets June 15-18

Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Conference Meets June 15-18

The “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference met Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022, at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis ...
Embracing Stewardship: Looking Through the Lens of Love

Embracing Stewardship: Looking Through the Lens of Love

Join us for a Generosity Project webinar on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Rev. Dr ...
In Celebration of Juneteenth

In Celebration of Juneteenth

A message from American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods Juneteenth honors the emancipation of enslaved African ...
American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets in Green Lake, Wisconsin

American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries Meets in Green Lake, Wisconsin

GREEN LAKE, WI (6/17/22)—The American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries met June 13-15, 2022, at the Green Lake Conference ...
July 15 is Deadline for 2022 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

July 15 is Deadline for 2022 Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund Grant Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/9/22)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary welcomes applications for the Chestnut Street Baptist ...
On the Shooting in Laguna Woods, California

On the Shooting in Laguna Woods, California

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director American Baptist Home Mission Societies VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/17/22)— The American Baptist Home ...
General Secretary Releases Statement Following Recent Shootings

General Secretary Releases Statement Following Recent Shootings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/18/22)—General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods released a statement on May 18, 2022, following recent shootings in ...
On the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York

On the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director American Baptist Home Mission Societies VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/18/22)—The American Baptist Home Mission ...
Join us for our Next Everyday ABC Conversation: Homelessness and the Housing Crisis

Join us for our Next Everyday ABC Conversation: Homelessness and the Housing Crisis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/22)—You are invited to attend an Everyday ABC Conversation, "Homelessness and the Housing Crisis," on Monday, ...
“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Registration Deadline is Friday, May 13

“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, ...
A Future with Hope: Resilient Responses in COVID-era Ministry

A Future with Hope: Resilient Responses in COVID-era Ministry

Grief. Isolation. Financial stress. Racial injustice. Disparities in education and healthcare. Life in an era of COVID-19 has taken its ...
Second Cohort of ABHMS Chaplaincy Certificate Program Celebrates Graduation

Second Cohort of ABHMS Chaplaincy Certificate Program Celebrates Graduation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—On Monday night, the second cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Chaplaincy Skills for ...
A Maundy Thursday Reflection by Rev. Dr. Gina C. Jacobs-Strain

A Maundy Thursday Reflection by Rev. Dr. Gina C. Jacobs-Strain

We invite you to read a Maundy Thursday reflection below, written by Rev. Dr. Gina C. Jacobs-Strain, executive director of ...

ABHMS Shares Video Labyrinths for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/22)—With a grant from American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural, Leadership Empowerment and Discipleship ministries, ...
How Did We Get Here? - An Easter Week Reflection by ABCUSA General Secretary Jeff Woods

How Did We Get Here? – An Easter Week Reflection by ABCUSA General Secretary Jeff Woods

As we enter Holy Week in 2022, we invite you to read the reflection below, "How Did We Get Here?", ...
American Baptist Anti-Racism Work Continues Through Anti-Racism Convening Table

American Baptist Anti-Racism Work Continues Through Anti-Racism Convening Table

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/1/22)—An American Baptist Anti-Racism Convening Table has been formed as the next step following the American Baptist ...
ABHMS’ Justice Dialogues Focuses on Environment, Creation Care

ABHMS’ Justice Dialogues Focuses on Environment, Creation Care

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/22)—“Care of the Earth: Our Responsibility and Response for the Well-being of the Environment” was the ...
Reduced Registration Fee for “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference to Continue Throughout Registration Period

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

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 ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Engages Mission Liaison for Afghan Refugees

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Engages Mission Liaison for Afghan Refugees

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/25/22)—In light of the United States withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2021 and the resulting Afghan refugee crisis, ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes Two New Personnel

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes Two New Personnel

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/21/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce its hiring of Peter E. Bickel, J.D., ...
American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island Calls Rev. Dr. Courtny B. Davis Olds as Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island Calls Rev. Dr. Courtny B. Davis Olds as Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/17/22)—The Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island (ABCORI) has unanimously called ...
Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford to Serve as Interim Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries

Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford to Serve as Interim Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/22)—American Baptist Churches USA has called the Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford to serve as part-time interim ...
Book Explores How Walking, Bicycling, Taking Public Transit Can Provide a Fresh Ministry Lens

Book Explores How Walking, Bicycling, Taking Public Transit Can Provide a Fresh Ministry Lens

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/22)—Drawing on his own experiences as a church pastor who walked, rode his bicycle, and took ...
Israel/Palestine Discovery Trip Opportunity: May 24-June 4, 2022

Israel/Palestine Discovery Trip Opportunity: May 24-June 4, 2022

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/22)—Travel to Israel and Palestine on a short-term discovery trip this May 24 to June 4, ...
“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Early Registration Deadline Extended

“Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Early Registration Deadline Extended

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/8/22)—As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, we are excited to announce that the early registration ...
American Baptist Churches USA Celebrates Life and Ministry of Yosh Nakagawa

American Baptist Churches USA Celebrates Life and Ministry of Yosh Nakagawa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/7/22)—Yoshitada “Yosh” Nakagawa, a storied American Baptist whose denominational involvement spanned across many American Baptist organizations, ...
Early Registration Deadline Approaches for Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

Early Registration Deadline Approaches for Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/22)—Registration opened in February for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at ...
ABHMS Offers Training in Asian Immigration Experience, Impact of Racism

ABHMS Offers Training in Asian Immigration Experience, Impact of Racism

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/2/22)—“Asian Americans and Burmese History: Immigration Experiences in America and the Impacts of Racism”—the first session of ...
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities for June 2022 Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Conference

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities for June 2022 Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/22)—Two grant opportunities are now accepting applications for persons interested in attending “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” to ...
Rev. Delfin Cardinal Jr. Dies; was Founder of Filipino American Christian Church in Long Beach, Calif.

Rev. Delfin Cardinal Jr. Dies; was Founder of Filipino American Christian Church in Long Beach, Calif.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/3/22)—The Rev. Delfin Cardinal Jr., 91, founder of the Filipino American Christian Church, Long Beach, Calif., was ...
ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/22)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2022 proxy voting ...
Final Week to Submit Survey Responses

Final Week to Submit Survey Responses

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/28/22)—The Board of General Ministries, the American Baptist Churches USA governing board, is currently in the process ...
$15,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Ukraine, More Help Urgently Needed

$15,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds to Ukraine, More Help Urgently Needed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/25/22)—In response to immediate needs resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, ...
Call to Prayer Amidst Conflict in Ukraine

Call to Prayer Amidst Conflict in Ukraine

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/24/22)—American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods today released a statement calling American Baptists ...
Generosity Project Webinar "Financial Stewardship in Times Like These: What You Can Do" Announced

Generosity Project Webinar “Financial Stewardship in Times Like These: What You Can Do” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/22/22)—Join us for a Generosity Project webinar on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register ...
Rainbow Acres Announces Search for Chief Executive Officer

Rainbow Acres Announces Search for Chief Executive Officer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/18/22)—The Rainbow Acres Board of Directors is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide leadership, ...
Feedback Invited for 2023 Biennial Mission Summit Planning

Feedback Invited for 2023 Biennial Mission Summit Planning

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/16/22)—The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June ...
ABHMS Calls for 2022 American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors and Specialized Ministers Award Nominations

ABHMS Calls for 2022 American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors and Specialized Ministers Award Nominations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/16/2022)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for ministry awards to be announced at the ABHMS-sponsored ...
Book Introduces Readers to Church on San Diego-Tijuana Border

Book Introduces Readers to Church on San Diego-Tijuana Border

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/22)—“Church at the Wall: Stories of Hope Along the San Diego-Tijuana Border” tells the powerful story ...
ABHMS Announces Speakers for Space for Grace, Spiritual Caregivers Conference

ABHMS Announces Speakers for Space for Grace, Spiritual Caregivers Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/14/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has announced an impressive slate of speakers for its national event, ...
Key Conference Leaders to Highlight Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Event

Key Conference Leaders to Highlight Radical. Redeemed. Ready. Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/10/22)—We are excited to feature gifted Conference Leaders at the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, ...
Registration Opens for Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

Registration Opens for Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/8/22)—Registration opened today for the “Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, coming Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, 2022 at the ...
Ministers Council Calls The Rev. Michele R.C. Turek as Program Administrator

Ministers Council Calls The Rev. Michele R.C. Turek as Program Administrator

WEST CHESTER, PA (ABNS 2/7/22)—The Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches USA celebrates the call of Rev. Michele R.C. Turek, ...
Task Force Application Deadline is February 7; Interpreting the Impact of COVID-19 on Congregations

Task Force Application Deadline is February 7; Interpreting the Impact of COVID-19 on Congregations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/22)—Applications are invited for a new task force entitled, “Interpreting the Impact of COVID-19 on Congregations.” ...
ABHMS’ Online Chaplaincy Certificate Program Back by Popular Demand

ABHMS’ Online Chaplaincy Certificate Program Back by Popular Demand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/22)—After a successful introduction in 2021, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six-week certificate program “Chaplaincy Skills ...
American Baptist Churches Encouraged to Observe February 6 as Pray and Act for Burma Sunday

American Baptist Churches Encouraged to Observe February 6 as Pray and Act for Burma Sunday

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/22)—American Baptist Churches USA and the Burma Refugee Commission call on congregations to observe Sunday, February 6 ...
Board of General Ministries Invites General Secretary Survey Responses, Search Committee Meets

Board of General Ministries Invites General Secretary Survey Responses, Search Committee Meets

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/22)—The Board of General Ministries, the American Baptist Churches USA governing board, is currently in the process ...
Special Prayer Service in Observance of One-Year Anniversary of Military Coup in Burma

Special Prayer Service in Observance of One-Year Anniversary of Military Coup in Burma

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/28/22)—American Baptist Churches USA and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call to ...
MMBB Launches the MMBB Financial Wellness Institute, Where Learning about Money is as Easy as 1,2,3

MMBB Launches the MMBB Financial Wellness Institute, Where Learning about Money is as Easy as 1,2,3

NEW YORK, NY (1/27/22)—MMBB is pleased to announce the introduction of MMBB Financial Wellness Institute (FWI), a convenient new way ...
MMBB Remembers Long-time Member the Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell

MMBB Remembers Long-time Member the Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell

NEW YORK, NY (1/20/22)—MMBB Financial Services commemorates the life and legacy of Rev. Henry H. Mitchell, Th.D., who transitioned to ...
Cleveland Baptist Association Executive Minister Rev. Yvonne Carter to Retire

Cleveland Baptist Association Executive Minister Rev. Yvonne Carter to Retire

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/19/22)—The retirement of Rev. Dr. Yvonne B. Carter, executive minister of the Cleveland Baptist Association (CBA), has ...
ABHMS Remains Sensitive to Uncertain Times; Continues to Plan Space for Grace National Event

ABHMS Remains Sensitive to Uncertain Times; Continues to Plan Space for Grace National Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/13/22)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks the Lord’s guidance as we plan our national event, Space ...
New Task Force Announced: Interpreting the Impact of COVID-19 on Congregations

New Task Force Announced: Interpreting the Impact of COVID-19 on Congregations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/10/22)—In response to the interest of ABC congregations to continue to explore the impact of the ...
Book Explores Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Preaching

Book Explores Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Preaching

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/4/22)—In “The Polished King: Living Words of Martin Luther King Jr.,” Joseph Evans analyzes how King’s ...
ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force Concludes Work, Online Resources Available

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force Concludes Work, Online Resources Available

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/22/21)—The ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force, formed in fall of 2020, concluded its year-long goals of planning ...
Christmas Concert from American Baptist Churches USA Now Available

Christmas Concert from American Baptist Churches USA Now Available

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/21)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary is pleased to share a video of A Christmas ...
ABHMS Releases OGHS Funds to ABC of Indiana and Kentucky in Response to Tornadoes

ABHMS Releases OGHS Funds to ABC of Indiana and Kentucky in Response to Tornadoes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/17/21)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $7,500 ...
American Baptists Collect One Great Hour of Sharing Donations in Response to Recent Tornadoes

American Baptists Collect One Great Hour of Sharing Donations in Response to Recent Tornadoes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/15/21)—American Baptists hold in prayer Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois, where at least 38 ...
American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky Calls New Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky Calls New Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/14/21)—The Region Board of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky has called Rev. Mark ...
Former Missionary and American Baptist Computer Center Director Duncan Dies

Former Missionary and American Baptist Computer Center Director Duncan Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/14/21)—Sam Wayne Duncan, former director of the American Baptist Computer Center (ABCC) and former International Ministries ...
Paul Rollet Becomes IM-Appointed Global Servant to the Philippines

Paul Rollet Becomes IM-Appointed Global Servant to the Philippines

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/21)—Since 2016, Rev. Dr. Paul Rollet has been serving as an associate global servant with International ...
ABHMS Receives Grant From Lilly Endowment Inc.

ABHMS Receives Grant From Lilly Endowment Inc.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/21)—Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $400,000 grant to American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) to ...
ABHMS’ The Justice Dialogues Deals with Mental Health at Holiday Time

ABHMS’ The Justice Dialogues Deals with Mental Health at Holiday Time

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/6/21)—“Faith, Hope, Love and Mental Health” was the topic of the latest edition of American Baptist ...
MMBB Awarded Grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc.

MMBB Awarded Grant of $500,000 by Lilly Endowment Inc.

To Respond to Pastoral Leaders Adversely Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 12/6/21)—MMBB Financial Services is pleased ...
ABHMS Provides Grant for Immersive Labyrinth Walk Video

ABHMS Provides Grant for Immersive Labyrinth Walk Video

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/1/21)—Thanks to a grant from American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural, Leadership Empowerment and Discipleship ...
ABHMS Awards ‘Beyond the Stained-Glass Ceiling’ Grants

ABHMS Awards ‘Beyond the Stained-Glass Ceiling’ Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/1/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that co-preachers the Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp and the ...
American Baptist Leaders Release “You Are Special” Storybook Video

American Baptist Leaders Release “You Are Special” Storybook Video

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/1/21)—American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to offer a children’s storybook video for the American Baptist ...
ABHMS Celebrates National Network for Chaplains, Specialized Ministers

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 ...
ABHMS Holds Virtual ‘Converge: Palmer Grant Consultation II’

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 ...
Inaugural Cohort of ABHMS Chaplaincy Certificate Program Celebrates Graduation

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

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 ...
Board of General Ministries Meets in King of Prussia, Pa., Woods Reflects on Journey of Board

Board of General Ministries Meets in King of Prussia, Pa., Woods Reflects on Journey of Board

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/11/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries met November 5-7, 2021. The meeting was ...
Miguel De La Torre Reframes Theology Through the Eyes of People of Color During ABHMS’ Intercultural Leadership Institute

Miguel De La Torre Reframes Theology Through the Eyes of People of Color During ABHMS’ Intercultural Leadership Institute

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/21)—“Rejecting Eurocentric Christianity” was the topic on Friday when the Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La ...
Board of General Ministries Advances Intentional Interim Plan, Elects Woods as General Secretary for 2022-2023 Term

Board of General Ministries Advances Intentional Interim Plan, Elects Woods as General Secretary for 2022-2023 Term

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/6/21)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA, during its November 5-7 meetings in ...
Rev. Charles Mercer Dies; Was Co-Recipient of 2019 Sparrowk President’s Award

Rev. Charles Mercer Dies; Was Co-Recipient of 2019 Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/2/21)—Rev. Charles D. Mercer died on Monday, October 25. Mercer, along with his wife Marie Mercer, ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Co-Creators Pitch Ideas to Audience via Livestream

American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Co-Creators Pitch Ideas to Audience via Livestream

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/21/21)—Six creative individuals seeking support for six unique visions. That was the scene when the second ...
The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Price Named Publisher of Judson Press

The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Price Named Publisher of Judson Press

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press are pleased to announce that the Rev ...
ABHMS’ Discipleship Summit Will Take Place Oct. 26 at Center for Continuous Learning

ABHMS’ Discipleship Summit Will Take Place Oct. 26 at Center for Continuous Learning

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning will host the Discipleship Summit 2021 9 ...
ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force Announces Call for Papers

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force Announces Call for Papers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/6/21)—The ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force invites paper submissions for possible inclusion and presentation at "The Prophetic Rhythm ...
Students in IM’s Master in Theological Studies Program Receive $20,000 Gift from ABC Rocky Mountain Region

Students in IM’s Master in Theological Studies Program Receive $20,000 Gift from ABC Rocky Mountain Region

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/21)—International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce American Baptist Churches Rocky Mountain Region’s commitment to help provide ...
ABHMS’ CCL to Present Free ‘Savvy Student Loan Management’ Class

ABHMS’ CCL to Present Free ‘Savvy Student Loan Management’ Class

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) will present the free “Savvy Student Loan Management” online class 1-2:15 ...
The Rev. Adam Taylor of Sojourners Leads Discussion During ABHMS’ Latest Justice Dialogues

The Rev. Adam Taylor of Sojourners Leads Discussion During ABHMS’ Latest Justice Dialogues

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/1/21)—The Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, led discussion about the role of Christians in ...
ABHMS Honors Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Unveils New Learning Center

ABHMS Honors Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Unveils New Learning Center

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/27/21)–American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) dedicated the new Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III Learning Center—which ...
ABHMS Announces 2021 Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

ABHMS Announces 2021 Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Abigail Fell-Dewalt of Pine City, ...
The Anti-Racism Task Force: We Press On

The Anti-Racism Task Force: We Press On

A Spiritual Love Letter Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But ...
MMBB Makes Disaster Recovery Emergency Grants Available to Members

MMBB Makes Disaster Recovery Emergency Grants Available to Members

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 9/15/21)—MMBB is offering emergency assistance to its members devastated by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, Mississippi, and ...
Susan Gottshall to Retire from American Baptist Home Mission Societies After 20 Years of Service

Susan Gottshall to Retire from American Baptist Home Mission Societies After 20 Years of Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/14/21)—Susan Gottshall, associate executive director of Communications for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) since 2005, will ...
Judson Press Book Encourages Evangelicals to Work for Justice and Peace

Judson Press Book Encourages Evangelicals to Work for Justice and Peace

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/15/21)—“God’s Invitation to Peace and Justice: Sermons and Essays on Shalom,” published by Judson Press today, ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/9/21)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) calls for applications for national officer positions for its national board ...
Hurricane Ida Leaves Great Need in its Wake; Give Now to One Great Hour of Sharing to Help

Hurricane Ida Leaves Great Need in its Wake; Give Now to One Great Hour of Sharing to Help

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/21)—From Louisiana to New York and into the New England region, Hurricane Ida stormed across the ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Elects New Officers

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Elects New Officers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/21)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted their 70th Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Newly ...
Ida's Impact on ABC National Offices, More Information on Storm Relief to Come

Ida’s Impact on ABC National Offices, More Information on Storm Relief to Come

Thank you to all those in our American Baptist family who have wondered and inquired if Storm Ida impacted the ...
American Baptists Advocate on Behalf of People of Myanmar (Burma)

American Baptists Advocate on Behalf of People of Myanmar (Burma)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/21)—A delegation of sixteen people representing various grassroots organizations including U.S. Burma diaspora communities and church ...
Executive Minister of Great Rivers Region Rev. Paul Gibson to Retire

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 ...
ABCUSA Announces American Baptist Churches Information Systems Staff Transitions, Retirement of Gerianne Blier

ABCUSA Announces American Baptist Churches Information Systems Staff Transitions, Retirement of Gerianne Blier

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/12/21)—Gerianne (Geri) Blier, American Baptist Churches Information Systems (ABCIS) Coordinator, and Manager of Name and Address ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Is Generosity about Paying the Bills?

A Generosity Project Reflection: Is Generosity about Paying the Bills?

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations. The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame ...
ABHMS’ CCL to offer ‘Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry’

ABHMS’ CCL to offer ‘Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/3/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) will present “Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry” 6-8 p.m. ET Oct ...
New Book reveals Three M Structure for Prophetic Preaching

New Book reveals Three M Structure for Prophetic Preaching

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/3/21)—The Rev. Dr. Reginald Williams, author of “Moving the Masses: Pillars of Prophetic Preaching,” understands and ...
CCL to Feature 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute; Deadline to Apply for Cohort is Aug. 13

CCL to Feature 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute; Deadline to Apply for Cohort is Aug. 13

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/21/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning will offer the 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), ...
Aspiration, Reflection → Manifestation

Aspiration, Reflection → Manifestation

The Anti-Racism Task Force invites you to reflection this month. We celebrate our time together at the Biennial Mission Summit ...
Book Invites Churches to Move Toward Authentic, Diverse Relationships

Book Invites Churches to Move Toward Authentic, Diverse Relationships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/21)—“Real Connections: Ministries to Strengthen Church and Community Relationships” invites churches to move authentic relationships to ...
American Baptist Churches USA Holds First-ever Online Biennial Mission Summit, June 24-26, 2021

American Baptist Churches USA Holds First-ever Online Biennial Mission Summit, June 24-26, 2021

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2021 Biennial Mission Summit—An Online Experience met virtually June 24-26, 2021, ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship and Sustainability

A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship and Sustainability

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations. The Generosity Project aims to help pastors re-frame the ...
2021 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit Officially Begins

2021 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit Officially Begins

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/24/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit 2021 -- An Online Experience officially begins today, ...
ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Hosts Several Activities at the Biennial Mission Summit

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Hosts Several Activities at the Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/18/21)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary is excited to present the online 2021 Biennial Mission ...
ABHMS’ Center for Continuous Learning Launches Website

ABHMS’ Center for Continuous Learning Launches Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies will launch the website for its Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) ...
ABHMS’ CeCaLi Announces Summer and Fall Workshops

ABHMS’ CeCaLi Announces Summer and Fall Workshops

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/16/21)—CeCaLi XXI (Centro de Capacitación para Líderes del siglo XXI), a program of American Baptist Home Mission ...
The American Baptist Foundation Is Seeking Its Next Chief Executive Officer

The American Baptist Foundation Is Seeking Its Next Chief Executive Officer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/21)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is a ministry of the American Baptist Churches USA, organized in ...
American Baptist Women in Ministry to Host Biennial Mission Summit Workshop

American Baptist Women in Ministry to Host Biennial Mission Summit Workshop

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/10/21)—The Advisory Team of American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) will host a workshop, Radical. Redeemed ...
ABHMS Awards More Than $3 Million in 2020 Grants

ABHMS Awards More Than $3 Million in 2020 Grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/21)—In a report to the board of directors at its virtual meeting June 7-8, the Rev ...
ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Holds Virtual Meeting June 3-4

ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Holds Virtual Meeting June 3-4

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries met virtually on Thursday, June 3-Friday, June ...
Join The National Black Caucus' 2021 Biennial Events

Join The National Black Caucus’ 2021 Biennial Events

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/21)—Our Biennial Mission Summit Theme: “SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG” – Black American Baptists and Mental Health ...
Imagine: The ABHS Biennial Breakfast at Your Kitchen Table

Imagine: The ABHS Biennial Breakfast at Your Kitchen Table

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/7/21) This year’s ABHS-hosted “biennial breakfast” takes on a new twist: you do not have to ...
‘Judson Bible Journeys for Adults’ to debut fresh look, lesson redesign for fall

‘Judson Bible Journeys for Adults’ to debut fresh look, lesson redesign for fall

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/7/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies and Judson Press announce that the beloved quarterly group study resource ...
Judson Press offers 30 percent discount on three-book ‘Social Justice Library'

Judson Press offers 30 percent discount on three-book ‘Social Justice Library’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/7/21)—From now until June 26, Judson Press is offering 30 percent off the three-book set known ...
Book Exposes Racist, Classist Assumptions Entangled in Individualism Known as ‘Bootstrap Theology’

Book Exposes Racist, Classist Assumptions Entangled in Individualism Known as ‘Bootstrap Theology’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/4/21)—“Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel of Generosity and Justice” unites scholarly critique with practical wisdom. The ...
First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, N.Y., to Receive 2021 George D. Younger Award

First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, N.Y., to Receive 2021 George D. Younger Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/2/21)—First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, Trumansburg, N.Y., has been selected as the winner of the 2021 ...
ABHMS’ Spring Campaign Focuses on Operation Planting Hope

ABHMS’ Spring Campaign Focuses on Operation Planting Hope

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/21)—During these difficult times, American Baptist Home Mission Societies has reimagined ways to positively impact marginalized ...
Past American Baptist Churches President James A. Scott Remembered

Past American Baptist Churches President James A. Scott Remembered

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/27/21)—Rev. Dr. James A. Scott, who served as president of American Baptist Churches USA from 1992 ...
Pray for the People of Goma: IM Global Servants Safe after Devastating Volcanic Eruption in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pray for the People of Goma: IM Global Servants Safe after Devastating Volcanic Eruption in Democratic Republic of the Congo

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/27/21)—On the evening of Saturday, May 22, 2021, the skies of the eastern Democratic Republic of the ...
MMBB CEO Awarded Honorary Degree

MMBB CEO Awarded Honorary Degree

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/26/21)—MMBB is pleased and privileged to announce that on Saturday, May 15, 2021, our Chief Executive Officer Louis ...
Laura Alden to Retire from American Baptist Home Mission Societies; Served Denomination Close to Four Decades

Laura Alden to Retire from American Baptist Home Mission Societies; Served Denomination Close to Four Decades

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/26/21)—Laura Alden, publisher of Judson Press, will retire Sept. 30 after 38 years of service to several ...
International Ministries Endorses Christy Lafferty to Serve with AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua

International Ministries Endorses Christy Lafferty to Serve with AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/26/21)—Christy Lafferty, who is currently employed by IM partner organization AMOS Health and Hope in Nicaragua, has ...
Listen, Learn, Live the Gospel with ABHMS at ABCUSA’s Biennial Mission Summit

Listen, Learn, Live the Gospel with ABHMS at ABCUSA’s Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/25/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites you to listen, learn and live the Gospel, as it ...
UPDATE: ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some’ Receives Two National Awards

UPDATE: ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some’ Receives Two National Awards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/21)—The important and provocative book “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and ...
American Baptist Churches USA Announces Renewed Focus on Spiritual Direction

American Baptist Churches USA Announces Renewed Focus on Spiritual Direction

Valley Forge, PA  (ABNS 5/14/21) —As a continuation of its 10-year emphasis on spiritual transformation and formation in the life ...
ABCUSA Connections - 2021, Issue 1

ABCUSA Connections – 2021, Issue 1

Read our latest issue of ABCUSA Connections! Click here to view an interactive PDF ...
Rev. Dr. Albert P. Brinson Named Recipient of Sparrowk President’s Award

Rev. Dr. Albert P. Brinson Named Recipient of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/21)—Rev. Dr. Albert P. Brinson has been named the 2021 recipient of the Cora and John ...
2021 Biennial Mission Summit Scholarships Announced

2021 Biennial Mission Summit Scholarships Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/21)   The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces scholarship opportunities for attendees of the ...
Eppinger Announced as Conference Historian for “Celebrating Ministering Women” Event

Eppinger Announced as Conference Historian for “Celebrating Ministering Women” Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/27/21)—The Planning Team of the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference is excited to announce ...
One Great Hour of Sharing Announces 2021 Theme "Let Love Flow"

One Great Hour of Sharing Announces 2021 Theme “Let Love Flow”

Dear American Baptists, The season for the promotion of One Great Hour of Sharing has begun! The theme of this ...
Promotional Videos for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Now Available

Promotional Videos for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Now Available

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/21/21) — American Baptist Churches USA releases two videos that congregations and ministry partners can use ...
International Ministries Announces Partnership and Participation in Virtual Biennial Mission Summit

International Ministries Announces Partnership and Participation in Virtual Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/21/21) — International Ministries will be a partnering sponsor of the first-ever online Biennial Mission Summit ...
ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force April 2021 Article

ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force April 2021 Article

The Hard Work of Being Anti-Racist Introduction “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you ...
Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/14/21)—The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical ...
‘Starting the Money Conversation’ Program to be Held May 18 and 25

‘Starting the Money Conversation’ Program to be Held May 18 and 25

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—“Starting the Money Conversation”—a virtual financial literacy program—will be held noon-1:30 p.m. EST on May 18 ...
Conference Leaders Announced for June 2022 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

Conference Leaders Announced for June 2022 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—The Planning Team of the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, meeting June 15-18, 2022 ...
ABHMS Names Head of Healing, Transforming Communities Ministry

ABHMS Names Head of Healing, Transforming Communities Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that the Rev. Lisa Harris Lee has assumed leadership ...
A Call for American Baptists to be in Prayer for People of Myanmar

A Call for American Baptists to be in Prayer for People of Myanmar

You can access additional Call to Prayer for Myanmar resources here. April 12, 2021 Prayer Requests for Myanmar Please pray ...
You’re Invited to a Biennial Mission Summit Preview on April 20!

You’re Invited to a Biennial Mission Summit Preview on April 20!

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/21)—American Baptists and friends are invited to a special Preview of the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit ...
Book Presents Invitation to Everyday Discipleship Centered Around Shared Meals

Book Presents Invitation to Everyday Discipleship Centered Around Shared Meals

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/30/21)—“Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship” presents a compelling invitation to everyday discipleship that is ...
Judson Press Book Recognized for National Honors: “With Liberty and Justice for Some” Named as Top Award Finalist

Judson Press Book Recognized for National Honors: “With Liberty and Justice for Some” Named as Top Award Finalist

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/30/21)—The Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) has listed “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the ...
A Palm Sunday Meditation

A Palm Sunday Meditation

The Kingdom of God Is justice and peace And joy in the Holy Sprit  Come, Lord And open in us ...
Asian-American Leadership Training Acknowledges Recent Tragedies

Asian-American Leadership Training Acknowledges Recent Tragedies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/26/21)—The tragic killing that included six Asian women in Atlanta hadn’t happened yet when individuals registered ...
First of ‘Contemporary Latin Conversations’ to Focus on Pandemic’s Effect on Children

First of ‘Contemporary Latin Conversations’ to Focus on Pandemic’s Effect on Children

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/31/21)—“Childhood: Silent Victim of the Pandemic” (“La niñez: víctima silente de la pandemia”)—the first installment of periodic ...
Register Today for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit; Early Registration Discount Ends March 31

Register Today for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit; Early Registration Discount Ends March 31

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/21)—Register today for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit and take advantage of our early ...
Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting - 2021

Biennial Mission Summit: Call to Meeting – 2021

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2021 online Biennial Mission Summit event. The Business Meeting ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Releases Statement Following Atlanta Shootings

ABCUSA General Secretary Releases Statement Following Atlanta Shootings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/19/21)—Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods released a statement on March 19, 2021, following the March ...
ABHMS Celebrates Ministry of Retiring Leadership Team Member

ABHMS Celebrates Ministry of Retiring Leadership Team Member

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/17/21)—The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett will retire from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) on May ...
The Generosity Project Webinar "We Are Better Together: Cooperative Stewardship" Announced

The Generosity Project Webinar “We Are Better Together: Cooperative Stewardship” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/17/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary announces an upcoming webinar, “We Are Better ...
For Women’s History Month, ABHMS Makes it Easy to Support African-American Women Ministers

For Women’s History Month, ABHMS Makes it Easy to Support African-American Women Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/23/21)—In conjunction with Women’s History Month, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) makes it easy to ...
Online Registration Opens for 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

Online Registration Opens for 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/21)—Registration is now open for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit, meeting online Thursday, June ...
ABHMS Lifts Up World Council of Churches’ ‘Thursdays in Black’ Campaign

ABHMS Lifts Up World Council of Churches’ ‘Thursdays in Black’ Campaign

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/21)—As a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC), American Baptist Home Mission Societies lifts ...
ABHMS Announces Second Cohort of ‘Co-Creators Incubator’

ABHMS Announces Second Cohort of ‘Co-Creators Incubator’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/21)—ABHMS announces the names of six individuals chosen to participate in the second cohort of its ...
Book Guides Congregations Through Pastoral Transition

Book Guides Congregations Through Pastoral Transition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/2/21)—Designed as a practical and deeply spiritual guide for congregations facing pastoral transition, “Transformed by Pastoral ...
ABCUSA Office of General Secretary and Burma Refugee Commission Issue Call to Prayer for Myanmar

ABCUSA Office of General Secretary and Burma Refugee Commission Issue Call to Prayer for Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary and the American Baptist Churches Burma ...
Remembering John A. Sundquist

Remembering John A. Sundquist

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/21)—Rev. Dr. John A. Sundquist, who served as Executive Director of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) ...
American Baptist Foundation (ABF) Announces Resignation of Executive Director as ABF Continues on Firm Foundation

American Baptist Foundation (ABF) Announces Resignation of Executive Director as ABF Continues on Firm Foundation

EAST NORRITON, PA (ABNS 2/22/21)—Rev. Perkin Simpson has resigned as Executive Director effective Friday, Feb.19, 2021. Associate Executive Director of ...
Executive Minister of ABC-IN/KY Announces Retirement

Executive Minister of ABC-IN/KY Announces Retirement

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/21)—The American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky (ABC-IN/KY) announced in January that the Rev. Soozi ...
ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Releases Statement on Interim Proposal Timeline

ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Releases Statement on Interim Proposal Timeline

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/17/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries on Wednesday, February 17, released a statement ...
The ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force: A Call to Just Action

The ABCUSA Anti-Racism Task Force: A Call to Just Action

The Call On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered in the streets of Minneapolis, Minn. His name was added ...
ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary to Highlight Lenten Reflections on Website

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary to Highlight Lenten Reflections on Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary this Lenten Season highlights two Lenten ...
Board of General Ministries Election Slate - 2021

Board of General Ministries Election Slate – 2021

The Board of General Ministries Election Slate which will come to the Biennial Delegates for vote during the Business Meeting ...
Prayer for Truth and Action from the ABC Anti-Racism Task Force

Prayer for Truth and Action from the ABC Anti-Racism Task Force

“[The one] who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as [the one] who helps to perpetrate it ...
Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2022-2023 Biennium

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2022-2023 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Nominating Committee has nominated the following persons to serve as ...
2021 Online Biennial Mission Summit Speakers Announced

2021 Online Biennial Mission Summit Speakers Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/12/21)—We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit. Rev. Dr ...
Where Do We Go From Here? A Response to the Attack on the Capitol

Where Do We Go From Here? A Response to the Attack on the Capitol

The article below, written by Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, was originally published by the Christian Citizen on January 11, 2021, and is ...
ABCUSA President and Interim General Secretary Release Statement Following Unrest

ABCUSA President and Interim General Secretary Release Statement Following Unrest

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/7/21)—Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods and ABCUSA President Karen Podsiadly released a statement to American ...
A New Years Message from Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

A New Years Message from Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

As we conclude a year of doing old things in new ways, I am reminded of a scripture from Revelations ...
Second Conversation in Creation Justice Congregations Conversation Series Announced

Second Conversation in Creation Justice Congregations Conversation Series Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/5/21)—The second conversation in the Creation Justice Network's Creation Justice Congregations Conversation Series is now available for ...
Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding ecumenical work ...
2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar; PDF and Downloadable Calendar Files Available

2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar; PDF and Downloadable Calendar Files Available

The 2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is now available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference ...
$25,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Benefit Asian-American Churches and Groups

$25,000 in Grant Funding Awarded to Benefit Asian-American Churches and Groups

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/18/20)—A grant selection committee administering the newly formed Chestnut Street Baptist Church Endowment Fund, administered by the ...
Joy and Peace this Christmas Season

Joy and Peace this Christmas Season

May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you this holiday season. We invite you to take a moment ...
An Advent Reflection by Rev. Starlette Thomas

An Advent Reflection by Rev. Starlette Thomas

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We ...
An Advent Reflection by Rev. Dr. Daryl Ward

An Advent Reflection by Rev. Dr. Daryl Ward

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We ...
2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar; PDF and Downloadable Calendar Files Available

2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar; PDF and Downloadable Calendar Files Available

The 2021-2022 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is now available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference ...
An Advent Reflection by Rev. Dr. Atula Jamir

An Advent Reflection by Rev. Dr. Atula Jamir

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We ...
Announcing the Creation Justice Congregations Conversation Series

Announcing the Creation Justice Congregations Conversation Series

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/2/20)—Is your congregation curious about creation care? Do you want to hear about the creation centered ministry ...
An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

An Advent Reflection by Interim General Secretary Jeff Woods

Throughout the 2020 Advent Season, we will be sharing an online devotional for prayer and contemplation on our website. We ...
IM Responds to Record-Breaking Hurricane Devastation in Central America

IM Responds to Record-Breaking Hurricane Devastation in Central America

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/24/20)—Two back-to-back category 4 hurricanes, with 120-mph to 140-mph wind gusts, hit Central America in November. Hurricane ...
Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides - November 20 Webinar

Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides – November 20 Webinar

On November 20 at 11:00 AM EST, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry ...
Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/20)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Allocate vs. Accumulate

A Generosity Project Reflection: Allocate vs. Accumulate

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
WCC Announces Essay Competition for Youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

WCC Announces Essay Competition for Youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/20)—The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an essay competition for youth who want to ...
Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we approach our national election we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. This initiative encourages ...
Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Hear from Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray at Radical. Redeemed. Ready., June 15-18, 2022

Continue to pray for the planners of the June 2022 event “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” The conference, which ...
Onwubuariri Called as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

Onwubuariri Called as Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces the call of Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri to ...
Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

Update Regarding American Baptist Churches 2021 Biennial Mission Summit Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/11/20)—The Executive Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries, at its meeting on ...
Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez Dies; was Instrumental in Founding Churches, Social Services for Latinx Population

Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez Dies; was Instrumental in Founding Churches, Social Services for Latinx Population

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/6/20)—The Rev. Modesto DeLeon Lopez, 92, a founder of several American Baptists churches that served the ...
Anti-Racism Task Force Formation

Anti-Racism Task Force Formation

Anti-Racism Task Force Update September 17, 2020 The Call to Prayer event for anti-racism was held on August 5, 2020 ...
Former American Baptist Churches General Secretary Daniel E. Weiss Remembered

Former American Baptist Churches General Secretary Daniel E. Weiss Remembered

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/27/20)—Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Weiss, who served as General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA from ...
ABHMS Connects with American Baptists in the Midst of Disaster Recovery

ABHMS Connects with American Baptists in the Midst of Disaster Recovery

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/20)—Since Aug. 10, forces of nature have caused extensive loss among American Baptists and the communities ...
Prayer in the Midst of Disasters

Prayer in the Midst of Disasters

We pray today for the persons in the path of Hurricane Laura. We pray for their safety, their health, and ...
New Webinar, "Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology," Available for Viewing

New Webinar, “Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology,” Available for Viewing

A webinar entitled "Online Worship: Elements, Interaction and Technology" was presented on Tuesday, August 18, to the Regional Executive Minister's ...
New Word@Hand App Delivers Engaging Journeys Through Faith

New Word@Hand App Delivers Engaging Journeys Through Faith

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/4/20)—The launch of the Word@Hand mobile app was recently announced by Friendship Press. Word@Hand is an innovative ...
A Video Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods - August 2020

A Video Message from ABCUSA Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods – August 2020

Watch the video below for a video update from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Interim General Secretary of American Baptist Churches ...
The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Now Available for Viewing

The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Now Available for Viewing

The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary webinar, “Stewardship and Pandemic,” is now available to view by ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars focused on Addiction for Women and Girls

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

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/17/20)—Did you know that over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding ...
Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Task Force on Anti-Racism Forming, Application Deadline Approaches

Following an American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer event held on August 5 (video included below), American Baptists are ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Camp for Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Camp for Girls

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/11/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a three day Christian Education and STEAM virtual camp for girls ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Hosts ‘Faith & Activism Town Hall’

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Hosts ‘Faith & Activism Town Hall’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/20)—On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, more than 400 individuals joined the American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
Join us in Prayer - View a Recording of the August 5 Call to Prayer

Join us in Prayer – View a Recording of the August 5 Call to Prayer

This American Baptist Churches USA Call to Prayer was recorded during an open event held on Wednesday, August 5. You ...
ABHMS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

ABHMS Announces Recipients of Prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/17/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Cerise Barton of Federal Way, ...
ABHMS Awards $17,000 in Support to Volunteers who Remain Active During Season of Pandemic

ABHMS Awards $17,000 in Support to Volunteers who Remain Active During Season of Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/20)—Since March, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has awarded $17,000 to volunteers in ministry efforts ...
Judson Press Releases New Interview Series with Authors of ‘Health, Holiness & Wholeness for Ministry Leaders’

Judson Press Releases New Interview Series with Authors of ‘Health, Holiness & Wholeness for Ministry Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/20/20)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), today released a new ...
Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect

As we get closer to our national election and as many Americans have concern that the days ahead will be ...
New Volume Examines the Mind of Gardner C. Taylor

New Volume Examines the Mind of Gardner C. Taylor

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/20)—The critical volume “The Art of Eloquence: The Sacred Rhetoric of Gardner C. Taylor,” analyzes the ...
Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

Oklahoma Couple Endorsed as Global Servants to Serve in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/20)—Eric and Yuree Lembke have been endorsed by International Ministries (IM) to begin the process of ...
Lawrence Dean Hurst Dies; Worked for Educational Ministries

Lawrence Dean Hurst Dies; Worked for Educational Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/10/20)—Lawrence Dean Hurst, 83, of Audubon, Pa., formerly of King of Prussia, Pa., passed away on ...
American Baptist Churches USA Remembers Rep. John Lewis

American Baptist Churches USA Remembers Rep. John Lewis

American Baptist Churches USA remembers Rep. John Lewis, civil rights leader and U.S. representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district. Lewis, ...
Call to Prayer Event Planned, Task Force Focused on Anti-Racism to Meet

Call to Prayer Event Planned, Task Force Focused on Anti-Racism to Meet

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Board of General Ministries Executive Committee voted at its June 2020 ...
ABCUSA Announces Search for Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

ABCUSA Announces Search for Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/20)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary announces a search for a new Associate General Secretary ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship of the Pandemic

A Generosity Project Reflection: Stewardship of the Pandemic

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
ABC Creation Justice Network Webinar Series, "Praying with Creation," Announced

ABC Creation Justice Network Webinar Series, “Praying with Creation,” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/9/20)—American Baptists are invited to participate in a webinar series hosted by the American Baptist Churches Creation ...
The Generosity Project Webinar "Stewardship and Pandemic" Announced

The Generosity Project Webinar “Stewardship and Pandemic” Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/7/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary announces an upcoming webinar, "Stewardship and Pandemic," ...
International Ministries Staff to Attend National African American Missions Conference, July 9-11, 2020

International Ministries Staff to Attend National African American Missions Conference, July 9-11, 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/6/20)—International Ministries (IM) invites friends from across the United States and Puerto Rico to join us at ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Justice

A Generosity Project Reflection: Generosity is…Justice

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Participate in ABHMS’ First Virtual Conference

Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Participate in ABHMS’ First Virtual Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—More than 600 clergy, lay leaders, chaplains and spiritual caregivers participated in the first online conference presented ...
American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

In May of 2020, a survey regarding the impact of the global pandemic was sent to all of the American ...
Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

Manarin Called to Lead DCBC as Executive Director/Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—The District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) announced on June 15 that Rev. Dr. Trisha Miller ...
World Mission Conference Live Stream Event 2020 Announced

World Mission Conference Live Stream Event 2020 Announced

I once was blind, but now I see. Mark 8:22-25 VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/12/20)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) has ...
American Baptists Invited to "Imagine" at the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

American Baptists Invited to “Imagine” at the 2021 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/9/20)—Planning is well underway for the American Baptist Churches USA 2021 Biennial Mission Summit to be ...
ABHMS Awards $56,000 in OGHS Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the U.S., Puerto Rico

ABHMS Awards $56,000 in OGHS Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the U.S., Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/17/20)—Food distribution, rent assistance, medical aid to homeless persons and child-care for low-income essential workers are among ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 69 Years

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Celebrates 69 Years

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/20)—On June 11, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) celebrated 69 years of ministry with a ...
ABHMS Holds Virtual First Gathering for Members of American Baptist National Network of Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Specialized Ministers

ABHMS Holds Virtual First Gathering for Members of American Baptist National Network of Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Specialized Ministers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/24/20)—Thirty-four chaplains, pastoral counselors and other specialized ministers who serve in all parts of the world participated ...
Intersections - ABC of Greater Indianapolis

Intersections – ABC of Greater Indianapolis

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Holds First Virtual Board Meeting

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Holds First Virtual Board Meeting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/11/20)—In an abbreviated, virtual gathering Tuesday, the Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
Pastors and Church Leaders - ABC of Maine Update

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

This post is shared as a COVID-19 resource on our resource page at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to find helpful ...
ABHMS Launches $1,000,000 Campaign to Address COVID-19

ABHMS Launches $1,000,000 Campaign to Address COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/9/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) officially launches its One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) United States ...
Judson Press Releases New Study Guide; Highlights Resources on Racial, Social Justice

Judson Press Releases New Study Guide; Highlights Resources on Racial, Social Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/19/20)—As individuals and churches seek information and insight, motivation and meaning at a critical moment in ...
ABHMS Expresses Gratitude to Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III for Extended Service

ABHMS Expresses Gratitude to Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III for Extended Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/2/20)—The daily workweek devotional from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “Word and Witness” has been written ...
ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation About Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation About Financial Wellness Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/8/20)—On Thursday, May 28, 2020, American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation about Financial ...
Acts of Racial Injustice - A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary

Acts of Racial Injustice – A Letter from American Baptist Churches Interim General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/20)—On May 29, 2020, Interim General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American ...
Tech Forums - ABC of New York State

Tech Forums – ABC of New York State

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Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Invited to Participate in ABHMS’ Virtual Conference

Pastors, Lay Leaders, Chaplains Invited to Participate in ABHMS’ Virtual Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/28/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites pastors, lay leaders chaplains and spiritual caregivers to participate in ...
ABHMS Calls on American Baptists to Join National Day of Mourning, Lament

ABHMS Calls on American Baptists to Join National Day of Mourning, Lament

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/29/20)—As the United States passes the mark of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
Baptist World Alliance Invites American Baptist Participation May 29, 30 and 31

Baptist World Alliance Invites American Baptist Participation May 29, 30 and 31

The first ever virtual global BWA worship service is this week, and will feature praises and prayers from around the ...
Faith and Mental Health—In the Wake of COVID-19, Responding to the Rising Tide of Mental Illness

Faith and Mental Health—In the Wake of COVID-19, Responding to the Rising Tide of Mental Illness

This article, written by Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson, was originally published on May 19, 2020 by The Christian Citizen. (Photo ...
National Council of Churches to Hold Virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service to Mourn Lives Lost to COVID-19

National Council of Churches to Hold Virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service to Mourn Lives Lost to COVID-19

The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at ...
New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—New dates for "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." have been announced. Originally scheduled for June 2020, ...
A Bible Study Written by Rev. James E. McJunkin, Jr., Philadelphia Baptist Association

A Bible Study Written by Rev. James E. McJunkin, Jr., Philadelphia Baptist Association

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Reopening Churches Webinar Recording

Reopening Churches Webinar Recording

We recently sponsored a webinar centered around reopening churches, presented by Church Mutual Insurance.  We were excited to see 847 ...
ABCUSA Connections - 2020, Issue 1

ABCUSA Connections – 2020, Issue 1

Read our latest issue of ABCUSA Connections! Click here to view an interactive PDF ...
American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

American Baptists Invited to Participate in Climate Webinar Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—People are growing more concerned about climate change. As they witness and experience impacts to their health, ...
ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with High School Counselors and College Admissions Professionals

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—On Thursday, May 14, 2020, American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with High School ...
Join us on May 7 for a Webinar Looking at Reopening Churches

Join us on May 7 for a Webinar Looking at Reopening Churches

Note: This Webinar occurred on May 7, 2020. View a recording of the webinar here. As state and local authorities ...
Book Discusses ‘Health, Holiness, Wholeness’ for Ordained Clergy, Laity

Book Discusses ‘Health, Holiness, Wholeness’ for Ordained Clergy, Laity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/20)—Based on a popular series of “Health and Excellence in Ministry”-themed workshops from the highly regarded ...
Corona Notes - ABC of New York State

Corona Notes – ABC of New York State

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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Releases Discussion Guide for Reopening Church Buildings

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/1/20)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary has released a new resource for American ...

At the End of April – ABC of Maine

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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Tea

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Hosts Virtual Tea

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/4/20)—On April 25, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted its first virtual tea to foster the ...
ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with Chaplains

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation with Chaplains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/6/20)—On Thursday, April 30, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with Chaplains. Chaplains ...
Online Kid Ministry Options - ABC of the Central Region

Online Kid Ministry Options – ABC of the Central Region

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REMC Releases Recommended Best Practices for Pastors During COVID-19 Crisis

REMC Releases Recommended Best Practices for Pastors During COVID-19 Crisis

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/15/20)—The Regional Executive Ministers Council (REMC) of American Baptist Churches USA has released a new document, “REMC ...
A Generosity Project Reflection: Are You too Generous at Church?

A Generosity Project Reflection: Are You too Generous at Church?

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
ABC of Metro Chicago EWIND Newsletter

ABC of Metro Chicago EWIND Newsletter

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American Baptist Foundation Releases Digital 2019 Annual Summary

American Baptist Foundation Releases Digital 2019 Annual Summary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/23/20)—As the global community comes to terms with the new norms of physical and social distancing due to ...
Pastors and Church Leaders - ABC of Maine Update

Pastors and Church Leaders – ABC of Maine Update

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What Comes Next? - American Baptist Churches of Ohio

What Comes Next? – American Baptist Churches of Ohio

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ABHMS Announces Cancellation of Space for Grace, Chaplaincy Conferences

ABHMS Announces Cancellation of Space for Grace, Chaplaincy Conferences

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/9/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) regrets to announce that the Space for Grace 2020 national conference—Testify!—and ...
Light for Today - ABC of the Rocky Mountains Video Devotion

Light for Today – ABC of the Rocky Mountains Video Devotion

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Long-Serving Commissioned ABHMS Home Missionary Dies in Michigan

Long-Serving Commissioned ABHMS Home Missionary Dies in Michigan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/22/20)—Doris Mae Fell, commissioned American Baptist home missionary, died of natural causes in Troy, Mich., on April ...
A Pastoral Letter from ABC of Wisconsin Executive Minister - More than Lip Service

A Pastoral Letter from ABC of Wisconsin Executive Minister – More than Lip Service

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ABHMS Stands with Asian-Americans Against Racism Amidst Coronavirus

ABHMS Stands with Asian-Americans Against Racism Amidst Coronavirus

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/22/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with Asian-Americans against racism amidst COVID-19. Since the outbreak of ...
An American Baptist Plea for Emergency One Great Hour of Sharing Support, COVID-19 Creates Great Need

An American Baptist Plea for Emergency One Great Hour of Sharing Support, COVID-19 Creates Great Need

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/8/20)—As the United States and the globe deal with the death and devastation wrought by the coronavirus, ...
Caring for the Carer - ABC of New York State

Caring for the Carer – ABC of New York State

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Mission Northwest Email Update

Mission Northwest Email Update

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ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation: Youth and Young Adult Ministry During a Pandemic Webinar

ABWM Hosts Courageous Conversation: Youth and Young Adult Ministry During a Pandemic Webinar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/21/20)—On Thursday, April 16, 2020, American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) hosted a Courageous Conversation with youth ministers ...
Moving Towards a “New Normal” - Philadelphia Baptist Association

Moving Towards a “New Normal” – Philadelphia Baptist Association

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Intersections Newsletter - ABC of Greater Indianapolis, April 21

Intersections Newsletter – ABC of Greater Indianapolis, April 21

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A Video Message from Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

A Video Message from Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods

Watch the video below for a message from Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, ...
Observations: Holy Week - ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

Observations: Holy Week – ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

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ABWM Seeks to Reset and Reimagine Programs in Response to COVID-19

ABWM Seeks to Reset and Reimagine Programs in Response to COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/20/20)—COVID-19 has forever changed the world, and to continue to support communities, organizations must change with it ...
Judson Press, Author Offer Free ‘Ministry During Pandemic’ Digital Resource

Judson Press, Author Offer Free ‘Ministry During Pandemic’ Digital Resource

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/14/20)—Chaplains and ministers are on the forefront of spiritual care and pastoral ministry during a pandemic ...
“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

“Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” Conference Postponed

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—In light of COVID-19, the conference Leadership Team for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” announces ...
Book Offers Guidance on Crossing Lines that Separate ‘Us’ From ‘Them’

Book Offers Guidance on Crossing Lines that Separate ‘Us’ From ‘Them’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/15/20)—In a society increasingly divided along political, theological, cultural and racial lines—lines that we have drawn ...
A Different Kind of Easter - ABC of the Rocky Mountains

A Different Kind of Easter – ABC of the Rocky Mountains

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Observations - ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

Observations – ABC of Indiana and Kentucky

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Corona Updates - ABC of New York State

Corona Updates – ABC of New York State

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Some Thoughts From the Wilderness... ABC of the Central Region

Some Thoughts From the Wilderness… ABC of the Central Region

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Maintaining Robust Church Finances During the Pandemic - Mission Northwest

Maintaining Robust Church Finances During the Pandemic – Mission Northwest

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A Word From the Regional Executive Minister - ABC of Metro Chicago

A Word From the Regional Executive Minister – ABC of Metro Chicago

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ABCOM Update - Coronavirus Disease

ABCOM Update – Coronavirus Disease

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Wisdom and Warnings Around Personal Stimulus Help - ABC of Greater Indianapolis

Wisdom and Warnings Around Personal Stimulus Help – ABC of Greater Indianapolis

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COVID-19-Related Assistance - An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

COVID-19-Related Assistance – An Update from ABCUSA Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/20)—On April 1, 2020, American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published ...
ABWM Raises $12,000 to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

ABWM Raises $12,000 to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/6/20)—American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) collectively raised $12,000 to assist Ministerios de Mujeres Bautistas de Puerto ...
A Generosity Project Reflection - Money at Church: Watch the Relationships

A Generosity Project Reflection – Money at Church: Watch the Relationships

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
Unlike Any Other: The First Easter - A Message from ABC of Michigan

Unlike Any Other: The First Easter – A Message from ABC of Michigan

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ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

ABHMS Convenes Roundtable to Identify American Baptist Needs During Coronavirus Pandemic

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened a National Emergency Roundtable yesterday with American Baptist partners ...
Baptists One in Prayer

Baptists One in Prayer

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Baptist World Alliance is issuing an invitation to Baptists worldwide to join ...
Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

Supporting Churches, Pastors, and Regions: A Letter from the ABCUSA Acting General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/20)—On March 27, 2020, Acting General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods published a letter to American ...
Online Worship is all the Rage! - American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

Online Worship is all the Rage! – American Baptist Churches of Nebraska

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American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

American Baptist Leaders Issue Call to Prayer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/20)—The members of the National Executive Council and the members of the Regional Executive Ministers Council ...
American Baptists Taking Action – Coronavirus and Our Community

American Baptists Taking Action – Coronavirus and Our Community

As COVID-19, the coronavirus, spreads throughout the United States, with latest numbers reaching 13,000 positive tests confirmed from the virus ...
Fackenthal, Jacque to Serve as Co-Coordinators for 2021 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

Fackenthal, Jacque to Serve as Co-Coordinators for 2021 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/18/20)—American Baptist Churches USA announces that Rev. Judy Fackenthal and Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque will serve ...
An Update: COVID-19

An Update: COVID-19

***NOTE: View Additional Resources at www.abc-usa.org/coronavirus*** March 10, 2020 Dear American Baptist Family: I join you in our common concerns ...
Celebrating Ministering Women: Last Days to Register at a Reduced Rate!

Celebrating Ministering Women: Last Days to Register at a Reduced Rate!

Only a few days remain to register at a discounted rate!  Registration is now only $149, but after March 15, ...
ABHMS Offers Guidance, Litany, Prayer for Congregational Response to COVID-19

ABHMS Offers Guidance, Litany, Prayer for Congregational Response to COVID-19

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/20)—The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, defined as the “worldwide spread of ...
Book Calls Black Church to Engage Families Facing Mental Health Concerns

Book Calls Black Church to Engage Families Facing Mental Health Concerns

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/31/20)—Drawing upon the biblical motif of the village well, where water is sought to sustain life, ...
An Update from the Central Region

An Update from the Central Region

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A Word From the Regional Executive Minister of ABC of Metro Chicago

A Word From the Regional Executive Minister of ABC of Metro Chicago

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E-Giving - A Message from ABC of New York State

E-Giving – A Message from ABC of New York State

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A Letter from Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford

A Letter from Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford

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Sent Before His Face, Live Stream Readings

Sent Before His Face, Live Stream Readings

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ABC of Maine Update - COVID-19

ABC of Maine Update – COVID-19

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COVID-19 Letter from International Ministries CEO

COVID-19 Letter from International Ministries CEO

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Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

Celebrating Ministering Women Early Registration Deadline Approaches; Hear from Engaging Speakers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/5/20)—The early registration deadline for June's "Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready." Conference has been extended to ...
Judson Press Implements Procedures for Employee Health, Continuity of Business for Customers

Judson Press Implements Procedures for Employee Health, Continuity of Business for Customers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/21/20)—Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus’ spread in the United States, Judson Press has implemented ...
MMBB Financial Services Implements Remote Operations

MMBB Financial Services Implements Remote Operations

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—In response to the recommended guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, on Monday, March 16, ...
Prayer, Caution Urged Surrounding Coronavirus

Prayer, Caution Urged Surrounding Coronavirus

March 5, 2020 American Baptists are encouraged to be in prayer for those affected by COVID-19, the coronavirus. As new ...
ABWM Partners with ABCNJ to Bring Christian Education and STEAM Program to Baptist Camp Lebanon

ABWM Partners with ABCNJ to Bring Christian Education and STEAM Program to Baptist Camp Lebanon

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/4/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is partnering with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey to bring Hi-eSTEAM, a ...
ABHMS’ ISOE Program Receives $70,000 Endowment from Cleveland Church

ABHMS’ ISOE Program Receives $70,000 Endowment from Cleveland Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/20)—Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland Inc.—a small church formerly known as Covenant Baptist Church—has blessed American ...
American Baptist Foundation to Continue Service Remotely

American Baptist Foundation to Continue Service Remotely

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—In line with guidance received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania associated with the spread of COVID-19, ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Implements Interim Telework Plan

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Implements Interim Telework Plan

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/20)—Beginning Monday, March 16, the majority of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) staff will work ...
A Message from ABC of Wisconsin

A Message from ABC of Wisconsin

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ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

ABHMS Announces Keynote Speakers for Space for Grace 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/28/20)—The Rev. Jim Wallis and the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook will be among the keynote speakers ...
ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

ABHMS Continues Socially Responsible Investing With Two Recent Initiatives

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/28/20)—In continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was the ...
National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

National Executive Council Encourages Spiritual Practices Ahead of Lent

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/19/20)—The National Executive Council encourages all American Baptists to embrace the upcoming Lenten Season in order to ...
Burma Refugee Commission Recommends Plan of Action After New Expanded Travel Ban Announced

Burma Refugee Commission Recommends Plan of Action After New Expanded Travel Ban Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/18/20)—On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation that expands Travel Ban 3.0 to certain ...
American Baptist Churches of Michigan Calls Next Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Michigan Calls Next Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/12/20)—The American Baptist Churches of Michigan announced in January that the Region board voted to approve the ...
Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

Registration Now Open for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”

Note added on 5/29/20 - This conference has been postponed and rescheduled for June 2022. Visit  www.radicalredeemedready.com for more information ...
ABWM Announces New Goal to Support Baptist Women's Ministries of Puerto Rico

ABWM Announces New Goal to Support Baptist Women’s Ministries of Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/20)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) seeks to raise $10,000 by the end of February to support ...
ABHMS Holds Mission Consultation, Briefing with Regional Executive Ministers Council

ABHMS Holds Mission Consultation, Briefing with Regional Executive Ministers Council

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/20)—At its Leadership and Mission Building last week, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) held a Mission ...
ABCUSA, DCBC Leaders Visit Chin Christian University, Lead Baptist History and Identity Lectures

ABCUSA, DCBC Leaders Visit Chin Christian University, Lead Baptist History and Identity Lectures

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/20)—Chin Christian University (CCU) in Hakha, Myanmar sponsored lectures on Baptist History and Identity from January ...
IM Responds with Relief for Outbreak of Coronavirus

IM Responds with Relief for Outbreak of Coronavirus

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/20)—The outbreak of the Coronavirus in Mainland China has been followed by reports of cases of ...
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We encourage you to share one of your favorite Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes this week, in recognition of Martin ...
ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

ABCORI Executive Minister Wiles Announces Retirement Plans

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/20)—Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles informed the Board of Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Of Rhode ...
Keynote Speakers Announced for June 2020 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

Keynote Speakers Announced for June 2020 Celebrating Ministering Women Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/20)—The Planning Team of the “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference, meeting June 16-19, 2020 ...
Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

Cassel Begins New Role as Associate Executive Director – Development Advisory Services for American Baptist Foundation (ABF)

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/20)—The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, Linda ...
ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

ABHMS Offers Update Regarding Recovery from Puerto Rico Earthquakes

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) offers an update regarding the situation in Puerto Rico since ...
ABHMS Launches Professional Network for Chaplains, Others in Specialized Ministry

ABHMS Launches Professional Network for Chaplains, Others in Specialized Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/27/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that it is developing and sponsoring the “National Network of ...
Prayers, Support Invited Following Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Prayers, Support Invited Following Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Following Saturday morning’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, Acting General Secretary C. Jeff Woods encouraged prayer saying, “We continue ...
2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available!

The 2020-2021 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is available for download. We invite you to print this calendar as a reference tool ...
OGHS Funds Released in Response to Earthquake in Puerto Rico

OGHS Funds Released in Response to Earthquake in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/9/20)—In response to the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, American Baptist Home Mission ...
As We Enter 2020...A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

As We Enter 2020…A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? “I resolve to…” As Christians, perhaps these should be ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

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

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/6/20)—American Baptist Women's Ministries will be returning January 9, 2020 with a highly interactive webinar that ...
Book Emphasizes Perspectives of African-American Women on Leadership Theories

Book Emphasizes Perspectives of African-American Women on Leadership Theories

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/6/20)—In “Meant for Good: Fundamentals of Womanist Leadership,” author, speaker, advisor and thought-leader Debora Jackson highlights ...
ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

ABCUSA Young Adult Caucus Meets, Plans for Future

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—Leadership of the Young Adult Caucus of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 8 at ...
American Baptist Churches Mission Table Event to be Held May 2020

American Baptist Churches Mission Table Event to be Held May 2020

 VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/19)—The American Baptist Churches Board of General Ministries announces a Mission Table, to take place May ...
Significant Historical Book Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Significant Historical Book Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/19)—In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School’s beginnings—with thirteen men and ...
An Advent Devotion: Mary's Magnificat

An Advent Devotion: Mary’s Magnificat

Luke 1: 46b-55 Isaiah 35: 1-10 “God is turning the world upside down.” Whatever else can be said about Mary’s ...
A Look Back at Over 40 Years of Ministry with Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer

A Look Back at Over 40 Years of Ministry with Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer

Retiring General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer shares about his ministry foundation, his passions in ministry, and his plans for the ...
Parkesburg Baptist Church Recipient of 2018 Widow’s Mite Award

Parkesburg Baptist Church Recipient of 2018 Widow’s Mite Award

PARKESBURG, PA (ABNS 12/9/19)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, MMBB Financial Services honors Parkesburg Baptist Church in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania ...
ABHMS Awards Close to $2 Million in Mission Dollars in 2019

ABHMS Awards Close to $2 Million in Mission Dollars in 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/19)—In keeping with its historic mission and strategic priorities of cultivating leaders, equipping disciples, and healing ...
Woods Elected as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

Woods Elected as Acting General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/19)—At the November 2019 meeting of the Board of General Ministries, the Board voted to approve ...
ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Dedicates Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Dedicates Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/10/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Robert A. Roblee Ministry Building was dedicated on Friday afternoon, ...
Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

Generosity…Helps Carry the Load

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building - Oct. 17-18

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Relocates to New Building – Oct. 17-18

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary, along with the American Baptist ...
ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

ABHMS Hosts ‘Co-Creators Incubator Demo Day’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) six previously chosen Co-Creators participated in the Co-Creators Incubator Demo ...
ABHMS’ Longest-Serving Volunteer Receives National-Recognition Ministry Award

ABHMS’ Longest-Serving Volunteer Receives National-Recognition Ministry Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/18/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has presented the 2019 national-recognition Jitsuo ...
Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

Generosity Is…Giving Ourselves to God

The Generosity Project is a collaborative effort between ABCUSA, regions, and local congregations.  The Generosity Project aims to help pastors ...
ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

ABCUSA Announces New Minister for Creation Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/4/19)—On October 1, 2019, the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary welcomed Rev. Rebecca Driscoll into the ...
ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Invites Participation in Golden Rule 2020

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you! VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/3/19)—The ABCUSA Office of the General ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Asks Presidential Candidates to Focus on Poverty

ABCUSA General Secretary Asks Presidential Candidates to Focus on Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/2/19)—Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has joined with more than ...
Reflections on Green Lake Conference Center's 75th Anniversary

Reflections on Green Lake Conference Center’s 75th Anniversary

Kevin Walden writes: The value that our camping and conference ministries add to congregational and pastoral effectiveness is priceless. Green ...
Spitzer to Retire December 31, 2019; Letters Invited

Spitzer to Retire December 31, 2019; Letters Invited

As previously announced, Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), will be retiring on ...
Myanmar Military Drops Case Against Kachin Leader

Myanmar Military Drops Case Against Kachin Leader

The Myanmar military dropped the case against Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson, president of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar, who ...
IM Responds to Destruction Wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

IM Responds to Destruction Wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/5/19)—Hurricane Dorian, which over the Labor Day weekend was one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Urges Prayers on September 8, 2019, for Kachin Baptist Leader and Members

ABCUSA General Secretary Urges Prayers on September 8, 2019, for Kachin Baptist Leader and Members

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/4/19)—On Wednesday, September 4, American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer published a letter to ...
New Title Explores Baptism, Communion from Baptist Perspective

New Title Explores Baptism, Communion from Baptist Perspective

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/19)—New from Judson Press, “River of Life, Feast of Grace: Baptism, Communion, and Discipleship” considers the ...
ABHMS Hosts First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

ABHMS Hosts First ‘Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/11/19)—Approximately 44 young people aged 21-39 from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds participated in the first ...
ABHMS Monitors Hurricane Dorian; Accepts Donations for Relief Efforts Through OGHS

ABHMS Monitors Hurricane Dorian; Accepts Donations for Relief Efforts Through OGHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/5/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is monitoring the status of Hurricane Dorian. If a need ...
ABHMS Launches Fundraising Campaign to Repair, Replace Roofs in Puerto Rico

ABHMS Launches Fundraising Campaign to Repair, Replace Roofs in Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a livestream broadcast from its Leadership and Mission Building ...
ABHMS Awards Grants in 2019’s Second Quarter

ABHMS Awards Grants in 2019’s Second Quarter

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/6/19)—During 2019’s second quarter, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) awarded $257,220 in grants to 27 ...
ABHMS Joins Japanese Baptist Church in Celebrating 120 Years of Faithful Service

ABHMS Joins Japanese Baptist Church in Celebrating 120 Years of Faithful Service

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/18/19)—Close to 300 people were on hand Sept. 14 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the ...
ABWM Partners in Domestic Violence Prevention and Education 2-Day Training

ABWM Partners in Domestic Violence Prevention and Education 2-Day Training

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries partners with Capital Area Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches of New York ...
ABHMS Accepts OGHS Donations for Hurricane Imelda Relief Efforts

ABHMS Accepts OGHS Donations for Hurricane Imelda Relief Efforts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/23/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting donations through One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) ...
Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar

Burma Refugee Commission Releases Declaration of Concern for Safety of President of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/30/19)—The American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission released a Declaration of Concern on August 30, expressing ongoing ...
American Baptists Called to Prayer; Burma Refugee Commission Representatives Send Letter Expressing Concern to UN Secretary-General and US Government

American Baptists Called to Prayer; Burma Refugee Commission Representatives Send Letter Expressing Concern to UN Secretary-General and US Government

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/14/19)—On behalf of the Burma Refugee Commission, American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer, Rev ...
The Collective Conscience of our Country: A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee Spitzer

The Collective Conscience of our Country: A Pastoral Letter from ABCUSA General Secretary Lee Spitzer

Read a pastoral letter from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, published August 5, 2019, below. If you would ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Personnel

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Personnel

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/8/19)—Welcoming new personnel to Volunteer-Mobilization and Disaster-Response Ministries as well as to Financial Empowerment Ministries, American Baptist ...
American Baptists Gather for Ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education

American Baptists Gather for Ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education

More than 200 men and women recently gathered at the ninth Baptist International Conference on Theological Education. (BICTE) conference, Reimaging, ...
New Ministers and Seminarians Meet as Part of 2019 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

New Ministers and Seminarians Meet as Part of 2019 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/23/19)—Over 100 seminarians and ministers new to American Baptist Churches gathered in Virginia Beach at the 2019 ...
Robert Cochran, DCBC Executive Director/Minister, to Retire in March 2020

Robert Cochran, DCBC Executive Director/Minister, to Retire in March 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/12/19)—Dr. Robert Dennis Cochran, Executive Director/Minister of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC), has announced his ...
Biennial Youth Conference Brings Over 100 Young People to Virginia Beach

Biennial Youth Conference Brings Over 100 Young People to Virginia Beach

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/19)—As American Baptists gathered from across the country to celebrate at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit ...
Maryland Couple Endorsed to Serve God in El Salvador

Maryland Couple Endorsed to Serve God in El Salvador

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/22/19)—Eliberto and Molly Jamison Juárez, passionate peacemakers and educators, have been endorsed to serve with International Ministries ...
ABHMS Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 ‘In Support of Excellence’ Pastors Cohort

ABHMS Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 ‘In Support of Excellence’ Pastors Cohort

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking American Baptist pastors to enroll in its 2019-2020 “In ...
First Baptist Church of Salina, Kan., Receives 2019 George D. Younger Award

First Baptist Church of Salina, Kan., Receives 2019 George D. Younger Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/19)—First Baptist Church, Salina, Kan., received the 2019 George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Responds to Refugee and Immigrant Crises

ABCUSA General Secretary Responds to Refugee and Immigrant Crises

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/28/19)—In response to the ongoing crisis on the southern border of the United States, and to ...
Creation Justice: Life is About Choices

Creation Justice: Life is About Choices

Watch our new video, produced in partnership with ecoAmerica: ...
American Baptist Churches “Summit by the Sea” Meets in Virginia Beach, Va.

American Baptist Churches “Summit by the Sea” Meets in Virginia Beach, Va.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/25/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit met June 21-23, 2019 at the Virginia Beach ...
View Photos from the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

View Photos from the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

View photos taken at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit! ...
Board of General Ministries Meets Ahead of American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit

Board of General Ministries Meets Ahead of American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (ABNS 6/21/19)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA met Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, ...
Biennial Mission Summit Election Slate

Biennial Mission Summit Election Slate

The documents below are related to the Business Meeting at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit at the Virginia Beach Convention Center ...
OGHS Funds Released in Response to Tornadoes, Flooding in Midwest, Central Plains

OGHS Funds Released in Response to Tornadoes, Flooding in Midwest, Central Plains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/3/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released two rounds of One Great Hour of Sharing ...
ABHMS Presents 4 National-Recognition Ministry Awards During Biennial Mission Summit

ABHMS Presents 4 National-Recognition Ministry Awards During Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/26/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented four 2019 national-recognition ministry awards during American Baptist Churches USA’s ...
Join the ABC Creation Justice Network in Virginia Beach

Join the ABC Creation Justice Network in Virginia Beach

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/19)—The American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network invites you to join in discussion at the 2019 ...
American Baptists to Meet in Virginia Beach and Express Solidarity and Sympathy to Its Residents

American Baptists to Meet in Virginia Beach and Express Solidarity and Sympathy to Its Residents

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/19)—Twelve people were killed in a mass shooting on Friday, May 31 at the municipal center ...
Church and Money: 5 Important Truths

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 ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Ministry Award Recipients

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Ministry Award Recipients

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the names of American Baptist individuals who ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinars for Women and Girls

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

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 ...
ABNS5.5.18

Plan to Attend Beach Break: A Youth Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/11/19)—We are excited to launch Beach Break – A youth conference at the 2019 Biennial Mission ...
General Secretary Spitzer Visits ABC of Greater Indianapolis

General Secretary Spitzer Visits ABC of Greater Indianapolis

Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, visited the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis ...
MMBB Offers Financial Insight and Appreciation at the Biennial Mission Summit

MMBB Offers Financial Insight and Appreciation at the Biennial Mission Summit

NEW YORK, NY (ABNS 4/9/19)—Don’t miss this opportunity to partner with MMBB Financial Services and the ABC family for the ...
Delegates of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches Visit Denominational Partners

Delegates of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches Visit Denominational Partners

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/19)—Leaders of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches and other delegates visited King of Prussia, ...
Judson Press Title Explores Reality of Today’s Changing Church

Judson Press Title Explores Reality of Today’s Changing Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/19)—"The Changing Church: Finding Your Way to God’s New Thing” tackles the reality of the changing ...
Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/19)—The ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations received nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical ...
Join ABHMS for Home Mission-Related Happenings at the ‘Summit by the Sea’

Join ABHMS for Home Mission-Related Happenings at the ‘Summit by the Sea’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/27/19)—Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) for a variety of home mission-related happenings during “Summit ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Awards Grants in 2019’s First Quarter

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Awards Grants in 2019’s First Quarter

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/26/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has awarded $53,900 in grants to 14 projects during 2019’s ...
American Baptist Churches Welcomes the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches

American Baptist Churches Welcomes the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/19)—In 2011, it was announced to the denomination at large that the Asian American Baptist Caucus ...
OGHS Grants Distributed in Response to Midwest Floods

OGHS Grants Distributed in Response to Midwest Floods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/19)—To help American Baptist regions and churches in efforts to assist survivors of recent floods in ...
Call for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Midwest Floods

Call for One Great Hour of Sharing Contributions to Aid Victims of Midwest Floods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/19)—In response to floods in the Plains and Midwest caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rains, ...
Generosity is...Relational

Generosity is…Relational

A team working together around the challenge of stewardship in the 21st century has worked hard over the past eighteen ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Affirms American Baptist Solidarity with the Muslim Victims of the Mosque Attack in New Zealand

ABCUSA General Secretary Affirms American Baptist Solidarity with the Muslim Victims of the Mosque Attack in New Zealand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/16/19)—In response to the attack against the Muslim community in New Zealand, ABCUSA General Secretary Rev ...
A Special Pastoral Letter from General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer to the ABC Family

A Special Pastoral Letter from General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer to the ABC Family

American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a special pastoral letter today. Read the full ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Announces Retirement Plans

ABCUSA General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Announces Retirement Plans

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/14/19)—In a letter dated March 1, 2019 and presented in person to the ABCUSA Board of ...
Dr. Clifford A. Jones Sr. to Bring Sunday Evening Message at Biennial Mission Summit in Virginia Beach

Dr. Clifford A. Jones Sr. to Bring Sunday Evening Message at Biennial Mission Summit in Virginia Beach

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/13/19)—The American Baptist Churches of the South has announced the speaker for the Sunday evening worship ...
March 15 is Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline

March 15 is Biennial Mission Summit Early Registration Deadline

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/7/19)—The early registration deadline for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit is March 15, 2019. Don’t ...
ABHMS Celebrates Ministries of Two Retiring Long-Term Personnel

ABHMS Celebrates Ministries of Two Retiring Long-Term Personnel

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/6/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, celebrate the ministry of two ...
ABHMS Encourages Attendance at BPFNA Conference in Colombia

ABHMS Encourages Attendance at BPFNA Conference in Colombia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/5/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to attend BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz’s ...
Rev. Andy Quient Called as Executive Minister of ABCOFLASH

Rev. Andy Quient Called as Executive Minister of ABCOFLASH

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/19)—On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Board of Directors of the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, ...
Judson Press Releases New Book by Critically Acclaimed Biblical Scholar, Author

Judson Press Releases New Book by Critically Acclaimed Biblical Scholar, Author

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/19)—From H. Stephen Shoemaker, M.Div., Ph.D.—author of the critically acclaimed “GodStories: Scriptural Narratives for Today”—comes “Seekers, ...
ABC General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Returns to Office

ABC General Secretary Lee B. Spitzer Returns to Office

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/1/19)—Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, returned to the American Baptist ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Associate Executive Director

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces New Associate Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/26/19)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announced on Tuesday, February 26, that the Rev. LaThelma A. Yenn-Batah will join ...
IM Endorses First Development Workers to Serve in Vietnam

IM Endorses First Development Workers to Serve in Vietnam

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/11/19)—Amy and the Rev. Joseph Van Vo of Garden Grove, California, have been endorsed to serve ...
Judson Press Releases Women’s History Month-Inspired Devotional

Judson Press Releases Women’s History Month-Inspired Devotional

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/11/19)—In time for Women’s History Month in March, Judson Press releases “Devotions from HERstory: 31 Days ...
$10,000 Match Offered by Christian Community Credit Union for Online Masters of Theological Studies Program

$10,000 Match Offered by Christian Community Credit Union for Online Masters of Theological Studies Program

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/7/19)—International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce that all gifts up to $10,000 given to support ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Purchases Building in King of Prussia, Pa.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary purchased a new office building located ...
ABNS1.23.18

Eleven Executive Ministers Gather for Group Orientation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/19)—Eleven executive ministers gathered for a group orientation event in Orlando, Florida Jan. 24-26. This was ...
Award-Winning Judson Press Author Releases New Book on Women in Scripture

Award-Winning Judson Press Author Releases New Book on Women in Scripture

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/19)—For women who are feeling overlooked, misjudged, or unappreciated, award-winning editor Deborah Spink Winters wants you ...
ABNS1.23.18

Nominated ABCUSA Officers Announced for 2020-2021 Biennium

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/19)—The ABCUSA Nominating Committee has nominated the following persons to serve as ABCUSA Officers for the ...
ABCUSA Pastor from Illinois Appointed for Global Mission Service in India

ABCUSA Pastor from Illinois Appointed for Global Mission Service in India

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/31/19)—The Rev. Dr. David V. Sagar of Schiller Park, Illinois, has been appointed to serve with ...
ABNS1.23.18

ABCUSA President Gives Update on General Secretary’s Return to Office

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/29/19)—ABCUSA Board of General Ministries President Josué Gómez-Menéndez sent a letter on behalf of the Board ...
ABNS1.23.18

Individual Registration for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Opens

Individual Registration for 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Opens VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/25/19)—Individual registration is now open for the American Baptist ...
ABNS5.5.18

Mowbray Ecumenical Award Nomination Deadline is January 30

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/19)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for ...
Younger Award Nominations Open

Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/18/19)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
Judson Press Invites Customers to Restock the [Library] Shelves

Judson Press Invites Customers to Restock the [Library] Shelves

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/21/18)—The lights are back on at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. But ...
IM Global Servant Accepts National Award for World Peace

IM Global Servant Accepts National Award for World Peace

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/18)—International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce that newly endorsed global servant Faye Yarbrough is one ...
Rev. Kathy Longhat, Champion of Native American People and Heritage, Dies

Rev. Kathy Longhat, Champion of Native American People and Heritage, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/5/18)—The Rev. Kathy Longhat, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) mission coordinator of Native American Ministries, ...
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Dr. Howard Stevenson, Dr. Jolene Erlacher to Speak at 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/4/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit Planning Team is excited to announce two ...
Younger Award Nominations Open

Younger Award Nominations Open

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/28/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society is accepting nominations for the George D. Younger Award for Excellence ...
One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to California Wildfires

One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to California Wildfires

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)—In response to the California wildfires, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American ...
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ABCUSA Announces 2018 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/16/17)—Forty Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $250 to $3,000 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
New Judson Press Book Calls for Action Responding to Children in Poverty

New Judson Press Book Calls for Action Responding to Children in Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/18)—National studies make it clear: poverty is the greatest threat to a child’s welfare. According to ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Board Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Facility

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Board Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Facility

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/18)—The board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) opened its biannual meeting at ...
Associate Missionary Appointed to Serve in Theological Education in Costa Rica

Associate Missionary Appointed to Serve in Theological Education in Costa Rica

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/18)—Ruth Vindas of Santo Tomás, Costa Rica, has been appointed to serve as an International Ministries ...
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Nominations Invited for Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/26/18)—American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for ...
ABHMS ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Engagement with Philadelphia Ministries

ABHMS ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Engagement with Philadelphia Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/18)—Participants in hands-on optional experiences on opening day of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation, American Baptist Women’s Ministries Reschedule Relocation

American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation, American Baptist Women’s Ministries Reschedule Relocation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/11/18)—The American Baptist Extension Corporation (ABEC), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Home Mission ...
ABHMS Announces Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Other Specialized Ministries

ABHMS Announces Ecclesiastical Endorser for Chaplains, Other Specialized Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has named the Rev. Dr ...
ABWM Invites Applications for Young Adult Women’s Ministries Leadership

ABWM Invites Applications for Young Adult Women’s Ministries Leadership

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries invites applications from eligible young adult women to serve on the young ...
Judson Press Title Provides a Method of Spiritual Formation for Preachers

Judson Press Title Provides a Method of Spiritual Formation for Preachers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/18)—Are preachers born or made? According to preacher, author, and educator Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, “No ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2019 Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2019 Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/18)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2019 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
Baptist Groups Collaborate to Offer Small Church Leadership Conference

Baptist Groups Collaborate to Offer Small Church Leadership Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/18)—Church leaders at small and rural Baptist congregations have a chance to be renewed and inspired ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls for Applications for National Officer Positions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/5/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries calls for applications for national officer positions for the national board of ...
ABHMS Announces Staffing Transitions to Undergird Mission

ABHMS Announces Staffing Transitions to Undergird Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/18)—During a recent three-day staff summit at the Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
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ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary Announces Plans to Purchase Building in King of Prussia, Pa.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/26/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary will purchase a new office building ...
ABHMS, Judson Press Executive Director Elected to Andover Newton Board

ABHMS, Judson Press Executive Director Elected to Andover Newton Board

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/18)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press, has ...
ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Take-Home Skills Applicable to Local Ministry Contexts

ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ to Offer Take-Home Skills Applicable to Local Ministry Contexts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/24/18)—Pastors and lay leaders can discover ideas to jump-start and enhance their ministries from more than ...
One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to Hurricane Florence

One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to Hurricane Florence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—In response to Hurricane Florence, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has begun to release One ...
ABHMS Announces New ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal One Year Post-Hurricane Maria

ABHMS Announces New ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal One Year Post-Hurricane Maria

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—With today marking one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American ...
Update from ABCUSA President Josué Gómez-Menéndez

Update from ABCUSA President Josué Gómez-Menéndez

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/20/18)—In the time of Dr. Spitzer’s absence and recovery from surgery, the Rev. Dr. C. Jeff ...
New Judson Press Book Explores Preaching During Pastoral Transition

New Judson Press Book Explores Preaching During Pastoral Transition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/18)—At some point, every church finds itself in a period of pastoral transition, and the role ...
ABHMS, Judson Press Present Dr. Henry H. Mitchell with Legacy Award

ABHMS, Judson Press Present Dr. Henry H. Mitchell with Legacy Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/10/18)—Renowned American Baptist preacher, pastor, educator, author and scholar Dr. Henry H. Mitchell was honored with ...
American Baptists Encouraged to Participate in New Baptist Covenant’s 10th Anniversary Summit

American Baptists Encouraged to Participate in New Baptist Covenant’s 10th Anniversary Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/6/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary encourage American ...
Judson Press Book Uses the Teaching Model of Jesus for Educator Growth and Effectiveness

Judson Press Book Uses the Teaching Model of Jesus for Educator Growth and Effectiveness

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/18)—What habits, attitudes, or techniques can you learn from the world’s greatest teacher? In Teacher Training ...

ABHMS’ ‘Space for Grace’ 2018 urban retreat promises renewal, refreshment

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will Be Done” urban retreat Nov ...
Early-Bird Discount Deadline Extended for ABHMS’ Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

Early-Bird Discount Deadline Extended for ABHMS’ Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/17/18)—The deadline to register for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Space for Grace: Thy Will ...
New Title Bookmarks the First Five-Years of the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

New Title Bookmarks the First Five-Years of the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, releases Looking Back, Moving Forward: ...
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Register Today for “Local Churches and Global Moral Issues” Continuing Education Experience

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/18)—How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big issues of our times? Can ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls for U.S. Accountability Regarding Migrant Family Separation

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls for U.S. Accountability Regarding Migrant Family Separation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/18)—Close to 3,000 children have been separated from their parents as a result of the zero-tolerance ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/30/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to welcome Vincent William Dent Sr. as its ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Lifts Up Ways to Help Immigrant Families

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Lifts Up Ways to Help Immigrant Families

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/18)—Continuing to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
Faye Carol Yarbrough Endorsed for Global Mission Service in South Africa

Faye Carol Yarbrough Endorsed for Global Mission Service in South Africa

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/13/18)—Faye Carol Yarbrough of Gardena, California, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) ...
Young Pastors Gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’

Young Pastors Gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/18)—American Baptist clergy and seminarians in their 20s through early 40s from 16 American Baptist regions ...
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“Local Churches and Global Moral Issues” Continuing Education Experience Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/2/18)—How can our churches understand and faithfully respond to the big moral issues of our times? ...
American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/26/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize.  ABHS established ...
ABHMS Board of Directors Hears Update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

ABHMS Board of Directors Hears Update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/26/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World ...
IM Responds to a Destructive Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua

IM Responds to a Destructive Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/21/18)—International Ministries (IM) has received an emergency relief grant of $8,500 from One Great Hour of ...

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Migrant Family Separation

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/19/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has released a statement decrying the ...
ABCUSA General Secretary Sends Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

ABCUSA General Secretary Sends Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/18)—A letter has been sent to Jeff Sessions, in response to his remarks which cited Romans ...
American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/8/18)—On June 7, 2018, Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches ...
ABHMS posts Refugee Council USA’s advocacy toolkit for World Refugee Day

ABHMS posts Refugee Council USA’s advocacy toolkit for World Refugee Day

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/5/18)—In time for 2018 World Refugee Day on June 20, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) ...
Brief History of the Professional Ministries Team

Brief History of the Professional Ministries Team

The following brief history of the Professional Ministries Team was provided by Dr. C. Jeff Woods, Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries ...
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2019 Biennial Mission Summit – Application to Perform

In the various worship celebrations at the Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we will be ...
ABHMS encourages American Baptists to apply for NBC grants

ABHMS encourages American Baptists to apply for NBC grants

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/29/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages New Baptist Covenant’s (NBC) covenant of action partners to ...
ABHMS to Host Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July

ABHMS to Host Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/18)—Female clergy, lay leaders and seminarians of diverse ethnicities are invited to attend American Baptist Home ...
AB Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinar on ‘Women Changemakers in the Qur’an and Bible’

AB Women’s Ministries to Host Free Webinar on ‘Women Changemakers in the Qur’an and Bible’

NOTE: The webinar registration link has been corrected. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/23/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries has opened registration for ...
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Ambassador Lynn of Myanmar Embassy in Washington D.C. Visits Valley Forge Headquarters

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/18)—On May 16, 2018, the Burma Refugees Commission of American Baptist Churches USA, along with representatives ...
Registration Opens for ABHMS’ Highly Anticipated Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

Registration Opens for ABHMS’ Highly Anticipated Space for Grace 2018 Urban Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be ...
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Judson Press Title Sounds Clarion Call to Preach Economic Justice

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/18)—The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it is plagued ...
ABHMS Hires Personnel to Support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’

ABHMS Hires Personnel to Support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Puerto Rico natives Abigail Medina ...
Renowned Christian Leader from Beirut, Lebanon, to Conduct Bible Study Series at World Mission Conference

Renowned Christian Leader from Beirut, Lebanon, to Conduct Bible Study Series at World Mission Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—International Ministries (IM) is delighted to announce that the Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh will be bringing ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Fall Women’s Conference on Self-Care and Wellness

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Fall Women’s Conference on Self-Care and Wellness

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is collaborating with American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) to host a ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2018 Shine the Light Award Recipient

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2018 Shine the Light Award Recipient

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/18)—This year, the Shine the Light Award recognizes a Wisconsin resident who helped resettle Chin refugees ...
Are You Sensing a Call to Global Mission?

Are You Sensing a Call to Global Mission?

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/18)—Registration is now open for the high-intensity Hear the Call weekend retreat, sponsored by International Ministries ...
Register Now for the World Mission Conference on July 4–7

Register Now for the World Mission Conference on July 4–7

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/18)—The World Mission Conference, sponsored by International Ministries (IM), also known as the American Baptist Foreign ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Summer Conference for Women and Girls

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Opens Registration for Upcoming Summer Conference for Women and Girls

“FEEL: Fully Experiencing and Engaging in God’s Love” will use biblical teachings from Isaiah to strengthen relationships among women and ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host a Free Webinar for Women About Dating Violence

American Baptist Women’s Ministries to Host a Free Webinar for Women About Dating Violence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/3/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting a free one-hour webinar about dating violence on Thursday, May ...
ABNS1.23.18

ABHMS Continues Collaborative Home Mission Framework with Gatherings in Massachusetts

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues its pursuit of home mission via collaborative gatherings—the most ...
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Judson Press Book Helps Churches Determine If They Are Ready For Growth

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/25/18)—Declining church membership across the nation has made church growth a hot topic of discussion at ...
New Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Women to ‘Meet’ Her in Upcoming Webinar

New Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Women to ‘Meet’ Her in Upcoming Webinar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/23/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries is hosting a free one-hour live webinar called ‘Visions for American Baptist ...
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Judson Press Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Treasured Worship Resource with a New Edition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/18/18)—Judson Press first published the classic A Manual of Worship by John Skoglund in 1968, and ...
ABNS1.23.18

Viajando hacia “Summit by the Sea”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/18)—American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer published a pastoral letter today ...
ABNS1.23.18

Save the Date for a “Summit by the Sea” at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/16/18)—The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be held June 21-23, 2019, at ...
ABNS1.23.18

National Leadership Council Meets at Green Lake Conference Center

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/18)—The National Leadership Council (NLC) of American Baptist Churches USA met April 9-11, 2018 at the ...
Civil-rights Leader the Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Dies

Civil-rights Leader the Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/12/18)—The Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, 91, a civil-rights leader; pastor emeritus at Mount Zion Baptist ...
ABNS1.23.18

Registration Opens for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’; Young Clergy Encouraged to Participate

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/12/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptist clergy in their 20s, 30s and early ...
ABHMS Garners 9 Awards from Religion Communicators Council

ABHMS Garners 9 Awards from Religion Communicators Council

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/6/18)—At a dinner last night during its 2018 conference in Atlanta, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) ...
ABHS Executive Director to be Inducted into Martin Luther King, Jr., College of Ministers and Laity

ABHS Executive Director to be Inducted into Martin Luther King, Jr., College of Ministers and Laity

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/18)—The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) is pleased to announce that its executive director, the Rev ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Has New Domain Name: www.abwomensministries.org

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Has New Domain Name: www.abwomensministries.org

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/18)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces a change to the domain name for the organization’s website. The ...
ABHMS Stands with CWS in Urging Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

ABHMS Stands with CWS in Urging Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with partner Church World Service (CWS) in condemning the ...
ABHMS Convenes Aligned Action Network, Other Collaborative Gatherings in Glendale, Calif.

ABHMS Convenes Aligned Action Network, Other Collaborative Gatherings in Glendale, Calif.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/23/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened an aligned action network meeting and other collaborative gatherings ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Urges American Baptists to Stand with Refugees

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Urges American Baptists to Stand with Refugees

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/18)—Concerned regarding the current global refugee crisis, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists ...
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Sign Up Today for the Puerto Rico Sister Churches Initiative

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/8/18)—Churches throughout the United States and Puerto Rico are invited to sign up to participate in ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Space for Grace 2018

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Announces Space for Grace 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/18)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist ...
ABHMS Continues to Advocate for Water-Stewardship Policy at Tyson Foods

ABHMS Continues to Advocate for Water-Stewardship Policy at Tyson Foods

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/18)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 8, American Baptist Home ...
ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

ABHMS Shares ICCR’s Proxy Voting Guide for Socially Responsible Investing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/18)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2018 proxy voting ...
Ministers Council Announces New “Member Services Coordinator” Position to Serve Members

Ministers Council Announces New “Member Services Coordinator” Position to Serve Members

WEST CHESTER, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—The Ministers Council of American Baptist Churches USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa ...
ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Projects Across U.S. Mainland, Puerto Rico

ABHMS Seeks Volunteers for Projects Across U.S. Mainland, Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring ...
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Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico – ABCUSA Sister Churches Initiative Announced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico Executive Minister Rev. Edgardo M. Caraballo Marín and American Baptist Churches ...

ABHMS Encourages Viewing ‘The Promise of Freedom’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/19/18)—In conjunction with tonight’s PBS premiere of “Tell Them We Are Rising”—a documentary about historically black ...
Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., Former Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries, Dies

Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., Former Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/16/18)—Rev. Dr. Fred W. Thompson Jr., former associate general secretary for Regional Ministries of American Baptist ...
Judson Press Title Helps Christians Relate to a Religiously Diverse World

Judson Press Title Helps Christians Relate to a Religiously Diverse World

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/15/18)—In just a few decades, the United States has changed from a largely Christian nation to ...
ABHMS’ Initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal is Surpassed; Great Need Remains

ABHMS’ Initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Fundraising Goal is Surpassed; Great Need Remains

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/13/18)—Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the ...
ABHMS Staff Summit Features Transition Announcements, Planning, Education

ABHMS Staff Summit Features Transition Announcements, Planning, Education

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/18)—During a three-day summit held last month at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center, American Baptist ...
Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones Dies; Served as ABC of Ohio Executive Minister

Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones Dies; Served as ABC of Ohio Executive Minister

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/18)—The Rev. Dr. Ernest H. Jones, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio, died on ...
ABHMS Website to Feature Prominent Individuals for Black, Women’s History Months

ABHMS Website to Feature Prominent Individuals for Black, Women’s History Months

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/18)—Beginning today and continuing each Thursday through the end of March, American Baptist Home Mission Societies ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Calls New Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/23/18)—The national board of managers of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) announced on Tuesday, January 23, ...
Newly Endorsed Missionary Couple Slated to Serve Tribal Women and Children in Thailand

Newly Endorsed Missionary Couple Slated to Serve Tribal Women and Children in Thailand

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/22/18)—International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Alise and Mark Juanes from Sunnyvale, ...
Judson Press Book Offers New Approaches to Christian Education & Discipleship with Black Millennials

Judson Press Book Offers New Approaches to Christian Education & Discipleship with Black Millennials

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/17/18)—Many churches today confront an aging membership and a noticeable absence of young adults in the ...
New Book Chronicles the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

New Book Chronicles the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announces the release of The ...
‘The Christian Citizen’ Features ABHMS Executive Director’s Martin Luther King Jr.-Inspired Essay

‘The Christian Citizen’ Features ABHMS Executive Director’s Martin Luther King Jr.-Inspired Essay

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/18)—In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, The Christian Citizen online features a compelling ...
Rauschenbusch Event Program Announced, Registration Open for April Event

Rauschenbusch Event Program Announced, Registration Open for April Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/3/18)—Mercer University’s Center for Theology and Public Life and McAfee School of Theology, in partnership with ...
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American Baptist Churches USA Celebrates 2017 Targeted Gifts to OGHS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/17)—One Great Hour of Sharing giving by American Baptists, specifically targeted toward hurricane relief and relief ...
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2016 Widow’s Mite Award Presented to West Virginia Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/17)—On behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, MMBB Financial Services presented the 2016 Widow’s Mite Award ...
ABHMS Releases Additional OGHS Funds in Response to California Wildfires

ABHMS Releases Additional OGHS Funds in Response to California Wildfires

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has released ...
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Three IM Global Servants Step into New Roles

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/17)—American Baptist International Ministries (IM) is pleased to announce expanded roles for three of its global ...
Light in the Midst of Darkness: ABHMS publishes Christmas letter from Puerto Rico

Light in the Midst of Darkness: ABHMS publishes Christmas letter from Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has published on its website a Christmas letter to American ...
ABHMS Staff Donates Toys to Children of Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

ABHMS Staff Donates Toys to Children of Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/18/17)—The staff of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is bringing joy to the children of ...
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ABCUSA Burma Refugee Commission and IM Delegation Visits Burma Diaspora Communities in Malaysia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/17)—In early November, a delegation of American Baptist leaders traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, visiting the ...
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MMBB Financial Services Honors Muriel Penn Jerigan for 50 Years of Excellence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/13/17)—Muriel Penn Jerigan started her new job at MMBB Financial Services (MMBB) on Oct. 30, 1967, ...
ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ Marks One-Year Online Anniversary

ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ Marks One-Year Online Anniversary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—This month marks one year that The Christian Citizen—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) acclaimed Christian ...
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American Baptist Churches Continues to Support Puerto Rico with Transfer of Additional OGHS Funds

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continued its commitment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday by ...
Judson Press to Publish Looking Back, Moving Forward from the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

Judson Press to Publish Looking Back, Moving Forward from the Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will publish Looking Back, Moving ...
ABHMS Staff Visit Puerto Rico, Plan for Phase II of Recovery Effort

ABHMS Staff Visit Puerto Rico, Plan for Phase II of Recovery Effort

SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—With eight suitcases packed with more than 400 pounds of batteries in tow, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, ...
Join ABHMS in Spreading Joy to the Children of Puerto Rico this Holiday Season

Join ABHMS in Spreading Joy to the Children of Puerto Rico this Holiday Season

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/30/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites American Baptists to join its effort to bring joy ...
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ABCUSA Board of General Ministries Meets in Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/22/17)—The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) met November 16-18, 2017, at ...
IM Announces New Associate Executive Director for Global Mission

IM Announces New Associate Executive Director for Global Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/17)—After an extensive search and vetting process, International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce the selection ...
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Support for The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering Kicks Off in November

Helping retired ministers, missionaries, widowed spouses and lay church workers make ends meet after a faithful life of service VALLEY ...
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Two New Associate General Secretaries Named, Ministry Team Takes Shape

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/17/17)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary’s ministry team will soon have ...
ABHMS Board Looks to a New Future for Mission

ABHMS Board Looks to a New Future for Mission

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/17/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Board of Directors saluted six retiring board members, welcomed four ...
ABHMS Continues Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention with Letter, Article

ABHMS Continues Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention with Letter, Article

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/14/17)—Continuing its commitment to gun violence prevention, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has published an ...
ABHMS Convenes its Fourth Aligned Action Network

ABHMS Convenes its Fourth Aligned Action Network

BROOKFIELD, WI (ABNS 11/14/17)—At Ottawa University’s Brookfield campus on Thursday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened its fourth aligned ...
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Third National Baptist-Muslim Dialogue to Meet in April 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/13/17)—The third national dialogue between Baptists and Muslims will be held April 16-19, 2018, at the ...
IM Missionaries Emerson and Ivy Wu Expand Their Ministry in Asia

IM Missionaries Emerson and Ivy Wu Expand Their Ministry in Asia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/7/17)—Emerson and Ivy Wu, International Ministries (IM) missionaries, are preparing to embark on a new assignment ...
Stand in the Gap; ¡Haga la Diferencia!

Stand in the Gap; ¡Haga la Diferencia!

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/17)—It’s been more than a month since Hurricanes Irma and Maria together delivered a devastating one-two ...
Ketly Pierre, IM Missionary, Receives Alumni Award from Palmer Seminary

Ketly Pierre, IM Missionary, Receives Alumni Award from Palmer Seminary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/17)—International Ministries (IM) has announced that Ketly Pierre, an IM missionary in Haiti, has received the ...
Publisher Discusses Recent Enhancements to Judson Press

Publisher Discusses Recent Enhancements to Judson Press

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/17)—American Baptists can learn firsthand about exciting enhancements to Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American ...
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ABCUSA Announces 2017 Awards for Matthew 25 Grant

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/27/17)—Thirty-eight Matthew 25 Grants ranging from $500 to $2,100 were awarded in October to applicants who ...
ABHMS Convenes its Southeastern Aligned Action Network

ABHMS Convenes its Southeastern Aligned Action Network

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 10/27/17)—At Mercer University’s Atlanta campus on Tuesday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) convened its third aligned ...
ABHMS Announces New Ministry, Awards $60,000 to Ministries Serving Children in Poverty

ABHMS Announces New Ministry, Awards $60,000 to Ministries Serving Children in Poverty

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/23/17)—At a luncheon event on Oct. 19, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched a new ...
ABHMS Continues to Support Restoration of Puerto Rico with Funds, Supplies, Visits

ABHMS Continues to Support Restoration of Puerto Rico with Funds, Supplies, Visits

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/20/17)—As three American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) staff members return to Puerto Rico this week, ...
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ABHMS’ Spanish-Language Video Addresses Needs in Puerto Rico

A continuación se proporciona una versión en español de este comunicado de prensa. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/17)—In a Spanish-language ...
ABHMS Launches Immigration-Assistance Initiative, Pilot in Partnership with ABCMNY

ABHMS Launches Immigration-Assistance Initiative, Pilot in Partnership with ABCMNY

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce its initiative to assist vulnerable immigrants ...
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One Great Hour of Sharing Funds Released in Response to California Fires

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/17)—In response to wildfires that have been raging throughout Northern California since Oct. 8, American Baptist ...
ABHMS’ Monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ Bulletin Inserts to Debut in January

ABHMS’ Monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ Bulletin Inserts to Debut in January

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/17)—In response to requests for bulletin inserts aligned with American Baptist values, American Baptist Home Mission ...
Travelogue Takes American Baptists on the Road with ABHMS Disaster-Relief Ministries

Travelogue Takes American Baptists on the Road with ABHMS Disaster-Relief Ministries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/25/17)—Beginning tomorrow, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) takes American Baptists on the road with ABHMS ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Pledges to Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Pledges to Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/22/17)—In response to the devastating one-two punch leveled at Puerto Rico first by Hurricane Irma and ...
ABHMS Executive Director to Offer Call to Justice at Historical Society Event

ABHMS Executive Director to Offer Call to Justice at Historical Society Event

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/21/17)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, who is both executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and ...
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OGHS Funding Released to Support Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Survivors

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to provide support to the survivors of hurricanes Harvey ...
Johnson-LeBlanc Named Director of Integrated Marketing for Judson Press, ABHMS

Johnson-LeBlanc Named Director of Integrated Marketing for Judson Press, ABHMS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/15/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Johnson-LeBlanc as ...
ABHMS Proudly Supports Upcoming NBC Summit

ABHMS Proudly Supports Upcoming NBC Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/13/17)—In light of recent racially charged events, such as the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ...
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Donate to Hurricane Irma Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to pray for and donate One Great ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2018 Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Invites Nominations for the 2018 Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2018 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls on Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Calls on Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) calls for bipartisan congressional action to immediately pass legislation that ...
Celebration and Thanksgiving Service Planned for November 2017

Celebration and Thanksgiving Service Planned for November 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/7/17)—A Celebration and Thanksgiving Service will be held at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center on ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017-2018 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017-2018 National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/7/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the appointment of the 2017-2018 national leadership team(NLT) of AB GIRLS, ...
Judson Press Book Elucidates Baptists’ Response to the Holocaust

Judson Press Book Elucidates Baptists’ Response to the Holocaust

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/1/17)—How did Baptists respond to the rise of the Nazis in Germany and their persecution of ...
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$10,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing Funding Released for Hurricane Harvey Relief

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/31/17)—In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, American Baptist ...
Mission-Focused Bible Study Now Available as Free Download from ABHMS’ Website

Mission-Focused Bible Study Now Available as Free Download from ABHMS’ Website

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/23/17)—Now available at no cost online is “Mission from the Gospels,” a Bible study with a ...
The Rev. Paul Light Dies; was Former Director of Research and Development at ABHMS

The Rev. Paul Light Dies; was Former Director of Research and Development at ABHMS

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/21/17)—The Rev. Paul Light, 85, died Aug. 8 at Hospice West, Grand Junction, Colo. He was ...
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Charlottesville Violence

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Decries Charlottesville Violence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/14/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) denounces and condemns—in the strongest manner possible—the violent and deadly ...
Dan and Sharon Buttry to Collaborate in Nonviolence and Peacemaking Initiative with Central Seminary

Dan and Sharon Buttry to Collaborate in Nonviolence and Peacemaking Initiative with Central Seminary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/7/17)—International Ministries (IM) is proud to announce a new partnership between IM global consultants the Rev ...
Newly Appointed Missionary Serving Immigrants from Myanmar in the U.S.

Newly Appointed Missionary Serving Immigrants from Myanmar in the U.S.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/4/17)—Marlene Po of Laurel, Maryland, has been appointed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) associate ...
New Judson Press Book on the Lord’s Prayer Unleashes Power for Transformation and Impact in Ministry

New Judson Press Book on the Lord’s Prayer Unleashes Power for Transformation and Impact in Ministry

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/21/17)—Many Christians know the popular Scripture known as the Lord’s Prayer. But do we realize the ...
Judson Press Book Reveals the Power of Holy Communion to Help Unify the Christian Community

Judson Press Book Reveals the Power of Holy Communion to Help Unify the Christian Community

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/17)—What can Christians do to cultivate the common bond that we share and to unite the ...
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ABCUSA Announces Search for Two Associate General Secretaries

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/14/17)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary is announcing a search for two ...
Dr. Alfred Fletcher Completes Service as Acting Associate General Secretary

Dr. Alfred Fletcher Completes Service as Acting Associate General Secretary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/12/17)—The Rev. Dr. Alfred J. Fletcher has announced he will complete his service as Acting Associate ...
West Henrietta Baptist Church Receives George D. Younger Award

West Henrietta Baptist Church Receives George D. Younger Award

ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 7/12/17)—The American Baptist Historical Society awarded the George D. Younger Award for Excellence in Local or Regional American Baptist ...
ABWM Women’s Day Event Launches 2017-2019 Ministry Theme

ABWM Women’s Day Event Launches 2017-2019 Ministry Theme

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/11/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries held its biennial Women’s Day event with morning and afternoon programming and lunch ...
American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Call for Papers for Torbet Prize

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/17)—The American Baptist Historical Society announces a Call for Papers for the Torbet Prize. This $500 award is ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Officers Elected for 2017-2020 Term

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Officers Elected for 2017-2020 Term

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/10/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces the national officers elected for the 2017-2020 term. The election of officers ...
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American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit Concludes with Celebration of Local Church Pastors, Communion

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/5/17)—The 2017 Biennial Mission Summit of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) ended on Sunday, July 2, with ...
ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Continue Saturday, Sunday

ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Continue Saturday, Sunday

PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/3/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)-sponsored activities continued Saturday and Sunday at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) ...
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New ABCUSA General Secretary Preaches at Sunday Morning Worship Experience

PORTLAND, OR (7/2/17)—Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer gave the message on Sunday morning, July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center in ...
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“Connected to Each Other” is Theme of Saturday Worship Experience

PORTLAND, OR (7/2/17)—The Saturday evening Worship Experience featured a message by Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission ...
ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Begin with Pre-Event Conference

ABHMS-Sponsored Mission Summit Activities Begin with Pre-Event Conference

PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/1/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) sponsored a variety of activities prior to and on the first ...
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American Baptists “Connect!” at 2017 Biennial Mission Summit

PORTLAND, OR (7/1/17)—“Connected to Christ” was the theme of the opening Worship Experience at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, ...
Home Mission Societies Board Names New Directors, Embraces Technology to Support Ministry

Home Mission Societies Board Names New Directors, Embraces Technology to Support Ministry

PORTLAND, OR (6/30/17)—Meeting this week in Portland, Ore., American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Board of Directors voted to add four ...
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Dorsainvil Named IM’s New Short-Term Mission Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/28/17)—The Rev. Sandra Dorsainvil has been named Director of Short-Term Mission for American Baptist International Ministries (IM). Dorsainvil believes that ...
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American Baptists’ Mission Center to Relocate Next Year

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/21/17)—Culminating a four-year, collaborative process that considered location issues related to offices of American Baptist Churches’ national ...
Information Technologist Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Mexico

Information Technologist Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Mexico

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/19/17)—Jae Stockton of Billings, Montana, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) missionary in ...
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24 Hours Remain to Register for the Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/14/17)—Registration for the American Baptist Churches Biennial Mission Summit closes on June 15, 2017, at 12:00PM EDT (Noon). The ...
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Educator from Washington State Endorsed for Global Mission Service in Bolivia

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/14/17)—Sarah Jean Nash of Olympia, Washington, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries (IM) missionary ...
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Seven ABC Priorities Highlighted at 2017 Mission Summit Conversations, Facebook Groups Introduced

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/13/17)—This summer at the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, June 30-July 2, at the Oregon Convention Center ...
ABHMS Convenes First Aligned Action Network Meeting

ABHMS Convenes First Aligned Action Network Meeting

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/6/17)—Forty-six of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) new and historic partners from churches, campus and ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Equips Women for Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Equips Women for Baptist-Muslim Dialogue

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter, “See Me As I Am,” on Baptist-Muslim dialogue, ...
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Emilie Ballard and Newton Old Crow, Sr., Named Co-Recipients of Sparrowk President’s Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—Emilie Ballard and Newton Old Crow, Sr., have been named the 2017 co-recipients of the Cora and ...
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American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces Search for Executive Director

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/5/17)—The search for a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) ...
Viola Rae Hefta Dies; was American Baptist Home Missionary

Viola Rae Hefta Dies; was American Baptist Home Missionary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/1/17)—Viola Rae Hefta, 96, of Owasso, Okla., an American Baptist home missionary, died on Friday, May ...
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Update: ABHMS Joins Other Faith-Based Investors in Urging ExxonMobil to Address Climate Change

UPDATE (6/1/17): American Baptist Home Mission Societies recognizes a historic moment in shareholder engagement that occurred yesterday at ExxonMobil’s annual ...
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ABCUSA Theologians Conference to Highlight Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/17)—The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the Theologians Commission will host the fourth pre-biennial ...
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Totten to Receive Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/17)—Rev. Dr. June Totten, chair of the American Baptist Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations, ...
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National Executive Council Members Welcome American Baptist Churches General Secretary Elect

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/17)—National Executive Council members this week expressed welcome, congratulations and appreciation for the incoming General Secretary ...
Join in Making American Baptist Biking History in Portland

Join in Making American Baptist Biking History in Portland

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/16/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies will co-sponsor “American Baptists Bike” in partnership with the Rev. G ...
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Recipients of Shine the Light Award

American Baptist Women’s Ministries Announces 2017 Recipients of Shine the Light Award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/17)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries announces that Maria Averhart, Helen Hawthorne, and Valerie Moore, of St. John ...
Registration Open for Hear the Call Weekend Retreat

Registration Open for Hear the Call Weekend Retreat

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/11/17)—The Hear the Call weekend retreat is a high intensity three-day experience hosted by International Ministries ...
ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett Receives Honorary Degree

ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett Receives Honorary Degree

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/17)—The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, founding director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s ...
Judson Press Will Publish Book by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary and CEO Neville Callam

Judson Press Will Publish Book by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary and CEO Neville Callam

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/8/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will publish From Fragmentation to ...
Back by Popular Demand: ABHMS to Present ‘Space for Grace’ at Biennial Mission Summit

Back by Popular Demand: ABHMS to Present ‘Space for Grace’ at Biennial Mission Summit

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/8/17)—As part of the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, Ore., back by popular demand is ...