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ABHMS publishes special online edition of ‘The Christian Citizen’ in response to social unrest
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/16)—In response to heightened tension, divisiveness, polarization, terrorism and violence across the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to encourage dialogue and promote healing by publishing “Healing Our Land,” a special online issue of its acclaimed print magazine, The Christian Citizen. In this collection of thought-provoking and action-inspiring
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ABHMS urges American Baptists to show support for Murrow Indian Children’s Home
VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/3/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptist individuals and organizations to join in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., by donating to the GoFundMe page created by ABHMS to benefit children in the home’s care. Recently, the children's home respectfully declined a donation from an atheist organization because the gift
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ABHMS-supported children’s home stresses education, faith
Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. — Proverbs 22:6 Twelve-year-old twins Ezekiel and Emmanuel* epitomize what can happen when formerly homeless, abused or neglected children begin to reside in a nurturing, loving, Christian environment. At age 8, the brothers—both unable to read—came to live at American Baptist Home
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Pastors, lay leaders encouraged to apply for ABHMS pilot program
VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/2/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages pastors and lay leaders in select American Baptist USA regions to apply online now to participate in the pilot of its financial empowerment-related "In Support of Excellence" program. The program seeks to equip pastors and lay leaders with the knowledge, skills and tangible resources to
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ABHMS continues ‘Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done’ 11 years after hurricanes devastate New Orleans
Rallied by morning prayers, camaraderie and Christian songs, 186 volunteers from 21 American Baptist churches, 17 states and 15 regions across the United States and Puerto Rico braved a week’s worth of heat and humidity recently to minister as the hands and feet of Christ during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans. They worked in homes, community gardens, a playground, a charter school, a horse-rescue ranch, an animal shelter and a food pantry, to name a few.
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American Baptists encouraged to attend gun violence prevention event
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/16)—American Baptists are encouraged to attend “God and Guns: Millennial Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence” training Oct. 6 and 7 at The Riverside Church, New York City. American Baptist Home Mission Societies is a sponsor of the event that seeks to provide concrete tools for educating, engaging and mobilizing congregations to
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Space for Grace

Now available from the highly-rated November conference are Brian McLaren's three daily Bible studies on video!

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Profiles in Mission

What inspires volunteers to share such generous gifts of time and talent?

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The Christian Citizen

This special edition of The Christian Citizen is published amid grave troubles across our nation and world.

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ABHMS History

2010

National Ministries reclaims its identity as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)…

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