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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 American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) “Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders” at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building Friday through Sunday.   This innovative training program sought to provide participants with hands-on, in-depth experience to effectively
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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 organizations, churches and regions. More specifically, grants were awarded to the projects of historic and new partners that pursue ministries that align with ABHMS’ mission areas of Cultivating Leaders, Equipping Disciples, and Healing and Transforming
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ABHMS retreat offers solace to pastors dealing with post-Hurricane María stress
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—To facilitate healing and self-care among pastors dedicated to ministering to others in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane María, American Baptist Home Mission Societies offered, in partnership with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR), the “Me haces descansar” (“You Make Me Rest”) retreat Aug. 8-10 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event launched
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New title explores baptism, communion from Baptist perspective   
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/3/19)—New from Judson Press, “River of Life, Feast of Grace: Baptism, Communion, and Discipleship” considers the historic theology of the Christian rites of baptism and communion from a Baptist perspective. It then explores the practical implications of these rituals for a life of radical discipleship. In addition, the volume includes a
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ABHMS hosts graduation for Rizpah’s Children partnering organization
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—Cheered on by staff, parents, guardians and friends, students of a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School accepted certificates during a graduation ceremony on Friday hosted by American Baptist Home Mission Societies at its Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The graduates were among 64 students aged 6
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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 in the Carolinas or other U.S. area arises, a response will be determined at that time. ABHMS will collaborate with American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) and has been in contact with ABCOTS Executive
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ABHMS, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries relocate to a renovated building in King of Prussia, Pa.…

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