Partnering with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—At its Leadership and Mission Building last Monday and Tuesday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) held “Converge,” an event that convened partners from three of the organization’s affinity groups: the first cohort of the Co-Creators Incubator, an eight-month program that helps faith-based entrepreneurs grow their ideas into viable ministry ventures;
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—At a dinner last week during its 2019 conference in Chicago, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) presented American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) with four awards for projects completed in 2018. National Magazine Category An Award of Excellence was presented to Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor of The Christian Citizen; Nadine Hasenecz, senior
Just in time for Earth Day 2019, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, Calif., has taken its pursuit of Creation Care to a new level. Sixty-eight solar panels were recently installed on the sanctuary’s South-facing roof.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/19)—At its Leadership and Mission Building on Wednesday and Thursday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a meeting of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches (AAABC) and welcomed Asian Baptist leaders for a consultation. The AAABC had been known as the Asian American Baptist Caucus since its founding in
In 2017, when Hurricane Maria rendered much of Puerto Rico’s roads impassable, stranding residents without supplies, the Rev. Juan Carlos Navarro Centeno, pastor of Segunda Iglesia Bautista de Cidra, was unable to minister in the community via his usual mode of transportation—a wheelchair. But that wasn’t about to stop him.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/26/19)—Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) for a variety of home mission-related happenings during “Summit by the Sea,” American Baptist Churches USA’s 2019 Biennial Mission Summit June 21-23 in Virginia Beach, Va. On Sunday afternoon in the Hall of Ministries, ABHMS will host a party to celebrate the launch of
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/25/19)—To help American Baptist regions and churches in efforts to assist survivors of recent floods in the Plains and Midwest, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has released $25,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) disaster-relief grants, on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA. Grants were distributed as follows: $10,000
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/1/19)—“The Changing Church: Finding Your Way to God’s New Thing” tackles the reality of the changing Christian church in a rapidly shifting culture. It explores eight paradigm shifts in the history of Christ’s gospel message and birth of the church. Beginning with Jesus’ parable of the new wineskins for new wine,