About us

“For the love of Christ urges us on… .”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

As part of American Baptist Churches USA, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) answers God’s call to live out Christian faith through ministry that strengthens congregations and connects with communities beyond church walls—ministry that encourages and nurtures disciple-makers who shout the Good News of Jesus Christ and impact our world with God’s love.

Ultimately, through living forth authentic discipleship with hearts ever-focused on the Gospel, faithful people and churches—inspired and instilled with ABHMS’ support and ministry—bring transformation and healing to  congregations and communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

ABHMS ministry, planted close to 200 years ago, is as strong as ever. Hundreds of the faithful—pastors and lay leaders; chaplains and pastoral counselors; refugee sponsors; directors of Neighborhood Action Program Christian centers; volunteers; Sunday school teachers; and social justice advocates—partner with ABHMS daily to heal and minister to those in need emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. These mission partners are on the front lines of faith, bringing God’s love to those who need it most: families struggling with poverty, senior citizens suffering with illness and loneliness, children and youth flailing without guidance, former offenders re-entering society; military service members struggling with the realities of conflict; and immigrants and refugees striving to fit into a new culture, to name just a few.

The work of ABHMS reaches from Alabama to Alaska, Pennsylvania to Puerto Rico, and so much further—to the deepest parts of the human heart. You’ll find our story on the pages of this website. Please take time to visit and learn about our ministries.