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ABHMS launches America for Christ 2021; resources available online
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/22/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces the launch of its America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2021, “For the Purpose of Equipping Saints.” Based on Ephesians 4:11-13, the theme focuses on ABHMS ministries that empower disciples and equip leaders. Contributions to AFC allow ABHMS to provide needed support to communities throughout
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Judson Press best-seller updated, expanded for 20th anniversary
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/21/21)—Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Judson Press' best-seller “Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers” by Kirk Byron Jones, Ph.D., D.Min., M.Phil., M.Div., has been updated and expanded. The title denotes that turbulence and troubles are natural occurrences in the life of clergy and caregivers. What are practical
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces staffing transitions
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/14/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces staffing transitions that will help the organization to cultivate leaders, equip disciples, and heal and transform communities for the 21st century and beyond. “I am truly humbled that, even as we celebrate the long-term contributions of dedicated staff members who are retiring, God continues
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ABHMS home missionary honored with prestigious Philadelphia Award
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/11/21)—The Rev. Luis A. Cortés Jr., an American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) home missionary, has made regional news as the first Hispanic to receive the prestigious Philadelphia Award. Administered by a board of trustees, the Philadelphia Award was created in 1921 by philanthropist Edward William Bok. An immigrant to the
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ABHMS’ ministrElife announces partnership with Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/7/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) networking platform for ministry professionals—ministrElife—announces its partnership with The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc. The partnership delivers a platform for like-minded individuals, passionate about engaging issues affecting the African-American community, to connect, collaborate and mobilize leaders in churches, academies and communities through education, advocacy and
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ABHMS lifts up resources to promote peace, justice, unity
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/19/21)—In light of the turmoil that recently took place at our nation’s capitol, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) lifts up resources intended to promote peace, justice and unity. These include a special edition of The Christian Citizens’ Justice. Mercy. Faith. podcast, developed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
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ABHMS hosts newest cohort of ISOE initiative
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/11/21)—The newest cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) In Support of Excellence (ISOE) financial-literacy initiative met for the first time on Jan. 7 and 8. Meeting virtually via Zoom, they will continue to do so monthly for the remainder of the year. The program opened with worship led by
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ABHMS board releases statement decrying Jan. 6 violence at U.S. Capitol
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/19/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) board of directors has released a statement decrying the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The statement reads as follows: We lament and condemn the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, which sought to prevent a joint session
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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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