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  • ABHMS thanks its donors at Inaugural Donor Appreciation Gala

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/27/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies is able to realize its missional priorities thanks to the donors who make its many programs, scholarships, and grants possible. In order to celebrate and cherish them, ABHMS hosted the Inaugural  Donor Appreciation Gala at its Leadership and Mission Building in late September of 2023.

  • ABHMS Board of Directors congratulates Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain on her call to become the new ABCUSA General Secretary

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/21/2023)—The Board of Directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain who has been announced as the new General Secretary of ABCUSA!

  • ABHMS calls new director of Communications and Marketing

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/2023)--American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Curtis Ramsey-Lucas has answered the call to become the new director of the Communications and Marketing unit at ABHMS. A long-term ABHMS employee, Ramsey-Lucas has served 20 years as the editor of “The Christian Citizen,” an award-winning digital and print magazine that offers thoughtful commentary on matters relating to justice, mercy, and faith.

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  • The Justice Dialogues: Insights of Palestinian and Israeli Realities in the Midst of an Israeli/Hamas

    Since October 7, the tragedy of the escalating crisis and loss of life in Gaza has called forth global prayers, sorrow, lament, and protests. We know that this crisis is generational and that the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is rooted in a complicated history of identity, land, politics, human rights and culture. This Justice Dialogue is an opportunity to gain more contextual knowledge to better inform our understanding and perhaps broaden our perspectives as we intercede for this part of the world desperately in need of shalom.

    Kerry Boyd Anderson, a writer, editor and political risk consultant with more than 20 years of experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East politics will open this dialogue.

    Date: Dec. 6 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

    To register, click on the event title.

  • ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Online Workshop: Why Sabbatical? A Planning Workshop

    After the intro, this 1/5/24 online workshop will walk you through a process of sabbatical planning. Rev. Dr. Eugene Downing, instructor, will be your guide in how to prepare the leadership and congregation, and develop your own goals for a time apart.

    The Rev. Eugene Downing, Jr., D. Min. is an alum of North Carolina A&T State University, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In 2011 Rev. Downing became pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church which has since been striving to Inspire Hope in Christ in Northeast Denver and beyond.

    Date of workshop: Jan. 5, 2024 at 1:30-4:30 p.m. (ET)

  • ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Online Cohort: Hungry for Spiritual Direction

    Are you curious about the Christian tradition of spiritual direction? Do you wonder about its gifts for life today? In this 4-week cohort, discover the history of spiritual direction and experience its contemplative practices in personal formation.

    Facilitator: Rev. Mark Chaffin, M.Div., is an endorsed chaplain and ordained American Baptist minister. He holds a certificate in spiritual companioning/direction from the Haden Institute of Spiritual Direction.

    Early bird price, extended until Dec. 22 — $99.00
    After Dec. 22 — $125.00

    Dates for course: January 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 at 6:00-8:30 p.m.