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  • 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation: Addressing a surge in authoritarianism at the intersection of faith and politics

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 04/17/2024)—The Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA), in partnership with American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), is proud to announce the 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation on May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT. Themed “Christian Belief + White Supremacy + Authoritarian Governance = Fascism,” this hybrid event for on-site and online participants will critically explore rising authoritarianism in certain faith-based communities and voting blocs across the nation as well as its wider implications for the church and American society.

  • ABHMS urges immediate student action on scholarship applications, encourages thoughtful reflection on careers

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 04/03/2024)—With its scholarship application deadline approaching, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges all eligible undergraduate, graduate and seminary students to take advantage of this valuable opportunity for financial assistance. The application window for 2024-2025 scholarship cycle closes April 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

  • Discover triumph through trials: New Judson Press book draws from Job’s story to inspire perseverance in modern times

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 03/13/2024)— Dr. Paige Lanier Chargois, a respected voice in spiritual literature, invites readers on an illuminating journey with her latest book, "Living a Job Faith: From Tried to Triumphant." Captivated and inspired by Job’s odyssey in the Hebrew Bible, Chargois delves into this timeless tale of unwavering faith in the face of adversity and emerges with profound insights about coping with the challenges and tribulations of modern-day life.

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  • Baptist Theology on Thursdays–LIVE Webinar Series–ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning

    A new webinar series about lived theology, spotlighting the scholarship of Baptist historians, academics, and pastor-scholars, with a focus in 2024 on Baptist identity, historic and contemporary.

    Featured Scholars: Amy L. Chilton, PhD; Anita Peebles; David L. Wheeler, ThD

    Cost: $50.00 (one low price); $5.00/month (subscribe to the series); $125.00 (watch party)
    Dates: 3rd Thursday–April 18, May 16, June 20, September 19, October 17, November 21
    Time: 12:30-1:30 pm ET; 9:30-10:30 am PT

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  • Spanish for Ministry–5-Week LIVE Cohort–ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning

    Expand your conversational Spanish skills with ministry vocabulary and grow in cultural competency as you reflect on contextualized ministry. A 5-week certificate course on Wednesdays in May, taught by an ESL-certified and bilingual educator.

    Instructor: Keila M. Ramos Rivera

    Cost: $150.00 (there is a two-payment installment option)
    Dates: Wednesdays–May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Time: 7:00-8:30 pm ET; 4:00-5:30 pm PT

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  • Faith Formation through Play and Storytelling–Live Webinar–from the ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning

    Next in the Chosen Generations series! A live webinar about practices of Montessori-style play and storytelling to cultivate curiosity about everyday faith in children. From the founders of Tell the Truth about Racism, Will Bouvel and Jen Enriquez.

    Cost: $25.00 (individual); $65.00 (watch party)
    Date: Friday, May 3
    Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm (ET)

    Additional dates in the “Chosen Generations” series:
    June 7, September 6, October 4, November 1 (topics to be posted soon and registration links)

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