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  • Call to response for those affected by Hurricane Idalia

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 08/31/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to pray for strength and protection for those affected by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall August 30 along the Big Bend area of Florida’s Gulf Coast as a high-end Category 3 storm driving record-breaking storm surge. As it traverses the Southeast United States, with Georgia and South Carolina squarely in its path, Idalia continues to unleash violent winds and torrential rain, wreaking destruction.

  • ABHMS Summer Passionary Institute brings together young people who discern their call

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 08/31/2023)—In the spirit of its missional commitment to cultivating leaders and equipping disciples, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched its Summer Passionary Institute (SPI) in late May 2023. Over the next ten weeks, members of the inaugural cohort, young adults ages 18–29 hailing from Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, were immersed in their internships and encouraged to reflect deeply on their faith and futures.

  • South Korean youth delegation visits ABHMS

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 08/31/2023)—On August 9, 2023, the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) received a youth delegation from the Korean Baptist Churches of the Republic of Korea (KBCROK). Led by the Rev. Dr. David Hojin Yu and his daughter, Ms. Sharon Yu, the group visited the Leadership and Mission Building (LAMB), ABHMS’ home in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, as part of an itinerary that included other American Baptist agencies headquartered in the greater Philadelphia area and destinations of interest in New York and New Jersey.

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  • ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Course — Being Baptist: History, Identity & Polity

    Discover the roots of Baptist history, explore how different Baptist groups relate to one another, and interpret the distinctive convictions of Baptist identity in our diverse ways of being together, in the church and in the world. A 6-week certificate course especially for those seeking ordination or recognition as American Baptist clergy.

    September 5 – October 10, 2023
    Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 pm (Eastern Time)
    Price: $199.00

    To register, click on the event title above.

  • ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning Course — Foundations for Faithful Finance

    Join this FREE 6-week LIVE cohort course. Discover your money personality, improve financial decision-making, and prepare to be generous with Judson Press author and financial advisor Shayna Lear Harvey.

    September 7 – October 12, 2023
    Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm (Eastern Time)
    Price: FREE

    To register, click on the event title above.

  • Annual Urban Theological Institute Lecture & Worship Celebration featuring Dr. Jeffrey Haggray

    Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119
    11:45 am Lecture
    Benbow Hall, Brossman Center

    7:00 pm Worship Celebration
    Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel

    For additional information, click on the event title.