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  • 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation explores trending authoritarianism in American Christianity

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 05/17/2024)— The Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) co-hosted the highly anticipated 2024 PBA Missiological Conversation at ABHMS’ Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on May 2. This hybrid event convened both on-site and online participants under the theme "Christian Belief + White Supremacy + Authoritarian Governance = Fascism" to confront a troubling reality: a significant segment of Christian believers support political leaders who embrace extreme ideologies that underlie incipient fascism.

  • ABHMS reminds of ongoing need for prayers, donations to help weather-ravaged regions

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 05/13/2024)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) renews its call for prayers and donations during this season of deadly weather across the continental United States that has resulted in at least seven deaths and vast property loss since late April. As of Monday, May 6,  residents of 39 states came under the

  • ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning offers lifeline to struggling ministry leaders with vocational discernment course

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 05/03/2024)—Years of unprecedented challenges stemming from the pandemic and political division have significantly strained servant leaders in ministry. The result: many are contemplating leaving the vocation altogether according to recent research. In response to this plight, the ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning announces Listen to Your Life, a four-day intensive course designed to help ministry professionals discern their path forward.

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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

    Click on the event title for more information and to register.

  • 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)

    Click on the event title for more information and to register.