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VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/21/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning will offer the 2021-2022 Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a yearlong cohort experience that teaches intercultural competency skills. The deadline to apply for the cohort is Aug. 13. Members of the cohort will learn to do the following: interpret biblical text from a cross-cultural
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/16/21)—Approximately 100 individuals participated Wednesday in “Leading Out of Crisis LIVE,” a Webinar presented by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Center for Continuous Learning (CCL). It featured Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network (TMN)—an organization committed to supporting church leaders as they shape church culture around the mission of God—and Sara
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” — Matthew 19:14 One mother keeps her baby in a wet diaper. Another mother scrapes solid waste from her toddler’s diaper and lines the diaper with paper towel
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/15/21)—CeCaLi XXI (Centro de Capacitación para Líderes del siglo XXI), a program of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Latino Ministries office, introduces its Church Leadership Development summer and fall virtual workshops to be presented in ABHMS’ new Center for Continuous Learning. Delivered completely in Spanish, CeCaLi is designed to equip Latino pastors
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/29/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) launched its Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) last Wednesday during the “2021 American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit – An Online Experience.” Participants met CCL’s director, the Rev. Rebecca Irwin-Diehl, who said CCL is a work-in-progress. “The foundational vision for this [CCL] is that it
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/30/21)—“Real Connections: Ministries to Strengthen Church and Community Relationships” invites churches to move authentic relationships to the center of congregational life and ministry with the community. It equips church members and leaders to invest in deeper, more diverse relationships in a variety of contexts: within the congregation; with other churches; with community
Thanks to a $3,000 grant from American Baptist Home Mission Societies, three children were able to attend First Baptist Child Care Center at First Baptist Church, Alliance, Ohio. “We were able to give $1,000 to three families in our program who all struggle in some way,” writes Samantha Michna, director of the center, which provides
In 2020 and 2021, the Community Outreach Program of First Baptist Church, Painted Post, N.Y., proved to be an exercise in walking by faith. American Baptist Home Mission Societies provided $5,000 in grants to support the project, which offers free take-out meals to the community and provides financial assistance to those in need.