Watch & listen: Board, staff share excitement for mission

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to celebrate its new mission emphasis under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray.

The redefined ministry focus on leadership, discipleship and healing transformation of individuals and communities sets the stage for carrying the close-to-two-century legacy of the Home Mission Societies into the 21st century.

As ABHMS continues advancing its mission—ever-renewing its commitment to The Great Commandment and The Great Commission—the organization plans a renewed emphasis on partnerships with other American Baptist-related organizations for developing common initiatives that build strong leaders, support passionate disciples and create healing ministries .

It’s time for new models of working together, says Haggray: “There has been a brokenness in our denomination.” As part of its new mission emphasis, ABHMS seeks to establish a new day of mutuality, reciprocity and generosity among American Baptists working together to make an impact on the world through Christian love.

This emphasis has struck a chord of hope and renewal in board and staff members. Watch and hear their testimonies in these videos.