ABHMS calls for 2022 American Baptist chaplains, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors and specialized ministers award nominations
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/16/2022)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for ministry awards to be announced at the ABHMS-sponsored Spiritual Caregivers Conference at Space for Grace 2022 to be held Sept. 19-20 in Kansas City, Mo.
Nominations are sought for four national recognition ministry awards that honor American Baptist chaplains, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors and other specialized ministers for exceptional faithfulness in ministry in ways that are culturally sensitive, generationally inclusive, contextually relevant and missionally appropriate.
Nominees are sought for the following awards:
- The Carolyn M. Piper Pastoral Counseling Merit Award
For faithful and effective pastoral counseling.
- The Lorraine K. Potter Military Chaplaincy Merit Award
For faithful and effective pastoral and spiritual care in the U.S. military.
- The Paul W. Strickland Institutional Chaplaincy Merit Award
For faithful and effective pastoral and spiritual care in an institutional setting, such as a hospital or college.
- The American Baptist National Network of Chaplains Pastoral Counselors and Specialized Ministers Merit Award
For faithful and effective service as a specialized minister who engages in ministry that empowers others to excel in spiritual excellence.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.