ABHMS launches America for Christ 2023; resources available online

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/8/23)— American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has launched its America for Christ (AFC) Offering 2023 with a theme, “Grace Upon Grace,” inspired by John 1: 16-17 [NRSV]: “From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Contributions to AFC 2023 allow ABHMS to provide needed support to communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

“American Baptists—buoyed by God’s grace—are confronting a myriad of challenges they are finding in their local communities. Your generous financial support of AFC 2023 will empower American Baptists to continue extending grace upon grace to others in ways that exceed their limited capacity,” said Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, ABHMS executive director.

ABHMS’ website—abhms.org—features a variety of resources to help churches support their AFC campaigns. These resources include “Mission Moments,” three concise sharable videos that feature ABHMS program directors testifying to the transformative power of monetary gifts to AFC, as well as downloadable English and Spanish versions of a leader’s guide, flyers and bulletin inserts. Other items available online include a virtual speakers form, biblical reflections, clip art and AFC-related FAQs.

The generosity of AFC donors supports ABHMS’s missional priorities of connecting partners, cultivating leaders and equipping disciples who bring healing and transformation to communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The offering is distributed in three parts: 59% supports the ministries of ABHMS, 12% supports the offering’s promotional and deputation costs and 29% supports regional ministries.

For additional information or to obtain physical copies of some promotional materials, contact  Kim Wilkins in ABHMS’ Office of Development at kim.wilkins@abhms.org or 610-768-2413.

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.