Publisher discusses recent enhancements to Judson Press

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/17)—American Baptists can learn firsthand about exciting enhancements to Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), via a video featuring publisher Laura Alden.

In the video, viewable on ABHMS’ website,, Alden discusses recent changes that bring the historic 193-year-old publishing ministry into the digital age, including a new user-friendly website, publications available in e-reader format, updated business software systems, improved financial reporting capabilities and new warehousing.

“We made a three- to five-year plan, and it all culminated in the last year or so, as we made all of these changes at one time,” says Alden, noting that Judson Press and ABHMS leadership and staff approached the process with prayerful discernment. “All of these changes are to better serve our customers.”

Judson Press is known for a wide variety of uplifting and informative Christian resources for clergy and laity, including The Secret Place, a quarterly publication featuring daily devotions; Bible studies and Sunday school curricula for all ages, such as Judson Bible Journeys for Adults; church and Sunday school supplies; and books on topics that range from discipleship, Bible-based finances, stewardship, Baptist identity and beliefs, and social justice-related issues to spiritual formation, church leadership, preaching and pastoral ministry, Christian living and diverse congregations.

To view the video, visit > Publications & Resources > Videos (in the gray menu on the left). For additional information about Judson Press and the resources it offers, visit

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities and cultures.

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.