Intercultural Ministries

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9 NIV)


American Baptists have a rich heritage of cultural diversity, racial understanding, and intentional inclusion of a myriad voices in mission. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is committed to sharing and learning across cultures as an essential part of life together in Jesus Christ.

The ABHMS Intercultural Ministries Unit continues our historic commitment to relevant ministry within ethnic- and language-specific communities​ while also raising the attentiveness and ability of all leaders ​and disciples to engage in transformative work ​in an increasingly multiracial and multicultural society.

Our ministry focuses on the following areas:

  • Analysis and strategy in bridging faith and culture together in identity and discipleship. ​
  • Contextualized leadership training, with an emphasis on applied learning and preparing for emerging leadership challenges.
  • Advocacy for and development of spaces and resources that affirm culturally relevant ministries as well as equitable intercultural engagement and relationship-building.

To learn more about the Intercultural Ministries Team, click here.

For additional information, contact Tina Harp.