American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) publishes a number of resources that share the good news as well as the challenges of our ministry, along with offering support and inspiration to congregations and individuals seeking to live out Christian faith. Please note—some of these publications are free; there is a subscription fee for others. Use the form at the bottom of this page to receive free publications through the regular mail. Where noted, link to a Web page from which you can download the publication.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies Annual Report — This yearly publication provides a year-long snapshot of the impact of our ministries as well as income and expense statements.
The Christian Citizen — This magazine focuses on justice issues, offering suggestions and opportunities for personal witness and action. (Subscribe for free below)
2021 Discipleship and Christian Education Guide — American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Discipleship Planning Guide has been combined, for reader convenience, with Judson Press’ Christian Education catalog to create the 2021 Discipleship and Christian Education Guide (PDF). As always, it includes stories, activities, devotionals, a planning calendar and other important resources to aid your church’s disciple-making ministries.
Judson Press Christian Education Catalog — This catalog has been combined with American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Discipleship Planning Guide to create the Discipleship & Christian Education Guide (see above). The new resource includes Judson Press and other Sunday school curricula, as well as related books, an “At-a-Glance Calendar,” a monthly planning calendar with tips and resource suggestions, and a basic liturgical calendar along with the Revised Common Lectionary.
Judson Press Complete Book Catalog — An annual fall catalog that features new releases as well as available backlist titles in categories including African American resources, Baptist history and beliefs, church resources, self-help, pastor helps and more. Also includes church and church school supplies. (Order for free, download the catalog from Judson Press or order from customer service at 800-4JUDSON.)
Mission In America — Our bi-monthly publication with news stories about American Baptist home mission in the United States and Puerto Rico. (Subscribe for free below.)
The Secret Place — published quarterly, this popular devotional magazine features a daily devotion with a relevant Scripture and prayer penned by readers. (Price varies; order online from Judson Press or order from customer service at 800-4JUDSON)
ABC Reads brings American Baptists together through the power of a book. Sponsored by Judson Press, ABC Reads highlights a book annually that’s appropriate for reading and discussion in small group settings, as well as individually. Learn more about the latest ABC Reads book.