American Baptist Home Mission Societies


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.

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 and weekly e-newsletter focuses on justice issues, offering suggestions and opportunities for personal witness and action.

Discipleship and Christian Education Guide — A print copy is sent to ABCUSA churches and a PDF can be downloaded here. Includes stories, litanies, devotionals, a planning calendar and other important resources to aid your church’s disciple-making ministries.

Home Mission News & Notes — Our monthly e-newsletter highlights and links to recent news releases and mission stories, Judson Press books, ministry programming and other events and opportunities. Subscribe here.

Judson Press Complete Book Catalog — 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. ( 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.

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.



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