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6,100 miles, seven days: On the road with Susan Gottshall and Victoria Goff

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall speaks with Victoria Goff, ABHMS associate director, Mission Advancement and Passionary Movement, while on the road to Lake Charles, La. on day one of a 6,100 mile, seven-day journey with disaster-response ministries to assess the damage and connect with survivors and others on the ground in hurricane-ravaged areas from Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Pete Shaw discusses response of CrossWalk Community Church to Napa fires

The Rev. Dr. Pete Shaw, pastor of CrossWalk Community Church, Napa, Calif., discusses his church’s response to the Napa fires.

Steve & Jessie Farmiloe discuss impact of Santa Rosa fires

Steve and Jessie Farmiloe, members of New Vintage Church, Santa Rosa, Calif., discuss the impact of the 2017 wildfires on their home and their neighborhood and how their church has stepped up to provide ministry in their time of need.

Andy VomSteeg discusses impact of Santa Rosa wildfires

The Rev. Andy VomSteeg, pastor of New Vintage Church, Santa Rosa, Calif., discusses the impact of the 2017 wildfires and how the church is providing ministry to the community in the aftermath.

ABHMS executive director discusses Puerto Rico’s needs

During a late November 2017 visit to Puerto Rico, ABHMS executive director Jeffery Haggray discusses the needs of the churches, communities and people following the impact of Hurricane Maria.

Exciting things are happening at Judson Press

Judson Press Publisher Laura 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.

ABHMS en español enfoca las necesidades de Puerto Rico

6,100 miles, seven days: Susan Gottshall

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall reflects on the devastation she witnessed over her 6,100-plus mile journey across Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida surveying the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Ultimately, ABHMS and our partners will provide the resources we can, but what disaster response ministries most wants to deliver is hope.

6,100 miles, seven days: Reflections from ABHMS’ Susan Gottshall & Victoria Goff

After over 6,100 miles of travel, in seven days, to areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Susan Gottshall and Victoria Goff offer reflections on what they’ve seen and what comes next as we begin the process of rebuilding, restoring and renewing.

6,100 miles, seven days: Dr. Marcus Davidson

Dr. Marcus Davidson, senior pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, discusses the impact of Hurricane Irma on the poorest residents of Ft. Lauderdale.

6,100 miles, seven days: Dr. Rosalind Osgood

With a $5,000 grant from One Great Hour of Sharing, Mount Olive Development Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was able to expand the capacity of a vital food program serving those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

6,100 miles, seven days: Dr. Wayne G. Thompson

Dr. Wayne G. Thompson, pastor of First Baptist Institutional Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, talks about the impact of Hurricane Irma. The church was granted $5,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing funds to support the congregation and community.

6,100 miles, seven days: Rev. Laura Ayala

In a powerful interview, Laura Ayala, pastor of First Baptist Church of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, speaks to the devastation, infrastructure challenges and scarcity of desperately needed resources as a result of the impact of Hurricane Maria.

6,100 miles, seven days: Victoria Goff & Salvador Orellana

American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Salvador Orellana joins Victoria Goff and Susan Gottshall as they head to Puerto Rico to meet with denominational leaders to assess the impact and needs of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

6,100 miles, seven days: Lois Beverly

Despite losing everything in Hurricane Harvey, Lois Beverly still feels blessed and passes on her happiness as a volunteer at Houston’s Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, American Baptist Home Mission Societies released $10,000 for the church from One Great Hour of Sharing to support their relief efforts.

6,100 miles, seven days: Rev. Vascola Stoney

Rev. Vascola Stoney of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church joins American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall to discuss the ministry efforts of the church in response to Hurricane Harvey. Following the devastation of the storm, ABHMS quickly released $10,000 of One Great Hour of Sharing funds to the church to support their relief efforts.

6,100 miles, seven days: Rev. Eddie Hilliard

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall speaks with Rev. Eddie Hilliard, executive pastor, missions and pastoral care, First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, Texas. Rev. Hilliard, his family, and his neighbors have been displaced by damage to their homes from Hurricane Harvey, but he speaks to the hope he feels knowing help is on the way from ABHMS volunteers.

6,100 miles, seven days: Rev. Tim Schwartz

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall speaks with Rev. Tim Schwartz, who will lead the American Baptist disaster-response in Texas.

6,100 miles, seven days: Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall sits down with Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr., Pastor of Greater St.Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church and President of National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. in Lake Charles, Louisiana about their partnership with ABHMS for disaster relief work.

6,100 miles, seven days: Jack Cobb

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Communications Director Susan Gottshall speaks with Jack Cobb, National Relief Coordinator for American Baptist Men, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where a group of volunteers are currently contributing to the cleanup and restoration of the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Restoring Human Connection: Power, Oppression and the Bible – Pt. 3

This Bible study is part three from Brian D. McLaren, a leading Christian author, speaker and theologian, at Space for Grace.

Restoring Human Connection: Religion, Politics and the Bible – Pt. 2

This Bible study is part two of three from Brian D. McLaren, a leading Christian author, speaker and theologian, at Space for Grace.

Restoring Human Connection: Race, Sexuality, and the Bible – Pt. 1

Brian D. McLaren, a leading Christian author, speaker and theologian, pointed out that “what you focus on determines what you miss,” when cherry-picking parts of the Bible. This Bible study is part one of three from McLaren at Space for Grace.

Diapers and The Gospel?

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They Have A Dream Too

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Grace Heals the Bereaved

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A Refugee’s Story of Grace

America for Christ 2015 — Discipleship:  A Journey of Grace

Seeking Justice For The Least of These

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Seeking Justice Behind Barbed Wire

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A Church Stands With Its People

During World War II, thousands of men, women and children of Japanese descent were unjustly imprisoned, by executive order, in U.S. internment camps because of wartime hysteria and fear that they would serve as spies for the country of their heritage. Subjected to harsh living conditions, Japanese immigrants in the camps included parents of American-born young men fighting in U.S. military units. Two-thirds of those interned, born on American soil, were U.S. citizens. Society turned its back, but American Baptist missionaries stood with the oppressed, affirming them as brothers and sisters in Christ, and ministering to their needs.