Research by Topic: America-for-Christ

ABHMS garners 4 awards from Religion Communicators Council

Published April 17, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/17/19)—At a dinner last week during its 2019 conference in Chicago, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) presented American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) with four awards for projects completed in 2018. National Magazine Category An Award of Excellence was presented to Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Editor of The Christian Citizen; Nadine Hasenecz, senior […]

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ABHMS awards $723,111 in grants in 2018

Published December 20, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/20/18)—This Christmas season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) reflects with gratitude on the generosity of donors who have facilitated its awarding of $723,111 total in grants to 129 partners in 2018. Representing the ministry of ABHMS since its inception in 1832, grants were awarded to congregations, communities and institutions that […]

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ABHMS proudly supports Neighborhood Action Program Christian centers

Published December 9, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) reports that its 16 Neighborhood Action Program (NAP) Christian centers have been making a difference during 2016, serving as the hands and feet of Christ throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. A sampling follows. “I am grateful for the miraculous opportunities God makes possible […]

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AFC-supported program trains missionally minded leaders

Published October 12, 2016

Can a declining congregation, with limited finances and no pastoral leadership become once again engaged in community mission? American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin (ABC of WI) believes it can and, thus, has begun to use “Mission From the Gospels,” a missional leadership training program initially developed in Wisconsin in collaboration with American Baptist Home Mission […]

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AFC-supported leadership training makes a difference

Published September 27, 2016

Supported by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) through the America for Christ (AFC) Offering, Nehemiah Leadership Network (NLN) is a unique and highly effective ministry that provides leadership development and training for pastors. Now in its 15th year, NLN provides a powerful growth experience to the best and most promising pastors in American Baptist […]

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American Baptist spends night outdoors to raise awareness for AFC, homelessness

Published April 25, 2016

Inspired by American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) America for Christ Offering, Scott Macauley vividly brought homelessness to the attention of a sleepy town 7 miles north of Boston. He recently spent the night in a box on the lawn of First Baptist Church, Melrose, Mass., across the street from city hall and the fire […]

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ABHMS to launch ‘America for Christ Offering 2016’ in January

Published December 14, 2015

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/14/15)—On Jan. 1, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will launch the “America for Christ Offering 2016,” seeking to raise $1,250,000 to support American Baptist mission and ministry across the United States and Puerto Rico. This year’s theme—“Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ”—is inspired by Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has […]

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