Research by Topic: developing-leaders

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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ABHMS celebrates Asian conference partnership with ABCNJ

Published July 15, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) celebrates its partnership with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ) in sponsoring the successful 2016 Asian Conference and Convocation held last month in New Jersey. ABCNJ was delighted to host the event for the Asian American family of American Baptist Churches USA. ABCNJ Associate […]

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ABHMS plays role in God’s plan begun more than a century ago

Published April 20, 2016

  When Sang Fen became a pastor in the Chin state of Burma more than a century ago, neither he nor the American Baptist missionaries that inspired him could have known that God’s plan would come full circle in 21st-century America with Sang Fen’s grandson, Chan Hnin Thui. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)—related denominationally […]

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ABHMS’ CiP grant supports role-playing program that bolsters youth

Published April 20, 2016

When awarding Justice for Children Initiative Children in Poverty (CiP) grants this year, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will offer special consideration to projects that focus on anti-bullying efforts and cultivate conflict-resolution and nonviolent communication skills among children and/or parents. Applications for CiP grants must be received by or postmarked to ABHMS by April […]

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Passionaries Serving in New Orleans: The late Ward McClendon

Published April 20, 2016

Perhaps Ward McClendon’s nicknames—“Mack” and “Uncle Joe”—were a testament to the fact that the long-time New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward resident was greatly loved and admired not only by his community but also the American Baptist volunteers who had been serving alongside him year after year to rebuild the area after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit in 2005. A selfless man and inspiration to many, McClendon died as this story was being written.

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Passionaries Serving in New Orleans: Shiloh Baptist Church, Wilmington, Del.

Published April 20, 2016

Mission outreach to New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward is an intergenerational effort at Shiloh Baptist Church, Wilmington, Del. For the past two years, parishioners ranging in age from 12 to 65 have served during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done.” And they’ll do it all again this August.

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Rural Illinois church partners with transformational inner-city ministry

Published April 20, 2016

By Pastor Brian Romanowski Pastor Brian Romanowski of First Baptist Church (FBC) of Mahomet, Ill., recently shared this story with the Rev. Glynis LaBarre, who leads the Missional Church Learning Experience (MCLE) for American Baptist Home Mission Societies. While FBC is part of American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region, it has not participated […]

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Passionaries Serving in New Orleans: Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore.

Published April 20, 2016

“Life-changing.” That’s how Linfield College students describe volunteering with American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) during “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in the Gulf Coast. When students reflect, it’s obvious they’ve emerged from the experience just as—if not more so—positively affected than those they served.

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Passionaries Serving in New Orleans: First Baptist Church of Hanson, Mass., and TABCOM

Published April 20, 2016

In this 10th anniversary year of hurricanes Katrina and Rita’s destruction of the Gulf Coast, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presents “Passionaries Serving in New Orleans,” a series about the volunteers and residents who have been faithfully rebuilding New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward through ABHMS’ “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work is Done.” First Baptist […]

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