Research by Topic: equipping-disciples

American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces ministry award recipients

Published May 22, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/22/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce the names of American Baptist individuals who will receive its 2019 national-recognition ministry awards for significant faith-based endeavors. They were selected by ABHMS’ board of directors from nominations submitted by clergy and laypersons across the United States and Puerto Rico. Presentation times […]

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Registration opens for ABHMS’ highly anticipated Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat

Published May 18, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 conference planned for Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Join faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others considering critical issues facing Christians today in the 2½-day conference at Loews […]

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ABHMS offers Lenten workshop, other free resources

Published March 15, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/18)—“Spiritual Disciplines Made Easy” (Workshops for Church Life and Leadership, #C902)—a great resource for use during the Lenten season—is now available for free download on American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website, Written by noted Judson Press author Kathleen Deyer-Bolduc, this four-session, interactive, hands-on workshop introduces spiritual disciplines—prayer, centering prayer […]

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ABHMS staff summit features transition announcements, planning, education

Published February 6, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/18)—During a three-day summit held last month at the American Baptist Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray welcomed new staff member Lauren Ng, introducing her to colleagues and announcing her role as an ABHMS network strategist. Ng has been actively involved with the denomination […]

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ABHMS’ monthly ‘Discipleship Matters’ bulletin inserts to debut in January

Published October 10, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/17)—In response to requests for bulletin inserts aligned with American Baptist values, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will debut in January 2018 its new “Discipleship Matters” fee-free monthly inserts for inclusion in church bulletins. Covering a variety of subjects—including children, education, discipleship and family life—these practical, downloadable inserts are produced […]

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‘Discipleship Matters’ bulletin inserts

Published September 27, 2017

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Join ABHMS in Portland for a full roster of mission-inspired events

Published April 28, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/28/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will preach on a “Bodily Connections” theme at the 7 p.m. Saturday worship service during the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit in Portland, Ore. In keeping with this year’s theme—“Connect!”—the Saturday evening service will explore and celebrate the rich tapestry of grace […]

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ABHMS announces changes to its chaplaincy ministries

Published April 27, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/27/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that it has renamed one of its ministries, for which it has appointed a new associate director. To reflect greater inclusivity of those who serve in specialized ministry settings, “Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries” is now “Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries.” ABHMS recognizes that spiritual directors, […]

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ABHMS to hold ‘Specialized Ministry Summit’ in Denver

Published March 7, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/7/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites all chaplains, pastoral counselors, campus ministers, spiritual directors and seminarians to its free “Specialized Ministry Summit”—which includes free lunch—11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, Denver, Colo. The purpose is for ABHMS to learn how it can support attendees’ ministries and […]

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ABHMS board connects with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico

Published March 7, 2017

At left: The Rev. Edith Yamina Apolinaris Concepción, executive director of Corporacion Milagros del Amor, a community ministry in Caguas, Puerto Rico

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