Research by Topic: in-support-of-excellence

Renewed funding means ABHMS’ ISOE program enjoys new emphases

Published February 25, 2020

In 2019, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) In Support of Excellence (ISOE) program received a three-year renewal from its funding source, the Lilly Endowment. It’s, therefore, fitting that the financial-literacy program for clergy and lay leaders—which debuted in 2016—is boasting new emphases. In the past, the program tended to focus on clergy compensation—how clergy […]

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ABHMS seeks applicants for 2019-2020 ‘In Support of Excellence’ pastors cohort

Published July 16, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/16/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking American Baptist pastors to enroll in its 2019-2020 “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) pastors financial-empowerment cohort to begin meeting in November. The application deadline is Aug. 28, 2019. A pastor’s ability to effectively lead a congregation to be an agent of transformation in the […]

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ABHMS receives grant to sustain ISOE, names program’s interim director

Published February 12, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/12/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has received a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to sustain In Support of Excellence (ISOE), a financial-empowerment program for American Baptist pastors and lay leaders. In addition, ABHMS has named the Rev. Dr. Trinette V. McCray as interim director of ISOE. Awarded through Lilly Endowment’s […]

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D.C. church finds financial footing via ABHMS’ ISOE program

Published November 2, 2018

Many churches struggle financially for a variety of reasons. However, CenterPoint Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., illustrates the ways in which churches can find financial footing by implementing strategies from American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) program. Debuting in 2016, ISOE is a financial-empowerment program aimed at pastors and lay leaders. […]

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ABHMS continues collaborative home mission framework with gatherings in Massachusetts

Published May 2, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/2/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues its pursuit of home mission via collaborative gatherings—the most recent held April 21, 23 and 24 in Massachusetts with partners from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. Led by Dr. Jane Wei-Skillern, an adjunct professor at the Haas School […]

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Pastors, lay leaders invited to apply to ABHMS’ ‘In Support of Excellence’ initiative

Published December 5, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/5/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce the national launch of its exciting “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) financial-empowerment initiative for pastors and lay leaders. Too many high-capacity pastors are suffering in silence, as they are both woefully undercompensated and squeezed by crushing personal debt. ABHMS is committed to […]

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Pastors, lay leaders encouraged to apply for ABHMS pilot program

Published September 2, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (9/2/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages pastors and lay leaders in select American Baptist USA regions to apply online now to participate in the pilot of its financial empowerment-related “In Support of Excellence” program. The program seeks to equip pastors and lay leaders with the knowledge, skills and tangible resources to […]

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In Support of Excellence

Published September 2, 2016

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