Research by Topic: intercultural-ministries

Applicants sought for ABHMS’ first Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders

Published May 10, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/10/19)—Young adults are encouraged to apply for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) first Intercultural Institute for Emerging Leaders. Slated for September, this innovative cultural-competency training program seeks to provide hands-on, in-depth experience to effectively engage across cultures. The program aims to do the following: cultivate culturally diverse leaders from across […]

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ABHMS welcomes AAABC, Asian Baptist leaders for meeting, consultation

Published March 29, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/29/19)—At its Leadership and Mission Building on Wednesday and Thursday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted a meeting of the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches (AAABC) and welcomed Asian Baptist leaders for a consultation. The AAABC had been known as the Asian American Baptist Caucus since its founding in […]

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ABHMS announces staffing transitions to undergird mission

Published October 3, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/3/18)—During a recent three-day staff summit at the Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray announced staffing transitions that will undergird the organization’s mission to cultivate leaders, equip disciples, and heal and transform communities across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Rev. Dr. Brenda […]

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Women engage in intercultural learning during recent ABHMS conference

Published August 20, 2018

During American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July, 46 female clergy, lay leaders and seminarians from 17 ethnicities—including 13 leaders from the Kachin Baptist Convention in Myanmar—participated in learning opportunities, engaged in dialogue and strengthened relationships. “It was a wonderful experience just meeting women of different cultures and knowing better […]

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ABHMS, ABWM, ABWIM collaborate on July conferences for women, girls

Published July 3, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) are collaborating to host concurrent conferences for women and girls in July at Judson University, Elgin, Ill. The three organizations hope to attract women from culturally diverse backgrounds for a weekend of learning, […]

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Judson Press, ABHMS announce 2017-2018 ‘ABC Reads’ selection

Published February 2, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/2/17)—“Welcoming Community: Diversity That Works” by the Rev. Douglas Avilesbernal has been named the “ABC Reads” book for 2017-2018. Sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), ABC Reads highlights a Judson Press book every year or two that is appropriate for reading and discussion in small group settings as well as […]

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Intercultural Ministries

Published January 18, 2016

A new community Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. American Baptists have a rich heritage of cultural diversity, racial understanding and intentional inclusion of myriad voices in mission; […]

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