Research by Topic: laura-alden

ABHMS hosts graduation for Rizpah’s Children partnering organization

Published August 21, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—Cheered on by staff, parents, guardians and friends, students of a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School accepted certificates during a graduation ceremony on Friday hosted by American Baptist Home Mission Societies at its Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The graduates were among 64 students aged 6 […]

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ABHMS celebrates ministries of two retiring long-term personnel

Published March 6, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/6/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, celebrate the ministry of two employees who are retiring after years of dedicated service. Victoria Goff, national coordinator of Volunteer-mobilization and Disaster-relief Ministries, will retire at the end of April. Marcia Jessen, Judson Press’ curriculum editor, will retire at June’s end.

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ABHMS board of directors hears update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico

Published June 22, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/22/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World Refugee Day, the June 19-20 meeting of the board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) focused on home mission, including implementation of the new strategy developed to meet the ever-changing ministry needs […]

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Publisher discusses recent enhancements to Judson Press

Published October 31, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/31/17)—American Baptists can learn firsthand about exciting enhancements to Judson Press, the publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), via a video featuring publisher Laura Alden. In the video, viewable on ABHMS’ website,, Alden discusses recent changes that bring the historic 193-year-old publishing ministry into the digital age, […]

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ABHMS announces new ministry, awards $60,000 to ministries serving children in poverty

Published October 23, 2017

At left: ABHMS awarded grants to its Rizpah’s Children partnering organizations.

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‘Through Her Eyes’ named 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalist

Published March 20, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/20/17)—Judson Press is pleased to announce that “Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture” has been recognized as a finalist in the 19th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. The concept for “Through Her Eyes” was born in coursework at Palmer Theological Seminary, where professor Deborah Spink Winters […]

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Judson Press book calls for ministry across boundaries of culture

Published March 20, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (3/20/17)—Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural churches? What are the challenges, strategies and possibilities for ministry in an intercultural context? Editors Grace Ji-Sun Kim, M.Div., Ph.D., and Jann Aldredge-Clanton, M.Div., Ph.D., explore these questions and more in “Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a […]

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Excerpt from Judson Press book featured in exhibit at newly opened museum

Published November 10, 2016

The staff at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) publishing ministry—Judson Press—is both surprised and delighted to learn that a sentence from one of its published reference works features prominently in an exhibition at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. And, that’s not all. The author himself—the Rev. […]

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Judson Press book guides readers on journey from Jesus’ history into personal testimony

Published November 1, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/1/16)—Is there more to Jesus of Nazareth than what we think we know? Many of us are well acquainted with the New Testament stories of Jesus, but has that familiarity caused us to miss their power to challenge and transform? The new release “Jesus Stories: Traveling toward Testimony” by well-respected professor […]

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New Judson Press titles offer good news in troubled times

Published August 2, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/1/16)—Responding to the nation’s ongoing summer of discontent, Judson Press has announced the early release on August 1 of two books to help pastors and congregations share the Gospel with power, relevance and hope. Be My Witness: The Great Commission for Preachers, by the Rev. Dr. Marvin A McMickle, offers a […]

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