Research by Topic: lilly-endowment

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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