Research by Topic: patricia-murphy

ABHMS launches professional network for chaplains, others in specialized ministry

Published January 23, 2020

VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/23/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces that it is developing and sponsoring the “National Network of American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Clergy and Specialized Ministers,” a professional support and networking organization. Membership in the network is open to all certified, noncertified, active and retired American Baptist chaplains, pastoral counselors, licensed counselors, spiritual […]

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ABHMS hosts chaplaincy, pastoral counseling event in Chicago

Published October 26, 2018

Approximately 90 seminarians, clergy and spiritual leaders attended American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) one-day Chaplaincy & Specialized Ministry Summit in early October at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. Those gathered sought information about professional chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and ministry in health care, correctional, educational and other specialized, non-church settings. “We are living in critical times. […]

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ABHMS announces ecclesiastical endorser for chaplains, other specialized ministries

Published October 10, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/10/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has named the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy ecclesiastical endorser for chaplains and those serving in other specialized ministry settings. The appointment occurred during ABHMS’ annual meeting of the Ecclesiastical Endorsement Committee recently in Chicago. As ecclesiastical endorser, Murphy will serve […]

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Hurricane Harvey one year later: ABHMS addresses spiritual, psychological needs in Texas

Published September 19, 2018

After natural disaster strikes, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) consistently responds, partnering with volunteers from across the mainland United States and Puerto Rico to repair and rebuild homes, churches and other facilities. But survivors’ spiritual, emotional and psychological needs are just as important.

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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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ABHMS interim director of Chaplaincy serves as RISE mentor

Published March 27, 2018

A relationship with a chaplaincy mentee led the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) interim director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries, to official mentorship of 26 Pennsylvania women via the RISE (Renew, Inspire, Support and Empower) Together Mentorship Network, a joint initiative of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and […]

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ABHMS announces interim director of Chaplaincy, ecclesiastical endorser

Published March 15, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/18)—The Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy has been appointed interim director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), while ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will add to his role that of ecclesiastical endorser for chaplains and others serving in specialized ministry settings. An American Baptist-endorsed chaplain, […]

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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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