March 20, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 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 and Jann Aldredge-Clanton explore these questions and more in Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World.
Intercultural Ministry is a call to move toward the biblical ideal of...
February 10, 2017
For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of the denomination’s significant leaders through history.
Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie: Influential Scholar Who Bridged the Black/White Divide
Rev. Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie (1911-1997) was the first African American to become a staff secretary of a national agency of American Baptist Churches (then the American Baptist Convention),...
January 13, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/13/17)—The Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson, 94, who had served American Baptist Home Mission Societies in several capacities when it was known as National Ministries, died Jan. 8 in Cleveland, Ohio.
He had been National Ministries’ director of New Church Development in the Church and Community Development Unit. In addition, he had been interim manager of the Church and Community Development Unit and manager of the Division of Congregational Development....