April 25, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (4/25/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) committed to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to contact their Congressional representatives by phone or email to request that they defend the right of shareholders to file proposals with companies. Because a House Financial Services Committee hearing will take place tomorrow regarding a bill that...
April 20, 2017
Love Gift, an initiative of women across American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) to help support the full range of American Baptist Mission, turns 85 this year. Love Gift is a gift to United Mission and supports American Baptist Mission and Ministry. American Baptist Women’s Ministries receives United Mission dollars equivalent to 15 percent of Love Gift.
April 18, 2017
April 16, 2017
We wake this morning to the gift of joy and a rebirth of hope. Christ is risen!
Many people have tried to explain to us why we need to journey through darkness before we can experience the light. If you get it, bless you. I don’t. I can recite some of the theological language about why things work this way but in my heart of hearts I have to accept it as just the way it is. I grew up third generation in my family in a church named Immanuel Baptist. As early as I can remember, we were...
April 13, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/17)—Registration for Church Sponsorship for the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit has been extended. Churches now have until April 30, 2017, to register as Sponsors. When a church is registered as a Sponsor, individuals from the church are able to attend at a discounted rate*, saving at least $100 off the regular rate to register for the Biennial Mission Summit. The church will also be listed on the event website at...
April 12, 2017
Do you struggle for balance between prayer and activity?
Do you long for more silence and solitude in your life and ministry?
More energy for compassion, peace and justice?
This conference, offered in a retreat style, provides a unique opportunity to explore the transformed life and discover contemplative practices that invite us into deeper engagement with the needs of the world.
We’ll focus on your...
April 7, 2017
Over the two months prior to Easter, reflections will be shared from Regional Executives from American Baptist regions through the 2017 season of Lent. For the sixth week of Lent, a Maundy Thursday reflection is provided by Rev. Randy Rasmussen, Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas. Click here to view the reflection posted for Ash Wednesday....
April 5, 2017
Leading up to the 2017 Biennial Mission Summit, we want to hear from YOU! Do you have a story of transformation in your local church or community? Tell us about it!
Transformation Stories are invited for submission beginning now through June 1, 2017. By sharing Transformation Stories, local churches can learn from one another as they watch/read about stories that may generate ministry ideas for...