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American Baptist Home Mission
February 2015

Greetings in the name of

our Lord and Savior!    


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February is Black History Month--a time that we are reminded to spotlight and reflect upon the talents, skills, gifts and contributions of African Americans. In light of recent racially related violence that has warranted national media attention, perhaps no time is better for such a reminder. In that spirit, I encourage you to become acquainted with the plethora of African-American resources offered by Judson Press. From titles especially for women ("Sister to Sister"), men ("From One Brother to Another") and children ("Just Call Me Joe Joe") to those for pastors ("Outstanding Black Sermons"), church leaders ("African American Church Management Handbook") choir members ("African American Heritage Hymnal") and more, Judson Press has it all. For more information about Judson Press, visit or phone 1-800-458-3766.


Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III

Executive Director



Teach Bible history, interpretation

with free workshop

Introduce your congregation or students to the history of the Bible and principles of biblical interpretation by clicking on the "New Workshops" link to download the ABHMS' free new three-session workshop "Reading the Bible with Integrity."





Videos can energize your church's

America for Christ Offering

Energize your church's America for Christ Offering with free downloadable three-minute videos: "A Refugee's Story of Grace" and "Grace Heals the Bereaved." Both are sure to inspire.






ABHMS empowers immigrants
One Great Hour of Sharing 

By awarding One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Development Grants to other nonprofit organizations on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA, ABHMS preserves families and helps immigrants achieve the American dream. 

Is your church directionless?

Answer may be MCLE 

Learn how ABHMS' Missional Church Learning Experience led a motivated-but-rudderless Indiana church to community collaboration and an
addiction-recovery ministry that offers men a better chance at the life
God intended.



New 'ABC Reads' book examines
ministry from various perspectives
Named the "ABC Reads" book for
2015-2016, "Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community, & Justice" offers an array of generational and vocational perspectives on traditional ministry models.















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