Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, with Sunday, October 8th Clergy Appreciation Day. We are thankful for all those who serve the Lord in this vocation. Responding to God’s call into ministry is not an easy path for anyone, but especially since the pandemic began. The Hartford Institute for Religious Research conducted a survey in 2021 […]

March Against Christian Nationalism

Click here for full story from Wisconsin Public Radio MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope) launched a campaign against Christian nationalism on Thursday, August 2rd, with a rally at the MLK Statue in Milwaukee and march to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Regional staff present included Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Rev. Dr. John Jones, and Rev. […]

Call to Response for Those Affected by Hurricane Idalia

Click here to donate. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to pray for strength and protection for those affected by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall August 30 along the Big Bend area of Florida’s Gulf Coast as a high-end Category 3 storm driving record-breaking storm surge. As it traverses the Southeast United States, with […]

What is God Generating in You?

By now, you have certainly heard about our 179th Annual Gathering on October 13-15, 2023 at Green Lake Conference Center. Our theme is “God’s Dominion is from Generation to Generation” (Daniel 4:3 KJV) with our focus on Next Generation Ministries. For far too long, the church universal has neglected to raise up the next generation […]

ABHMS Mobilizes in Response to Devastating Wildfires Ravaging Maui

Click here to donate. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) grieves the loss of at least 80 lives and the displacement of thousands caused by devastating wildfires that engulfed the historic town of Lahaina and scorched thousands of surrounding acres on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Rev. Lisa Harris Lee, ABHMS director of Healing & […]

To Shepherd & Guide

“With an upright heart, he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.” – Psalm 78:72 On our farm we have tended and loved sheep. Notice I didn’t say we raised sheep. In the Midwest that would imply we showed at the fair, sheared for fiber, or raised for meat. We tended and loved. […]