News & Notes   April 2020



In this video, sharing encouragement for these uncertain times is the Rev. Jamie Washam, president of ABHMS' board of directors and pastor of First Baptist Church in America, Providence, R.I.

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With COVID-19 declared a pandemic--defined as " worldwide spread of a new disease"
- - ABHMS offers guidance, a litany and a prayer for personal and congregational response to the virus.

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What to consider when moving worship online. Pastoral care practices in a time of social distancing. Ministry lessons amid a disaster. The Christian Citizen is your go-to source for ministry responses to COVID-19.

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"Extend" is a part of ministrElife--the ABHMS-created online platform--that allows video chatting, online meeting rooms, Webinar viewing and creation, podcast listening and creation, activity dashboard, and digital signature.  

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Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland Inc. has blessed ABHMS' In Support of Excellence financial literacy program with a $70,000 endowed gift that will support at least two African-American female pastors yearly.

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In continuing its commitment to socially responsible investing, ABHMS has engaged in two recent human rights-related initiatives related to Tyson Food Inc. and the UP Community Fund. Read more online .

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Drawing upon the biblical motif of the village well, the book "Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church" calls the black church to engage families facing mental health concerns. 

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