News & Notes  December 2018



Last month's " Space for Grace " in Philadelphia included worship, workshops, art, performances, and an introduction to ministrElife , ABHMS' new online platform for American Baptist ministry professionals and lay leaders.

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Leaders of financially struggling churches will want to read about the ways in which ABHMS' "In Support of Excellence" financial-empowerment program helped a D.C. pastor overcome the challenge of preaching about stewardship.

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Make your church's America for Christ Offering 2019 a success by using materials to arrive by postal mail and available online in January. The "Healing Communities" theme is based on Galatians 6:9-10.

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Aid your congregation's disciple-making ministries with the downloadable 2019 Discipleship and Christian Education Guide. It includes Judson Press' Christian education catalog as well as activities, a planning calendar and other resources.

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This month's " Discipleship Matters" bulletin insert offers tips for making Christmas meaningful to children. Download it at abhms.org > Publications & Resources > Discipleship Matters .

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During ABHMS' Chaplaincy & Specialized Ministry Summit in October at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, seminarians, clergy and spiritual leaders learned about ministering as chaplains and pastoral counselors in non-church settings.

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Appropriate for discussion in small group settings as well as for individual study, " The Revolutionary Power of the Lord's Prayer" has been named the " ABC Reads" book for 2019-2020.

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