Mission Offering Update: America for Christ (3/22)

America for Christ 2017

March is the month when we take our America for Christ Offering. The theme for 2017 is “Cultivating leaders, Equipping disciples, Healing Communities.”

“Through your generous donations and partnership, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is committed to cultivating dynamic Christian leaders who are culturally and spiritually competent, in touch with their churches and communities, and passionate about ministry and helping people. Highly developed Christ-honoring leaders are called to advance the mission of peace, hope and love in their churches and communities with resilience, faithfulness and proficiency.”

We have received $615 of our $850 goal. Please be as generous as you can in our effort to support the work of ABHMS.

March Mission Offering: America for Christ 2017

America for Christ 2017

March is the month when we take our America for Christ Offering. The theme for 2017 is “Cultivating leaders, Equipping disciples, Healing Communities”. Dating back to 1824, American Baptists have a legacy of mission and ministry, declaring the good news of the Gospel through words and deeds. The work of the Home Mission Societies cultivates “leaders and disciples who impact the continually changing society in the United States and Puerto Rico with the Gospel that heals and transforms.”

“Through your generous donations and partnership, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is committed to cultivating dynamic Christian leaders who are culturally and spiritually competent, in touch with their churches and communities, and passionate about ministry and helping people. Highly developed Christ-honoring leaders are called to advance the mission of peace, hope and love in their churches and communities with resilience, faithfulness and proficiency.”

With this year’s focus on developing leadership, the offering reminds us that service is a way of life for Christ’s church and cultivating leaders to help us in that call is an important part of the work.

We have received $450 of our $850 goal. Please be as generous as you can in our effort to support the work of ABHMS.

Mission Offering for March: America for Christ (3/30/16)

America for Christ offering

Our March Special Mission Offering is the annual America For Christ offering for the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The theme for 2016 is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ,” based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life” (NRSV).

The America for Christ Offering supports our ABC church programs that seek to meet the needs of refugees, children and youth, those in prison and others in their communities here in the United States and Puerto Rico.

We have received $650.50 toward our goal of $850. Please help to support these good works.

Mission Offering for March: America for Christ (3/23/16)

America for Christ offering

Our March Special Mission Offering is the annual America For Christ offering for the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The theme for 2016 is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ,” based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life” (NRSV).

The America for Christ Offering supports our ABC church programs that seek to meet the needs of refugees, children and youth, those in prison and others in their communities here in the United States and Puerto Rico.

We have received $430 toward our goal of $850. Please help to support these good works.

Mission Offering for March: America for Christ (3/16/16)

America for Christ offering

Our March Special Mission Offering is the annual America For Christ offering for the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The theme for 2016 is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ,” based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life” (NRSV).

The America for Christ Offering supports our ABC church programs that seek to meet the needs of refugees, children and youth, those in prison and others in their communities here in the United States and Puerto Rico.

We have received $300 toward our goal of $850. Please help to support these good works.

Mission Offering for March: America for Christ

America for Christ offering

Our March Special Mission Offering is the annual America For Christ offering for the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. The theme for 2016 is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ,” based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life” (NRSV).

The America for Christ Offering supports our ABC church programs that seek to meet the needs of refugees, children and youth, those in prison and others in their communities here in the United States and Puerto Rico.

We have received $145 toward our goal of $850. Please help to support these good works.

Special Mission Offering for March: America for Christ

America for Christ offering

March is the month when we take our America for Christ Offering. The theme for 2016 is “Discipleship: Becoming More Like Christ” which is based on Ephesians 2:10: “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” (NRSV)
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, Executive Director, ABHMS writes the following eloquent letter, which I chose to reproduce for our offering promotion.

Our American Baptist family has a profound heritage as a compassionate, engaging and giving people. Since 1824, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has been declaring and proclaiming the gospel of our Lord in word and deed. Today, ABHMS remains rooted in that Word and committed to responding to the ever-changing need of churches and communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

This scripture (Ephesians 2:10) asserts that everything offered by the Lord is via God’s grace, God’s mercy and God’s love. In a marvelous manifestation of God’s ability, we have been transformed to produce good works. God is working out in our lives a tremendous exhibition of Christ’s wisdom, power, love, life, character, peace and joy. God is teaching us, training us, bringing us along, applying the paint in exactly the right places, producing marvelous masterpieces to be put on display – we, in fact, are God’s masterpieces. These virtues are to result in good works: kindness, love, mercy, compassion, help to one another and meeting each other’s needs.

Do you know how many good works God has prepared for you? The situations are there, ready and waiting for you to embrace, as you depend upon Christ, walking in faith and trust. God has called you to good works.

As you answer, you become a vivid manifestation of the heart and hands of Christ.”

The America for Christ Offering supports our ABC church programs that seek to meet the needs of refugees, children and youth, those in prison and others in their communities here in the United States and Puerto Rico. Our goal this year is $850. Please help to support these good works.

Carolyn Shepard