This is the time of year that we take our America for Christ Offering. The theme this year is “Seek Justice” based on Isaiah 1:17 which “is a biblical reminder that Jesus’ public ministry was all about advocacy, engagement and compassion for people in need.” The America for Christ Offering supports the work of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies thus giving us the opportunity to participate in the Lord’s work of seeking justice for those in our churches and communities.
The America for Christ Offering 2014 supports a wide variety of ministries. ABHMS has long been committed to the resettlement of refugees, both in sponsorship and in giving grants to churches and partners working with refugees. There are a number of children’s and youth programs in various parts of the country supported by grants from ABHMS. There are prison programs both for the incarcerated and their families. There are counseling programs being served, evangelism conferences, and special ministry to those citizens returning to the Philadelphia and Rhode Island areas. Throughout the month of March, we will learn of just a few of the many specific ways our donations are put to work.
The America for Christ Offering 2014 supports our churches, neighborhood action programs, advocacy, training, and opportunities for adults and youth to participate in home mission through Volunteer Ministries. Our donations work to help transform lives across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Please give generously and help us to meet our 2014 goal of $850.