We are a missionary people. Spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ through mission efforts locally and around the world is deeply embedded in our DNA. Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to the entire world (Matt. 28:19-20) and the early Church’s example of taking their faith from Jerusalem, Judah, to the uttermost parts of the world in Acts are key to our life together.
ABCRM seeks to empower churches to engage in mission activities and support in their community, in our nation, and around the world. Internationally, we support work through missionaries and local partner groups through International Ministries. Within the United States we partner with American Baptist Home Mission Societies, chaplains in hospitals and the military, and various other groups who empower us to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in the United States of America. Locally, we partner with food pantries, homeless shelters, ministries to immigrants, ministries to the disabled and aging, and hundreds of other organizations. We are a missionary people.
Values We Live By In Our Mission Work
We consider the breadth of human needs and strive to have a healthy balance of mission support that responds to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
We have developed self-sustaining, effective, and healthy mission through the collaborative effort between ABC missionaries, ABC national organizations, regional staff, and local churches.
We are creating a common language and common tools whereby ABCRM churches can grow in mission awareness and celebrates what God is doing in and through us.
In the past decade, American Baptists have radically reshaped how we support our missionaries. ABCRM is working to empower local churches to grow in their support of ABC mission work.
We believe that God can use short-term mission (STM) engagements to transform lives. Often, it is a way that God enables the blind to see. (Luke 4:18) These STM engagements remind us that we are part of a very large family.
We are a missionary people. We are American Baptists.
SUPPORT A MISSIONARY
How To Support Your American Baptist Special Interest Missionaries
American Baptist Home Mission Societies & International Ministries
Get everyone involved!
Keep up to date. Find biographical information and journals or newsletters from your Special Interest Missionaries on the Web:
www.abhms.org– American Baptist Home Mission Societies missionaries serve in the United States and Puerto Rico
www.internationalministries.org– International Ministries missionaries serve in countries around the world
Read about your missionaries
Write to your missionaries and send them encouraging cards
Pray! This is the most important way to support a missionary
Give financially to your Special Interest Missionaries by calling 1-800-222-3872
For more information and ways to support AB Special Interest Missionaries please, click here.
Below are the forms needed to participate in the formal giving of missions:
ABCRM Special Interest Missionaries
The American Baptist Special Interest Missionary (SIM) Program.
Started in 1952 with the support of American Baptist Women to:
Personalize American Baptist mission
Acquaint congregations with missionaries and their ministries
Cultivate prayer and financial support for the mission work in the United States and other countries
For more information about the missionaries assigned to our region, please call International Ministries or the American Baptist Home Mission Societies at 800.222.3872 or visit the following websites: www.abhms.org and www.internationalministries.org.
Global Servants Assigned to Colorado and New Mexico
Rev. Duane & Marcia Binkley (Thailand)
Rev. Jorge & Hermelinda Damasceno (Great Britain & Albania)
Joel Hoefle & Trish Magal (Thailand)
Pieter & Nora Kalkman (Czech Republic)
Tom & Terry Myers (Bulgaria)
Rev. Vital Pierre & Marie Ketly (Dominican Republic)
Rev. JD & Rhonda Reed (Bolivia)
Global Servants Assigned to Wyoming
Scott & Aphiwan (Tan) Coates (Thailand)
Rev. Jorge & Hermelinda Damasceno (Great Britain)
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Masaru& Themlma Galvez Nambu (Philippines)
Rev. Walter White (Global Consultant)
Emerson & Ivy Wu (Hong Kong)
Home Missionaries in the United States assigned to
Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming
Betty Martin – Murrow Indian Children’s House
Cathy Maher – Friendship House (Neighborhood Action/Christian Center)
Jennifer Muniga – Cameron Community Ministries
Global Servants Supported by ABCRM and ABCRM Churches
Juan & Denise Aragon
Duane & Marcia Binkley
Dwight & Barbara Bolick
Glen & Rita Chapman
Daniel & Sarah Chetti
Richard & Laura Freeman
Joel & Patricia Hoefle
Pieter & Nora Kalkman
Jean Luc & Shabrae Krieg
Matthew & Lori Mann
Michael & Rebecca Mann
Keith & Deborah Myers
Thomas & Therese Myers
David & Laura Parajon
Ketly & Vital Pierre
David & Joyce Reed
JD & Rhonda Reed