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With Willing Hands

Serve. Sacrifice. Surrender

2009 America for Christ Offering


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“Since 1832, The American Baptist Home Mission Societies, now National Ministries, has been increasingly effective in identifying and equipping leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, and bring Christ-like change to persons, communities and cultures.

Could any mission in this country be more important?”

Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III

Executive Director, National Ministries


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We are called to invest ourselves in people, churches, cultures and communities!

“ For the love of Christ urges us on ...”

2 Corinthians 5:14-15


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Why are evangelism and new church planting important?


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Did you know?

The United States

is still the third

largest mission field

in the world


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Did you know?

71% of America

is UNCHURCHED


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Did you know?

  • 30% of Americans attend church once a week

  • 12% almost every week

  • 13% once a month

  • 44% seldom/never


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Did you know?

78%

of Americans say they believe

in God


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Did you know?

Nearly half (43%) of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their savior do so before reaching the age of 13


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Did you know?

Two out of three born-again Christians

(64%) accept Jesus Christ as their savior before their 18th birthday


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“He/she is no fool who gives what they cannot keep to gain what they cannot lose.”

Jim Elliot


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National Ministries and Regional Partnerships Make Transformational Impact

  • National Evangelism Team (NET)

    More than 100 team members from 33 regions trained in “Got Style?”

  • New Church Planting vision

  • Phoenix Initiative

  • Clark Grants and so much more…

Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:


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Evangelism 1998 to 2007

Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:

621,165 individuals who made New Life decisions for Christ


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New Church Planting 2000 to 2007

419 new churches planted in 30 regions

Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:


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Why are caring ministries and prophetic justice important?


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“American Baptists have always been marked by our sacrificial following of Christ in response to the needs of others.”

Dr. A. Roy Medley, ABCUSA General Secretary


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Did you know?

  • Crime in the United Statesaccounts for more death, injury and loss of property than allnatural disasters combined

  • Approximately 13 millionpeople are victims ofcrime every year

    United States: Uniform Crime Report, 2007


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Did you know?

Of the 7,720 single bias

hate crime incidents

committed in 2006,

51.8% were racially motivated

United States: Uniform Crime Report, 2007


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Did you know?

Poverty Thresholds, 2007

  • One person $10,590

  • Two people$13,540

  • Three people$16,530

  • Four people$21,203


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Did you know?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35.9 million people live below the poverty threshold in America, including 12.9 million children


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Did you know?

  • According to the Bread for the World Institute, 3.5% of U.S. households experience hunger

  • 9.6 million people, including 3 million children, live in these homes


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Did you know?

The U.S. Census Bureau reports

that 29.2% of children with

disabilities live in households with

incomes belowthe poverty threshold


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“If anyone has the world’s goods and

sees his sister or brother in need but

shuts off from showing compassion

toward them—how can God’s love

reside in them?”

1 John 3:17


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National Ministries and Regional Partnerships Make Transformational Impact

  • Children In Poverty Initiative

  • Neighborhood Action Programs (NAPS)

  • J. Alfred Smith Sr. Institute(Speak until Justice Wakes)

  • Chaplaincy

  • Volunteer Ministries and so much more…

Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:


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Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:

National Ministries’ Children in Poverty Initiative and its summits and resources for leaders and pastors to engage in advocacy with school boards, state legislators and members of congress to address public education issues


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Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:

Neighborhood Action Christian Centers that provide literacy classes, food, shelter, parenting classes, youth leadership programs, immigration and employment counseling, and so much more…


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Your America for Christ gift provides financial support for:

Military chaplains who minister to men and women serving at home and around the world


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“The less I spent on myself and the more I gave to others, the fuller of happiness and blessing did my life become.”

Hudson Taylor


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Why are discipleship

and transformation

important?


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Did you know?

More than 65% of Christians in America have never read the entire New Testament


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National Ministries and Regional Partnerships Make Transformational Impact

  • Discipleship partner training

  • Discipleship church conferences and seminars

  • Partnerships with colleges and seminaries

  • Campus ministries

  • Judson Press discipleship resources

  • National Youth Conferencesand so much more…

Your America for Christ gift provides financial

support for:


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Discipleship Resourcesfrom Judson Press

To order, call 1(800) 458-3766 or visitwww.judsonpress.com

Save 20% when you order online!


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Colleges/Universities

Alderson-Broaddus College

Bacone College

Benedict College

Eastern University

Florida Memorial University

Franklin College

Judson University

Kalamazoo College

Linfield College

Ottawa University

Shaw University

University of Sioux Falls

Virginia Union University

William Jewell College

National Ministries Partnerswith American Baptist College & Seminaries

Your America for Christ gift supports scholarships for

ABC USA students studying at these institutions:


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Seminaries

American Baptist Seminary of the West

Andover Newton Theological Seminary

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Colgate Rochester Crozer, School of Theology

Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico

Fuller Theological Seminary

Morehouse School of Religion

Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Palmer Theological Seminary

Shaw University of Divinity School

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union

National Ministries Partnerswith American Baptist College & Seminaries

Your America for Christ gift supports scholarships for

ABCUSA students studying at these institutions:


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Why areintercultural ministriesimportant?


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Did you know?

The ethnic makeup of ABCUSA is:

47% African-American

46% Euro-American

3% Hispanic

2% Multiracial

1% Native American

1% Haitian

1% Other


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“As people of prayer, purpose, and passion, we are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality, and culture gather as one in worship, service, and work.”

ABCUSA Mission Statement


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National Ministries and Regional Partnerships Make Transformational Impact

  • Intercultural seminars & workshops

  • Refugee resettlement (e.g. Burmese)

  • Immigration concerns

  • Gender and cultural conferences for

    church leaders

  • Advocacy training and supportand so much more…

Your America for Christ gift provides financial

support for:


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What your gifts to the

America for Christ Offering support…

The 2009 America for Christ Offering goal is $2,010,000

Give Today!


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To download resources, visit the

AFC Web site at www.abc-afc.org

Your generous gift can make a difference!


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“Anything that we put into God’s hands will be ours for eternity.”

For more information contact the Mission Interpretation and Development Office at 1(800)222-3872, ext.2028


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