America for Christ Offering 2023

This year’s theme is inspired by John 1:16-17:

“From his fullness, we have all received grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

AFC 2023 marks year one of a multi-year exploration of grace as the impetus for charitable support of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) transformational mission. American Baptists—buoyed by God’s grace—are confronting a myriad of challenges they are finding in their local communities.

Your generous financial support of AFC 2023 will empower American Baptists to continue extending grace upon grace to others in ways that exceed their limited capacity. Through support from AFC 2023, creative responses to diverse needs, helping ministries, and faithful service will continue to heal and transform communities, congregations, and individuals across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Your generosity supports the mission of the ABHMS—connecting our partners to cultivate leaders and equip disciples who bring healing and transformation to communities across our nation and Puerto Rico. Your contributions share God’s love by:
Cultivating Leaders: Strong leaders advance the mission of faith communities.
Equipping Disciples: Broadening the understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Healing Communities: We believe the power of Christian love can—and will—change the world.

AFC 2023 empowers us to provide “Grace Upon Grace.” We are encouraged to give generously to this year’s AFC offering and to help us reach our goal of $700 as we partner with ABHMS to provide support and share the Good News!

The AFC offering is being collected at First Baptist, Marion, IA, during March 2023. AFC offering envelopes are available in the church pews. You can give online through our church’s e-giving tool by clicking on this button and selecting AFC on the “To:” pulldown.


Mission Moments:

Listen to ABHMS Program Directors testify to the transformative power of contributions to America For Christ Offering, which allow ABHMS to provide support to communities in need throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Leadership Empowerment

Healing & Transforming Communities

Intercultural Ministries