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  • Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    June 15 2018 by K. Faith Morgan, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Send Luncheon: Pastors encouraged for ‘thankless job’

    One year ago, Hurricane Harvey had yet to appear on radar. One year ago, very few people had heard of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “A lot can happen in a year” was the theme of the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) 2018 Send Luncheon. Held during the SBC Pastors’ Conference, NAMB aimed …

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  • NAMB highlights core ministries & racial relations

    June 15 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB highlights core ministries & racial relations

    “We are here for you,” Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, said in opening his presentation to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention. “We are grateful for you. We are eager to partner with you to push back lostness in North America.” NAMB celebrated the work of missionaries and shared new mission …

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  • NAMB to highlight compassion ministry, church planting

    Pastors and others attending this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix will learn more about opportunities to engage their churches locally and throughout North America in compassion ministries as well as church planting efforts. “We want to help Southern Baptists send the hope of Christ to North America,” said NAMB President Kevin Ezell.

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  • Former Maryland/Delaware executive sues NAMB, claims libel

    April 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Former Maryland/Delaware executive sues NAMB, claims libel

    A lawsuit filed by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCMD) executive director Will McRaney alleges the North American Mission Board (NAMB) wrongly influenced his separation of employment from the BCMD in 2015. The suit also claims NAMB personnel engaged in “slander and/or libel” of McRaney.

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  • Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

    April 7 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

    For Major League Baseball players, coaches and fans, Opening Day is a time to look forward in anticipation of the season ahead. For North American Mission Board church planter Jason Griffin, it’s also a time to celebrate the work God has done during spring training.

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  • Reality TV series #PREACHED delivers ‘authentic Christianity’

    April 3 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Reality TV series #PREACHED delivers ‘authentic Christianity’

    There are more than one billion websites on the internet and hundreds of cable channels, but there is nothing like “#PREACHED,” according to Pastor Matt Chewning. “I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be doing something like this TV show.”

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  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    March 28 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Volunteers needed for Crossover

    The goal of this year’s Crossover is to “Engage Phoenix with the Gospel” through a partnership with Harvest America. North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer’s Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

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  • Refugees find a safe place to learn

    March 6 2017 by Jim Burton, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Refugees find a safe place to learn

    While sitting with her daughter at a mall food court, Kim Carr noticed internationals in exotic clothing surrounded them. “When did they all get here? Where are they from? Who is reaching them?” Carr asked her daughter. Armed with the new sensitivity, and prompted by the Holy Spirit, Carr felt led to learn more. ...

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  • Young leader initiative announced by EC & NAMB

    February 27 2017 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 1 comments
    Young leader initiative announced by EC & NAMB

    The Executive Committee and North American Mission Board are launching a young leader initiative to better engage pastors between the ages of 25-45. The goal will be to provide a sense of brotherhood for those already participating in Southern Baptist life and find ways to engage those who are disconnected or minimally involved.

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  • Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    February 20 2017 by Jim Burton, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Canadian pastor finds new flock with The Gathering

    John D’Antonio’s family knew that his four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, would soon be over. Many of his Italian-Canadian family and friends had gathered in his Windsor hospital room to say goodbye to the 30-year-old father and husband. ...

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  • TRUSTEES: NAMB approves Send Relief ministry hubs

    February 13 2017 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: NAMB approves Send Relief ministry hubs

    Trustees of the North American Mission Board meeting in Southern California heard reports from local church planters and approved the establishment of three Send Relief “ministry hubs” that will provide mercy ministry and give Southern Baptists more opportunities for hands-on missions service.

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  • Send Conference urges redefining moment

    February 8 2017 by Josie Rabbitt, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Send Conference urges redefining moment

    “Redefine” was the charge and challenge at the Send Conference – a joint event of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. The sold-out conference in Long Beach, Calif., drew nearly 4,000 attendees from a variety of backgrounds. Participants came together to redefine their lives for Christ.

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  • Blake Comer: Planting in Brooklyn

    December 28 2016 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Blake Comer: Planting in Brooklyn

    Blake Comer walks down Manhattan Avenue in New York City and seems perfectly at home. He points out the Polish baker, the Polish grocery and the signs with Polish names. He steps into his favorite doughnut shop where the staff welcome him as a regular.

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  • With 52 Sundays, the Cooperative Program becomes personal

    December 14 2016 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    With 52 Sundays, the Cooperative Program becomes personal

    The Cooperative Program can sometimes seem impersonal, Mike Creswell says. When he created a resource that made the Southern Baptist Convention’s main budgeting program seem more approachable to congregations, the idea took off. Creswell created the “52 Sundays” resource to be used to introduce North Carolina Baptist congregations to the missionaries they support.

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  • 7 ways your church can start a compassion ministry

    December 2 2016 by Josie Rabbitt, NAMB | with 0 comments
    7 ways your church can start a compassion ministry

    When a church initiates a compassion ministry, a door can be opened in a community where people witness Jesus’ character through actions and hear about His gift of salvation. The North American Mission Board’s Send Relief compassion ministry strategy encourages churches to expand their community engagement while delivering the gospel.

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