• Baptist DR efforts endure crisis after crisis

    December 6 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist DR efforts endure crisis after crisis

    In recent months, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has diligently responded to both national and local crises across North America: two major hurricanes in the Southeast, wildfires in California, tornadoes across the United States and even a typhoon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    October 11 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    As the No. 7 New York City subway line rises from underground in Queens, N.Y., passengers then find themselves riding above one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world. In the school system alone, 176 languages are spoken among an estimated 800 languages spoken in Queens.

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  • Michael looms: DR preps against ‘compassion fatigue’

    October 10 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Michael looms: DR preps against ‘compassion fatigue’

    “This year is beginning to look more like our 2017 hurricane response,” said Sam Porter, national director for disaster relief with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), as Hurricane Michael pressed toward the Florida Gulf Coast Oct. 9. “The storms are simply happening a month later than they did last year,” said Porter …

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  • NAMB, Alabama Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

    October 9 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB, Alabama Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

    With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year. Although specific plans have not been finalized, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is partnering with seven Alabama Baptist associations in the effort.

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  • Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    October 5 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting Oct. 1-2 in New York City were the first to hear that Southern Baptists gave an all-time record high to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2018. Kevin Ezell, NAMB’s president, announced the record $61.1 million offering to the group Monday evening (Oct. 1).

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  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    October 4 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to trustees during their meeting that the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions broke the $60 million mark for the first time ever in 2018, with Southern Baptists giving $6-1.1 million.

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  • Baptist DR sees urgency in getting roofs patched

    September 27 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist DR sees urgency in getting roofs patched

    With various South Carolina communities still plagued by flooding, Southern Baptists Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers have been working tirelessly to help survivors of Hurricane Florence since its landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14. Several flooded rivers were expected to crest Sept. 26, and as the waters started to recede, SBDR volunteers faced a pressing need …

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  • NAMB, Revitalize Network add focus outside the South

    September 26 2018 by NAMB Staff | with 0 comments
    NAMB, Revitalize Network add focus outside the South

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB), in partnering with the new Revitalize Network initiated by Thom Rainer, will provide resources, tools and coaching to churches in need of revitalization outside the South. “One of the biggest things we hear expressed from established churches outside the South is the need for revitalization resources,” NAMB President Kevin Ezell said.

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  • DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    September 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    Rising floodwaters have cut off the supply chains of some Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) efforts following Hurricane Florence, and others are increasingly threatened. But that’s not slowing down ministry to North Carolina communities hit by the storm. As Baptist state conventions partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to mount a disaster relief effort …

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  • Cooperative Program: Friends share life-giving faith

    September 17 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Cooperative Program: Friends share life-giving faith

    “Let me introduce you to a friend,” folks say. Every Southern Baptist has innumerable friends who are sharing the gospel in unique ways and in unique settings. You may not know any of these friends personally, but they share a bond with all Southern Baptists who support their outreach through the Cooperative Program (CP).

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  • Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    September 6 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and 0.01 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy.

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  • Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    August 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    It’s “a miracle” Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico is not even higher than the new official total of 2,975, a massive jump from the long purported 64, a Southern Baptist disaster relief leader told Baptist Press. The new count, based on an independent study that the territory commissioned from George Washington University …

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  • Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    August 27 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), will join the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership. Hunt and NAMB announced the news Sunday (Aug. 26).

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  • Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    August 27 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    The U.S. Army has dropped its investigation against Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires, fully exonerating the major of all charges Aug. 24. Squires, who had been charged with discrimination against a lesbian soldier who wanted to attend a marriage retreat, handled the situation in accordance with military policy and followed the guidelines of his denominational authority, the Army said.

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  • Mentoring initiative nurtures churches & seminarians

    August 22 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Mentoring initiative nurtures churches & seminarians

    Noah Madden chose New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), in part, due to the lostness in the city. After spending his formative years in Canada, Madden wanted to be involved in gospel witness outside the Bible Belt. Madden planned to immerse himself in the city, study at NOBTS and apply the practical aspects of ministry in a local church setting.

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