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  • Disciple-making task force atop NAMB report at SBC

    by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (6 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Kevin Ezell delivered the North American Mission Board's report to messengers June 13 focusing on disciple-making and relaying an update on the effectiveness of Southern Baptist church planting efforts and NAMB's new initiative in Puerto Rico.

    Ezell, NAMB's president, began the report by inviting Robby Gallaty to share findings and recommendations from the disciple-making task force that NAMB and LifeWay Christian Resources convened two years ago. Gallaty, who chaired the committee, pastors Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Read More

  • Denver's beauty, spiritual need seen by NAMB trustees

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, October 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt/NAMB
    DENVER (BP) -- Set against a backdrop of freshly snow-capped mountains on the front range of Colorado's Rockies, North American Mission Board trustees saw firsthand how Southern Baptist church planters are countering spiritual darkness in the midst of a recreational paradise.

    On the Monday before their Oct. 4-5 meeting, trustees loaded onto buses to visit church planters at their places of ministry. One, Kevin Hasenack, is planting Calvary Church Denver in one of the most diverse communities in the area. Read More

  • Family takes 'insane' step to plant church

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, March 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Burgess family
    DENVER (BP) -- Rob Burgess couldn't help but laugh. His wife's suggestion seemed preposterous -- move their family of five, including a junior in high school, from Orlando, Fla., to Denver for a year to help start a new church.

    "You're insane," Rob told Amy with a laugh. Amy's response? So were the disciples. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: "Sending" churches needed

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, October 10, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    BOSTON (BP) -- Kevin Ezell issued a call to Southern Baptist churches to come alongside church planters in North America in a way that will encourage, strengthen and provide accountability as they seek to take the Gospel to under-reached areas.

    "Every church regardless of size can be a sending church. It has everything to do with engagement, not with money," said Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board. "It is not based on how much money you contribute." Read More

  • Pastor care line offers confidential help

    by Tobin Perry , posted Thursday, October 09, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board and Focus on the Family.

    The care line -- dedicated exclusively to Southern Baptist pastors, chaplains and missionaries -- is toll-free at 1-844-PASTOR1. Calls are answered by Focus on the Family's Family Help Center and remain completely confidential. No information about the name of the pastor or the church will be provided to NAMB. Read More