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  • Prayer woven in NAMB's strategy to plant churches

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, September 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- A total of 1.6 million people call the New York City borough of Manhattan home. It's undoubtedly one of the most densely populated -- and most influential -- areas in the world. Just 25 years ago less than 1 percent of Manhattan's midtown population considered themselves evangelicals. In the late 1980s that led the borough's pastors to their knees in prayer. Read More

  • Panel at Send event: You are not alone

    by Joe Conway, posted Thursday, August 13, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The role of the Cooperative Program in Southern Baptist life took center stage at the 2015 Send North America Conference during a main session panel discussion led by Kevin Ezell.

    Ezell, president of the North America Mission Board, was joined on the platform by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore. Read More

  • Bush, Rubio defend tax exemption, religious liberty

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, August 06, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photos from NAMB
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The tax-exempt status of churches and faith-based institutions will be safeguarded if they are elected president, two candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination told a sold-out crowd at a Southern Baptist conference in Nashville.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio answered questions Aug. 4 before more than 13,600 people gathered for the Send North America Conference, which was sponsored by the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board. ... Read More

  • Partnerships key to bivocational church planter

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, July 20, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Nathan Vedoya
    EDMONTON, Alberta (BP) -- Long days have become the standard for Nathan Vedoya, a bi-vocational church planter in Alberta, Canada.

    There's no such thing as a typical day. But on many of them he wakes up early, shares the breakfast-making responsibilities with his wife, and drops the kids off at school. He then goes to his full-time job as the shelter manager for a local mission. His wife Deen-Deen also heads out to a full day of work at around the same time. Read More

  • 'What if?' asked at Send North America Luncheon

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Susan Whitley/NAMB
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- "What if?" That was the question posed to more than 2,600 attendees of the June 15 Send North America Luncheon at the SBC Pastors' Conference in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, host to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The event promised a glimpse into the future of missions in the SBC from the presidents of the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. Read More

  • SBTC bolsters Montreal church planting initiative

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, May 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (BP) -- Church planting efforts in Montreal gained ground when the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention's Executive Board approved a $100,000 grant to the North American Mission Board to assist in coaching church planters and student missionaries as well as encouraging evangelistic opportunities for Montreal churches. 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

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: A heart for Mormon-heavy Utah

    by Jim Burton, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    HERRIMAN, Utah (BP) -- You've looked out the front window and seen them coming. Two young males wearing white shirts and black ties are riding bikes in the neighborhood. When they knock on your door, what do you do?

    North American Mission Board missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to do what he has learned to do -- to love them. Kerns' love for Mormons has grown to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, serving as city missionary for NAMB's Send North America church planting initiative. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: NAMB board sees Las Vegas' needs

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, February 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board visited with Las Vegas church planting missionaries, celebrated the birth of new churches and learned of the unique evangelistic challenges as part of their Feb. 3 meeting in Nevada.

    The 56-member board gained insight into one of the key cities in NAMB's Send North America strategy to increase the number of Southern Baptist church plants throughout North America -- especially in and around large metro areas where more than 80 percent of the population lives. Read More

  • NAMB, IMB to partner on Send North America Conf.

    by Joe Conway, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The Send North America Conference has gained a major partner for the Aug. 3-4 sessions at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

    North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell has announced that the International Mission Board is partnering with NAMB to make the Send North America Conference fully comprehensive in missions scope. Read More