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  • 7 ways your church can start a compassion ministry

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Thursday, December 01, 2016 (one year ago)

    File photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHRATETTA, Ga. (BP) -- 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, some for the first time, say Southern Baptist ministry leaders.

    The North American Mission Board's Send Relief compassion ministry strategy encourages churches to expand their community engagement while delivering the Gospel. Read More

  • Ferguson church partners with Send Relief debut

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (one year ago)

    FERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- As a primary partner in the launch of the North American Mission Board's Send Relief initiative, a metro St. Louis church reintroduced itself Saturday (June 11) to a couple thousand of its neighbors on a day that coincided with the evangelism effort Crossover St. Louis.

    "One of our primary goals was to tell the community we are here for you," said Joe Costephens, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ferguson. "This is a community building effort. We wanted to show that we care and want to serve our local neighborhood. To see this day, with the launch of Send Relief, with a demonstration of the Cooperation Program in action, with volunteers from churches from Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Missouri -- it was incredible." Read More

  • NAMB readies mobile clinics for Send Relief ministry

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, April 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo provided by NAMB
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has purchased two mobile clinics -- one for dental services, the other for general medical needs -- that will be used as part of its new Send Relief compassion ministry. Both units will be used during Send Relief ministry events in the St. Louis area in the days leading up to the annual Southern Baptist Convention.

    The clinics will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and can ... Read More

  • Send Relief VP Melber brings 'passion, experience'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of David Melber
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- David Melber was approved as vice president of Send Relief by North American Mission Board trustees at their Oct. 7 meeting in Salt Lake City. NAMB's trustees also approved funding for the new ministry area.

    "I know David's passion, experience and his heart for people make him a great fit for this new role," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "Southern Baptists want to help people who are hurting, and ... Read More

  • NAMB trustees approve Send Relief, IMB aid

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief -- a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities. Also during their Oct. 7 meeting, NAMB's trustees approved a $4 million budget reduction so the entity can send funds to assist International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries. Read More