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NAMB missionaries attend SBC annual meeting, connect with ‘family’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Every year, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) invites church planting missionaries from around North America to come and be a part of the SBC annual meeting. While there, they receive training during events like the Send Network Breakfast, but the main purpose is to help them meet and connect with their Southern Baptist family.

NAMB presentation and report highlight gospel impact in North America

NASHVILLE (BP) – “It’s working,” North American Mission Board (NAMB) President Kevin Ezell said of NAMB’s strategy for reaching North America with the Gospel. Since 2010, Southern Baptists have planted more than 8,200 churches.

Southern Baptists join arms for Crossover outreach in Nashville

NASHVILLE (BP) – George Robinson, an evangelism professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., requested prayer through Twitter on June 8. He and a group of his students had led Nashville-resident Tianna to faith.

Bobby Bowden, Mark Richt headline NAMB luncheon with compassion, evangelism on display

NASHVILLE (BP) – Bobby Bowden, the legendary Florida State University football coach, made a surprise appearance at this year’s Send Luncheon hosted by the North American Mission Board (NAMB). The unannounced visit came as Mark Richt, a longtime assistant to Bowden at Florida State, shared how his former boss led him to the Lord.

Perseverance, faithfulness boost SBC church plants in 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — Like most other things in 2020, church planting looked different. But thanks to a strong network of support and a cadre of resilient church planters, Southern Baptists planted 588 new churches, an increase of 36 over the previous year.

NAMB celebrates, collaborates with state partners at summits

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the biggest challenges facing Southern Baptists outside the South has been reaching both major urban centers and those in rural towns that are separated, oftentimes, by hundreds of miles.

Modificado por la pandemia, Crossover precederá a la Reunión Anual de la SBC en Nashville

NASHVILLE (BP) - Durante más de 30 años, los bautistas del sur se han enfocado en trabajar juntos para servir y alcanzar con el Evangelio a los residentes de la ciudad anfitriona de la reunión anual de la SBC a través de un énfasis de evangelismo llamado Crossover.

Altered for pandemic, Crossover will precede Nashville SBC Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – For more than 30 years, Southern Baptists have focused on working together to serve and reach those in the host city of the SBC annual meeting through an evangelism emphasis called Crossover.

Tennessee 6-year-old inspires church with Annie Offering gift

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Larry Robertson of Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., saw the young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye, respectfully waiting to address her pastor.

Send Network Gatherings encourage missionaries to go “Into the Harvest”

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) –  A nationwide collection of local Send Network Gathering events on March 17 encouraged hundreds of North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planting missionaries with a singular theme: “Into the Harvest.”