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Newest Nehemiah Project directornamed by NAMB, Southwestern

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Southern Baptists’ newest church-planting professor hopes to leverage his experience as an advocate for evangelism into the directly related field of church planting. “In order to plant healthy churches, we need to have an intentionally evangelistic mentality,” said David Wheeler, who has been named to head Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s church-planting center as […]

NAMB’s kidzplace web site introducing children to Christ

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–A new website that 12-year-old Matthew Chappelear learned about in Royal Ambassadors has brought him closer to a personal relationship with Christ, his mother said. “He came home from RAs asking, ‘Mom, can I go to kidzplace?’” said Donna Chappelear of Mustang, Okla. “Matthew is a special education student and really loves the […]

Southern Baptist chaplain named Marine chaplain of the year

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–A Southern Baptist endorsed Navy chaplain received top honors at the April awards ceremony for the Military Chaplains Association. Lt. Mark Hendricks of Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, was named the Marine Corps chaplain of the year. In a nomination sent to the Navy Chief of Chaplains, Hendricks was cited for “providing […]

NAMB Vision Center to open during SBC

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–The North American Mission Board will host a grand opening for its new Vision Center on Wednesday, June 16, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Atlanta. All SBC attendees are invited. The Vision Center is an interactive, multi-media experience that will illustrate the past and future challenges of reaching North America […]

NAMB official alerts U.S. Baptists of possible Kosovar resettlement

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–If United States begins accepting refugees from war-torn Kosovo, Southern Baptists likely will be among those asked to help, the North American Mission Board’s immigration ministries specialist said. “At this point, there has been no discussion to resettle Kosovo refugees in the United States,” said Richard Robinson of NAMB’s ministry evangelism team, “but […]

Race Matters

Racial reconciliation is the topic of a four-part Family Enrichment Series produced by the North American Mission Board for broadcast on FamilyNet in May. Race Matters focuses on the issues of racial reconciliation in America, especially in churches and among Christians. "The idea for the programs is to show the positive side of racial issues," […]

Documentary on Billy Graham among NAMB award recipients

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (BP)–The North American Mission Board’s broadcast communications group has won several awards recently, including one from MovieGuide magazine and five from the cable Telly Awards. “Common Ground,” a documentary on the life and influence of Billy Graham, received the Swiss America Golden Eagle Award for outstanding redemptive documentary at the seventh annual […]

Missions day camp at SBC to explore ‘I Can Do It, Too!’

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Special activities are planned again this year for children of parents attending the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. The “I Can Do It, Too!” day camp will be Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15-16. The day camp is for boys and girls who will have completed grades one through six by June of this […]

2-year missionaries to begin work from New York City to Hawaii

NORCROSS, Ga. (BP)–Leslie Allen grew up hearing about missionaries, praying for them and supporting them however she could. It was only after college that she realized God might want her to do more. “One day God told me that he had not called me to work in a chemistry lab and stay home in Birmingham […]

NAMB, SEBTS join efforts in church-planting initiative

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–The North American Mission Board and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., have jointly named William E. “Bill” Brown to head the seminary’s new NAMB church-planting center, which is part of the board’s Nehemiah Project. The Nehemiah Project ultimately will establish a church-planting center on each SBC seminary campus in the […]