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NAMB Trustees meet missionaries reaching Miami’s unique diversity

MIAMI (BP) – Against a backdrop of Miami’s vast diversity and vibrancy, trustees with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) met to celebrate church planters and other missionaries who are reaching a region whose residents are, in some areas, nearly 60 percent foreign born. Trustees also welcomed news that recently retired pastor Ken Whitten will head NAMB’s leadership ministry.

NAMB Trustees celebrate record-breaking Annie Offering, meet faces behind numbers

CHICAGO (BP) – North American Mission Board trustees meeting here Oct. 3-4 celebrated a new, all-time high total for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, visited with church-planting missionaries and celebrated salvation stories that motivate NAMB’s ministry efforts.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering hits all-time high as Southern Baptists give record $68.9 million

CHICAGO—Southern Baptists gave a record $68.9 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) in 2022, breaking the giving record for a second year in a row. Giving to the offering has exceeded records in five of the last six years.

Ian lashes Georgia, South Carolina as Baptist response efforts gear up in Florida

As Floridians continued to grapple with the magnitude of Hurricane Ian’s devastating blow to the state, South Carolina and Georgia coastal residents braced for the storm’s final strike Friday afternoon (Sept. 30). At 11 a.m. Eastern, the National Hurricane Center said Ian’s sustained winds were 85 mph making it a Category 1 storm, still powerful enough to topple trees and cause damage to manmade structures. Flooding is also a concern.

As Ian bears down on Florida, Southern Baptists prepare response

LEESBURG, Fla. (BP) – Hurricane Ian continued to strengthen Wednesday morning (Sept. 28) as it approached Florida’s Gulf Coast, threatening to bring catastrophic winds, rains and storm surge as it cuts a devastating path through the state. In an update issued at 10 a.m. Eastern Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Ian’s sustained winds were at 155 mph, putting the storm just below the Category 5 threshold.

NAMB trustees visit Atlanta Send Relief center, celebrate church plant increase

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Trustees of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) met May 2-3 in a regularly scheduled board meeting where they celebrated an increase in Southern Baptist church plants and heard plans for NAMB’s next Send Conference.

New Mexico Baptists serve, share hope in aftermath of latest wildfires

RUIDOSO, N.M. (BP) – As Southern Baptist volunteers sift through the remains of home sites in the aftermath of recent wildfires that claimed two lives and destroyed more than 200 homes, they can’t tell much about what the house looked like or who lived there, but the complete and thorough destruction tells a story of its own.

TRUSTEES: NAMB celebrates partnerships, health benefits for church planters

PHOENIX (BP) – North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees, meeting in Phoenix Feb. 14-15, spent time with area church planters and celebrated a new suite of resources NAMB is offering to new planters who are endorsed through its Send Network church planting arm.

GuideStone, NAMB partner to provide retirement, insurance for new church planters

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BP) – New Send Network church planting missionaries can take advantage of increased support through the North American Mission Board (NAMB), anchored by a slate of customized benefits from GuideStone Financial Resources.

TRUSTEES: NAMB trustees celebrate record Annie Offering, ministry growth in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (BP) – Trustees for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) had much to celebrate in their meetings that took place Oct. 4-5. Their time in Pittsburgh started with a vision tour that included visits with church planters and the city’s Send Relief Ministry Center. Then, Monday evening, the group gathered for a celebration dinner and heard the news that in 2021, Southern Baptists gave a record high amount to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.