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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.

Annie Armstrong Offering surpasses cumulative $2 billion

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist sacrifice and generosity has pushed cumulative giving to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions past the $2 billion mark. The milestone was announced by North American Mission Board (NAMB) president Kevin Ezell as he shared a report with members of the SBC Executive Committee Monday evening, September 20.

NAMB trustees celebrate Boston church planters, OK collegiate ministry assignment request

BOSTON -- North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting in Boston unanimously passed a resolution asking the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to assign to NAMB the ministry assignment for reaching and mobilizing college and university students in North America.

Hollifield to assist NAMB in state convention partnerships

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — Milton Hollifield, the longtime executive director of the North Carolina Baptist Convention who retired in February, will be working with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in a part-time role that will focus on strategic planning and strengthening partnerships between NAMB and Southern Baptist state conventions.

TRUSTEES: NAMB trustees see heartache and healing first-hand in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Trustees with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) met Feb. 1-2 in New Orleans and visited with missionaries who are planting churches and meeting the needs of people in desperate situations.

DIRECTIVOS: NAMB celebra ofrenda, aprueba presupuesto reducido, mira al 2021

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Los directivos de la Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB) se reunieron el 5 y 6 de octubre para celebrar la provisión de Dios y la fidelidad bautista del sur durante un año marcado por una pandemia, incertidumbre económica y malestar social. La mayoría de los directivos asistieron en persona a la reunión con distanciamiento social en el edificio de NAMB en Alpharetta mientras que algunos participaron en línea.

TRUSTEES: NAMB celebrates offering, passes reduced budget, looks to 2021

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Trustees of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) gathered Oct. 5-6 to celebrate God’s provision and Southern Baptist faithfulness during a year marked by a pandemic, economic uncertainty and social unrest. Most trustees attended the meeting in person with social distancing at NAMB’s building in Alpharetta while some participated online.

NAMB Trustees: ‘The mission moves forward,’ Ezell tells trustees

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Trustees for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) heard reports of how missionaries and staff are meeting needs and responding to crises amid the global COVID-19 pandemic in an online meeting Monday (June 8). "We are not downshifting," NAMB president Kevin Ezell told trustees, speaking from NAMB's offices during the meeting, which was held virtually because of travel and social distancing limitations triggered by the pandemic. "As other people are running away from crisis, our missionaries are not downshifting. They are moving forward."

COVID-19: NAMB spending changes aimed at keeping missionaries on field

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is implementing a series of budgetary freezes and cutbacks designed to keep missionaries on the field during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. NAMB president Kevin Ezell shared information Thursday (March 19) with staff and missionaries on a video conference call and in emails to state convention leaders and other mission partners.

FIDEICOMISARIOS DE NAMB: Ezell comparte plan de expansión de los centros de ministerio, a cinco años

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (BP) -- Kevin Ezell, el presidente de la Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB) compartió una serie de metas a cinco años, incluyendo aumentar a más del doble la cantidad de centros de ministerio Send Relief que hay por toda América del Norte. "Nuestra meta," dijo Ezell a la mesa directiva de fideicomisarios de la NAMB esta semana, "es añadir por lo menos 13 centros más para el 2025 para así tener 20."