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NAMB launches Next Step Leader for pastors

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Pastoring a church has never been an easy job – preparing sermons, counseling church members through difficult circumstances, managing the day-to-day business of the church. Yet, 2020 brought a whole new set of challenges as pastors had to navigate through a global pandemic, racial tension and a widening divide in the culture.

NAMB, church leadership coach Will Mancini partner to help pastors

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) and church leadership coach Will Mancini have formed a new ministry partnership to help pastors.

SBC DIGEST: IMB’s next 100 years; NAMB launches racial reconciliation resource

IMB’s oldest living missionary emeritus discusses vision for next 100 years; NAMB launches "Undivided: More than a Hashtag," designed to assist church leaders and their congregations as they navigate conversations about race.

Oklahoma Baptists, NAMB announce new church planting network

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Leaders with Oklahoma Baptists and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) have announced a new church planting partnership that will enhance church planting across Oklahoma. "Send Network Oklahoma" was approved by Oklahoma Baptists' board members during a recent board meeting.

Atlanta churches, Send Relief answer call to assist with school meal distribution

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- School districts across the nation are striving to continue delivering food to children at risk when school buildings close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When officials with Fulton County Schools, the fourth largest school system in Georgia that includes the city of Atlanta, needed assistance for their food distribution program, they reached out to the faith community, including the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

SBC entity trustee meetings move primarily online due to COVID-19 restrictions

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting scheduled to be held in Nashville Sept. 21-22 has been canceled and replaced with a special called meeting, to be held online Sept. 22.

NAMB files en banc request, First Liberty Institute joins case

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a hearing by the full court in order to reconsider a ruling in a lawsuit filed by a former executive of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

NAMB mentoring program guides pastors during uncertain times

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- At the end of January when more than 130 pastors left the first gathering of the Timothy + Barnabas Institute (TBI), the participants had no idea the challenges they would face in leading their churches in 2020.

U.S. Senate confirms Southern Baptist as Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

Chaplain Col. Randall (Randy) E. Kitchens of the U.S. Air Force received confirmation from the U.S. Senate to become the Air Force's 27th Deputy Chief of Chaplains on Thursday evening (July 30). The confirmation entails the promotion to the rank of brigadier general.

GO2 webinar encourages young adults to live on mission after graduation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders challenged college students and young adults to use their first years out of college to serve on mission by helping missionaries in strategic locations throughout the world during a GO2 webinar Thursday (July 23). The event was hosted by J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in conjunction with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB).