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NAMB missionary reaches broken people with unique approach

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) – Mo Wildey was working as a consultant for an inner-city parachurch organization and became an elder at a nondenominational church with a strong focus on church planting. When some of the work the inner-city ministry was conducting resulted in a need for a new church, Wildey approached his own church for help.

SBC DIGEST: Longtime NOBTS professor Holcomb dies; LifeWay releases Shirer’s study of Elijah

Dan Holcomb remembered as scholar with 'pastor's heart'; LifeWay's release of new Shirer study includes online experience.

NAMB 2021 Prayer Calendar highlights North American missionaries and chaplains

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Missionaries across North America continue to move the mission forward during a turbulent time. In 2020, hundreds of church planting and compassion ministry missionaries met needs in their communities and shared the Gospel with those looking for hope.

NAMB keeps mission moving forward during year of challenges

ALPHARETTA, Ga.— With nearly every aspect of life and ministry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) adjusted its priorities to ensure that the mission of sharing the gospel would move forward.

NAMB files motion, will petition Supreme Court in McRaney case

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.

NAMB en banc request denied by 5th Circuit; Confusion regarding amicus brief addressed

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A request by the North American Mission Board for an en banc hearing in a lawsuit brought by a former SBC leader was denied last week in a split decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, an amicus brief filed in the case by an outside group in support of the en banc request has caused some concern over the essentials of Southern Baptist polity.

SBC DIGEST: NAMB webinar on ‘sending culture’; Duncan joins SWBTS faculty; Leavell College launches house system

NAMB webinar helps collegiate leaders create “sending culture”; Longtime music ministry leader Jon Duncan joins SWBTS faculty; Leavell College launches house system.

NAMB to emphasize Hispanic church planting in 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – Over the course of the next decade, demographic projections estimate the Hispanic population will increase by 30 percent, up from the 2016 figure of 57 million to 74 million people by 2030. In recognizing these demographic shifts, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) will emphasize Hispanic church planting starting in 2021.

NOBTS and NAMB partner for church planting center in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – In a move that brings together New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s heart to reach the city and the North American Mission Board’s efforts for Gospel impact in New Orleans, NOBTS trustees approved a partnership with NAMB to launch a church planting center on the NOBTS campus.

NAMB selects Paul Worcester to lead national collegiate evangelism effort

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has selected Paul Worcester as its National Director of Collegiate Evangelism. Worcester will catalyze collegiate evangelism through church-based and on-campus ministries, working with churches and other Southern Baptist partners to reach college students.