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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.

Replant Cohort provides vital training and community for pastors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Pastors of churches in need of revitalization often experience burnout and need support, said Mark Clifton, senior director of church replanting with the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

Arizona Missionary Overcomes Pandemic Restrictions to Reach Native Americans

Eric and Brittany Gibbs have built their ministry to Arizona’s Native American community on the theme “You are loved,” and their Live Love Ministries seeks to make as many partner individuals and churches a part of that as possible.

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.

Ezell: ‘Greatest Annie Offering ever’ despite steep decline

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – On Monday (Oct. 5), the North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced the 2020 total for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) for North American missions. Southern Baptists gave $49.3 million in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for churches across the nation.

NAMB, Canadian Baptists partner to endorse chaplains in Canadian Armed Forces

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – During an upcoming meeting of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees, the Chaplain Commission that oversees the endorsement of Southern Baptist chaplains is expected to endorse the first Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC) chaplain who currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces.

70 years on, impact of key Korean War milestones lingers

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – When Charles Fowler received his orders to go to Korea in the summer of 1950, he did not fully understand why he was going to fight other than knowing that North Korean forces had invaded South Korea and nearly taken the entire peninsula.

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.