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Send Network churches make up one quarter of Outreach Magazine’s reproducing churches list

LAS VEGAS (BP) – When Heiden Ratner started WALK Church in Las Vegas, he had an ideal model for reproduction in his sending church. Las Vegas’ Hope Church has started more than 60 churches since its 2001 founding.

NAMB hosts 139 church planters for Send Network orientation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – For the first time in more than two years, newly minted church planters gathered in person Nov. 8-11 for a Send Network orientation, creating a buzz of activity in the North American Mission Board (NAMB) auditorium.

Send Network’s Dhati Lewis leaving NAMB for new project

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – At the end of this year, Dhati Lewis, president of the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) church planting arm, Send Network, will transition from his position to devote himself to launching BLVD (“Boulevard”), an initiative to empower disciple-makers serving majority-minority, multiethnic communities.

Southern Baptist chaplain promoted to Air Force Chief of Chaplains

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chaplain Brigadier General Randall (Randy) E. Kitchens received a promotion after the unanimous consent of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday (Oct. 28). Roughly one year after being named Deputy Chief of Chaplains for the Air Force, Kitchens was confirmed to become the Air Force’s next Chief of Chaplains, achieving the rank of major general.

SBC DIGEST: Send Network relaunches NewChurches.com; Evans study Bible reaches sales milestone

Send Network relaunches NewChurches.com to fuel church planting; Tony Evans Study Bible, Commentary achieve bronze status.

Workplace chaplaincy can be a place for healing, growth

HAZLEHURST, Ga. (BP) – Just as it goes with the church, life has a way of impacting the workplace. Employees deal with personal struggles, family issues, addiction and myriad other distractions that can impact their performance.

‘Preach the Bible’ NAMB tells youth leaders at coaching network gathering

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In the face of a challenging, changing culture, young people often wrestle with how to process the pressures that face them as they grow up. Church youth leaders often are the ones there to help students apply the Bible and the Gospel to the issues they encounter.

NAMB looks to Baptist Faith & Message regarding office of pastor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board issued a statement Thursday (Oct. 14) re-asserting its position that “only qualified men” will “serve as the communicator for teaching and preaching” in the main gatherings or worship services of church plants endorsed by the Southern Baptist entity. 

Send Network Utah-Idaho partnership set to reach fast-growing states

SALT LAKE CITY – Rob Lee first came to Utah as a missionary with the Home Mission Board, now the North American Mission Board (NAMB), in 1987. More than 30 years later, as the executive director of the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention (USIBC), Lee and his convention have entered a partnership with NAMB’s Send Network to bolster church planting efforts in the two-state convention.

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.