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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.  In serving SBC churches, the statement began, NAMB […]

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.

Annie Offering tops $66 million for new record high

PITTSBURGH – After a pandemic-influenced decline in 2020, Southern Baptists rallied to give $66.5 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (AAEO) in 2021, the highest amount ever given to the offering that supports missions in North America. North American Mission Board (NAMB) president, Kevin Ezell, announced the total during the entity’s fall trustee meeting in Pittsburgh.

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.

SBC DIGEST: Lifeway donates Bibles to children at border; College students encouraged to be on mission; Patterson leaves ERLC

Lifeway donates 1,000 Bibles to children at U.S.-Mexico border; NAMB leaders encourage, challenge college students in online conference; Patterson leaves ERLC for Texas church.

Every Student Sent online conference to feature NAMB Next Gen leaders

NASHVILLE (BP) – As college students begin the new school year, North American Mission Board leaders Shane Pruitt and Paul Worcester are encouraging and challenging college students returning to campuses to plug into community as well as live on mission.

Ohio Baptists, NAMB form Send Network Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (SCBO) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) recently announced a new agreement to form Send Network Ohio, a collaborative effort to fuel church planting in the state.

SBTC board affirms NAMB collaboration, elects leaders

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – A new church-planting collaboration with the North American Mission Board, the election of two ministry staff leaders and the posthumous conferral of the Leaders Legacy Award upon Jimmy D. Pritchard highlighted the Tuesday (Aug. 24) meeting of the executive board of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC).

Churches encouraged to #FillTheTank

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The annual Southern Baptist emphasis on baptism is coming up Sept. 12, and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is encouraging churches to celebrate by baptizing new believers who have recently made professions of faith.