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Send North America is the North American Mission Board’s strategy for moving churches and individuals into all regions of North America to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ and start new churches.
Q: What is Send North America?
Q: Why an emphasis on church planting specifically?
Q: Why do we need more churches?
Q: Why a regional approach?
Q: How is the regional approach led?
Q: Why focus on cities?
Q: Will rural areas be ignored?
Q: Will churches still be started in the South?
Q: How will NAMB help facilitate church planting?
Q: How will NAMB help fund church planting among under-reached and underserved areas?
Q: How will NAMB help a church that wants to participate in Send North America?
Q: What if my church cannot be a “sponsor church”?
Q: Is the role of evangelism diminished with the increased emphasis on church planting?
Q: Is NAMB still supporting the GPS (God’s Plan for Sharing) National Evangelism Initiative?
Q: Is it true that NAMB-funded Directors of Missions (now called Church Planting Catalyst missionaries) are being asked to focus exclusively on church planting?
Q: How will NAMB measure its success in church planting?
Q: Will a church plant be required to support the Cooperative Program?
Q: Will a church plant be required to agree with the Baptist Faith and Message?
Q: How does NAMB work with state conventions related to funding mission work within the states?
Q: What are the identified regions?
Nearly 900 missionaries serve as directors of missions (DOMs) throughout the United States. Approximately 250 of those receive some or all of their funding from NAMB. Beginning in January, 2012 we will be changing the job expectations of NAMB-funded DOMs to better reflect our Send North America strategy. We have created an overview of expectations and distributed it to NAMB-funded DOMs.
Q: What is the current role of the associational director of missions (ADOM)?
Q: Why is NAMB changing the title of the ADOM to “church planting catalyst,” and how is the current role changing?
Q: Do these changes apply to all DOMs?
Q: When do these changes take effect?
Q: When will the new DOM job description be finished and what will it include?
Q: Will DOMs still serve local churches?
Q: How can you measure a DOM’s effectiveness based on how many people local churches are baptizing, especially since a DOM doesn’t baptize anyone?
Q: What will happen to DOMs who don’t have the skills to fulfill these new responsibilities?
Q: Is NAMB laying off some DOMs and eliminating some associations?
North American Mission Board (NAMB) leaders announced March 2, 2011, plans to explore a partnership with WMU® for day-to-day operations of the Royal Ambassadors® and Challengers missions education organizations.
Q: What is Royal Ambassadors?
Q: What is Challengers?
Q: What is WMU?
Q: Why are RAs and Challengers going to WMU?
Q: How does this change impact churches?
Q: Will WMU continue to provide RA and Challengers materials in their current form?
Q: Will RA groups meeting in churches now be led by women?
Q: How will national WMU relate to state offices?
Q: How does this affect NAMB staff members in Missions Education?
Q: Is NAMB giving up its assignment for SBC missions education?
Q: What will happen to other components of Missions Education?
Q: When will the transition be completed?
Q: How can I keep updated on the transition?
The North American Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources on Feb. 24, 2010, jointly announced a new partnership under which LifeWay will assume day-to-day operations of World Changers and PowerPlant -- NAMB’s long-time student mobilization initiatives. The shift is scheduled for completion in time for 2012 projects.
Q: What is World Changers?
Q: What is PowerPlant?
Q: Why is coordination of World Changers and PowerPlant missions experience moving to LifeWay?
Q: In what ways will NAMB be involved in this new partnership?
Q: Will any changes affect this year’s projects?
Q: To what extent did economics drive this decision?
Q: As NAMB’s new focus is mobilizing churches to plant churches? Why is PowerPlant and World Changers not part of that?
Q: How will this affect NAMB’s current student volunteer mobilization staff?
Q: What is the transition timeline? When will we know projects planned for 2012 and how will we register?
Date Created: 3/17/2011 5:27:54 PM
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