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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
Q: What is Send North
Q: Why an emphasis on church planting
Q: Why do we need more
Q: Why a regional approach?
Q: How is the regional approach led?
Q: Why focus on cities?
Q: Will rural areas be
Q: Will churches still be started in the
Q: How will NAMB help facilitate church
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
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
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
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
Q: Do these changes apply to all
Q: When do these changes take
Q: When will the new DOM job description be
finished and what will it include?
Q: Will DOMs still serve local
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
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
Q: How will national WMU relate to state
Q: How does this affect NAMB staff members in
Q: Is NAMB giving up its assignment for SBC
Q: What will happen to other components of
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
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
Q: To what extent did economics drive this
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
Date Created: 3/17/2011 5:27:54 PM
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