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  • Let’s thank our pastors | ()

    Pastoral ministry can feel at times like a NASCAR race. Between preparing sermons, caring for hurting members and leading ministry efforts, pastors often run at breakneck speeds only to finish at the end of the week and do it all over again.

    Date Created: 10/15/2014 4:25:03 PM

    Hunger is everyone’s problem | ()

    For many in North America, hunger is someone else’s problem. It’s the emaciated children halfway around the world. It’s people who live on the other side of the tracks. And, occasionally, it’s the person holding a cardboard sign at a freeway exit.

    Date Created: 10/1/2014 12:03:18 PM

    Connecting Evangelism, Disciplemaking and Church Planting | ()

    For too many church leaders, one of the least clear areas of mission is engaging our people in evangelism. We can point to many causes for this challenge, but many times lack of evangelistic effectiveness goes back to leaders not providing a clear pathway forward and simple first steps in sharing the gospel. The SBC Pastor’s Baptism Task Force highlighted these challenges and their findings in their recent report.

    Date Created: 9/4/2014 12:11:59 PM

    Kevin Ezell statement regarding IMB trustees selection of David Platt as president | ()

    “I am excited to work alongside David Platt as the new president of the International Mission Board. David is a pastor of strong conviction and passion for reaching the lost around the globe for Christ. He has been a close personal friend for years and I look forward to serving with him to mobilize Southern Baptists for missions for years to come.”

    Date Created: 8/27/2014 11:34:44 AM

    Sexual safeguards for every minister | ()

    Unfortunately many of us have experienced that punched-in-the-gut feeling when we first hear the news that a close friend, ministry partner or respected peer has fallen morally. There is the shock and disappointment. There is the betrayal you feel because it was someone you trusted. And then there is the grief because of the devastation the family and loved ones are experiencing.

    Date Created: 8/26/2014 12:59:39 PM

    College ministry wins | ()

    If you have a favorite sports team you know how much fun it is to celebrate the wins. In every area of life I think it’s important to take a moment and observe significant achievement. We need to do that in ministry as well and recently we’ve had some important wins in Southern Baptist college ministry.

    Date Created: 8/7/2014 3:14:28 PM

    God on the move in Montreal | ()

    We talk a lot at NAMB about lostness rates and church-to-population ratios because these are the numbers that help prioritize our efforts. By far the least-reached area of North America is Quebec and our efforts there are concentrated on metropolitan Montreal where 3.8 million people live.

    Date Created: 7/2/2014 4:09:34 PM

    Sharing Christ's love on Long Island | ()

    When he talks you don’t hear a Texas twang, just tales of a love for sharing the gospel with the people of Long Island. Native Texan Sterling Edwards is the lead pastor of Crossroads Church of Long Island, which he launched in Farmingdale in 2006, and followed with a second location in East Islip in 2012.

    Date Created: 6/4/2014 1:54:37 PM

    The local church empowered and entrusted | ()

    Recently I wrote about NAMB’s church-centric approach to church planting, evangelism and raising up the next generation of missionaries and leaders. In short—NAMB exists to serve churches, not the other way around. That’s why Jesus established the Church and what He empowered it to do—go into all the world and make disciples.

    Date Created: 5/27/2014 4:55:00 PM

    First Person: The Eyes Of Brooklyn | ()

    Serving at Cornerstone Church has allowed me to experience new friendships such as my developing relationship with my pastor’s neighbor, who is Arabic. I’m still getting to know her but she already shares her awesome Baba ganoush with me - something I don’t get back home!

    Date Created: 5/5/2014 3:01:08 PM

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