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Long days have become the standard for Nathan Vedoya. As a bi-vocational church planter, there’s no such thing as typical, but this may be as close as it gets. He wakes up early, shares the breakfast-making responsibilities with his wife, and drops the kids off at school before heading to his full-time job as the shelter manager for Hope Mission in Edmonton, Alberta. His wife, Deen-Deen, also heads out to a full day of work at around the same time.
Date Created: 7/16/2015 12:55:17 PM
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has established a fund to help African-American churches that have been damaged or destroyed by fire in recent weeks. Seven churches have been involved in the two weeks since a white supremacist murdered nine church members in Charleston, S.C. At least three of the fires have been determined to be arson. None as of yet have been ruled a hate crime, but investigations continue.
Date Created: 7/2/2015 2:41:25 PM
NAMB president Kevin Ezell and IMB president David Platt discuss the importance of outward-focused churches in God's global mission. "As we celebrate these missionaries as they go we need to remember that we are each called to be missionaries."
Date Created: 6/26/2015 10:31:44 AM
Co-hosted by the IMB at the request of SBC President Ronnie Floyd, the Church and Missionary Sending Celebration closed out the Wednesday morning session of the SBC.
Date Created: 6/18/2015 4:48:30 PM
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting messengers were reminded that their missionaries, sent from their churches, serve in dark places across North America and the globe. Co-hosted by the IMB at the request of SBC President Ronnie Floyd, the Church and Missionary Sending Celebration closed out the Wednesday morning session of the SBC.
Date Created: 6/18/2015 2:43:25 PM
“Who would have dreamed that we will more than likely have a waiting list for a missions conference?” asked Ezell. “Southern Baptists, thank you again for your faithful prayers, your participation and your giving. We exist to serve you and it is a privilege to do so.”
Date Created: 6/17/2015 7:59:52 PM
With much to celebrate in the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) report to messengers in Wednesday morning’s session at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), president Kevin Ezell shared highlights of a year of ministry expansion and introduced what he called “NAMB Phase II” to messengers.
Date Created: 6/17/2015 6:53:14 PM
This year marks the culmination of a three-year, nationwide effort to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War—a conflict often remembered more for its home-front protests than hometown heroes. Of the 3 million who served “in country,” an estimated 1 million were Southern Baptist.
Date Created: 6/17/2015 9:24:07 AM
“What if?” That was the question posed to more than 2,600 attendees of the June 15 Send North America Luncheon at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, host to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The event glimpsed into the future of missions in the SBC from the presidents of IMB and NAMB.
Date Created: 6/16/2015 11:58:09 AM
ForColumbus, a new collegiate 10-day extension of Crossover, saw over 500 collegiate participants serving June 7-17 around the city. Students from across the southeast, Arizona, Ohio and Quebec, Canada, are participating in key initiatives throughout Columbus.
Date Created: 6/15/2015 10:56:26 AM
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