• Why sabbaticals matter | ()

    Pastor, you need rest. You were built to rest. God uses healthy pastors to build healthy churches. That’s why you and your church’s partnership in working through a sabbatical ministry plan may be one of the most important decisions you make about the future health of your church.


    Date Created: 5/26/2015 12:58:02 PM

    Memorial Day: in their own words | ()

    For many Americans, Memorial Day is simply an extra day of rest. But for millions of others, it’s a day full of memories and reflections on the friends and family who sacrificed everything in the defense of freedom. These are three stories of ordinary Christians—in their own words—who have been put in extraordinary situations and still celebrate the hope that is found in Christ in times of crisis and loss.

    Date Created: 5/22/2015 11:44:33 AM

    Redeeming your building | ()

    Legacy church planting isn’t limited to churches at the very end of their lives. Many churches find themselves with buildings far larger than they need even as they struggle to impact their immediate community in a meaningful way. They love Jesus and the gospel. They love lost people, but they can’t seem to crack the missional code of the people who live around them. They aren’t ready emotionally to turn over their ministry to another entity. But they live daily with the reality of a building that is far too big and a community that seems unresponsive. Sound familiar? Keep reading.

    Date Created: 5/20/2015 6:20:41 PM

    First year NAMB-funded church plant already giving back | ()

    After more than 30 years in ministry, Pastor Garth Leno stepped down from his role at his church of 10 years, not knowing what his next steps would be. A few months later, The Gathering was formed.


    Date Created: 5/18/2015 4:57:40 PM

    Population growth fuels surging church planting need in Calgary | ()

    Pastors beware. Head on a mission trip to Calgary, and you may be there for life. That’s what happened to Brett Myers, who had been pastoring Corinth Baptist Church in Westminster, S.C., for two and a half years, when he arrived on a mission trip in the summer of 2012.

    Date Created: 5/15/2015 4:15:05 PM

    NAMB ethnic summit seeks to reach diverse population | ()

    People-group ministry is often viewed as an international concern, but the executive leadership at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is making an effort to highlight the importance and develop the scope of Southern Baptist people-group efforts in North America, too.

    Date Created: 5/13/2015 3:30:11 PM

    Church planting on the front lines in Baltimore | ()

    When Southern Baptist churches send church planters to the cities of North America, the goal is always to see them become part of their communities. Increasingly we are cultivating indigenous planters who have spent their lives in the area in which they are planting.

    Date Created: 5/11/2015 11:08:20 AM

    SBTC bolsters Montreal church planting initiative | ()

    Church planting efforts in Montreal gained ground when the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s (SBTC) Executive Board approved a $100,000 grant to the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to assist in coaching church planters and student missionaries as well as encouraging evangelistic opportunities for Montreal churches.

    Date Created: 5/8/2015 2:40:53 PM

    Baptist college students trade spring break for Sandy Rebuild ministry | ()

    Crawling underneath houses to put in insulation, mudding and sanding dry wall and installing a fence are not typical spring break distractions. But for college students Makayla Campbell and Amber Wilcox those were the jobs they tackled with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers on Long Island, N. Y., to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

    Date Created: 5/6/2015 1:49:04 PM

    SBC pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore | ()

    Joel Kurz watched in disbelief Monday night as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames. “The CVS Pharmacy that was looted and set on fire is the place where our sick and elderly people go for their medicines,” Kurz said. “As you walk up and down the street, every strip of stores has broken glass. Many of them have been looted and damaged.”

    Date Created: 4/28/2015 12:18:05 PM

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