• Are you lifting up your pastor? | ()

    Your pastor needs encouragement. During fall, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) isencouraging you and your church leadership to pick a day to lift your pastor through expressions of loving appreciation. Why should you lift your pastor? Just consider the greatest pastor who everlived, the apostle Paul, who experienced a need for encouragement. In 2 Corinthians 7: 5-6, Paul transparentlyshared, “For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (NKJV).

    Date Created: 10/5/2015 3:13:01 PM

    SBDR responding to historic Carolina floods | ()

    SBDR responding to historic Carolina floods

    Millennial floodwaters, sparked by upper-atmospheric rain bands from Hurricane Joaquin, covered much of Columbia, Charleston and other cities and towns across South Carolina Saturday and Sunday, Oct, 3-4, claiming as many as six lives and causing the shutdown of Interstate highways and scores of evacuations. Southern Baptists are preparing to help, as forecasts call for more rain and flash flooding in the Carolinas Monday.

    Date Created: 10/5/2015 12:31:46 PM

    New NAMB logo reflects goal to move churches to action | ()

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has introduced a new logo and messaging that reflects its goal to mobilize more churches and individuals to missional action in the effort to push back lostness and plant more churches in North America.


    Date Created: 10/1/2015 12:37:29 AM

    Small church beacon of hope amid CA fires | ()

    Small church beacon of hope amid Cal fires

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. -- The Lord is using Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to share the Gospel in a tangible way among the survivors of California wildfires that have killed six people and burned more than 150,000 acres of land, pastor Michael Ent told Baptist Press.


    Date Created: 9/28/2015 12:21:04 PM

    Students, churches set aside Oct. 15 to “Engage 24” | ()

    As a student pastor at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Va., Doug Adams realizes how important it is to involve college students in personal evangelism—and how tough it can be.


    Date Created: 9/22/2015 1:40:33 PM

    Prayer woven throughout NAMB’s Send North America strategy | ()

    Prayer woven throughout NAMB’s Send North America strategy

    A total of 1.6 million people call the New York City borough of Manhattan home. It’s undoubtedly one of the most densely populated—and most influential—areas in the world. Just 25 years ago less than 1 percent of Manhattan’s midtown population considered themselves evangelicals. In the late 1980s that led the borough’s pastors to their knees in prayer.

    Date Created: 9/18/2015 12:44:32 PM

    Churches can be ready to serve new Army veterans | ()

    Churches have the potential to assist U.S. Army veterans who may find themselves retired prematurely. The executive director for Southern Baptist chaplaincy says resources are available to aid churches as they assist new veterans caught in a planned Army troop reduction.



    Date Created: 9/16/2015 2:58:05 PM

    Vance Pitman joins NAMB as National Mobilizer | ()

    A church planter puts his own experience to use as he engages and mobilizes pastors to plant more churches. Fifteen years ago, Vance Pitman and his family were sent out by First Baptist Woodstock as church planting missionaries with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). They moved to Las Vegas, and they never left. He still pastors the church he planted a decade and a half ago—Hope Church.

    Date Created: 9/10/2015 12:43:30 PM

    NAMB, 9Marks to host church revitalization conference | ()

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is partnering with the 9Marks collective, a network devoted to pastor support, church health and church planting, to host a church revitalization conference, Tues., Oct. 27 at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. 9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches.

    Date Created: 9/4/2015 2:50:29 PM

    October brings pastor appreciation opportunities for churches | ()

    Imagine if pastors received the same support and accolades reserved for college football coaches. When was the last time you heard a university administration remind its alumni to pamper the head man who walks the Saturday afternoon sidelines?

    Date Created: 9/1/2015 12:32:59 PM

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