• Send North America Conference 2013

    News, photos, videos and reports from the 2013 Send North America Conference, June 29-30 in Plano, Texas.

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  • Veteran pastors offer advice for transitions | ()

    Veteran pastors offer advice for transitions

    Five veteran Southern Baptist pastors shared their experiences of leading churches through times of change and pastoral transitions, during an afternoon breakout session at the 2013 Send North America Conference, which took place July 29-30 in Plano, Texas.

    Date Created: 9/10/2013 11:59:58 AM

    Veteran planters: Every church can be part of church planting | ()

    Veteran planters: Every church can be part of church planting

    According to two veteran church planters who serve with the North American Mission Board, every church can start new evangelistic churches from their midst if they make it a priority.

     

    Date Created: 9/5/2013 6:43:23 PM

    NAMB Support Network connects with planters at conference | ()

    NAMB Support Network connects with planters at conference

    When he listed ways to strengthen his skills as a church planter, Dominic Chausse hadn’t considered one of them to be broomstick hockey skills

     

    Date Created: 9/4/2013 1:00:25 PM

    Send Conference challenges students to live missionally | ()

    Send Conference challenges students to live missionally

    High school and college students as well as student pastors listened intently as speakers answered these questions during the student track breakout sessions at the 2013 Send North America Conference. Taking place July 29-30 in Plano, Texas, this year’s conference featured breakout and workshop sessions designed specifically to help students and student leaders discover and develop God’s call on their lives.

    Date Created: 8/13/2013 5:33:43 PM

    Fresh ideas, role models for women at Send conference | ()

    Fresh ideas, role models for women at Send conference

    Fresh insights and authentic personal sharing characterized the women’s track at the 2013 Send North America Conference at Prestonwood Baptist Church, July 29-30.

     

    Date Created: 8/8/2013 5:50:41 PM

    Ethnic ministry tracks popular at Send gathering | ()

    More than 35 percent of the registrants at the 2013 Send North America Conference signed up for one of five ethnic ministry tracks, which included Hispanic Leadership and Mission, Black Church Discipleship and Development, Reaching People from a Muslim Background, Korean Leadership and Development and Leadership Development for Kingdom Development in Chinese Churches.

    Date Created: 8/6/2013 11:33:15 AM

    Planters make connections at NAMB Send Conference | ()

    New York City church planter Patrick Thompson started New City Church in Queens only a few months ago and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when he arrived at the 2013 Send North America Conference. He said what he gained at the conference in terms of connecting with potential partners was priceless.

     

    Date Created: 8/2/2013 2:30:22 PM

    Sketchnotes: Send Conference messages illustrated | ()

    These Sketchnotes by illustrator William Warren provide an overview of presentations by key speakers at the 2013 Send North America conference.

     
     

    Date Created: 8/2/2013 11:40:54 AM

    Send Conference connects churches to vast mission field | ()

    More than 4,200 church planters, pastors and church leaders flooded the hallways of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, for the North American Mission Board's second Send North America Conference July 29-30.

    Date Created: 7/31/2013 5:46:33 PM

    Video Highlights: Send Conference 2013 | ()

    View video highlights of the 2013 Send North America Conference, held July29-30 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

    Date Created: 7/31/2013 8:57:13 AM

    Palau: Dream great dreams for God | ()

    Luis Palau closed out the teaching sessions of the 2013 Send North American Conference with a convicting call for attendees to “dream great dreams for God,” “pray great prayers for God” and “obey great commands of God.”

    Date Created: 7/31/2013 2:18:58 AM

    Coe: Make this a defining moment | ()

    Aaron Coe, vice president of mobilization at the North American Mission Board, closed the two-day 2013 Send North America Conference telling the more than 4,200 attendees that God had created momentum and urging them not to let it die.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 11:37:21 PM

    Akin urges attendees to live under the Lordship of Christ | ()

    Walking to the platform following a session of moving praise and worship, Danny Akin put aside the notes he had prepared for his message for the Send North America Conference.

     

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 11:31:14 PM

    Hodges: ‘It’s not that difficult’ | ()

    Stuart Hodges, founder and lead pastor of Waters Edge Church in Virginia, told Send North America Conference attendees that pastors need to leave safety and comfort behind and lead their churches to share the gospel.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 9:06:01 PM

    Sharp tells how to dialogue with an atheist | ()

    Mary Jo SharpMary Jo Sharp opened her ministry wives track workshop, An Open Dialogue with an Atheist, by describing her growing-up years in Portland, Ore. She did not attend church as a child or teen.

     
     

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 9:03:21 PM

    Stetzer: Let’s unleash all of God’s people to the mission of God | ()

    Ed Stetzer told 2013 Send North America Conference attendees that to penetrate lostness in North America, the Church must involve all believers in ministry and God’s mission in the world, not just ordained pastors and missionaries.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 8:57:58 PM

    Chewning urges leaders to authenticity, community | ()

    Speaking during the 2013 Send North America Conference, Boston church planter Matt Chewning said developing leaders begins with authenticity. “If we’re really going to develop leaders, it has to start with us and it has to start with authenticity,” said Chewning, pastor of Netcast Church in Beverly, Mass.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 8:54:23 PM

    Christy Nockels speaks to pastors’ wives on burnout | ()

    Send Conference ministry wives track attendees packed the room Monday afternoon to hear Christy Nockels of Passion City Church in Atlanta. Her session focused on the life of worship in the seasons of a woman’s life. Nockels oversees women worship leaders at Passion City.

     

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 3:53:19 PM

    Hip-hop artist Lecrae urges churches to engage urban culture | ()

    Hip-hop artist and activist Lecrae urged Send North America Conference attendees to engage urban contexts with authentic compassion. Jesus, he said, ate with sinners because He genuinely cared about making them friends and addressing them as people in need of His love.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 1:50:12 PM

    LoveLoud panel: City transformation requires church engagement | ()

    Father and son Luis and Kevin Palau were joined by Sam Williams to tell Send North America Conference attendees that city transformation requires engagement by the church. The panel was hosted by North American Mission Board LoveLoud Team Leader Jerry Daniel and moderated by Vision San Diego director Mike Carlisle.

    Date Created: 7/30/2013 10:50:19 AM

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