Kevin Ezell is president of the North American Mission Board. Kevin, his wife Lynette and their six children live in Alpharetta, Ga.
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
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
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
I love visiting with pastors and local churches. But often when I do a pastor will tell me, “Let me know if there is anything we can do for NAMB.” I appreciate the spirit behind that offer, but it is exactly opposite of how I view NAMB. The way I see it, NAMB exists to serve churches and to assist churches in their ministry.
Date Created: 4/17/2014 12:29:03 PM
If you connect with NAMB very often you hear a lot about church
plants and the great need we have for adding thousands more in the years ahead.
You also hear us talk about the need to revitalize the thousands of SBC
churches that are dying or at risk. But there is another kind of church that is
absolutely essential if we are to accomplish church planting or church
revitalization: established, partnering churches with a heart for pushing back
lostness in North America for Christ.
Date Created: 4/2/2014 12:05:29 PM
Southern Baptists are blessed with many resources and we are grateful for every dollar churches send to us for missions and ministry in North America. But at the end of the day we receive a finite amount of funding and we must prioritize spending.
Date Created: 3/4/2014 12:54:45 PM
Church planting is hot. Few things inspire me more than young adults called to vocational ministry who want to take the gospel to the hard to reach. The tougher the city to reach – the more they want to go. The harder-to-reach the people group – the more willing they are to pay the price to take the gospel to them. It is greatly encouraging for the future of the Church.
Date Created: 2/25/2014 12:31:30 PM
Southern Baptists have a great heritage of heroes who sacrificed much and stood up for the truth to ensure the gospel would continue to be upheld and taken to the nations without compromise. Their examples inspire us today.
Date Created: 2/20/2014 11:46:21 AM
All church planters are special to us, but the church planting “Class of 2010” gets some additional attention and scrutiny because in that year we began reporting on Southern Baptist church plants in some new ways.
Date Created: 1/21/2014 1:57:50 PM
When the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9 about being all things to all people so that he might win a few for the sake of the Gospel, he of course wasn’t talking about changing or watering down the message of Jesus but about presenting it in a way that everyone could understand and relate to.
Date Created: 10/28/2013 12:29:03 PM
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