• Measuring church planting success | ()

    Recently NAMB was able to share good news that Southern Baptist church plants were up 5 percent in 2014. We still have a lot of catching up to do because our church planting efforts lost pace with population growth decades ago, but hopefully last year’s increase will begin a new trend.

    Date Created: 3/25/2015 2:53:47 PM

    Missionary “Farm System” already making impact | ()

    If you watch Major League Baseball in March, you’ll see players you’ve never heard of on the diamond. That’s what spring training is all about—young players from a team’s farm system showing what they can do against major league talent. The farm system plays a critical part in building a winning team.

    Date Created: 3/20/2015 11:47:41 AM

    Church plants up in 2014 | ()

    In 2014 Southern Baptists planted 985 new churches—a 5 percent increase over 2013 church starts.

    Date Created: 3/17/2015 12:29:31 PM

    Everyday opportunity to be on mission with God | ()

    Every day we face choices about how we are going to live our lives. Our culture tells us to live for ourselves and to seek the approval of others. But God calls us to a greater mission. He calls us to live for Him and to love our neighbors as He loves them.  

    Date Created: 3/14/2015 12:45:18 PM

    Giving that makes a difference every day | ()

    We are grateful for every dollar Southern Baptists give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions. Sometimes you might feel far-removed from the results of the offering so let me remind you of a few. What you give to Annie helps Southern Baptists start new churches where they are needed most. In 2014 Southern Baptists planted 985 new churches. That’s up 5 percent over the previous year and in some places increases were even more dramatic. In Ohio 37 new churches were started—an increase of 20 over the previous year. In New York there were 42 new churches—an increase of 22. And in the Northwest Convention, which includes Oregon, Washington State and parts of Idaho, 27 churches were started—24 more than the previous year.

    Date Created: 3/4/2015 9:33:28 AM

    Celebrating God's work in 2014 | ()

    There were many ministry highlights at NAMB through Send North America this year that bring reason to celebrate.

    Date Created: 12/18/2014 10:27:04 AM

    Mobilizing Churches to Plant Churches | ()

    As the North American Mission Board heads into the fourth year of the Send North America (SNA) Strategy, I have been taking inventory of all that God has done up to this point.

    Date Created: 12/5/2014 3:53:45 PM

    Let’s thank our pastors | ()

    Pastoral ministry can feel at times like a NASCAR race. Between preparing sermons, caring for hurting members and leading ministry efforts, pastors often run at breakneck speeds only to finish at the end of the week and do it all over again.

    Date Created: 10/15/2014 4:25:03 PM

    Hunger is everyone’s problem | ()

    For many in North America, hunger is someone else’s problem. It’s the emaciated children halfway around the world. It’s people who live on the other side of the tracks. And, occasionally, it’s the person holding a cardboard sign at a freeway exit.

    Date Created: 10/1/2014 12:03:18 PM

    Connecting Evangelism, Disciplemaking and Church Planting | ()

    For too many church leaders, one of the least clear areas of mission is engaging our people in evangelism. We can point to many causes for this challenge, but many times lack of evangelistic effectiveness goes back to leaders not providing a clear pathway forward and simple first steps in sharing the gospel. The SBC Pastor’s Baptism Task Force highlighted these challenges and their findings in their recent report.

    Date Created: 9/4/2014 12:11:59 PM

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