• God on the move in Montreal | ()

    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

    The local church empowered and entrusted | ()

    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

    Our church-centric mindset | ()

    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

    The essential role of partnering churches | ()

    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

    The Math Behind NAMB's Send North America Strategy | ()

    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

    What Happened to the Moravians? | ()

    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

    A moment we dare not waste | ()

    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

    Tracking the class of 2010 | ()

    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

    By all means | ()

    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

    The ministry of appreciation | ()

    As a society we are conditioned to appreciate certain people at certain times of the year.  We give special love and attention to our moms on Mother’s Day. To our dads on Father’s Day and to our children--well, I guess that’s pretty much every day!

    Date Created: 10/4/2013 5:46:22 PM

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