Kevin Ezell is president of the North American Mission Board. Kevin, his wife Lynette and their six children live in Alpharetta, Ga.
When Southern Baptist churches send church planters to the cities of North America, the goal is always to see them become part of their communities. Increasingly we are cultivating indigenous planters who have spent their lives in the area in which they are planting.
Date Created: 5/11/2015 11:08:20 AM
One of the things I like best about being at the North American Mission Board is hearing all of the great stories about how God is at work through our church planters in North America. From time to time I like to pass them along to you.
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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
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.
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In 2014 Southern Baptists planted 985 new churches—a 5 percent increase over 2013 church starts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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