Baptist Associations

The role of the Associational Mission Strategist (AMS) is unique. You may serve in a large city or a rural area. You may be full-time, bivocational or volunteer. We are here to help you be effective as you help pastors and churches in your association to fulfill the Great Commission in their context.

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Annual Events


AMS Replant Practitioner Training + Advanced Track

Churches across North America are facing important challenges and an ever-shifting landscape. Local associations are on the front lines serving these congregations and are leading the way. The Replant Team is hosting a two-day intensive training designed by AMS/DOMs especially for AMS/DOMs to experience an interactive training on church replanting aimed at leading struggling churches back to health and vitality. Mark your calendar for the last week of February 2024. Specific dates will be announced Fall 2023.

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AMS Excellence Summit

The AMS Excellence Summit is a peer-led training that brings the finest practitioners together to inspire, train and fellowship with their fellow strategists. This two-day event is centered around skillset improvement, leadership development, and relationship building among fellow Associational Strategists. Note: While our February event is for AMS and pastor teams, this event is an AMS/DOM-only event. Save the date: September 7-8, 2023. Registration will open in July.

AMS Excellence pod

AMS Excellence Podcast


2023 Associational Week of Prayer Materials

NAMB Report/Welcome for Associational Meetings



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