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October 12, 2016 by Kevin Ezell
Southern Baptists are known for their generosity to missions and 2016 was no exception. I am happy to report that giving to this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® totaled $58,860,553—the second largest Annie offering ever...
August 1, 2016 by Kevin Ezell
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul outlines the different roles we each play within the body of Christ. Each is important as the Church carries out the mission of God.
June 7, 2016 by Send Network | Church Planting
NAMB’s effort to help Southern Baptists plant more churches outside the South is starting to have an impact. In this video Kevin Ezell shares some of the results.
June 2, 2016 by Kevin Ezell | Evangelism
I understand that Southern Baptists are concerned about baptism numbers and at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) we are as well. That is why at NAMB we are doing everything we can to stir up enough dust to get pastors to see the need to motivate and educate their people on how to share...
May 15, 2016 by Kevin Ezell
Southern Baptists entrust the North American Mission Board (NAMB) with about $120 million each year to help our churches reach North America for Christ. That is a trust I guard carefully. NAMB, by ministry assignment, is to work with churches,...
March 7, 2016 by Kevin Ezell
Not long ago I had the privilege of visiting with 1,200 college students for the weekly meeting of The Salt Company, a ministry of Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa, near the campus of Iowa State University. Cornerstone was birthed from The Salt Company 21 years ago. The goal of The Salt Company...
January 12, 2016 by Kevin Ezell
When I pastored Highview Baptist in Louisville my friend David Melber and his wife, Tera, started a “Considering Adoption” class for couples in our church. It ran for five weeks and became so popular that we offered it twice each year. Not everyone who took the class ultimately decided to adopt...
December 15, 2015 by Kevin Ezell
If you take a look at one of our family photos, you'll see we are a diverse bunch. We have six kids from four countries. John Michael (JM) became part of our family five years ago. I'll never forget the first night after we picked him up from the orphanage in the Philippines.
November 13, 2015 by Kevin Ezell
This is the time of year in our Southern Baptist family when our state Baptist convention partners gather for their annual meetings. I have enjoyed being a part of several of these events this year, which always provide a chance to hear about how God is working through our churches and...
May 11, 2015 by Kevin Ezell
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.
April 1, 2015 by Kevin Ezell
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.
March 25, 2015 by Kevin Ezell
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.