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August 26, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
Unfortunately many of us have experienced that punched-in-the-gut feeling when we first hear the news that a close friend, ministry partner or respected peer has fallen morally. There is the shock and disappointment. There is the betrayal you feel because it was someone you trusted. And then...
August 7, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
If you have a favorite sports team you know how much fun it is to celebrate the wins. In every area of life I think it’s important to take a moment and observe significant achievement. We need to do that in ministry as well and recently we’ve had some important wins in Southern Baptist college...
July 2, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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.
May 27, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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...
April 17, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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...
April 2, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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...
March 4, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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.
February 25, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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...
February 20, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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.
January 21, 2014 by Kevin Ezell
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.
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October 28, 2013 by Kevin Ezell
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.
October 4, 2013 by Kevin Ezell
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!