NASHVILLE – The 22 students from The Church at Lifepark had no idea they would be the first of thousands. Student minister Paul Coleman registered his Mount Pleasant, S.C., group for the 2015 Send North America (SNA) Conference when online reservations opened last year. More than 13,000 people have followed their lead.
Long days have become the standard for Nathan Vedoya. As a bi-vocational church planter, there’s no such thing as typical, but this may be as close as it gets. He wakes up early, shares the breakfast-making responsibilities with his wife, and drops the kids off at school before heading to his full-time job as the shelter manager for Hope Mission in Edmonton, Alberta. His wife, Deen-Deen, also heads out to a full day of work at around the same time.
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has established a fund to help African-American churches that have been damaged or destroyed by fire in recent weeks. Seven churches have been involved in the two weeks since a white supremacist murdered nine church members in Charleston, S.C. At least three of the fires have been determined to be arson. None as of yet have been ruled a hate crime, but investigations continue.
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting messengers were reminded that their missionaries, sent from their churches, serve in dark places across North America and the globe. Co-hosted by the IMB at the request of SBC President Ronnie Floyd, the Church and Missionary Sending Celebration closed out the Wednesday morning session of the SBC.
With much to celebrate in the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) report to messengers in Wednesday morning’s session at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), president Kevin Ezell shared highlights of a year of ministry expansion and introduced what he called “NAMB Phase II” to messengers.
2015 SBC Presentation Videos ') else document.write('') > >View the complete NAMB report and presentation to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Baltimore June 10, 2014. Individual videos included in the presentation may also be downloaded at the links below.
“What if?” That was the question posed to more than 2,600 attendees of the June 15 Send North America Luncheon at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, host to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The event glimpsed into the future of missions in the SBC from the presidents of IMB and NAMB.
Working at 47 venues around the greater Columbus, Ohio, area, thousands of volunteers–local and from across the U.S. and Canada–took part in Crossover Saturday as the culmination of a year-long effort to reach the city with the gospel and connect local church ministry and outreach to long-term church strategy.
Dahl did not know what to expect. He knew he was in trouble, but wasn’t sure how it would all play out. How much was this incident going to cost him? Would he or his son be going to jail? Would they lose their new friends? He wasn’t sure what would happen but what unfolded was far from his expectations.
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has named former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Fred Luter as its new national African-American ambassador. Through that new role Luter will focus on involving more African-American churches in the SBC. He will also encourage more African-American churches to plant churches.
Serving Hurricane Katrina survivors in Bay St. Louis, Miss., nearly a decade ago through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Glenn Stringham met for the first time the father of one of the men who had been under his command three decades earlier during the Vietnam War.
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) Disaster Relief leaders had “boots on the ground” in Houston Thursday following a month of historic rains and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma that led to deadly flooding over Memorial Day weekend with least 15 dead and hundreds evacuated.