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Intersecting with the world in New York City

9 hours 12 min ago

Austin Coleman has spent each of the last two summers in New York City looking for intersections. If ever there was a city where success would seem inevitable, America’s largest city would be that place with its blur of 24-hour activity. New York City is a seemingly endless maze of intersections populated by yellow taxicabs, limousines, delivery trucks and personal vehicles. Despite potential risk, Coleman has navigated the city without incident or peril. Now, he has a love for New York City and a desire eventually to return there to live and plant churches.  

The American immigrant migrates to Canada to plant a church

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:24

Regent Park is a revitalizing area near downtown Toronto, a city of neighborhoods. Today, Regent Park is fast changing as young adults, many of whom are college educated, are choosing to live there. “Toronto is much like New York City,” Yang said. “It’s a thinking city. You engage people’s hearts through their minds.” 

Driven by love in LDS dominant Utah

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:18

North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary Travis Kerns would encourage you to love the LDS. That’s what he has learned to do. His love for Mormons grew to the point that he now lives 35 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and serves as city missionary for NAMB’s Send North America: Salt Lake City.  

A simple click leads to GenSend engagement

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:50

Perhaps this is only supposed to happen in movies. But with a little help from Google and one click of a mouse, Sarah Reese Hunt found her life’s direction and eventually her husband.

A simple click leads to GenSend engagement

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:50

Perhaps this is only supposed to happen in movies. But with a little help from Google and one click of a mouse, Sarah Reese Hunt found her life’s direction and eventually her husband.

The American immigrant migrates to Canada to plant a church

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:26

Regent Park is a revitalizing area near downtownToronto, a city of neighborhoods. Today, Regent Park is fast changing as young adults, many of whom are college educated, are choosing to live there.“Toronto is much like New York City,” Yang said. “It’s a thinking city. You engage people’s hearts through their minds.”

Intersecting with the world in New York City

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:00

By Jim Burton BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Austin Coleman has spent each of the last two summers in New York City looking for intersections. If ever there

Baptist Relief responds to local ice storm crisis

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:18

After a Feb. 15-16 ice storm in parts of North Georgia, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency reached out to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to recruit a team to help clear fallen trees assisting the agency in restoring power to local residents.

Cincinnati church plant trains future leaders through NAMB Farm System

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:21

Christ the King, a multi-campus Southern Baptist church plant that started in downtown Cincinnati, is in the middle of its second year of a residency program at the church. The North American Mission Board provides funding for three of the eight residents in the program. One of them is a lead planter and the other two are church planting interns. Most of the current crop of residents came from within the church. 

Send North America Experience Tour Stop Moving to Murfreesboro Venue

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:40

NASHVILLE (February 13, 2015) – The location for the Nashville Send North America Experience tour stop, presented by the North American Mission Board (NAMB), has changed to New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at 7:30 p.m. The date— Wednesday, Feb. 25—remains the same.

From jail to the sweet presence of God

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:02

Editor’s note: Jason Esparza was walking his dog in San Diego. A stranger asked if he’d ever considered breeding his American Bully. That everyday conversation led to an unexpected reunion for Esparza and to exchanged lives for him and his fiancé. 

SBDR celebrates “adventurers for Jesus” during awards presentation

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:26

Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director Randy Adams connected the faithful service of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers and the pioneer spiritual leaders who first took the gospel to the Northwest in the 19th century, before an awards presentation on Jan. 28 at the Northwest Baptist Convention building in Vancouver, Wash.

SBDR leaders gather for planning and relationship strengthening

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:05

More than 140 SBDR leaders discussed a variety of topics, like Survivor Care, over the two-day round table. The annual event brings together Disaster Relief leaders from NAMB and state Baptist conventions, along with volunteers, to strengthen future ministry plans and celebrate past efforts.

First Person: They called me pastor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:54

Jim Burton never set out to be a Korean church planter, but God orchestrated the opportunity with a multi-generation congregation in metro Atlanta. Burton shares his story of leading the church to plant new churches.

First Person: They called me pastor

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:54

Jim Burton never set out to be a Korean church planter, but God orchestrated the opportunity with a multi-generation congregation in metro Atlanta. Burton shares his story of leading the church to plant new churches.

NAMB trustees see Vegas need and celebrate church planting gains

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:31

Trustees for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) visited with church planting missionaries, celebrated the birth of new churches and learned of this city’s unique challenges during a visit that coincided with their meeting to conduct NAMB business.

Super Bowl shines light on city in need of Gospel

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:32

As Southern Baptists turn their eyes toward metro Phoenix and Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, local Southern Baptists say they’ll encounter a city in desperate need of new evangelistic churches.

Winter storm Juno brings reminder of disaster preparedness need

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:01

Winter storm Juno hit areas of the Northeast early this week and continues to bring moderate to heavy snow in some areas. Although its impact is less than originally predicted, by noon Tuesday Juno had left parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island with over a foot of snow and a recorded 26.2 inches in Shrewsbury, Mass.

NAMB, IMB to partner on Send North America Conference

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:14

The Send North America Conference, still a full seven months away, is fast approaching a capacity sell out. And now the missions gathering has gained a major partner for the Aug. 3-4 conference to be hosted at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. North American Mission Board (NAMB) President Kevin Ezell announced last week that the International Mission Board (IMB) is partnering with NAMB to make the Send North America Conference truly comprehensive in missions scope. Paid registration has already surpassed 7,300.

Christmas backpacks keep blessing Appalachian students

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:56

Weeks after the holidays have passed, backpacks filled with school supplies given by Southern Baptist churches continue to bless students living in the Appalachian region. Teams from Appalachian Regional Ministry (ARM) traveled all along the East Coast in December to deliver Christmas backpacks to more than 30,400 students just in time for the holiday season. After receiving their backpacks, these students, ranging from pre-school age to high school, had the opportunity to listen to a presentation of the gospel resulting in 129 salvation decisions.