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  • At 107, she's still a missions advocate

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (yesterday)

    107-year-old retired missionary Allie Candler continues to be a missions advocate. "God called me," Candler says. "When God calls someone, it's best to listen." Read More

  • 'Refreshing' Dallas Send Conf. casts mission vision

    by Josie Bingham, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (5 days ago)

    Photo by Nick Drake
    DALLAS (BP) -- Among a sea of attendees and volunteers in the Dr. Pepper Arena, the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board's Send Conference challenged attendees to examine and redefine their lives on mission.

    More than 4,000 people paid and registered for the sold-out conference May 19-20 less than 30 miles north of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, which drew people from all states and three continents.

    "Be careful not to manufacture a heart for missions outside a heart for Christ," ... Read More

  • NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (8 days ago)

    The North American Mission Board has filed an official response to a lawsuit by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney. Read More

  • Adopting & fostering podcast shares joys & challenges

    by Josie Bingham, posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017 (24 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Ezell family
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber shared many joys, frustrations, challenges and triumphs over the last 15 years as their families have journeyed through the process of adopting children. Now, they are sharing that experience and knowledge with others.

    Hosting the North American Mission Board's "Adopting and Fostering Home" podcast, the two friends seek to encourage and equip God's people and the church to battle for the hearts and lives of children at risk.

    Photo courtesy of David Melber family
    "We believe that if the church is going to champion the cause of foster care and adoption, the church has to be prepared for what that means on a daily basis," Melber noted.

    Melber and Ezell would know. They have watched their daughters and sons process and make sense of birth stories and unanswered questions.

    "As they work through their beginnings and the implications of their stories, there have been times when I have really understood Romans 12:15," Melber said. ... Read More

  • Send Institute spreading church planting knowledge

    by Staff, posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- When evangelical pastors from Germany visited the North American Mission Board two years ago to tour the facility and learn more about how the entity helps church planters, they left with great appreciation for the effectiveness and commitment of Southern Baptists. They also left asking if they could use NAMB training materials with church planters in their own nation. Read More

  • U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalyst

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo from Wikimedia Commons
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of the United States' entry to World War I is also, says former U.S. Army chief of chaplains Douglas Carver, the 100th anniversary of when "the U.S. military chaplaincy came into its own ... as a distinct branch of the Armed Services."

    Among Southern Baptists, April 2017 additionally marks the 100th anniversary of the North American Mission Board's assignment to coordinate Southern Baptist Convention participation in U.S. military chaplaincy -- initially under the auspices of NAMB's precursor, the Home Mission Board. Read More

  • NAMB to highlight compassion ministry, church planting

    by NAMB Staff, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one month ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Pastors and others attending this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix will learn more about opportunities to engage their churches locally and throughout North America in compassion ministries as well as church planting efforts. Read More

  • Former Md./Del. exec. sues NAMB, claims libel

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (one month ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Miss. (BP) -- A lawsuit filed by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney alleges the North American Mission Board wrongly influenced his separation of employment from the BCMD in 2015. The suit also claims NAMB personnel engaged in "slander and/or libel" of McRaney and attempted to interfere with his speaking engagements after he left the state convention. Read More

  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (2 months ago)

    NAMB graphic
    PHOENIX (BP) -- The goal of this year's Crossover is to "Engage Phoenix with the Gospel" through a partnership with Harvest America.

    North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer's Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    But for that to happen, they need the help of Southern Baptists to come and serve as volunteers, according to Eddy Pearson, evangelism director for the Arizona ... Read More

  • NAMB's 'Pray for Planters' seeks 10,000 churches

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, March 20, 2017 (2 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Eight months ago, New Orleans church planting missionary Justin Haynes had no idea what Feb. 12-18, 2017, would have in store for him and his family. As far as he knew, the week he would be featured on the North American Mission Board's prayer calendar would be an ordinary week of sharing Christ, preparing sermons and working extra hours at a second job.

    Yet it was anything but ordinary.

    "The very week that the focus was on me and our church, I was diagnosed with ... Read More