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  • State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (yesterday)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- State Baptist conventions and donors from across the nation have been pivotal to Southern Baptists' Send Relief efforts for survivors of catastrophic Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

    Kevin Ezell, speaking to the SBC Executive Committee on Sept. 18, voiced gratitude to state Southern Baptist Disaster Relief partners and to donors beyond the Southern Baptist family who have provided the majority of Send Relief donations to aid in recovery efforts in Florida and Texas. Read More

  • Churches, ministry groups serve refugees fleeing Irma

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (8 days ago)

    Photo by Kristen Lowry
    CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) -- Following more than 24 hours of travel from West Palm Beach, Fla., a group of Syrian refugees finally made it to the Send Relief hub at Clarkston International Bible Church (CIBC) in Clarkston, Ga. The eight families had fled from the civil war in Syria. Now, they were on the run from Hurricane Irma.

    After scrambling to leave in the early-morning hours of Sept. 7, the families did not arrive until after 4:30 a.m. the next day. Read More

  • Send Relief: aiding churches in compassion ministry

    by David Melber, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (2 months ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- For many pastors and churches, Send Relief is still a developing thought. Just a year ago, Send Relief became a key part of the North American Mission Board's strategy to equip our churches to engage their communities through compassionately serving those around them for the sake of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Sunday, July 23, is Send Relief Sunday in the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Smoke alarm outreach heats up church's ministry

    by Jim Burton, posted Thursday, June 29, 2017 (2 months ago)

    NAMB photo
    WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (BP) -- When Dan Helms volunteered to help install a smoke alarm in a West Chester home, he thought it was weird. Never had the teenager helped someone without expecting something in return. Now that he has made a profession of faith in Christ and has been discipled by Lakota Hills Baptist Church, he considers serving others in the name of Jesus "the good life."

    "I really believe people who know Jesus, when they're given an opportunity to serve their community in an organized fashion, I think they just jump at it," said Travis Smalley, pastor Lakota Hills in West Chester Township, Ohio. "It's built within the DNA of our church; it's in everything that we do." Read More

  • TRUSTEES: NAMB approves Send Relief ministry hubs

    by Mike Ebert, posted Friday, February 10, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt/NAMB
    ONTARIO, Calif.(BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board meeting in Southern California heard reports from local church planters and approved the establishment of three Send Relief "ministry hubs" that will provide mercy ministry and give Southern Baptists more opportunities for hands-on missions service.

    Meeting Feb. 7 for their full board meeting, trustees approved a plan for NAMB to purchase existing property that will be transitioned into the ministry hubs.... Read More

  • 7 ways your church can start a compassion ministry

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Thursday, December 01, 2016 (9 months ago)

    File photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHRATETTA, Ga. (BP) -- When a church initiates a compassion ministry, a door can be opened in a community where people witness Jesus' character through actions and hear about His gift of salvation, some for the first time, say Southern Baptist ministry leaders.

    The North American Mission Board's Send Relief compassion ministry strategy encourages churches to expand their community engagement while delivering the Gospel. Read More

  • Ferguson church partners with Send Relief debut

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, June 13, 2016 (one year ago)

    FERGUSON, Mo. (BP) -- As a primary partner in the launch of the North American Mission Board's Send Relief initiative, a metro St. Louis church reintroduced itself Saturday (June 11) to a couple thousand of its neighbors on a day that coincided with the evangelism effort Crossover St. Louis.

    "One of our primary goals was to tell the community we are here for you," said Joe Costephens, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ferguson. "This is a community building effort. We wanted to show that we care and want to serve our local neighborhood. To see this day, with the launch of Send Relief, with a demonstration of the Cooperation Program in action, with volunteers from churches from Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Missouri -- it was incredible." Read More

  • NAMB readies mobile clinics for Send Relief ministry

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, April 18, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo provided by NAMB
    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has purchased two mobile clinics -- one for dental services, the other for general medical needs -- that will be used as part of its new Send Relief compassion ministry. Both units will be used during Send Relief ministry events in the St. Louis area in the days leading up to the annual Southern Baptist Convention.

    The clinics will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and can ... Read More

  • Send Relief VP Melber brings 'passion, experience'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of David Melber
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- David Melber was approved as vice president of Send Relief by North American Mission Board trustees at their Oct. 7 meeting in Salt Lake City. NAMB's trustees also approved funding for the new ministry area.

    "I know David's passion, experience and his heart for people make him a great fit for this new role," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "Southern Baptists want to help people who are hurting, and ... Read More

  • NAMB trustees approve Send Relief, IMB aid

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 (one year ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    SALT LAKE CITY (BP) -- Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief -- a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities. Also during their Oct. 7 meeting, NAMB's trustees approved a $4 million budget reduction so the entity can send funds to assist International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries. Read More