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  • D.C.-area planter, church taking Christ to 'all peoples'

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of All Peoples Church
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- What connects Osaka, Japan and Fairfax, Va.?

    Given that Fairfax lies less than 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., one might expect several connections between the major Japanese port city and a suburb of the United States capital. But, one particular link has led to radical life change for several Fairfax residents.

    About a year ago, All Peoples Community Church (APCC), led by pastor Kenji Adachi, held its first service. Pastor Adachi, born in Osaka, moved to Fairfax in 2003 to pastor a multiethnic church in the Washington D.C. metro area. Read More

  • Redefine your life, Send Conference's 4,000 exhorted

    by Josie Bingham, posted Friday, July 28, 2017 (23 days ago)

    Photo by Casey Jones
    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- "Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?" Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla.

    "Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart -- that you would have a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit," said Pitman, senior pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, in speaking on how to live on mission by redefining life. Read More

  • Send Relief: aiding churches in compassion ministry

    by David Melber, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (one month 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 (one month 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

  • Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

    by Michael Smith, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in Phoenix. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Gospel conversation critical, Ezell says

    by Mike Ebert, posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt
    PHOENIX (BP) -- North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell told the entity's trustees that in order to see the kind of turnaround in baptisms that Southern Baptists desire, it will take millions of Southern Baptists having tens of millions of gospel conversations.

    Without decreasing NAMB's emphasis on church planting through its Send Network or compassion ministry through Send Relief, Ezell said NAMB will "put every ounce of energy we possibly can to help our convention see the importance of having gospel conversations." Read More

  • Ezell: SBC needs a 'Gospel Conversation Resurgence'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Pledging "NAMB will do its part," North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said the SBC needs a "Gospel Conversation Resurgence" if declining baptism numbers are to turn around. More church plants, he also noted to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix, will yield more conversations about Jesus. Read More

  • NAMB: Every church can pray

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Church planting is the responsibility of every Southern Baptist church, and that responsibility begins with prayer. That was the message delivered by Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) at the SBC on Wednesday (June 15). Read More

  • Send Luncheon: 'Evangelize or fossilize'

    by Daryn Sinclair, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Marc Hooks
    PHOENIX (BP) -- A full-capacity audience gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center Monday (June 12) for a discussion about evangelism at the North American Mission Board's 2017 Send Luncheon which coincided with the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference.

    "NAMB exists to come alongside churches and help them be on mission," NAMB president Kevin Ezell told pastors. "The mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To push back lostness in North America. To see that every man, woman, boy and girl can hear the Gospel. Everything we do is about evangelism. We as a convention need to focus on having gospel conversations." Read More

  • Church planting 'Class of 2016' successes reported

    by NAMB staff, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Filipino International Baptist Church North
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In March of this year, Filipino International Baptist Church North in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, celebrated its one year anniversary by baptizing eight new believers. That brought the total number of baptisms for the first year of the church to 17.

    Church planting missionary Bayani Taligato says his approach has been simple. Read More