Latest Articles by NAMB STAFF
Feb 25, 2014
The North American Missions Emphasis is a time to nurture in Southern Baptists an awareness of and sensitivity to the need to penetrate lostness among all people in North America. It is also a time to encourage Christians to be intentionally active in sharing the Gospel with their families, friends, and communities. During the emphasis, churches and individuals also increase awareness of and participation in giving to North American missions efforts through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®, 100 percent of which goes directly to the mission field that is the United States, Canada, and their territories.
Sep 25, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—With Pastor Appreciation Month on the horizon, the North American Mission Board is providing laypeople with resources to encourage and support their churches’ shepherds.
Jun 11, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (NAMB)—Many churches recently honored military members on Memorial Day weekend. The North American Mission Board encourages churches to consider planning now to honor returning military, chaplains and veterans this year near the Independence Day holiday, as well. NAMB has produced several resources to assist churches as they honor the military.
Mar 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (NAMB)—There are more affluent places in the United States than San Francisco, but not many. Living in that environment can numb people to need. Ben Pilgreen knows God is in the perspective-changing business.
Pilgreen and his team, including wife, Shauna, launched Epic Church in the fine arts district of San Francisco two years ago. He led Epic’s first international missions experience in summer 2012, to Uganda.
Mar 26, 2013
VANCOUVER (NAMB)—Victor and Candice Thomas landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, promising they’d never stay—that was five years ago. They arrived in 2007, so Victor could start a four-month stint as a researcher at Simon Fraser University—what Victor called an extended honeymoon for the newlyweds. His study focused on environmental science and poverty. But the young South African entrepreneurs found a new calling in Burnaby, a quick train-ride from downtown Vancouver.
Mar 22, 2013
Throughout the Bible we see a clear pattern of God calling and sending His followers. And God wants to send you as well. As believers, we are a people sent by God to carry the message of God’s love, mercy and redemption through His son Jesus Christ. That is missions at its core.
Mar 18, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (NAMB)—If anyone understands the impact church planting and evangelism can have on someone, it’s Peter Yanes. Together, the two changed his life.
Born and raised in the islands of the Philippines, Yanes grew up in a predominantly Roman Catholic nation with a family deeply devoted to the church. Yanes himself spent much of his youth serving as an altar boy with aspirations of one day becoming a priest.
Mar 18, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (NAMB)—Several years ago, Melanie found herself in a desperate situation. Homeless and struggling with substance abuse, she was pregnant and sleeping under a bridge in Oklahoma City. Life seemed hopeless. A newspaper article caught her eye, emphasizing the city of New Orleans struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Desperate to rebuild her life as well, Melanie set out for New Orleans and on the path to a divine appointment with LoveLoud missionary Kay Bennett.
Feb 27, 2013
CHICAGO (NAMB)—Look around Chicago’s Wicker Park and you’ll find just about every kind of person you can imagine. You may meet 44-year-old Maurice Burr, the one-time high school football star who spends his days in a wheelchair because of gang violence.
Feb 27, 2013
WESTERN REGION (NAMB)—A new home, new position, new ministry and new outlook came to Lorna Bius in the summer of 2012. But there was something oddly familiar about it all. Something in a childhood memory—forgotten for years—brought back the realization that Bius had seen this before.