North American Mission Board is reporting a record high in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. BY BRANDON ELROD PITTSBURGH – After a pandemic-influenced decline in 2020, Southern Baptists rallied to give $66.5 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® in 2021, the highest amount ever given to the offering that supports missions in North America. […]
BY MIKE EBERT NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist sacrifice and generosity has pushed cumulative giving to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions past the $2 billion mark. The milestone was announced by North American Mission Board (NAMB) president Kevin Ezell as he shared a report with members of the SBC Executive […]
First Baptist Church, Laplace, La., pastor Shane Newton explains the aftermath of Hurricane Ida to Send Relief president, Bryant Wright (blue shirt); Southern Baptist Convention president, Ed Litton (black shirt); and Louisiana Baptist Convention president, David Cranford. Laplace is a community just west of New Orleans that received major damage when Hurricane Ida made landfall […]
By Aaron Wilson By Aaron Wilson ELPASO, Texas — Immigrants who are detained at the U.S.-Mexico border face many needs — the greatest of which is perhaps hope. Lifeway Christian Resources was recently able to partner with a North American Mission Board church plant to send 1,000 Spanish Bibles to displaced children at the border. […]
By ROGER ALFORDThe Christian Index ROCK SPRING, Ga. – COVID-19 may have impacted lots of things, but it didn’t impact giving at Peavine Baptist Church in north Georgia. Peavine, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America, prospered financially during the pandemic, paying off a debt that had stood at […]
Georgia native Doug Carver leads moving tribute to military personnel, first responders and health care workers
Georgia native Doug Carver leads moving tribute to military personnel, first responders and health care workers By Roger Alford NASHVILLE – Retired U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Douglas Carver led a moving tribute to veterans, active duty military personnel, first responders, and health care workers to kick off the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting […]
Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, preaches at an SBC conference on Sunday. Photo by Eric Brown NASHVILLE – God’s people need to tread carefully, like referees in a football game, in the midst of the nation’s political and cultural divisions, a pastor and syndicated preacher told Southern Baptists on Sunday. […]
Trevin Wax has joined the North American Mission Board to launch an initiative aimed at helping pastors, church-planting missionaries. By Scott Knuteson ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Author and pastor Trevin Wax will join the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as vice president of research and resource development to launch a new initiative aimed at helping pastors […]
The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
A state convention leader has publicly challenged the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for stating that there is a denominational hierarchy in an amicus brief filed by the SBC entity in August.
Beginning in the fall of 2021, Send Relief plans to facilitate compassion ministry by hosting monthly mission trips in cities across North America.