2015 SEND North America Conference

This week at the Center for Great Commission Studies, Mike Dodson – NAMB mobilizer at Southeastern – highlights the church planting strategy of NAMB and its upcoming SEND North America conference.

Here’s an excerpt:

Never before has the light of the gospel been so needed in North America and to the ends of the earth. Who will carry that light into the darkness? Who will boldly speak the truth? This mission is not just for a select few. The movement of God’s mission happens through everyday, ordinary lives. Join one of the largest gatherings of the Church in North America. Be part of a movement of people seeking to live out the mission of God in their everyday lives. Don’t miss the SEND North America Conference in Nashville, August 3-4, 2015. For more conference info, go here http://sendconference.com/nashville/.

Read the full post here.


In Case You Missed It

1) John Hammett, John Leadley Dagg Chair of Systematic Theology, writes about salvation and God’s mission, including the extent of the atonement, at Ed Stetzer’s blog.

2) Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, reflects on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s advent reflections while in prison. Only prisoners understand that from which they have been set free.

3) Ed Stezter shares Part 3 of LifeWay’s research on the church and mental illness. Well worth keeping up with this research.

4) At CT, Ruth Moon with some interesting research findings on whether pastors think the gospel mandates racial reconciliation.

5) At SEND Network, NAMB President Kevin Ezell reflects on God’s work in 2014.

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NAMB Resources for Ministering to Military Chaplains

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Last week, I wrote a post titled “Pray for Our Military Chaplains.” I received some great feedback from readers, all of which was very positive. At the end of that post, I made the following recommendation:

One closing suggestion. In partnership with our International Mission Board, many local churches have adopted unreached people groups in recent years. This has been a great way to connect our churches with our Southern Baptist foreign missionaries. Perhaps our churches could also partner with NAMB in adopting a military chaplain. Imagine if every chaplain had one or more churches praying for him by name, offering him personal spiritual encouragement, and partnering with him as he proclaims Christ to our Armed Services personnel.

I received an email from Mike Ebert, who serves as vice president for communications at North American Mission Board. Mike pointed me to a section on the NAMB website that provides resources to help churches more closely minister to chaplains in particular and military personnel in general. Those resources include prayer cards, videos, and a forthcoming guide for holding a chaplain commissioning service. I hope many of our churches will avail themselves of these resources and adopt one of more of our Southern Baptist military chaplains.