Whenever possible we partner with the North American Mission Board to meet needs, reach people with the gospel and disciple them. We started with NAMB when we responded to the needs of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and have continued to partner with NAMB missionaries and organizations whenever possible. Do we work exclusively with NAMB? No, but we like to partner with our 5,000 brothers and sisters in Christ whenever possible who are serving on the mission field in the 3rd largest lost nation on the planet, the United States of America.
NAMB FAST FACTS
– Website: www.namb.net
– Formed in 1997 with more than a 150-year tradition (successor organization to Home Mission Board, started in 1845)
– Headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga., near Atlanta
– Exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting
– Funded primarily by Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (www.anniearmstrong.com) and Cooperative Program (www.cpmissions.net)
– Gifts to Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, 2011: $56,151,275
– Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Goal for 2012: $70,000,000
– NAMB Budget for 2012: $114,900,000
– Baptisms in 2010 in North America: 331,000
– In 2011, partners reported 1,003 new church starts and 83 new affiliations.
– Appointed, Approved, and Endorsed Missions Personnel by major group category as of December 31, 2011. Non-appointed spouses are not reflected in the list.
. – 3,650 Chaplains
. – 214 Collegiate/University
. – 262 Evangelism/Love Loud
. – 495 Legacy Mission Service Corps
. – 1,429 Mobilization/Church Planting
. – 1,530 Sojourner/Summer/Semester
. – 216 State Convention Staff
– In 2011, a total of 190,975 volunteers were engaged through the ministries of Baptist Builders, Campers on Mission, Disaster Relief, Appalachian Regional Ministry and The Bridge.
– In 2011, a year in which the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) reported that only two states (Michigan and South Carolina) did not have a federally declared disaster, 37 Baptist conventions responded to wildfires, tornados, earthquakes, floods, windstorms, tsunamis and other types of disasters. More than 11,000 volunteers worked to provide 1,051,816 meals; helped 7,708 homeowners with clean-up and recovery assistance; recorded 10,291 chaplaincy contacts; provided resources for 26,421 showers, and led 310 people to faith in Christ. In partnership with Baptist Global Response, 16 volunteer teams responded to Japan, providing aid to those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incident.
– In 2011, Southern Baptist hunger ministries fed more than 5 million meals to the hungry in North America. More than 30,000 professions of faith were reported in 2011 as a result of these hunger relief ministries.