By Adam Miller
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is developing plans for its 2015 Send North America Conference slated for Aug. 3-4 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
This will be the third time NAMB has hosted the conference to encourage, equip and mobilize lay leaders in local congregations to penetrate lostness in North America.
Almost 2,000 people attended the Send North America Conference at First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., in 2012. The attendance more than doubled in 2013 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
“We want to see churches partner together to impact lost communities in North America,” said Aaron Coe, NAMB’s vice president for mobilization and marketing. “The Send Conference is simply an opportunity for like-minded pastors, leaders and church members to gather in one place and build a vision for reaching people with the gospel. The 2015 Conference is really about engaging and mobilizing the person in the pew to live a life on mission.”
Leading up to the 2015 Conference, dozens of Southern Baptist churches in about 30 cities throughout North America will host Send North America Experiences. These church-based multimedia experiences are designed to engage churches and leaders who want to celebrate what God is doing in North America and learn how they can participate. Thomas Road Baptist Church hosted the first of these gatherings in conjunction with its Refuel Conference October 9-10, 2013, in Lynchburg, Va. A schedule of Send North America Experience dates and locations can be found at http://sendconference.com.
The 2015 Send North America Conference will have capacity for more than 10,000 attendees in downtown Nashville. Organizers are encouraging pastors and leaders to bring interested members of their congregations. Many of the breakout and workshop sessions will center on God’s call for mobilizing lay leaders through the Send North America strategy.
Explore coverage of previous Send North America conferences at http://namb.net/send2013/
Adam Miller writes for the North American Mission Board.