Triennial to Be Online and Free
Due to the ongoing concerns over COVID-19 and the difficulties in international travel, much of which likely not be fully alleviated by July 2021, the Governing Board has decided to move Triennial to a virtual platform. Excitingly, this also means we will be able to waive all registration fees. This means the entire Triennial conference will be free. Every main session. Every breakout session. Everything.
Though we will mourn the loss of many aspects we all love from Triennials past, we are excited about the opportunities this new format will afford us and about the accessibility made possible by free Triennial.
Many of the details will continue to be worked out in the coming months, but Efrem Smith, Julie Canlis, and James Choung will still be joining us to teach on the topic of Reimagining Hospitality. Registration will open in the new year.
Save the Date: July 8–11
Epiphany about Hospitality
I lament the state of our culture. There is division and hostility, racism and materialism. There is angst and woundedness that has become a platform for strife, never getting healed. People are disconnected and disaffected.
But we, the church of Jesus Christ, have the answer: true, biblical hospitality as shown to us in Christ. The ministry of reconciliation ushered in by Christ brought healing to man’s relationship with God but also to man’s relationship with man.
We Are the Light of the World
We are called to be lights in the darkness through our words and our actions. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). One tangible way you can serve as a light to others is by giving to the Ministry Resource Fund to support Kingdom pursuits around the world. Your gift to this fund will help sustain ongoing missional endeavors such as Blue Ocean, The Bonfire, and Ethos, in addition to many other ministry efforts. Above all, every gift to the Ministry Resource Fund is directly supporting the light-bringing ministries of pastors and leaders throughout the NAB.
Visit the Christmas Offering page to view the brochure, watch the video, and find other resources for your church to use.
Every year, Christians around the world gather together to celebrate the arrival of the King who came as a pauper, the God who became a man, the light of the world who dispels the darkness. Yet this year will look very different from years past. For many of us, gathering together to celebrate each Sunday of Advent is not our present reality. Yet we can still find new ways to gather together in spirit.
One of those is through our yearly Advent devotionals. This year, twenty-two missional leaders from across the NAB have written the devotionals, using a lectionary of Scripture passages from the Old Testament, Psalms, the New Testament, and the Gospels. Visit the link below to read the previous days or sign up to start receiving them.
End of Year Giving
As you consider donating to the NAB in tax year 2020, here are a few factors to keep in mind to make sure that we are able to give you a tax receipt for calendar year 2020:
- If you are sending a check, please make sure that the check is dated no later than December 31, 2020, and that the envelope is postmarked no later than December 31, 2020.
- Online credit card transactions must be charged no later than December 31, 2020.
- Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) forms must be received at NAB’s Roseville, California, office no later than December 18, 2020.
- In order to donate stock prior to the end of the year, notification must be received at NAB’s Roseville, California, office no later than December 11, 2020.
Please note that the NAB International Office is closed beginning at 4:00 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, and reopens at 7:00 AM (PST) on Monday, January 4, 2021.