Last Thursday, nearly 150 of us gathered to hear from Wayne Stapleton, VP of Cross-Cultural Engagement, and his close friend Pastor Norflette Shumake as they spoke from deeply personal experiences about the need for cross-cultural engagement in our lives, our communities, and our churches. Wayne and Norflette shared from their hearts and encouraged and challenged us to continue to engage in difficult discussions over issues of race. In case you missed the hour of discussion and Q&A, or you want to watch it again or share with others, you can find a recording of the webinar below.
Andy and Sara Wesner Post Assessment
Andy and Sara Wesner recently completed a Discovery Center put on by Excel Leadership Network, the NAB’s partner in church planting with the United States. Coming out of this assessment, they wanted to share the following letter about their experience and what comes next for them.
Hello NAB family,
Sara and I hope this letter is finding you well. We are on an exciting journey, and we wanted to give you an update and share our sincere gratitude for how you are impacting our lives. Two and a half years ago, our family knew God was calling us to pastoral ministry. Besides God’s specific work in our lives, there were two other primary ways we came to this conclusion.
New Edition of TouchPoint, the Women’s Connection Newsletter
The most recent update from the Women’s Connection includes
- two resource recommendations for seeking cross-cultural engagement in your community
- notes from the Women’s Connection team members on how they are coping with sheltering in place
- an article from Lisa Schmidt on the practice of lament
a Blue Ocean testimony from Meggan McFaden