Faith in Action

Each year at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Kokomo, Indiana, one individual is given the Faith in Action Award.

This year, the honor was given to one the NAB’s own: Jeff Russell, lead pastor of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship.

Jeff has attended nearly every prayer breakfast since the first one twenty years ago. “Ever since that first mayor’s prayer breakfast,” he said, “I have sought to show up and pray with those in our community. The only years I didn’t show up were years when I was fighting cancer.”

This award is given each year in recognition of the work that individual has done for God in the local community.

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Everyone who knows Jeff knows he is a man who believes deeply in the importance and power of communal prayer. You can read his testimony from 2019 about building this kind of praying community at New Beginnings at the link below.

Read Jeff's Testimony on Communal Prayer

There is no better time to register for the upcoming Triennial 2024 than now, because in less than two weeks the price increases from $345 to $420 per person. January 31 is the last day to get the discounted price when you register.

You will not want to miss out on the upcoming Triennial, taking place in St. Paul, Minnesota, July 11–14, 2024. With the theme of Becoming a People of Peace, this is sure to be a time of deep biblical truth as we dig into what it means to be a people of peace – in Hebrew, shalom, meaning “wholeness, complete, fullness” as can only be found in Jesus Christ.

If you are curious about Triennial 2024 but still want more information, you can check out the digital version of our registration brochure. Inside, you will find ample information about our speakers, special events, breakouts, and more, giving you everything you need as you prepare to register online.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Paul in July!

Digital Registration Brochure

Register for Triennial

Join Deb Judas and the rest of the Missional Initiatives Team on January 25, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) as they talk about Deb’s book, Cultivating Shalom. Using the imagery and wisdom of Psalm 23, her book uncovers new insights on what it means to flourish and experience a deep sense of wholeness, delight, and wonder in all seasons of life.

We will examine how paying attention to the small things and putting simple practices into place will cultivate the wonder of shalom in your own life.

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The newest edition of TouchPoint is out now, and it is chock full of encouraging content and helpful resources. This issue is all about reflecting on what GOd has done in 2023. This issue includes:

  • An interview with Ally Turner, the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Reflections on a connection event in the Great Lakes Association, hosted by Hope Community Baptist Church in Sterling Heights and led by the Women’s Connection Leadership Team.
  • More than a dozen different Bible study recommendations.
  • And much more!

Check out the newest TouchPoint newsletter at the link below. You can also sign up to receive the newsletters in your inbox, as well as check out the previous editions on the NAB website.

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