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Missional Living

Pursuing Reconciliation and Church Multiplication

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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.

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The intersection of missional living and racial righteousness

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Jesus has commissioned all of His followers to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:18–20 NIV), “preach the Gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15), and be His witnesses “to the ends of the Earth” (Acts 1:8). These are clear biblical commands. Therefore, it seems logical that His Church, on His mission, must have a global impact and composition.

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Leading a Church Family into Greater Diversity and Community Impact

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Jesus has commissioned all of His followers to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:18–20 NIV), “preach the Gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15), and be His witnesses “to the ends of the Earth” (Acts 1:8). These are clear biblical commands. Therefore, it seems logical that His Church, on His mission, must have a global impact and composition.

In the Revelation, the heavenly vision the apostle John received, he tells us that he saw “a great multitude . . .

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Blue Ocean Next Steps: Missional Initiatives, Spiritual formation talks

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For the first time ever, Blue Ocean and The Bonfire were held online. After four great sessions with David Fitch and then Christopher Wright, we seemed to be longing for more. We missed the table conversations and the late night hangouts, but this new environment created opportunities for us to begin to connect in other ways online. Last week I was thrilled to host a call of twenty-two leaders within the NAB who wanted to take these conversations further.

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Quail Lakes Care-A-Van

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Recently, as a means of thanking the staff at their local hospitals, Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton, California, put together events at three different hospitals in their area. Keeping in mind the local social distancing guidelines in place, they decorated the sidewalks outside the hospitals, sang the workers a few songs from a flatbed truck, and drove a small parade of cars decorated with encouraging signs. You can read the whole story about the event – written by Randy Mitrovich, an associate pastor at Quail Lakes – at the link below.

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Blue Ocean Next Steps: Missional Initiatives

by: Cam Roxburgh

For the first time ever, Blue Ocean and The Bonfire were held online. After four great sessions with David Fitch and then Christopher Wright, we seemed to be longing for more.

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Reproducing churches podcast, Interim Executive Director Announcement

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Welcome to the new Intercessor prayer calendar! This new version has been redesigned specifically to collectively focus our prayers on the four ends of the NAB Conference: missional initiatives, international missions, leadership formation, and ethnic partnerships. The prayer prompts for each week are set to align with one of these four ends.

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A community partnering together in crisis

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On Thursday, April 9, there were over 10,000 independent internet views of a Scripture reading and prayer service led by pastors from around the Detroit area. Called “A Sacred Assembly,” the Maundy Thursday event was initiated by Pastor Doug Kempton of Grace Community Church, an NAB church.

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