Both Mission and Formation Require Equipping

To follow the way of Jesus is to join Him on mission; to be effective on mission, we must be spiritually formed into the image of Christ. It is therefore necessary to be properly equipped in order to effectively communicate the Gospel in word and deed. Because of this, the NAB seeks to provide training and resources and make space for important conversations to happen in order to best equip pastors and leaders. The NAB is equipping churches through both Ethos and Blue Ocean Group.

Ethos and Blue Ocean Group are two different avenues for taking leaders and churches through what it means to be missional, without ignoring spiritual formation. The NAB is also committed to reaching across cultural lines, both at home and abroad; one of the ways we do this is by making resources available to those churches serving cross-culturally. Additionally, we hold teleconference calls and events at various points throughout the year, all of which are designed to provide space for important conversations to challenge and encourage.

The NAB is privileged to work with many ministry leaders across North America! We were able to capture some of their stories recently at Blue Ocean. We would love for you to hear these stories, like the ones below from Dana Goodnough of Pittsford Community Church in Pittsford, NY, and Sara-May Cardy at Brentview Baptist Church in Calgary, AB, and join us at one of our next Blue Ocean or Ethos cohorts.

Churches joining God on mission
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Blue Ocean Group
A yearlong formational journey
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Cross-Cultural at Home
Serving those in your neighborhood
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What region you are a part of?
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Quarterly discussions on spiritual leadership
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Cross-Cultural Overseas
International partnership training
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Check out articles from the NAB executives:

A Renewed Theological Vision

by: Cam Roxburgh One of the problems with sin is that it leads us away from a relationship with the Lord, both as individuals and Continue Reading

Church Planters: Not the Competition

by: Kent Carlson When my wife and I moved into the Folsom area to plant Oak Hills Church, one of the first things I did Continue Reading

Church Planting: NAB’s Emerging DNA

by: Norm Poehlke Twenty-eight years ago, I experienced the thrill of parenting for the first time as I saw my daughter born. Ten years later Continue Reading

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