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 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 leaders and churches to discover 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 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 at Blue Ocean. We would love for you to hear these stories. You can view them here.

Churches joining God on mission
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Blue Ocean Group
A yearlong formational journey
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Gateway Local
Equipping churches to reach internationals locally.
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Quarterly discussions on spiritual leadership
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Gateway Global
Equipping churches to reach internationals globally.
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Check out articles from the NAB Executive Team:

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 as a community of His people. We wander; we drift; we do our own thing.
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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 was to begin visiting the pastors in town. There weren’t too many churches in our city at that point, so it was easy to do, and I was delighted at the response.

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