Blue Ocean

Year of Equipping

This cohort is uniquely designed to reach emerging leaders of our churches who will continue to serve NAB churches for the decades to come.

You’re Cordially Invited

Anticipating the Church Planter’s Summit Drew and Carissa Steinhart are leading the Williams Campus of Heartland Community Church out of Medina, Ohio. Drew wrote the following about his level of […]

The Process of Deciding, Discerning, and Doing

In light of this three-article series on discernment, it seems appropriate to finish with a final article on some practical application. This piece covers some decisions we need to make, […]

Developing Practices of Communal Discernment in Relation to Institutional Decision-making

by Aileen Van Ginkel Practices of communal discernment that are intertwined with decision-making and strategic planning processes offer an opportunity to bridge the divide between what is deemed to be […]

Discernment—Paying Attention to God at Work in our Neighbourhoods

One of the greatest joys of my life has been to serve for the last ten years in the NAB, encouraging pastors and helping churches to wrestle with issues of […]

The Joy of Blue Ocean

Round four. Five if you count Future Travelers. And each lap always seems to have a moment when God shows up and reminds us of why we are there in […]

Stories of God Moving

Stories from the NAB Sarah-May has served on staff with Brentview Baptist Church for six years. Listen to her story of how God is encouraging and inspiring her to live […]

Furthering Your Journey

Blue Ocean Retreat Over the last four days, nearly fifty NAB pastors, church leaders, and NAB executive staff gathered for two events at a Christian retreat center in Auburn, California, […]