Missions & Church Planting in North America, with Kevin Ezell

Episode #310
March 14, 2017
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Podcast Episode #310

Kevin Ezell joins us to discuss trends in church planting, relief ministry, and missions in North America, as well as the Send North America Conference.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Church planting takes more than a planter. It takes a team.
  • “Every believer is called to be on mission.”
  • “There are needs to be met right in the shadow of our own steeple. But we don’t see them.”
  • “Find a need. Meet the need.”
  • “Some churches are dying and either don’t know it or won’t admit it.”
  • “Just because you’re a church plant doesn’t mean you can replant. Replanting is a specialty.”
  • “I never saw a problem in the local church that an hour at Cracker Barrel couldn’t solve.”
  • “When people know you love them and that you work hard, they’ll forgive a lot of things.”
  • “If you really love someone, you’re going to pray for them.”

About Kevin Ezell & NAMB:

Dr. Kevin Ezell serves as the President of the North American Mission Board, providing strategic vision, direction, and leadership as NAMB works to reach North America through evangelism and church planting.

The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. They accomplish this goal through Send North America, their national strategy for mobilizing churches to plant churches and mobilizing church planters and other missionaries to assist with those efforts.

About the Send North America Conference:

The Send North America Conference is a two-day gathering of the church in North America. The heart of this gathering is to see a movement of people from within the church living out the mission of God in their everyday lives.

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