Is your church part of the movement?
There is a movement starting in local churches across North America. God is providing Great Commission opportunities by bringing least-reached peoples from around the world and placing them within arm's reach of our churches. The nations are in North America. People from all over the world are moving into our communities, approximately 45 million of them. Many of these people are coming from places where there is little-to-no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
People are taking notice. In 2016 hundreds gathered in Nashville, Tennessee for the first ever Reaching the Nations in North America (RTN) summit. Pastors, missions leaders and agencies, state conventions, local associations, and a host of lay people came together for two days to learn about discovering and engaging people groups in their own communities. The response was so overwhelming we knew it was just the beginning of a national conversation. Now in its third year, we are expecting our largest summit ever.
What: A two-day summit for local churches, denominational leaders, and missions practitioners to learn theory and practice concerning the unreached people groups in the United States. The summit will include keynote speakers from a range of fields, and a number of breakout sessions with tracks geared to various kinds of ministry (such as local church leaders, associational leaders, missions agency practitioners, and workers among international students).
Who: A joint coalition of Southern Baptist entities at the national, state, regional, and local level, as well as other Great Commission partners, cooperating together to equip local churches to discover and engage unreached and least-reached people groups with the gospel in their city.