God's Unbreakable Promises Set Our Mission Course
December 15, 2022
The theme for the recent NWBC Annual Meeting was Promise. Our world is littered by broken promises, but praise God our faith is founded on His unbreakable promises.
The NWBC is a missions organization. It exists to facilitate missions for cooperating churches. Key to our work is encouraging and supporting pastors. 2022 saw strong involvement from pastors in Shepherd to Shepherd meetings, the Oasis Retreat, and Church Planter Retreats. Many also benefited from personalized counsel and soul care. Healthy churches have healthy pastors and serving pastors is key to our mission.
Worshiping in six different languages, 21 new churches began their work since November 2021. Four worship in English, 11 in Spanish, 2 in Vietnamese, and 1 each in Tagalog, Korean, and Marshallese. From 2103 to the present we have had 188 new church starts in 18 different languages.
New NWBC Office Building Nearing Completion
In August 2021 we completed the sale of our previous 36,000 square foot office building for $9,138,000, netting $8,424,924 after commissions, taxes and rent of temporary offices. The new 11,800 square foot office building is nearing completion, with a mid-December target date, at a cost of $5,504,476. This new building will greatly reduce the cost of maintenance and operations, while housing NWBC, NWBF, and Gateway Seminary offices. This transition to a smaller facility also enables Northwest Baptists to invest approximately $2.9 million for ministry in the Northwest
NWBC 2022 and 2023 Ministry Budgets