The North American Mission Board (NAMB) exists to help every church take its next step in missions and encourage every believer to live on mission.

NAMB’s mission field is the United States, Canada and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. This region contains diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions. Approximately 269 million people in North America do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Through your gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® and the Cooperative Program, NAMB supports more than 5,000 missionaries and more than 3,800 chaplains who serve in difficult places where the gospel is often not welcome.

Through Send Network, we help Southern Baptists plant new churches. In the last 100 years, SBC churches in proportion to population has dropped. By partnering with churches to train and deploy church planting missionaries, NAMB’s goal is to help Southern Baptists plant 1,200 new churches annually in cities, small towns, college campuses and military communities.

In 2016, NAMB launched Send Relief. Just as Southern Baptist Disaster Relief matches urgent needs with volunteers bringing help, Send Relief is expanding that to equip churches in addressing poverty, refugees, foster care and adoption and human trafficking. We’re establishing Send Relief regional ministries to meet needs and offer long- and short-term volunteer opportunities.

We are sincerely grateful for the prayer support and sacrificial giving of every Southern Baptist. You can be assured that we are committed to being the very best stewards with every dollar we receive.


    • Primary ministry initiatives of NAMB: Send Network (church planting) and Send Relief (compassion ministries)
    • Amount of NAMB budget provided by Cooperative Program: 38%
    • Amount of NAMB budget provided by Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: 49%
    • Year offering started: In 1895 by WMU®
    • Amount given in 1895: $5,000 +
    • Year offering named after Annie Armstrong: 1934
    • Total offering gifts to date: Over $1 billion

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions

The Week of Prayer is annually observed by SBC churches to specifically pray for missionaries on the field, the needs of their ministries and the needs of their families.  Prayer is the fuel enabling God to spiritually and emotionally sustain missionaries in places where the gospel is greatly needed, but often opposed.

Prayer guides are available for your church to order or can be downloaded for individual use.  You can also see how God is at work using your prayers and gifts by watching the missionary video stories. These and more can be found on the resources page.

The official date for the annual Week of Prayer is the first Sunday in March through the second Sunday in March.  Your church can choose this date or another time during the Easter season to participate.