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    What is GPS?

    This is the central theme of Southern Baptist’s North American evangelism initiative through the year 2020. GPS stands for God’s Plan for Sharing. The vision of this initiative is to inspire and encourage Southern Baptists to fulfill the Great Commission in North America by the year 2020. This initiative guides churches to build their ministries around four biblical markers: Praying, Equipping, Sowing, and Harvesting.

    This initiative is being identified in many ways:

    • God’s Plan for Sharing
    • God’s Plan for Sharing (GPS)
    • GPS
    • God’s Plan for Sharing: Every Believer Sharing, Every Person Hearing by 2020
    • God’s Plan for Sharing (GPS): Every Believer Sharing, Every Person Hearing by 2020
    • GPS: Every Believer Sharing, Every Person Hearing by 2020
    Who can participate in GPS?

    GPS is the evangelism initiative of Southern Baptists through the year 2020. We invite other evangelical churches with like beliefs to participate. Our vision for this object is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission in North America by 2020. If this is your passion then you are welcome to be a part of this movement of God.

    What resources are available now for GPS?

    The great thing about God’s Plan for Sharing (GPS) is that it is not a product driven evangelism initiative. GPS is built around four biblical markers (Praying, Equipping, Sowing, and Harvesting) and gives each church the freedom to select the best resources that fit their particular context. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) does produce several products that it recommends for GPS, however, they are not required, but rather, suggested resources. Visit the Resource section of this web site for a list of resources that will help you implement GPS.


    Who can I contact for more information?

    Contact either the Baptist Convention office in your state or the North American Mission Board.

    Why do I have to register for Plan-it?

    Plan-it is powerful web-planning calendar. Each ministry must register before you will have access to it. You are required to fill out the registration form completely to insure that each entry into the calendar is protected and only accessible by you or someone you designate.

    Your password and ministry code provides protection and creates a secure environment. Additionally, if you encounter problems such as a lost password or have questions, a web master will be able to assist you. For more information, go to the Plan-it Tutorial.

    What is Plan-it?

    Plan-it is a powerful yet simple planning and project management application to assist you in developing events and activities for your GPS initiative.

    In Plan-it, you can select a template that will guide you step-by -step in event planning.

    These and many other features are available to make your GPS initiative fun and effective.

    What is NAMB?

    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.

    Since 2011 NAMB has seen an increasing number of churches and individuals become more directly involved in church planting and other missions efforts through the Send North America strategy. This effort revolves around the priority of planting new evangelistic churches—especially in the unreached and underserved areas such as large cities and regions outside the South.

    More information about NAMB is available here.