VIDEO ABOVE: Dr. Fred Luter, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, gave the keynote address at our annual conference in Philadelphia on August 8, 2012. Click the triangle to start it. Once it starts playing, you can click on the YouTube logo to see it full resolution.
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NAMMA is an ecumenical, Christian association of individuals and organizations involved in maritime ministry throughout North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Founded in 1932 as the National Group of Seamen’s Agencies, it was renamed NAMMA in 1991. Its mission is to provide a framework to support and assist port chaplains and others in their ministry to the spiritual, moral, human rights, and physical concerns of mariners and all others in the maritime community.
NAMMA helps equip port chaplains with the resources needed to carry on their ministry. It acts as a consultant and coordinator for services and training, as well as providing standards for these services.
NAMMA includes many ministries from a wide variety of denominations, as well as the maritime ministries of North America: Apostleship of the Sea (Roman Catholic), The Mission to Seafarers (Episcopal and Anglican). NAMMA's members include 41 major maritime ministry agencies and approximately 150 member chaplains.
NAMMA Conference, August 5-8, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Plan now to attend these few days of training, information, and fellowship. We will be at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and hope you will be, too. We have arranged for low rates ($109/night, single or double). These rates can be extended either side of the conference by 3 nights should you want to extend your vacation.
NAMMA seeks to promote and expand maritime ministry locally and nationally by increasing awareness among the stakeholders of the services available to seafarers by NAMMA members. This includes maintaining a database of mariner services, the development of a consultant corps to assist local centers, and creating materials and opportunities.