Alliance of Baptists 2024 Gathering

Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 9:00 am

About the Event

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Why you should come to the Alliance of Baptists Gathering '24

Have you ever wondered how other progressive churches are facing the struggle of decline in organized religion, the national volunteer crisis, or bouncing back after a global pandemic?

Do you want to know what other progressive churches with “Baptist” in their name have done to overcome the negative associations people have with that word?

Are you curious about what other progressive churches are doing about racial and environmental justice?

Do you ever think about the best practices for finance, staffing, and lay leadership in progressive churches around the country?

Are there innovations in ministry and worship with children, youth, and adults that other progressive Christians are already engaged in?

If any of these things have ever crossed your mind, you should strongly consider attending the upcoming Alliance Gathering at MPBC where hundreds of progressive Baptists from all over the nation will be at our church to study the theme of “Decolonizing the Great Commission.” Even if the theme is not of primary interest to you, this is one of the best chances you will ever have to meet and build relationships with other progressive Baptists around the world. We were not meant to live in isolation, be independent, or constantly reinvent the wheel as people or as churches. We were meant to live in a beloved community that is local, national, and global. So, I hope to see you at the Alliance Gathering at MPBC.

More about the Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering

The Alliance of Baptists, which began in 1987 as a prophetic voice in Baptist life, is our primary religious affiliation. Today, they have grown to be a justice movement and community of faith of about 4,500 individual members and 140 congregations knit together by love for one another and God, combining progressive inquiry, contemplative prayer and prophetic action to bring about justice and healing in a changing world.

We are honored and excited to have been chosen to host this event and to have the opportunity to welcome the attendees to our church April 12-14!

Register Now! We cannot wait to gather with you here at Myers Park Baptist Church! This year, we’ll be exploring the theme: Decolonizing the Great Commission: Reimagining Partnership in Ministry. 

We will need a team of volunteers to make this event special. Contact Rev. Carrie Veal to get your name on the list!

Don't miss out on seeing Rev. Mia McClain and hearing her preach right here at MPBC as part of the Alliance of Baptist Annual Gathering! Registration is required to attend all events including the worship service on Friday and Saturday. Alliance policy does not allow for day of registrations. So, make sure to register in advance or volunteer to help with the event to attend for free by contacting Rev. Carrie Veal via email here.