Jimmy-Carter_clipped_rev_4-1“The New Baptist Covenant movement is dear to my heart. For too long, racial, theological, and geographical barriers have separated our Baptist family and diminished our witness to the world God so loves. Your work with the New Baptist Covenant will change that. We will usher in a new age of shared ministries and fellowship.”

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Summit 2016 Reflection — Drew Bongiovanni

As a seminarian, I spend a lot of time in the classroom wondering what churches should be doing to address the issues facing our communities, especially racism in our society. The New Baptist Covenant summit last month showed me just how Baptists are coming together...

Summit 2016 Reflection — Devon Crawford

Devon Crawford Current M.Div Student at the University of Chicago Divinity School The New Baptist Covenant (NBC) Summit represents a vibrant conversation on the ways in which all people — Black, White, or Indigenous  — can transcend the artificial...

Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide.

The overlooked history of church splits and segregation. Step by step, these New Baptist Covenant partners are overcoming a 170 year divide and changing not only their congregation but their entire community. “In the early 19th century, before the Civil War,...

Letter to Young Ministers

To my young sisters and brothers in ministry – I write you in the 16th year of our new millennium, as the challenges of our world seem increasingly difficult to overcome, yet I am hopeful that with your innovation and passion, we can together create the world we need....

Prayer Prepares Us for Action

Sisters and Brothers, Over the last week we have mourned the tragic shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Brent Thompson, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Smith, and Lorne Aherns.  In the midst of tragedy, it is right that we stop to remember and to...

Litany for a Mourning People

Litany for a Mourning People Leader: God of Grace and Mercy, God of Love and Peace, we tremble in your presence, we ache in our hearts, we squint in our eyes to see you, and we pray in our hearts that you hear us. People: God of Grace and Mercy, in the presence of...

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