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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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...

Mourning for Dallas

Brothers and Sisters, This is a time to mourn. The tragic loss of five lives in Dallas last night weights heavy on all our hearts. No amount of fear, hurt or anger can ever justify taking the lives of these police officers. The pain we feel today at these senseless...

Prayers for Baton Rouge

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It seems as though there is no rest for the weary. And weary, we are indeed. We are weary as we continue to mourn for the victims of violence at the Pulse night club in Orlando, for victims of terrorism in Baghdad, Istanbul, Bangladesh,...

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