2020 Annual Gathering

      Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26

Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas

Taking On the Cross: [Re] Learning the Love of God.

For a thousand years western Christianity has seen the cross through the lens of substitutionary atonement—that Jesus died in our place and reconciled sinful humanity to God. Many find this deeply meaningful. Many find it deeply troubling.

After a thousand years, isn’t it time to re-examine this theology? Come join a conversation at this year’s Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering, where we will “Take on the Cross” in order that together we may reimagine, or relearn, the Love of God.

Join us for a dialogue with Alliance panelists who are reimagining atonement in their ministries. Engage in workshops designed for those now exploring atonement ideas and for those who have already moved beyond substitutionary atonement. Worship in ways that will touch both heart and head. 

Learn more about the one-day Theological Retreat on Thursday April 23.

Exhibitor Information

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Housing: A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® in Fort Worth. Reservations can be made using this link.


Group Name: Alliance of Baptists
Group Code: ALL
Check-in: 23-APR-2020
Check-out: 26-APR-2020
Hotel Name: Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Worth - Medical Center, TX
Hotel Address: 2200 Charlie Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Phone Number: 817-921-0202

2020 Annual Gathering Schedule (DRAFT) 

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Keynote speakers: Rita Nakashima Brock & Eboni Marshall-Turman 


9:00–10:15 a.m.         Welcome and Plenary     

10:15–11:00 a.m.       Break

11:00-12:15 p.m.        Worship

12:30–1:45 p.m.         Lunch (with communities)

2:00–3:30 p.m.           Workshops #1

3:30–4:00 p.m.           Break

4:00–5:30 p.m.           Business Session #1

6:00-8:00 p.m.            Dinner (at Broadway Baptist Church) Address by Dr. Brock; Response by Eboni Marshall-Turman 


9:00–10:30 a.m.          Workshops #2 [repeats] 

10:30–11:00 a.m.        Break 

11:00–12:15 p.m.        Worship 

12:15–1:15 p.m.          Lunch (w/ communities) 

1:30–2:30 p.m.            Address by Dr. Marshall-Turman; Response by Dr. Brock with Q & A 

2:30-3:00 p.m.            Break 

3:00-5:00 p.m.            Business Session #2                                                


9:00–10:30 a.m.          Fishbowl: Alliance folks who have been doing this work in local   congregations

11:00–12:15 p.m.        Worship: Dr. Marshall-Turman

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