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Board and Business Meeting Highlights

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

At our April 2013 Board meeting in Greenville, S.C., we learned that we had ended 2012 with a small surplus thanks to the generosity of Alliance of Baptists congregations and individual members. ­We were also able to fully fund all the commitments we had m

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Appreciation for Chris Copeland

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​June 30 was Chris Copeland’s last day as minister for leadership formation for the Alliance, a role he filled for six years. Chris’ wisdom has shaped and led the clergy recognition process, and he has been a pastor and friend to many Alliance pastors. Her

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Can We Talk?

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

One of the most important things in a church, a family, a network of colleagues or friends, or an organization like the Alliance of Baptists is communication. In our congregation, one of the leaders pays particular attention to the need for good and consis

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‘….Not One Step Back’: Moral Mondays in Raleigh, N.C.

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

As we approached the doors to the North Carolina legislative building, a voice cried out:“Now this is church!”Prayerful dissent because we cannot do otherwise is at the heart of who we are in the Alliance of Baptists and as followers of Jesus.

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El Centro

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​When I knew I’d be spending my summer at the Centreville Labor Resource Center many life experiences flashed before me that I thought would have prepared me for this summer job: my teenage years being raised in Texas and going to a multi-cultural, multi-l

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The Alliance is Not Afraid…

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

“The Alliance is not afraid of conversations about justice…It is really easy for me to be a Baptist doing justice work, because I am part of the Alliance. And that’s just what we do.” Michael-Ray Mathews, in the Alliance video, Belonging.

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Alliance Signs Letter to Oppose the Safe Act

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

An excerpt from the Letter to House Speaker Boehner

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Alliance of Baptists—A Story That Still Matters

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​As I entered the Hot Springs campground the steady roar of the river immersed me in baptismal memories. And I wondered how many here at the Wild Goose Festival had experienced a similar story of sacred waters cleansing, healing and restoring. I was gratef

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A Mountain Top Experience—Baptist Youth Camp

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp sits on the side of a mountain in the northwest corner of North Carolina, just few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. However, for the 150 or so Alliance of Baptist youth who visit the campground each July, the place is called Bap

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Living Signs: Alliance Clergywomen Grow from ‘Innovation’ to ‘Early Majority’

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​The idea of Baptist women’s ordination for pastoral ministry was born quietly in 1964 when Watts Street Baptist Church ordained Addie Davis. The idea remained a mere “innovation,” a novelty, among Southern Baptists for two decades with only a handful of w

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