November New Baptist Covenant II gatherings taking shape - Word&Way

November New Baptist Covenant II gatherings taking shape

ATLANTA (ABP) – Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., have all been nailed down for satellite downloads of a Nov. 17-19 New Baptist Covenant II anchored in Atlanta.

Los Angeles and Philadelphia remain as final prospects for satellite downlinks to worship services and breakout sessions broadcast live from Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, event organizer David Key said July 28.

Key said planners are also opening up possibilities for any Baptist church to partner with another Baptist church from a differing convention or ethnic group to host a web stream. Those are coming in and will continue through August.

Announced in April, three years after a Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant drew 15,000 persons from various Baptist groups to Atlanta, NBC II is part of a grassroots effort to unite Baptists in North America around the mandate from the fourth chapter of Luke to “bring good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Unlike the first centralized gathering, the second New Baptist Covenant will be held live in Georgia and beamed live to locations in order to save money and allow more people to attend. Plans include ministry opportunities at various sites, allowing relationships to move from worshipping to working side-by-side

Satellite Locations secured to date are Calvary Baptist Church in Denver; St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City; Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio; Israel Baptist Church in Washington; Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas; St. Luke Memorial Baptist Church in St. Louis; and New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Seattle.

Contact e-mails and information about future sites will be published on the NBC II website. Individuals can also subscribe to an e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

Bob Allen is managing editor of Associated Baptist Press.