Within a three-week period in June, three prominent Baptist groups in the United States held their national meetings. All three trace their forebears to the Triennial Convention of Baptists — formally the General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States
A few evenings ago, I found myself sitting in the Overland Park (Kan.) Conference Center next to Joel Sturtevant, an old friend from my college days, as Joel’s son Matthew brought a message during the closing session of American Baptist Churches USA’s biennial meeting,
Do Baptist annual meetings matter if denominations themselves are dying? Some leaders believe denominationalism isn’t dying, but rather is undergoing metamorphosis. Those willing and flexible enough to change still will need the community and networking annual meetings offer.