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A Prayer of Confession of Racism

By Alex on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog, Church Health, Compassion Ministry, Uncategorized | No Comments

Photo Credit: Copyright by Soichi Watanabe and OMSC Our Annual Fall Meeting this year was centered around the theme of courageous conversations, specifically conversations about race and class division–the church’s part in perpetuating these divisions, and what our churches might be able to do to participate in the Spirit’s work of reconciliation, both in our […]

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Why a Meeting on Racism?

By Alex on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog, Church Health, Compassion Ministry, Uncategorized | No Comments

[These remarks are taken from Jack Hunter’s remarks at this year’s annual fall meeting. Photo Credit: Soichi Watanabe and OMSC.] Why a Fall Meeting on racism?  Has there been a racial rant at one of our churches, or has someone in our Association done harm to a person of a different race?  To my knowledge, there has […]

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Baptist Community Health Services Awarded FQHC Look Alike Status

By Shawn Powers on November 1st, 2017 in Blog, Compassion Ministry, Missions | 1 Comment

Baptist Community Health Services CEO, Shawn Powers, announced today that BCHS has been awarded Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike status.  This award certifies that BCHS meets all 19 federal qualifications required by the Health Resources and Services Administration. BCHS is a multi-site, non-profit community health center, with clinics in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, Lower […]

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Unity in the SBC

By Alex on August 2nd, 2016 in Blog | 3 Comments

By David E. Crosby, Pastor First Baptist New Orleans July 27, 2016   The church of Jesus Christ has never valued peace and unity as highly as does her Lord. This has been true since the first generation of believers. It remains true today including in the fraternal fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention.   […]

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Racial Reconciliation in the SBC, by Pastor Larry Johnson

By Alex on July 1st, 2016 in Blog, Church Health | No Comments

During the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a resolution that called on Southern Baptists to reject the display of the Confederate Battle Flag. Messengers had varying opinions on the resolution. Some said the stance was overdue, and the SBC needed to take the step to further foster racial reconciliation within our convention […]

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