Bledsoe Baptist Association
Monday, August 03, 2020
Strengthening churches as they execute the Great Commission
 
 

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BBA SUMMIT — Save the Date

 September 27, 6pm at FBC Gallatin,

290 E. Winchester St. 

On the horizon is something important provided gathering in large groups is appropriate.

At the BBA Summit—Your Place for

Worship—Partnership—Fellowship

Encouragement—New Relationships

 

Renowned Preacher, Dr. Robert Smith, Beeson Divinity School will be our special guest.

Come hear a word from the Lord from a great man of God. Don’t miss it!


Joint Statement from the East Fork District and the Bledsoe Baptist Associations, and the Gallatin United Ministerial Alliance concerning the Death of George Floyd, racism, and the current crisis in America

Comprised of African-American, Anglo, and multicultural churches located in Davidson, Macon, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson counties of Middle Tennessee, we unite together to declare our unity in the love of God and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are brothers and sisters in Christ, therefore, one family. We also declare and affirm the dignity and value of every human life, and we condemn in the strongest terms the taking of the life of Mr. George Floyd. We pray for and express compassion, empathy, and love for his family. May God grant them abundant grace and peace.

We, furthermore, condemn in the strongest terms racism in all its forms and will work to address this long-standing and deep-rooted issue. We condemn the violence surrounding the death of Mr. George Floyd. We acknowledge the deep pain and heartache that has resulted from his death. We affirm the right of peaceful protest and demonstration. We do not support, however, violent demonstration, the destruction of property, or the taking of other innocent life.

We call for sincere and intentional conversations concerning racism. Out of these conversations, we pray that greater relationships and deeper friendships are established to collectively confront the sin of racism.

The Lord God has called us into a family relationship. We call upon every person "to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" as we seek to "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." (Ephesians 4:1-3; Micah 6:8).

Rev. Thomas Staten, Moderator, East Fork District Baptist Association, Gallatin

Rev. Barbara Crawford, President, Gallatin United Ministerial Alliance

Rev. Michael Pennington, Mission Strategist, Bledsoe Baptist Association, Gallatin

Other important statements:

In Ephesians 2:14-18, Scripture declares that Christ has "put to death" or "killed" the hostility of racism.

Southern Baptist leaders issue joint statement on the death of George Floyd

FIRST-PERSON: Lament, listen, love, lead