Cooperative Baptist: General Assembly Part 2

Cooperative Baptist: General Assembly Part 2

By Jake Hall

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published in Family Matters eNewsletter June 21, 2018

The last night of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly concluded with worship. This spirit-filled moment brought together the stories of churches like ours; through song, and communion and proclamation, all of these stories were lifted up to God in worship.

As an act of devotion and connection to our wider church, take a moment and listen to Rev. Dr. Jerusha Neal's sermon from closing worship.

Use the link below.

Cooperative Baptists?

Cooperative Baptists?

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter June 14, 2018

Greetings from Dallas!

This week, I am attending the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Dallas, TX. Every year, churches like ours, from all over the nation, gather for a time of worship, fellowship, education and, well.... cooperation.

Summertime

Summertime

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter June 7, 2018

This quote from Anne Lamott really captures what we've been up to on this first week of summer. 

“When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens like one of those fluted Japanese blossoms, flimsy and spastic, bright and warm. This almost always seems to happen in community.” - Anne Lamott

No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter May 31, 2018

Summer begins on June 21, 2018. While the date marks the beginning of summer, in Macon, Georgia, it feels like it has already arrived. By the time the graduates have tossed their tassels and the final exams have been proctored, summer has begin in earnest.The temperature has risen degree by degree until the AC blasts and we are quite sure that summer-time sensibilities have already arrived.

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

By Cass DuCharme

published in Family Matters eNewsletter May 24, 2018

For those of you who may not have a TV, radio, computer, cell phone, iPad, etc., you may not have known that there was a little wedding in England last Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. It was an international affair. Prince Harry’s beautiful bride is from the USA, and because of that, this Royal Wedding was like no other in history. Because of the time difference, one person in my house was up at 4:00 a.m., watching all of the famous people take their places in the church getting ready for the big affair. I will admit, I did get up at 7:00 a.m. to see it live, but I wasn’t the one up at 4:00 a.m.

Down to the river: A pastor’s journey toward real life, real sin and real redemption

Down to the river: A pastor’s journey toward real life, real sin and real redemption

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter May 17, 2018

This series in the “Signature Ministries” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects Initiative. By studying ministers or churches who practice “Signature Ministries,” we learn from communities who respond to the needs around them, engaging and energizing members in specific ministries that turn them outward on the world. We will specifically profile ministers who lead through their passion and zeal for an interest or a skill that connects with their community outside of the role they would normally play as pastor, leading their congregants to see Christ in others and reaching the needs of the world around them.

The Christ-haunted hosts of Gospel Gothic

The Christ-haunted hosts of Gospel Gothic

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter May 10, 2018

This series in the “Signature Ministries” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects Initiative. By studying ministers or churches who practice “Signature Ministries,” we learn from communities who respond to the needs around them, engaging and energizing members in specific ministries that turn them outward on the world. We will specifically profile ministers who lead through their passion and zeal for an interest or a skill that connects with their community outside of the role they would normally play as pastor, leading their congregants to see Christ in others and reaching the needs of the world around them.

Project of Highland Hills Highlighted by Baptist News Agency as a 'Signature Ministry'

Project of Highland Hills Highlighted by Baptist News Agency as a 'Signature Ministry'

By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter May 3, 2018

This series in the “Signature Ministries” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects Initiative. By studying ministers or churches who practice “Signature Ministries,” we learn from communities who respond to the needs around them, engaging and energizing members in specific ministries that turn them outward on the world. We will specifically profile ministers who lead through their passion and zeal for an interest or a skill that connects with their community outside of the role they would normally play as pastor, leading their congregants to see Christ in others and reaching the needs of the world around them.