Good Faith Media will have a significant presence at the 2022 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
This is the first in-person assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and GFM is a presenting sponsor of the gathering that is taking place June 28-30 in Dallas, Texas.
There is no cost to attend the assembly, but registration is required.
Exhibit space featuring GFM’s many resources – including Nurturing Faith Books – will be available in the Gathering Place, a large space for various organizations to connect with constituents and for attendees to visit with exhibitors and explore resources.
Throughout the assembly, GFM staff and directors will be available to answer questions about the organization and to converse with assembly attendees.
Two in-person workshops will be led by GFM staff during the assembly.
Starlette Thomas, director of The Raceless Gospel Initiative at GFM, will lead a workshop titled, “Let Me See: Visions of a ‘Kin-dom’ Coming” on Wednesday, June 29, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Time.
Thomas will take attendees to the water of baptism, the reflection pool needed to see ourselves as Christ’s uncategorical and unsegregated body. Then, she’ll talk about race and why it should never have been a member of the North American church.
Bruce Gourley, managing editor of publications and experiences coordinator at GFM, will lead a workshop titled, “Understanding White Christian Nationalism,” on Thursday, June 30 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Time.
White Christian Nationalism, front-and-center in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, is a clear and present danger to both Jesus-centric Christianity and American democracy. During this workshop, Gourley will provide a basic understanding of Christian nationalism and suggest responses on the part of churches, clergy, laity and citizens.
GFM staff will be present at multiple meal-based events of various CBF partner organizations, and CEO Mitch Randall will be part of a panel discussion at the BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) luncheon. Tickets are required to attend this event.
Taking place on June 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Time, the BJC luncheon panel will feature several Indigenous leaders discussing faith freedom for all. Randall, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, will moderate the panel featuring Wendsler Nosie, Kyle T. Mays and Mariah Humphries.
“Good Faith Media is extremely excited to participate in the 2022 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly,” said GFM’s executive leadership team, Autumn Lockett, John D. Pierce and Mitch Randall.
“After a two-year pause of in-person gatherings during the pandemic, the CBF General Assembly will surely be filled with lots of love and joy,” they said. “We want to invite participants to stop by our booth, attend one of our workshops and share a cup of coffee with one of our staff members. It’s going to be a great event!”
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