NC annual session is important
I can’t imagine a Baptist church choosing to NOT cooperate with other Baptist churches. There is something terribly self-absorbing about such a decision. Its unbelievable message is, "We don’t need anyone else to reach the world with the gospel." Does anyone really believe that?
Neither can I imagine a church who chooses to cooperate financially through Cooperative Program (CP) giving, but decides to have no role in the distribution or celebration of those dollars.
The annual meeting of North Carolina Baptists is only a few weeks away. The gathering allows us to celebrate the great things God is doing through our partnership in the gospel. It also gives every Baptist church the opportunity to vote on how our cooperative gifts are invested in Kingdom work.
I would have a serious problem paying taxes, yet never voting in an election. In the same way, I would have a problem sending CP gifts without attending the annual session to vote how these gifts will be used for God’s glory. It is a privilege and responsibility.
It is an incredible privilege to work together for the gospel. It brings immeasurable joy to celebrate the reports of God’s activity through our cooperative labors. I hope you will make every effort to see that your church is represented this year in Greensboro. Be one of those messengers Nov. 12-13 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
My editorial in this week’s Biblical Recorder shares four reasons why the annual meeting is important. I hope you will read it and attend. I'll see you in Greensboro.
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