President Jimmy Carter summoned about 65 Baptist leaders to The Carter Center in Atlanta yesterday (March 12) to consider follow-up steps to the highly successful Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant held earlier this year.
The group worked through multiple suggestions that have come out of the historic gathering of some 15,000 diverse Baptists around Jesus’ ministry call in Luke 4 and heard reports such as the emergence of new networks for students and other young adults.
President Carter will soon release a summary report of yesterday’s follow-up meeting including plans for future gatherings.
It was well noted and affirmed that President Carter is passionate about the reconciliation and cooperation of Baptists across racial and organizational lines.
“We’ve had thousands of questions about where we go next,” Carter said. His upcoming report should give some helpful “first steps” for those who left the inspiring meeting hoping for more.
(Photo by Billy Howard from the Jan. 30-Feb.1 Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant)