Baptist leaders challenged at summit to exit comfort zones, build the Beloved Community

Building the Beloved Community…

CBFblog

nbc_logo_trns-copy
January 15, 2015

Baptist leaders challenged at summit to exit comfort zones,
build the Beloved Community

By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin

ATLANTA — The pastor of the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged a diverse group of Baptist leaders Wednesday to move outside their comfort zones to create covenant community. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, called for “holy agitation,” the courage to be unsettled and the power of difficult conversations.

“It is in the context of this creative and redemptive agitation that the Holy Spirit does its best work,” Warnock said. “Jesus talked about the pearl of great price — well there are no pearls without agitation. …Come out of the comfort zone, whatever the differences and nuances of our theology, theology ought to mean good news to the poor.”

Warnock applauded the efforts of the New Baptist Covenant, which kicked…

View original post 1,118 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s