Worship at Assembly
In a city where an impressive bridge has become a symbol of strength and barrier breaking, we will celebrate the "bridges" within the life of the Fellowship. As we are forming together, we will be affirmed for the bridges we are building and challenged by the bridges we still need to build.
Throughout the General Sessions, you will experience the musical bridges of Ken Medema as he leads in his creative compositions. You will also hear from a diverse collection of musicians including SJQ (sacred jazz quintet), Mustang (an a capella vocal ensemble), Rondalla de las Americas (guitar ensemble from Baptist University of the Americas) and a combined choir of Park Cities Baptist Church and Wilshire Baptist Church. Each of these in their uniqueness will span our worship experiences.
We will bless and commission Field Personnel, Church Starters, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors as they build bridges across the United States and around the world. These committed men and women are partnering with us as we seek renewal in God's world.
Pastors George Mason and Gary Simpson will share how they have built bridges between their churches and their city. While there are still chasms to span in the diversity of our world, George and Glenn will share with us how their "bridge building" is making a difference in their communities and their congregations.
We will close the Assembly celebrating the "bridge" that God has built to us through Jesus the Christ by joining around the Lord's Table in communion. Additionally, three of our pastors, Preston Clegg, Julie Merritt Lee and Jim Somerville, will challenge us to continue spanning the obstacles that loom in our culture.
We will depart Dallas filled with a confidence that we are living out the call to be disciples. We will depart with a new call to build bridges across those challenges in our world.