The annual meeting of the Alliance of Baptists is a place and time where your presence and voice help give shape and form to the future of our movement for God’s justice and love! This year in our virtual online business meeting, Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m.—5 p.m. EDT, all are welcome as we discern and act on the following items:
- The proposed Covenant and Mission, prepared and presented by a committee appointed by the board of directors, which speaks to the principles and commitments that are defining the mission and ministry of the Alliance of Baptists today and beyond.
- The Bylaws, updated to reflect the Alliance’s commitment to antiracism and equity. These bylaws define how we shape the life of our ecclesial body, utilizing consensus as our way of decision making, and partnership as our way of doing ministry in the world.
- The report of the Nominating Committee filling vacancies on the board of directors.
- A Statement on Women’s, Transgender’s, and Gender Non-Conforming’s Health and Reproductive Justice, prepared by members of the Alliance committed to defending reproductive justice for all.
- A Statement on Extractive Industries empowering the Alliance to join with multi-faith partners addressing the harm done to human and more-than-human communities devastated by the irregularities of extractive ventures such as fossil-fuel extraction, mining, logging and agribusiness. For background information on the statement, read this attached document.
If you have any questions about these items to be considered for action at the 2021 annual meeting, please write firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting.
Other items included in the annual meeting agenda are the adoption of the minutes of the 2019 annual meeting, an update on finances, a report from the work of the board of directors, as well as a report from the co-directors. An opportunity will be given for a call for new communities in the Alliance, the recognition of the recipient(s) of the Heart of the Alliance award, as well as an update on our work toward becoming an antiracist organization.
Come learn about the Alliance!
Come join your voices with others in prophetic witness to God’s justice in the world!
Come and engage with others who share your commitment to the embodiment of God’s justice and love!