Unity the focus of New Baptist Covenant gathering, organizers insist

By Ken Camp,
Baptist Standard

ATLANTA-If a spirit of unity prevails at the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant, organizers of the historic interracial meeting said they will consider the gathering a success.

And participants in the event will remain focused on the biblical mandate to show compassion and care for the needy, not be derailed by partisan politics "if we can prevent it," former President Jimmy Carter added.

Co-chairs Carter and Mercer University President Bill Underwood joined other members of the meeting's steering committee in responding to reporters' questions prior to the opening session, Jan. 30 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.

News and Videos

Check our homepage often for the latest news updates, press releases and video feeds from the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant meeting.

Portions of the week's events will be videotaped and available as on-demand video on this web site. Most of the keynote messages and sermons from the five plenary sessions will be available online shortly after the conclusion of each session. Return to this page for free access to these videos.

Full Program Available for Download
program_cover Download and view a PDF of the full printed program for the upcoming Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant.

pdf Click here to download 4.22 Mb


Joint Midwinter Meeting

Prior to the New Baptist Covenant Celebration, the Joint Midwinter Board Meeting of the National Baptist Conventions in America, represented by the four Black Baptist Conventions -- National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBCUSA, Inc.), National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA, Inc.), Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC, Inc.), and National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (NMBCA) -- will be held January 28 – 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The mission of this second historic meeting is to continue strengthening the bonds between the four Conventions.