Converge Responds: Las Vegas
The president of our church’s denomination, Converge, responds to the recent shooting in Las Vegas: Monday morning I made the long drive from Arizona to California to join our team at the Exponential West Church Planting Conference. Converge exists to help people meet, know and follow Jesus by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide, so…
A Response to Charlottesville Voilence
The change we need will take more than words. The president of our church’s denomination, Converge, suggests four responses. I grew up in Virginia. Specifically, I grew up in the western part, the Shenandoah Valley, where I lived the first 24 years of my life. The area is stunningly picturesque, particularly in October, when the…
Race: How Can We Get Along?
Living on the North Shore means living in a predominantly white community (85% of North Shore population, 93% Beverly, 92% Hamilton, 96% Ipswich). This makes it easier for some of us to not think about relationships with people who have a different race than us until events like last week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas occur. Dr….
Call to Prayer in Response to Shootings
We cry out to God as we see and experience the brokenness in our world. Recently, a handful of shootings have resulted in lives lost and hearts unsettled. North Shore Community Baptist Church is part of the denomination Converge (formerly Baptist General Conference). The President of Converge has written this response and call to prayer for the…
Orlando Shooting: A Response
Many have been devastated by the news of those who were killed and wounded in Orlando during the nightclub shooting early Sunday morning, June 12. We mourn with those who lost loved ones and pray for physical and emotional healing for the others affected. North Shore Community Baptist Church is part of the denomination Converge…