“The Merge” Meets

Joint Mid-Winter Board Meeting

Progressive Baptist Missionary Educational District Association

Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine, Moderator

Home and Foreign Mission District Association

Bishop Sean Teal, Moderator

Thursday, February 2, 2017

6:00pm-7:00pm – Registration and Preparation

7:00pm – Worship and Intercessory Prayer

7:15pm – Introduction of Host Pastor

7:20pm – “The Theology of Unity” – Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr.

7:50pm – 8:00pm – United Parent Body Prayer

8:00pm – 8:50pm – Joint Ministry Plenary Sessions

8:50pm – 9:00pm – Reassemble for United Parent Body Prayer

Ministry Plenary Sessions Agenda

The Vision: To have key leaders and staffs of ministries in both Associations to meet, pray and discuss the immediate and potential points of unity.

The Mission: To focus on the similarities and unity in histories, current visions, leadership structures, protocols, fundraising and event calendars.

The Strategy: To ask the heads of ministry auxiliaries to prepare for the discussion and deliberations that will center on effectively merging ministries. A scribe will need to be assigned to every plenary session.

The Win: To allow the opening night to give a clear emphasis to what is “good and pleasant” about “The Merge”

Joint Mid-Winter Board

Progressive Baptist Missionary Educational District Association

Home and Foreign Mission District Association

Friday, February 3, 2017

6:00pm -7:00pm – Registration and Preparation

7:00pm – Worship and Intercessory Prayer

7:15pm – Introduction of State President (CSBC)

7:20pm – “The Necessity of Unity” – Dr. Henry Perkins

7:50pm – United Parent Body Prayer

8:00pm – Joint Ministry Plenary Sessions

9:30pm – Reassemble for United Parent Body Prayer

Ministry Plenary Sessions Agenda

The Vision: To have key leaders and staffs of ministries in both Associations to meet, pray and discuss the immediate and potential points of unity.

The Mission: To focus on the similarities and unity in histories, current visions, leadership structures, protocols, fundraising and event calendars.

The Strategy: To ask the heads of ministry auxiliaries to prepare for the discussion and deliberations that will center on effectively merging ministries. A scribe will need to be assigned to every plenary session.

The Win: To give further opportunity to address “The Merge” barriers and apply the benefits that surfaced in earlier discussions and deliberations.

Joint Mid-Winter Board

Progressive Baptist Missionary Educational District Association

Home and Foreign Mission District Association

Saturday, February 3, 2017

8:00am – Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – Worship and Intercessory Prayer

9:30am – Notifications and Introductions

9:45am – “The Psychology of Unity” – Dr. Larry Ellis

10:45am – United Prayer

11:00am – Joint Ministry Plenary Sessions

12:30pm – Lunch Served

1:00pm – Parent Body General Assembly

  1. Reports from Joint Ministry Plenary Sessions
  2. Strategy Team Report and Recommendations
  3. Amendments and Motions

2:30pm – Closing Comments and Call to Adjourn

2:45pm – United Parent Body Prayer

3:00pm – Benediction

Ministry Plenary Sessions Agenda

The Vision: To have key leaders and staffs of ministries in both Associations to meet, pray and discuss the immediate and potential points of unity.

The Mission: To focus on the similarities and unity in histories, current visions, leadership structures, protocols, fundraising and event calendars.

The Strategy: To ask the leaders of ministry auxiliaries to ensure each ministry prepares the report due to the Parent Body. The leaders will present a joint report that will announce and advise the Parent Body on its progress for “The Merge”.

The Win: To give further opportunity to come to a consensus on the best methods and resources for “The Merge”.

 

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