Illumination Project Presentation & Dialogue

In authentic Baptist fashion, the Illumination Project seeks to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit through the voices of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Since there are 1,800 churches, more than a million people in our pews on any given Sunday, and many partners in the United States and around the world, the goal is to hear representative stories from across our Fellowship. The Illumination Project was initiated at the last CBF General Assembly in Greensboro as a model for helping CBF constituents and partner congregations share in meaningful and cooperative dialogue around complex issues.

The Illumination Project's first focus is on the matter of sexuality. This is an especially relevant topic for CBF because of its long-standing hiring policy and ongoing requests that the policy be reconsidered.  

You are invited to add your voice to the conversation at a gathering in Immanuel Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, May 23. At this gathering, members of the Illumination Project Committee will present data they have gleaned to date on the matter from churches in the Fellowship. There will be an opportunity for dialogue as participants to respond to the data. Members of the Committee want to hear from you as they prepare to report their findings to the CBF Governing Board in late 2017 or early 2018. 
 
The presentation portion begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. and requires no registration. A lunch prior to the presentation is available by reservation and will be served at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the meal is $10 per person. To reserve your meal, follow this link: http://tncbf.org/tennessee-illumination-project-presentation/. The deadline for reserving meals is Tuesday, May 16.
 
Your presence, voice, and story are important to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.