The MWBC Executive Board met Saturday morning, September 19, wrestled with the current social realities of this season and decided to change the format for this year’s annual meeting of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention.
Based on the current COVID-19 attendance of our churches and the withdrawal of most of our national partners and missionaries, it was decided that we instead hold a short Friday night virtual meeting with a Convention report brought by our Executive Director, Leo Endel, a convention sermon brough by our president, Chris Heng, and a time of prayer for our churches, our work, and for our nation.
Though this format certainly does not replace the fellowship and cooperative spirit of a normal Annual Meeting, we believe we will have more participants this year in a digital format than we would under the COVID-19 restrictions.
The Board will be requesting that the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Brooklyn Park, MN host the 2021 meeting (as they would have hosted this year’s meeting), and is working toward the possibility of virtual participation and voting in the future.
A message from Dr. Leo Endel about this year’s State Missions Offering. You can download the prayer calendar and other promotional materials on the offering page.
A manual providing guidance on hiring staff members and selecting volunteers is the latest Southern Baptist resource designed to help churches prevent sexual abuse.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – in cooperation with the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group – released the “Caring Well Hiring Guide” Monday (Aug. 31) as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ongoing effort to equip congregations to thwart sex abuse and to minister to survivors of abuse.
MWBC is facilitating a mentorship in pastoral ministry this Fall in partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. We will meet virtually one hour each week on Saturdays. You can do it for academic credit with SEBTS or for continuing education.
The Pastor’s Toolbox is a collection of useful tools and resources for pastors and church planters.