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Reaction to Chauvin Verdict

by: Wayne Stapleton

My reaction to the Chauvin verdict as a follower of Christ and black leader. I was in my office watching the news on my computer when the three charges were read by Judge Peter Cahill of the Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The camera was on Derek Chauvin’s masked face. I was nervous. At the top of my mind were the potential violence and mayhem and loss of life that could occur if…

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Letter from the New NAB Executive Director

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My 13-month-old grandson is constantly discovering new things. I have enjoyed seeing the wonder and amazement, fear and trepidation in his eyes as he experiences the new things that life gives him the chance to do. In these last few days, I have had the privilege of beginning my role as Executive Director of the North American Baptist Conference.

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People of Faith

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Triennial registration is open! Taking place in living rooms, churches, and backyards across the globe July 9–11, the first ever all-virtual Triennial includes general sessions led by Efrem Smith, Julie Canlis, and James Choung.

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God is moving, and so is Elsie Lewandowski!

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In 2019, the Mission Advisory Team (MAT) was meeting with Kerry Bender, VP of International Missions. Tanya Gericke, one of the MAT members, spoke with excitement about Jason and Erin Bergman and the potential of them being called as the newest missionary team members at Camp Falcon Rock in Romania. One of the challenges, however, would be the educational needs of their four young children.

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Announcement: Newly Appointed NAB Executive Director

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It is our great joy to announce to you that the Governing Board, having received the recommendation from the Search Committee, has appointed Dr. Harry Kelm to the position of Executive Director of the North American Baptist Conference. This announcement comes after eleven months of activity by the Governing Board, Transition Team, and Search Committee following the resignation of Dr. Dan Hamil on March 23, 2020.

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RFIS Statement

by: Kerry Bender

This past week I was informed by Calvin Hohn, our NAB field director in Cameroon, and Kristi TenClay, the director of the Rain Forest International School in Yaoundé, Cameroon, of an armed robbery at the school.

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Racial Reconciliation Sunday, February 14

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Last week, we let you know about Racial Reconciliation Sunday, which is taking place on February 14. One of the best ways of participating in this day is by taking time to listen to others with different backgrounds. Wayne Stapleton, VP of Racial Righteousness, shares the importance of listening in showing love.

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To Love Is to Listen

by: Wayne Stapleton

About nine years ago, our church restart established a countywide chapter of faith communities who support and promote foster care. During one of the meetings, a passionate advocate for foster care was mentioned. She was one of my high school classmates…

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