To use a CBF phrase, “it’s time” to start planning for the CBF General Assembly to held in Memphis, TN this upcoming summer. I’ve already made hotel reservations and am looking forward to reconnecting with the larger Fellowship family in 2008.
It was quite an effort to get to Washington D.C. last summer, especially since my family and I were navigating a relocation to Missouri about that time. The presence of the ABC Biennial Convention alongside the CBF Assembly provided a unique opportunity to get a taste of both organizations.
This time, this trip will be a lot shorter and the attendance should be better due to its location in closer to most CBF churches. I believe that the Fellowship, like any teenager, is going through growing pains in determining its identity and direction. There is the ongoing discussion about whether the CBF will become a denomination at some point, but I really don’t see that as an urgent decision. The Fellowship began as a movement of the Spirit, and should continue in that manner. It’s a faith journey, an exciting and hopeful one. I expect that the meeting will truly be a time to celebrate our unity in Christ and build bridges of missions and ministry.