What happened at the November Assembly
On November 17th at West Beach Community Church, about 100 delegates and pastors from across our movement gathered to worship, celebrate, discern and pray for the work that God is doing among and through us.
- Acting President, Dr Karen Walker shared and challenged those present on what it actually means to ‘fear the Lord’ in the place, time and communities that we live.
- In a significant and heartening show of unity, delegates unanimously supported the motions to opt into the National Redress Scheme to help bring healing and appropriate redress to survivors.
- A minute of appreciation was received for Mark Foley, thanking him for his role as President and praying for him in his new role as Pastoral Services Facilitator.
- We celebrated with the inaugural Emeritus Mead Scholar recipient, Dr Rosalind Gooden, as she was presented with her award for her passion and many years of service to the Baptist Movement, both in South Australia and the wider Australian and international Baptist communities.
- We heard stories and updates from Andrew Turner (West Beach Community Church), David Turnbull (State Director of Global Interaction), Lindsay Mayes (Andrews Farm Community Church) and Graham Brown (CEO Baptist Care) that informed, inspired and blessed those gathered.
- Delegates spent time in small groups praying and the morning then concluded with the induction of Dr Karen Walker as President and prayer for all the board members in the decisions they make on behalf of all the churches.
Thanks to God for the amazing way He blesses us and provides for us and to West Beach Community and the team of volunteers who hosted us so well.