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Cultural Awareness in Discipleship

A growing number of churches have been captured by the vision of every tribe, tongue and nation being represented in their churches.  In an effort to promote this Kingdom in our churches the rudimentary elements of what it means to do church and ministry must be reconsidered in light of John’s Revelation 7:9-10 vision. Discipleship is one of those fundamental Christian tasks that we need to reimagine to consider the cultural dynamics that come into play.

This podcast was recorded during a breakout session at the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Annual Meeting.

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“Building Bridges” — A Worship Service at Mother Emanuel AME Church

It was my honor to participate in a multi-denominational worship night themed “Building Bridges” at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.  This gathering was hosted by the South Carolina Baptist Convention on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

 

 

 

Order of Service (note the times that each element appears in the recording)

  • Invocation (46:00)
  • Choral Anthem – Hear My Prayer* (49:20)
  • Welcome to Worship – Marshal Blalock – President of SCBC & Pastor at First Baptist Charleston (52:45)
  • Congregational Hymn 
  • Welcome to Mother Emanuel – Rev. Eric S. C. Manning – Pastor of Mother Emanuel (1:03:04)
  • Testimony – Rev. Anthony Thompson (whose wife is one of the “Emanuel 9”) (1:09:00)
  • Choral Anthem – Order my Steps
  • Sermon – Dr. Ronny Floyd (1:35:20)
  • Congregational Hymn
  • Sermon – Dr. Walter R. Strickland II (2:06:40)
  • Choral Anthem Total Praise*
  • Prayer – Dr. D. E. Green, president – National Baptist and Missionary Convention of South Carolina (2:38:10)
  • Congregational Hymn
  • Presentation of Thanks to Mother Emanuel (2:46:58)
  • Congregational Hymn
  • Benediction

* Choir composed of members from Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church & First Baptist Church Charleston