Denominational structures have been regularly challenged, even hammered, in recent decades. More from Allan Blume.
Despite the unique challenges threatening to dissolve the bonds of 78 local associations across the state the enduring practice of cooperation among autonomous congregations continues.
Stanly Baptist Association in Albemarle, N.C., has been living out what it means to “love your neighbor” over the past three years.
Bob Lowman said the closing of one of Charlotte’s historic churches, while disappointing, turned out to infuse a “fresh burst of energy and a renewed vision of what we’re supposed to be about as an association.”