As we discussed in the June General Meeting (June 21, 2021), there has been a notice of motions presented that will be voted on at the 2022 CBWC Assembly. (Notice of motions and related documents are available here)
From the CBWC:
Preparing for Assembly 2022 (many resources listed)
Reading List from the the CBWC (human sexuality)
From our Baptist Union friends in the UK:
The Courage to be Baptist (helpful context re: Baptist ecclesiology or how Baptists have historically thought about what it means to be the church)
Listening - Human Sexuality (includes a reading list and many other resources)
We know going into these conversations that we do not all think about the nature of the church in the same ways, nor do we read scripture the same way. We seek to be faithful to God's word, humble in our approach, and open-handed in our interpretation. May this foster good, open dialogue and may we listen carefully for the voice of the Spirit. And may we learn how to listen together.
Here are two documents that have come from colleagues and friends within the CBWC in response to the Identity Statement and the notice of motions.
An Open Letter to the CBWC - May 12, 2021
An Open Letter to the CBWC from a concerned group of CBWC Ministers and Colleagues
Autonomy and Affiliation
A paper written to explore these ideas in response to the notice of motions.