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Big Tent 2019

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CALLED TO A MOVEMENT BEYOND INSTITUTION

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2

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BIG TENT ATTENDEES TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

Tony McNeill ImagePeople attending Big Tent in Baltimore this August will have an opportunity to join city residents in an action against gun violence. This year, Big Tent will coincide with the quarterly Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, a grassroots effort to draw attention to and curtail gun violence in the city.

 

STANDING AT THE CORNER OF JUSTICE AND WORSHIP

Tony McNeill ImageGrounded in this year’s theme, “Movement Beyond Institution,” part of the goal for McNeill and for the Big Tent worship team is to demonstrate the intersections of justice and worship.

 



Amantha Barbee to lead Big Tent plenary

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Grounded in Romans 12:2, the guiding Scripture for this year’s event, the Rev. Amantha Barbee will lead attendees in a challenging discussion of the word “transformation” from the multiple lenses of one’s self, one’s family, the world and even religious institution.



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Join the movement of Presbyterians in Baltimore for a Big Tent like no other.

The theme, Called to a Movement beyond Institution, will emphasize our hope of the Gospel and its power to challenge institutional conventions. The goal is to come together and live in this moment, immersed in our current cultural context of racial division, gender inequality, and economic disparity to be renewed, refreshed and reformed, so that we may be sent out to affect change in our own communities. Big Tent will provide a place where our Presbyterian polity and identity is the foothold by which we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in action and answer the call to discern the will of God together.

Through worship, Bible study, learning opportunities, and active engagement with one another and the community, attendees will encounter the Church participating in God’s mission for the transformation of creation and humanity.