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Big Tent 2019

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“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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image of rev. soong-chan rahBy the end of Big Tent’s opening plenary session Thursday, the nearly 800 Presbyterians gathered in downtown Baltimore were crying right along with the Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, who told the faith story of his mother, a single mom who worked 20-hour days to support him and his three siblings despite kneecaps split open by a life of prayer on hardwood floors.


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.