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Motion Approved by FBC's Congregation

After congregational dialogues in October, and upon diaconate approval in November, the following motion was approved in a called church conference of First Baptist Church on Sunday morning January 10.  

 As Christ's church, First Baptist Memphis is called to minister equally to all persons, extending to them the privileges afforded to any follower of Christ, including, but not limited to, baptism, membership, leadership, ordination, and marriage and will not discriminate based on race, gender, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.    

Our church has a long history of being a progressive congregation where matters of social equality and justice are concerned.  In the 1970s, our church welcomed African American members into our congregation.  In the 1990s, we recognized the spiritual gifts of women, and ordained our first women deacons and ministers and have continued to call women as ministers to us.  Although LGBT people have always been part of our church, in 2001, we baptized our first openly gay man.  In 2013, we voted overwhelmingly to ordain our first gay deacon. This motion continues the tradition at FBC Memphis of applying our theology and faith to the issues and needs of our times as a church where all are welcome.

Posted by Bridget Ellis at 2:38 PM
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