9:25AM –11:30AM Morning Worship, Speaker: Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III
More about this morning's speaker: Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III has served as the executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies since August 1991. Additionally, he is chief executive officer of Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Churches USA. His passion has led American Baptist Home Mission Societies to commitments of encouraging discipleship, engaging in mission and transforming the soul of a nation. He says, “We are to be an incarnate community that affirms that Jesus Christ is Lord. In the midst of our cultural, theological, racial and ethnic diversity, we want to exhibit unity as a household of faith.”
Preaching the Gospel, establishing churches, making disciples and ministering to people in need are fundamental to the heritage and charter goals of American Baptist home mission. For Wright-Riggins, these ministries are essential to following Christ. He describes the full scope of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ mission as including evangelism and emancipation, spiritual formation and social justice, church planting and community transformation.
“I am unapologetically evangelical, unashamedly ecumenical and unabashedly committed to the emancipation of all people from personal and public sin and selfishness. If we can walk in the reality that we are found, free, full and forgiven,” Wright-Riggins says, “faithfulness and fruitfulness will be the legacy of our lives and ministry.”