By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — The directors of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board approved a $35 million Cooperative Program budget for 2021-22 and a partnership with the Hawaii/Pacific Baptist Convention during its Sept. 15 meeting at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville.
The directors also voted to extend the City Reach partnership for another year so that volunteer mission work can be emphasized in the Clarksville area in a joint effort with the Cumberland Baptist Association. The bulk of City Reach Clarksville was scheduled last year but it was interrupted by COVID-19. The extension will run through Dec. 31, 2023.
City Reach was approved by Tennessee Baptist Convention messengers in 2016 to reach the urban areas in the state’s largest metropolitan areas — Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Clarksville. [Read more…]