The dominant reasons that I celebrate the 10th anniversary of Evergreen Baptist Association are purely selfish. I have been involved with Evergreen since its inception, and I treasure the experiences and friendships that have been a part of my life’s journey. I have loving relationships with people I might never heave met if it weren’t for the caucus structure of Evergreen. These friendships are ethnically and racially diverse. My life has been immeasurably enriched by the enduring, loving friendships created through the Evergreen Board, committees, appointments and activities. In addition, I have learned so much from the governing technique of using only consensus for the decision making process.
Evergreen began out of some very painful and poor communications between people of faith. The birthing process was not only painful, but arduous, requiring diligent effort on the part of many people; but as with many births the results are magnificent.
I gratefully celebrate the current anniversary, and pray for many more to come.