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Civil War @150


OCTOBER 22-23, 2015


A new two-day experience!


With Bruce Gourley, Bobby Lovett, John Pierce

Sponsored by Baptists Today, Baptist History & Heritage Society, First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, and Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

This two-day experience offers a closer look at Baptist involvement in and reaction to the Civil War — as well how the war’s legacy continues to impact American society a century and a half later. The setting, rich in Civil War history, will enhance the learning experience.


First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, Tenn.

5:3O PM – Registration and Reception

6:00 PM – Dinner / Presentations and Panel Discussions

“Who is on the Lord’s side? How Baptists North and South, White and Black, Claimed Divine Favor”

Bruce T. Gourley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Baptist History & Heritage Society

“Legacy and Loss: How the Civil War Still Impacts American Society”

Bobby Lovett, Ph.D., Retired Senior Professor, Tennessee State University

Dialogue — Facilitated by John D. Pierce, Executive Editor of Baptists Today and Terry Maples, Field Coordinator, Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Fellowship/Book Signings




Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is the oldest and largest Civil War park. Historians will share perspectives on the war during visits to Lookout Mountain (site of the “Battle Above the Clouds” and Point Park) and the Chickamauga Battlefield.

8:15 AM – Meet at First Baptist Church of Chattanooga to begin tour
9:00 AM – Tour Chickamauga Battlefield
12:15 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Tour Cravens House, Point Park on Lookout Mountain
3:30 PM – Tour/event ends at First Baptist Church

REGISTRATION FEE of $45 per person includes all programming, dinner and tours.

Register online (use the button below) or send a check payable to Baptists Today, P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31210. Deadline to register is Oct. 12. (After that date, call (478) 301-5655 to check on availability.)


Rooms at the discounted rate of $139 (plus tax and parking) are available at the Courtyard by Marriott, 200 Chestnut St., near the beautiful riverfront in downtown Chattanooga. To reserve a single king and double queen room at this price, call (423) 755-0871 (ask for Baptists Today group) by Sept. 10.



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Testimonials from Past Experiences

I have worn out my friends telling them about the trip… I wish I could give you some ideas on how to do it better but you just can’t improve on perfection.”

Bob Rollins, Little Rock, Ark. (Israel/West Bank)


“It was a wonderful way to begin my sabbatical. I always experience rest and renewal physically, mentally and spiritually in the midst of God’s great creation.”

Joshua Breazeale, Greenville, N.C. (Glacier)


We look forward to participating again in a Nurturing Faith experience.”

Susan McConnell, Shelby, N.C. (Yellowstone and Glacier trips)


“I am a little bit of a lone ranger and never have gone with any tour group. However, this was an excellent experience for me, and one that I will always treasure.”

Don Brewer, Gainesville, Ga. (Yellowstone and Glacier)


“The tour opened up many thoughts and gave a sense of wonder to the places we visited.”

Les Hill, Lexington, Ky. (Israel/West Bank)