Even as they retire from their positions at CBF, Daniel Vestal and Terry Hamrick are leaving a parting gift for Fellowship Baptists. Both have written books that were
available for the first time at the General Assembly in Fort Worth. Attendees had a chance to purchase the books and have them personally signed by the two authors on Thursday evening.
Vestal’s book, A Quest for Renewal: Reflections from my Journey with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, includes pieces on topics such as personal salvation, women in ministry, being missional and the Baptist denomination. In this newest title, Vestal continues the themes of his previous books Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation and It’s Time: An Urgent Call to Christian Mission by focusing on spiritual renewal.
The General Assembly provided several opportunities for Fellowship Baptists to express
appreciation and honor Daniel and Earlene Vestal. Those lining up Thursday evening to
buy Vestal’s book and have it signed included former and current staff members, former
church members and numerous ministers and lay leaders who have been impacted by
Also signing copies of his new book was Hamrick, the Fellowship’s coordinator of
missional visioning who will also retire at the end of the month. Hamrick’s new book
drew on his years of ministry among church leaders. Leadership in Constant Change:
Embracing a New Missional Reality guides leaders to understand adaptive leadership
principles and to embrace missional qualities on their way to discovering God’s vision
for their churches.
Both these books are available in the Gathering Place in Fort Worth. They can also be
ordered online through the CBF Store at www.cbfstore.info.