Southern Religion

Missouri joins opponents to the Southern Baptist Convention GCR proposals

Posted by SteveDeVane at 7:31 AM

Another Southern Baptist state convention executive opposes the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force’s progress report recommendations.

David Tolliver, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, told staff members that the organization would be “devastated” if the report’s proposals were adopted.

The task force released the progress report in February, but continues to work. It plans to release its final report in May, with a vote expected at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in June.

The Georgia Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee asked the task force to reconsider one part of the report. Others, including the editor of a state Baptist paper, have also questioned the proposal.

Some think adoption of report recommendations would kill smaller state conventions. Numerous issues have been raised about various parts of the report. Some see the task force’s approach as a recipe for disaster.

Tolliver said the Missouri convention would lose $720,000 plus other cuts and called for a cost analysis of the GCR proposals. He said he agreed with three of the six components of the task force report but opposed the others.

Opposition is clearly growing as state convention by state convention implications are calculated.


March 30, 2010 - Posted by | SBC | ,

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