To declare God’s glory is to talk about His greatness. God is great, and He is more than worthy of all praise and glory.
“Not on my watch” is a theme that we here at SBC Today feel is a philosophy that undergirds our commitment to continue supporting IMB missionaries overseas who may have technically retired, but are still seeking to reach the nations.
Experienced Southern Baptist missionaries are in the midst of a soul-searching period of transition as they prayerfully consider the options presented to them in the Voluntary Retirement Incentive plan. Three options are worth consideration. Two are immediately obvious, while the third is the primary subject of this post.
The Lord has entrusted Southern Baptists with incredibly rich resources of people, finances, and opportunities. He will one day hold us accountable for what we did with what He entrusted to us.
The Voluntary Retirement Incentive targeting existing missionaries comes with a certain price tag. We are paying trained missionaries to incentivize their premature return from the field. This does not increase missions, but decreases it.