Category: SBC Issues

Declining Membership

LifeWay has released the compiled statistics from the most recent Annual Church Profile, and they show that, for the first time, the Southern Baptist Convention has seen a decline in total membership over the previous year. Some suggest that this decline has the potential to be a good sign, if it could be determined that […]

Getting the Facts Straight: Hershael York

In a post on his blog, Dr. Hershael York, who is a trustee of the International Mission Board, gets the facts straight and corrects some of the misinformation concerning the attrition rate of missionary personnel: Interestingly, the attrition rate has actually declined since the IMB passed the policies on baptism and private prayer language that […]

Tim Guthrie: Moving Forward…Part 4

The Money Trail Anyone who has been around Baptists long enough knows that Baptists get real funny when one discusses money. Let a preacher start off a sermon with money and the pews or chairs start rocking. This is also true when one discusses the Cooperative Program and the giving plan of the SBC. A […]

Tim Guthrie: Moving Forward…Part 3

Evangelism: This third post of the series is where I get really excited. How can we in the SBC move forward in sharing Jesus to a lost and dying world. If we can only realize that God has so blessed us, oh what we could do to further the sharing of the Gospel, and in […]

Tim Guthrie: Moving Forward…Part 2

Doctrine: As we proceed with this series, we will deal quickly with the doctrinal issues pertaining to the SBC and her entities. Read carefully the words following. I believe these words summarize and settle the discussion currently being held around the SBC. Dr. Morris Chapman said this: “It is imperative that our Convention return to […]