I would be very interested in reading thoughts from the Directors of Missions, especially those in the newer convention areas, about an alternative GCR (Great Commission Resurgence) plan.
Whether it influenced the Task Force or not, it would generate new ideas that would end up being used somewhere somehow.
I have the same concerns as the guys I’ve been reading on the NoBA site. We don’t need restructuring for its own sake.
I think we all agree that we need a resurgence in evangelism (with new approaches to evangelizing effectively in our generation – and for resourcing our churches) and we would all love to see more missions dollars getting to foreign countries. We all want to see the gospel spread and more churches planted in the “pioneer areas” (what’s the new term for that?). I’ve given some thoughts from my Bible belt perspective, but I would really love to hear what you guys would suggest.
I would like to see an alternate plan, offered not in a spirit of divisiveness, of course, but constructively. And if there were one, I think it would influence the thinking of the convention.
Derek Gentle, Pastor
Tallassee Baptist Church
2008 Moderator and current Pastor's Conference President
Elmore Baptist Association, AL