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Sep 21, 2011

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Jonathan S. Jenkins

My question is why are there no small church pastors on this task force? It appears that while a vast majority of Southern Baptist Churches are small none of our elected and appointed leaders seem to know any of them well enough to include them and their perespective in national decision making process. This troubles me more than a name change ever could.

peter lumpkins

Jonathan,

I hear you. And, I think the response might be, there are small church pastors involved. But the ones involved as "small church pastors" are inevitably "church planters." What is conspicuously missing is small traditional church pastors.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by.

With that, I am...
Peter

CASEY

BY THE NUMBERS-
MEMBERS of COMMITTEE- 18
PASTORS- 8 (44%)
INSTITUTION/AGENCY HEADS- 6 (33%)
WIFE OF PASTOR- 1 (5.5%)
WIFE of AGENCY HEAD- 1 (5.5%)
STATE EXEC.- 2 (11%)

Does this accurately reflect what the SBC is?

Joshua

"Perhaps someone will ask Drs. Jerry Vines or Paige Patterson who remain the only living Southern Baptists who were active in the convention at that time."

Peter,

What time are you referring to? Early 20th cent.? Vines wasn't born until 1937 and Patterson in 1942.

Blessings,

Joshua

peter lumpkins

Joshua,

You realize, of course, the remark was entirely fictitious?

With that, I am...
Peter

Joshua

Peter,

I thought it might be. Well played.

Joshua

CASEY

[I should have added this]
BY THE NUMBERS

LAYMAN/WOMEN- 0

Jerome

From the 1905 SBC Annual, p. 24::

"Geo. Hillyer, Georgia, from the committee read the following report on

Proposed Change of Name.

Although some of the members of your Committee are of opinion that certain changes in the organic law of the Convention, such as have been under discussion, are desirable; yet the whole Committee are convinced that a majority of the Convention do not desire such changes; certainly not at this time; and that debate in the body would be fruitless.
We, therefore, ask to be excused from further consideration of the subject, and that the Committee be discharged.

Respectfully submitted,
GEO. HILLYER,
J. J. TAYLOR,
WILLIAM E. HATCHER,
C. A. STAKELY."

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