A piece by Will Hall in the Christian Examiner rehearses a journal article published in The Southwestern Journal of Theology by Midwestern professor of missions, Robin Dale Hadaway. Hall's article entitled "Prof calls for SBC overseas missions reform: Does drastic drop in IMB baptisms merit major remake?" lists among the changes Hadaway proposes:
1. Drop the two percent "reachedness" threshold and return to the original 20 percent or at least adopt a 10 percent baseline.
"Exiting a people group that is more than two-percent evangelical," he said, "is the historical equivalent of the United States declaring victory in the Vietnam War, only to see the country fall three years later."
2. Send missionaries in greater numbers to places more receptive to the Gospel.
3. Appoint a cadre of trainers and professors to teach in churches and seminaries worldwide to increase teaching and discipleship.
4. Deploy missionaries overseas with the following ratios: 40 percent to the resistant unreached; 40 percent among receptive groups; 15 percent for training and theological education; 5 percent to perform administrative functions.