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GCR Information: Pre-Progress Report

Memorandum on Convention Process and Procedures

Most of you are aware that Ronnie Floyd, chair of the Great Commission Task Force (GCTF), will present an interim report of the GCTF this coming Monday night to the SBC Executive Committee (EC). As we approach next week’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee, I wish to place the Great Commission Task Force Interim Report in its broader context relative to your work as the Executive Committee of the SBC.

SBC Executive Committee Presidential Report

The Southern Baptist Convention and the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ have never been strangers to one another, and so long as the convention and her agencies and institutions stay anchored upon the inerrant Word of God and focused on the unconquerable Cross of Christ, she will stand against every wind of doctrine that blows across the great theological divide, against every ecclesiastic fad that promises innovation at the expense of confessional fidelity, against every subtle temptation toward uncooperative narrowness and unorthodox ecumenism.

See also related article, Clarification of Intent

Dr. Chapman's Memorandum to the Executive Committee

Dr. Morris Chapman, President of the Executive Committee, mailed the following memorandum to all members (trustees) of the Executive Committee on Friday, May 29, 2009. Dr. Johnny Hunt, as President of the SBC, is a member of the Executive Committee and received his copy of the memorandum directly from Dr. Chapman, along with all other Executive Committee members. Prior to the publication of a recent article by Tammi Ledbetter in the SBCT Texan Online and the Florida Baptist Witness on June 5, 2009, the letter had been released only to Executive Committee members.

This One Thing I Do
by Dr. Morris H. Chapman

On Monday, April 27, I received an email and was surprised by the attachment entitled, the Great Commission Resurgence Declaration (Declaration). As I began reading through the ten articles of the Declaration, I rejoiced in the strong affirmations of our Convention’s biblical convictions. These articles listed many of the tenets of the faith that are critical to believe and live if ever we expect to fulfill Christ’s commission to us in Matthew 28:19-20 and see revival come to our churches. The email asked Southern Baptists to sign a webpage created to show their commitment to the Declaration. Some of those who knew about it prior to its posting had signed already.

Toward A Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention

Southern Baptists have always been a Great Commission people. Christ's command to go, disciple, baptize, and teach is woven into the very DNA of our churches. By God's grace, over the last thirty years the SBC has undergone a Conservative Resurgence that has brought substantive changes to many of our churches and all of our Convention's seminaries and boards.

Great Commission Resurgence Declaration, Latest Revision, May 22, 2009
Great Commission Resurgence Declaration, First Revision, April 29, 2009
Great Commission Resurgence Declaration, Original Version, April 27, 2009

An open letter to Southern Baptists regarding the "Great Commission Resurgence" declaration

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP)--Johnny Hunt, president of the Southern Baptist convention and pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. has issued the following letter to Southern Baptists.

GCR Clarifies the phrase "to look to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as a sufficient guide"

Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence

Following His resurrection Jesus spent time with His disciples for 40 days preparing them for their assignment once He had ascended.  He led them out to Mount Olivet where He would return back to the Father.  However, just prior to His ascension, the disciples wanted to have a theological conversation concerning matters of eschatology.  Specifically they wanted to know, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
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