James P. Guenther

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When Child Abuse is Experienced, Suspected, or Discovered

When child abuse (physical or sexual) is experienced, suspected, or discovered, the information needs to be shared with someone in a position to protect the child. This is a matter of biblical instruction and legal responsibility. Any suspected or known abuse needs to be reported immediately upon learning of the alleged incident(s). Reporting to Public […]

Considering Its Legal Duties

A Note from Morris H. Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the SBC Executive Committee Dear Southern Baptists: The title in each of the articles in this four-part series has begun with the phrase: Your SBC Executive Committee. Obviously, this is by design — it reflects the reality of the mindset and heart's desire […]

Considering Its Responsibilities and Limitations

When you have a Christian body as large as the Southern Baptist Convention, with a structure that fully recognizes and respects the autonomy of the local church, inevitably there will be some who misunderstand the responsibilities and authority of the Convention's entities and committees. Even more concerning, some can mistakenly conclude that the Executive Committee […]

Considering Its Roles and Ministries

If you are like most Southern Baptists you may have heard about the SBC Executive Committee, but are probably unfamiliar with its makeup and function. Sometimes it is good to ask, "Who are you, and why are you here?" In the last issue of SBC LIFE we started a four-part series designed to answer such […]

Your SBC Executive Committee

A Note from Morris H. Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the SBC Executive Committee Dear Southern Baptists, Over the last few years, we have taken a number of steps here at the SBC Executive Committee to give you greater access and input to the ministry and function of the Southern Baptist Convention: we […]