Open Letter to Southern Baptists about the GCRTF Recommendations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An open letter to Southern Baptists has been released by Morris H. Chapman, president of the SBC Executive Committee, regarding issues to be decided at the convention's June 15-16 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
PERSPECTIVE (Morris H. Chapman): The Great Commission Task Force Final Report: An Analysis and Thoughtful Questions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--To my knowledge, the release of the Final Report of the Great Commission Task Force is a first.
PERSPECTIVE: The downside of the GCTF recommendations — would likely harm the SBC and its Executive Committee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Great Commission Task Force (GCTF) has recommended gutting the SBC Executive Committee (EC) by taking away $2 million of its budget! This amount is 30 percent of the receipts allocated by the Southern Baptist Convention to the EC through the Cooperative Program (CP) Allocation Budget....
In the Pursuit of Cooperation
From the President's Report to the SBC Executive Committee, February 22, 2010 The Greatness of Cooperation As a member of the Executive Committee (EC), you serve in one of the most critical positions in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The Convention relies heavily on you to be trustworthy and wise in your deliberations and judgments. […]
FIRST-PERSON (Morris H. Chapman): Pray for the detainees in Haiti
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The detention of ten Baptists in Haiti has become an overnight international story. What began as a well-intentioned attempt to provide a safe-haven for displaced children has turned into a nightmare for these ten individuals and their families.
Just One More Soul
Morris H. Chapman's Address to the SBC Executive Committee September 21, 2009 During my final year in office as president of the Executive Committee of the SBC, I would like to announce a prayer initiative to support the Great Commission Resurgence. Many of us have longed for a Spiritual Awakening — a true Holy Spirit […]
From the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Committee
September 21, 2009 Dr. Randall James, Chairman and Members of the Executive Committee 901 Commerce Street Nashville, Tennessee 37203 Dear Dr. James and Members of the Executive Committee: In February 1992, the then members of the Executive Committee elected me to serve as the president/treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention to […]
FIRST PERSON: “This One Thing I Do” (Philippians 3:12-14)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--On Monday, April 27, I received an email and was surprised by the attachment entitled, the Great Commission Resurgence Declaration. As I began reading through the ten articles of the Declaration, I rejoiced in the strong affirmations of our Convention's biblical convictions.
A case for Christian elementary and secondary schools
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--I am truly amazed at the excellence of many of our Christian colleges and universities.
The Open Door to Kingdom Harvest
Our nation has been brought to its knees financially. Now the question is, "How shall we respond?" What, if anything, will we do differently? So many in our generation have tried and tested many gods only to discover none of them has the answer to the emptiness in their hearts. If the financial collapse in […]