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GCR Task Force Collection

Below is a comprehensive collection of Baptist Press’ coverage of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. The reports and columns are subdivided into categories. Click on a headline to read the article.

GCR: Signers of document say ‘Great Commission Resurgence’ needed
GCR: Tone, focus, clarity of declaration questioned by non-signers
GCR: Merge mission boards, chairman of North American Mission Board says
GCR: GPS rally cry will unite Southern Baptists around Great Commission
GCR: My bloated bureaucracy
GCR: ‘Great Commission Resurgence’ needs Great Commission partners
GCR: Akin discusses its history, intent
Hunt: SBC needed ‘shock’ of GCR declaration
Vines signs GCR declaration ‘with caveats’
Hunt responds to GCR critics; Predicts SBC will OK task force
SBC President Hunt urges ‘personal Great Commission resurgence’
Prayer requested for GCR/execs meeting
FIRST-PERSON (Gerald Harris): GCR myths and transparency
FIRST-PERSON (Danny Sinquefield): EKG is vital to resurgence

Hunt names GCR task force members
GCR task force overwhelmingly approved
Hunt expresses urgency about Great Commission
Motions: GCR task force endorsed
WRAP-UP: SBC green-lights Great Commission Task Force
Johnny Hunt adds 4 to GCR task force
PROFILES: GCR task force members

GCR task force leaders engage students
GCR task force to meet twice in August
Great Commission, not ‘old wars,’ will be focus of GCR task force, chairman says
GCR website goes live at pray4gcr.com
GCR Task Force chairman encouraged, burdened after group’s initial meeting
GCR’s Floyd: Take ‘honest look’ at SBC
GCR task force quizzed on range of topics
GCR task force calls for input, prayer
Ronnie Floyd holds Q&A session on GCR
GCR Task Force making ‘enormous progress,’ chairman Floyd says
GCR task force to issue progress report
Floyd: IMB/NAMB merger not in GCR plan
GCRTF: Strategy change a must for SBC
GCR Task Force members, state execs meet
GCRTF chair: CP ‘central, preferred conduit;’ Survey response: 77% would vote ‘no’
Floyd says GCRTF 100% and that GC-driven Southern Baptists will support report
Panel recaps GCR prior to May 3 report

State execs offer GCRTF their vision, views about SBC
Hankins: Cooperation ‘key’ to resurgence; offers strategy to strengthen CP
FIRST-PERSON (Joseph Bunce): GCR report — more questions than answers
GCR report could put new work conventions ‘out of business,’ Mont. exec. says
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: ‘It would devastate us,’ Ala. evangelism director says
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Iowa executive director, ‘Before writing us off…’
GBC asks GCRTF to strengthen CP wording
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Calif. president & exec. bd. chairman support ‘bold new measures’
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Ill. exec. on the challenges of a Great Commission Resurgence
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Cooperation missing — states excluded except to raise funds for national entities
GCR could trigger ministry cuts in Mo.
Ga. EC vote: CP ‘historical and proven’
Western execs concerned about GCR report
SBC-Va. leaders issue open letter to GCRTF
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Kan.-Neb. exec. concerned about proposal
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Byron Day): Pill too big to swallow?
Hankins comments on GCRTF session with state execs
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (David Tolliver): Receive all information; take honest look at ramifications
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Terry Robertson): Denominational employees should stop defending … a paycheck
Ky. board: Cooperative Program ‘essential’
La. exec assesses GCRTF final report

Great Commission Task Force chairman issues call for 5,000 prayer volunteers
GCR chairman speaks to myths about work
SBC PRESIDENT: Jan. 31, a day of prayer for the Southern Baptist Convention
GCR chairman: ‘difficult decisions ahead’
Jan. 31 prayer day crucial, GCR’s Floyd says
GCRTF NEWS: 4 new endorsements announced
GCR report gets 5 new endorsements
GCRTF issues ‘Seven Points of Prayer’
GCRTF NEWS: Graham, Sullivan among 5 new GCR endorsers

GCR Task Force releases progress report at EC
Big changes in store for NAMB, states conventions under GCR proposal
GCR Task Force process discussed
NAMB chairman responds to GCR proposals
New paradigms needed, Rankin says
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Al Mohler on state cooperative agreements
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Glen Land on state cooperative agreements
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Danny Akin on GCRTF report
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Scott Brewer on GCRTF report
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Bob White on new name for SBC giving
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Norman Jameson on new name for SBC giving
NAMB revises data to GCRTF
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Glen Land on Cooperative Agreements & accountability
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: NAMB, cooperative agreements essential for church planting & DR
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Be more radical; shut down NAMB, keep DR
White paper details history of CP & stewardship promotion in SBC
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Seminaries lost more CP ‘purchasing power’ than state conventions
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: First draft has wineskins but not wine
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Observations of an evangelist
GCRTF VIEWPOINT: What does Scripture say?
FIRST-PERSON: Three questions for the GCR task force
Floyd replies to ‘3 questions’ article
Paper provides ‘Just the Facts’ about SBC structure, methodology & finance
Delay GCR til 2011, Mo. board urges
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Kenneth S. Hemphill): Our need is deeper than structural changes
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Kenneth S. Hemphill): Valuing the work of state conventions
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Ken Hemphill): The solution is more sacrificial giving
Q&A: EC’s Chapman discusses proposed cut
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry): IMB deserves support, but gutting EC not wise
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry) : CP — what has changed in 4 years?
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Jimmy Epting): EKG thrust, CP support & GCR report

GCR Task Force lists 7 recommendations
GCRTF issues ‘draft’ final report; substance of changes from progress report varies
Task force report includes ‘challenges’
GCRTF members discuss final report
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Les Puryear): The ‘hypocrisy’ of ‘Great Commission Giving’
SBC EC’s Chapman states ‘grave concerns’ about harm to SBC’s Cooperative Program
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Larry Lewis): Task force recommendations not good for SBC
GCR plan not a threat to CP, Floyd asserts
As NAMB goes, so goes SBC, Driggers says
FIRST-PERSON: GCR: Compelling Southern Baptists to settle the Lordship issue
Lance: AL ‘a Great Commission convention’
SBTC committee affirms GCRTF report
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Joseph Bunce): One reason why I am a Southern Baptist
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Robert White): Great Commission Giving
ANALYSIS: What Southern Baptists really think about the Cooperative Program
TRUSTEES: Hunt, Floyd address NAMB
Floyd: Approach GCR vote with ‘open heart’
Leo Endel: GCRTF may speed CP ‘crumbling;’ new works perspective needed
Jimmy Jackson: Change should come from the bottom-up, not top-down
Ted Traylor: GCR logical for CP resurgence; vision inspires giving
Bryant Wright: Radically reprioritize CP funds; connect with young leaders
Jackson harbors ‘serious concerns’ about GCR; Endel, Traylor & Wright reactions mixed
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry): Needed: Worthy examples of CP support
ANALYSIS: Are we serious about penetrating lostness?
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Steve Horn): An obedience problem, not an allocation one
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (John Loudat): The bright side of GCR
PERSPECTIVE (Morris H. Chapman): The downside of the GCTF recommendations — would likely harm the SBC and its Executive Committee
PERSPECTIVE (Morris H. Chapman): The Great Commission Task Force Final Report: An Analysis and Thoughtful Questions
Open Letter to Southern Baptists about the GCRTF Recommendations
‘A Better Way Ahead’ –- alternate recommendations released by EC’s Chapman
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Timothy Boyd): Emphasize equal sacrifice
GCRTF Viewpoint (David Williams): The missing link of the task force report
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Randall Adams): Okla. Baptists’ Great Commission Resurgence
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Mark Coppenger): Groundhog Day or Chariots of Fire?
GCRTF NEWS: GCR recordings to be closed 10 years
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (J.D. Greear): Why younger S. Baptists should pay attention
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Ernest J. Kelley): GCR plan sends SBC back to pre-1950s era
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Danny Sinquefield): The motivation behind the mission
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bill Shiflett): You can be pro-Cooperative Program and pro-GCR
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Michael Watson): A likely GCRTF scenario
GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Lonnie Wilkey): Us and them
JOHNNY HUNT: In his own words
BOBBY WELCH: A view of the crossroads

FIRST-PERSON: It’s time for a visit from the Great Physician
FIRST-PERSON: Starting a Great Commission Resurgence

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