Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Springfield
In our most recent Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board meeting, the Administrative Committee brought a proposal to change the name of our current standing governing body from “Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention” to “Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.” The proposal overwhelmingly moved forward in bringing the possible “name change” to The Summit in November, seeking the affirmation of messengers.
During the discussion at our Board meeting, there were several questions and positive comments made regarding the effects of a name change. I believe that as we, Tennessee Baptists, progress toward our future it is imperative that everything we do reflects who God has called us to be. Personally, I believe that adopting a new name not only reflects who we are, but it also promotes a freshness for the vision that is before us. [Read more…]