By Kevin Ezell
President, North American Mission Board
Southern Baptists work together for one primary reason: to fulfill the Great Commission. For decades now, we have cooperated in that shared, sacred effort to reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our society has seemingly been coming apart at the seams over the last few years, and the sharp divisions provide us an opportunity to display something radical to a lost and dying world. We have the chance to be united in ways that testify to the extraordinary power of the gospel.
While we don’t always agree on every small detail of theology or missional strategy, we do agree that North America — and the world — has one great need: to repent of sin and believe in the Savior who redeems and restores all things.
Despite our disagreements, what if we rallied with even greater fervor to unite around the priorities of evangelism, church planting and compassion ministry? [Read more…]