By Lonnie Wilkey and Chris Turner
Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) in Tennessee will not be impacted by a possible Southern Baptist Convention vote to transfer the collegiate ministry assignment from LifeWay Christian Resources to the North American Mission Board.
“It is important to remember that Tennessee Baptists have provided Baptist Collegiate Ministry on Tennessee campuses for approximately 100 years,” said Bill Choate, collegiate ministry director for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“While it is not clear precisely what action NAMB now will take to support collegiate ministry across North America, Tennessee BCMs will continue to operate as a ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board with support from the Tennessee Baptist Convention network of churches, local churches and Baptist associations across our state.”
Some questions arose about the status of Tennessee BCMs after the recent spring 2021 meeting of the North American Mission Board trustees who unanimously passed a resolution formally requesting the SBC’s collegiate ministry assignment be entrusted to the organization. [Read more…]