Twenty-four Southern Baptists from a broad cross-section of the denomination - theologians, missiologists, practitioners, denominational leaders, and pastors of churches of varying sizes and ethnicities - comprise the new North American Great Commission Task Force, which met for the first time on June 23, prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Louisville, Ky.
Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt appointed 18 people to the "Great Commission Resurgence Task Force" June 24 during the morning session of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Louisville, Ky.
With the goal of finding ways Southern Baptists "can work more faithfully and effectively" together in fulfilling the Great Commission, messengers to the convention's annual meeting June 23-24 gave the green light to a task force to examine the denomination for one year and report back to the 2010 meeting in Orlando Fla.
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Interest in the Great Commission Resurgence caused an attendance resurgence at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., according to registration secretary Jim Wells. This year's unofficial messenger count was 8,790, more than 1,500 over last year's tally in Indianapolis.
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approved a resolution June 24 celebrating the election of the country's first African American president and urging prayer on his behalf, while expressing opposition to his actions regarding unborn life and homosexuality.
On a show of ballots, Southern Baptist Convention messengers June 23 authorized their president, Johnny Hunt, to appoint a task force to study how Southern Baptists can work "more faithfully and effectively together in serving Christ through the Great Commission."
The National African American Fellowship presented a new award during its annual meeting and banquet June 22 to recognize individuals who "really deliver" in facilitating relationships between the SBC and African American pastors.
The messengers attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual session in Louisville seemed to overwhelmingly embrace President Johnny Hunt's appointment of a committee to study and implement his dream of a Great Commission Resurgence.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published July 2, 2009
Some may be asking, "What is the Great Commission Resurgence all about?" In reality, it can be about only one thing: The Great Commission.
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