After a vote by International Mission Board trustees to suspend some short-term appointments and limit the number of new missionaries, Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt told trustees it's time "to take the gloves off."
"If you will, with a broken heart, affirm the recommendation of our staff to temporarily suspend the ISC and Masters programs, and limit other new missionary appointments, please say 'aye.'" The motion passed.
In response to reduced giving during the current economic downturn, International Mission Board trustees approved suspending new appointments to the International Service Corps and Masters programs during their May 19-20 meeting in Denver.
Signers of any document, whether the Baptist Faith and Message or Great Commission Resurgence, frequently affix their signatures but are unable to explain which portions they agree with and which portions give them concerns.
Mandisa, the Grammy and Dove award-nominated singer who rocketed to fame during the 2006 "American Idol" season, will perform as part of the North American Mission Board's presentation at the SBC on Wednesday night, June 24.