Author Archives: lesliepuryear

Church Webservants

If you’re interested in a church website, please consider Church Webservants as your provider. Charlie Waller is the person behind this enterprise. I’ve known him for several years. He’s served as a Southern Baptist pastor and wants to serve small … Continue reading

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Candidates For Phoenix?

We’ve heard that current SBC President, Bryant Wright, is up for reelection in Phoenix and he will be nominated by David Platt of Alabama. Personally, I see no reason for SBCMI to run a candidate against him. It is customary … Continue reading

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NAMB Has a Dialogue With Small Church Leaders

Here’s an article on the meeting.  I was pleased to be a part of this dialogue. We were very honest and transparent about our issues and the NAMB staff was very sympathetic and helpful. One of the main concerns was … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Cooperation

Robert Reeves, director of communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has written a wonderful post entitled, “The Meaning of Cooperation.” I recommend it to you. Here’s an excerpt: I think one of the discussion points at the forefront today does … Continue reading

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Restructure Will Not Bring About Revival

Eric Moffett is the current 2nd VP of the SBC. Brother Eric is a small church pastor in Arkansas and he is also a SBC Majority Initiative supporter. Today, with brother Eric’s approval, we excerpt a portion of his recent … Continue reading

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We Endorse the CP Resolution From the Louisiana Baptist Convention

The Steering Committee of the SBC Majority Initiative announces that we unanimously endorse the Cooperative Program Resolution as written by the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Here is the complete text of that resolution: On Cooperative Giving, Our … Continue reading

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How To Get $43.8M More to IMB in the Cooperative Program Allocations

There has been much discussion in the past year about the place of the Cooperative Program in the life of the local church and the recipient SBC institutions. Some want to do away with the CP and go to designated … Continue reading

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 4

The chairperson of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, Ronnie Floyd, has decided to remove “baptist” from the name of his church. Personally, I find this action from an alleged leader of the SBC to be extremely poor leadership. Yes, … Continue reading

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SBC EC Rejects My Motion

This news item in the Biblical Recorder sums up my feelings on this very well. Looks like it’s time to take this issue to the convention for a floor vote.

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 3

The new SBC leaders are trying to move our convention away from a cooperative giving model to a societal giving model. No matter how much they say they support cooperative giving, their actions speak much louder than their words. For … Continue reading

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