Encouraging news out of this week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention - a resolution has passed on the importance of regenerate church membership in SBC churches. Dr. Tom Ascol over at the Founders' Blog has been submitting resolutions on this topic for several years, but each one has been voted down in committee and prevented from even coming to the floor of the convention for a vote. The resolution calls for our churches to give new focus to many areas where we have betrayed our Baptist convictions as well as the teaching of Scripture including the process of membership, the maintaining of rolls, and church discipline. I celebrate this resolution and pray that it is a sign of changing attitudes within our convention. I would encourage you to read Dr. Ascol's thoughts on the resolution.
I'm a follower of Christ, an heir of the Reformation, and a Baptist - in that order. My wife Heather and I have been married since 2005 and are the proud parents of a little girl. I work as an Aviation Technical Publications editor. From 2005 to 2009 I served as Minister to Youth at Hazelwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and I'm now actively pursuing church planting.
Soli Deo Gloria!