If you are a Southern Baptist, you must read this article from Douglas Baker and Nathan Finn. As you probably are aware, there has been much discussion of late on how we allot and spend our missions dollars. In all of the discussions, this is the most cogent and sound article I have read.
At question is the role of our state conventions and their relationship to the national convention. Baker and Finn have proposed a priority list for state convention ministries (spending areas) that should make everybody happy. That is a hard thing to pull off.
The proposed priority list:
- Church planting and revitalization
- Higher education
- Mercy ministries
Read their full explanation by clicking on the link below: