SBC President's Page - Hopes & Dreams
of the Southern Baptist Convention 2006
Hopes and Dreams
I hope that our Convention has come to the point where honest dialogue
is encouraged. I hope we have come to the point where a truly
democratic process will be honored. I hope we have come to
the point where we realize that we do not own this Convention.
I pray that we will repent of our un-Christlike spirit that has
been exhibited at times. I pray that we will recommit ourselves
to the precious Word of God, to the Spirit of Christ, and to a desire
to see this world recognize that the Gospel is relevant and real.
pray that we will involve a much larger number of men and women
in leadership. Again, let me be very clear. I am
not calling for an end to the conservative resurgence. I
am calling for an inclusion of men and women from every size
church across this nation who have not served before. Instead
of seeing the same names come up over and over, I hope we will
continue the work that Dr. Bobby Welch began of including a large
number of newer persons (all of whom are godly conservatives)
into the process of denominational involvement.