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Resolution On Strengthening Missions

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have committed themselves to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person on earth by the year 2000; and

WHEREAS, We have committed ourselves in principle to increase Cooperative Program allocation of monies to our mission boards; and

WHEREAS, We have just completed the simultaneous crusades known as Good News America.

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June 10-12, 1986, urge every Southern Baptist to pray earnestly for God to call out persons to serve as home and foreign missionaries to meet the challenge of Bold Mission Thrust; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we pray for and participate in prayer for a spiritual awakening both in America and the world; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage every Southern Baptist to utilize the materials available in the areas of witness training and prayer for spiritual awakening; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we strongly encourage all messengers and Convention officers to show their support of our mission agencies by attending the reports of the Home Mission Board and the Foreign Mission Board which consistently are and should be the highlights of the annual meeting; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That this Convention urges that every Southern Baptist church give at least a tithe of their undesignated gifts through the Cooperative Program to strengthen missions.

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we recommit ourselves to pray daily for the leadership of the Home and Foreign Mission boards and our missionaries in the call to evangelize the world.