Missouri Baptist Convention to sever ties with pro-homosexual KC church
By Bob Baysinger
March 30, 2004
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board’s administrative committee will be asked sever any relationship the Convention has with Broadway Baptist Church of Kansas City when the board meets on April 12-13.
It was reported by The Pathway that the Kansas City church was in full support of the pro-homosexual agenda and planned to perform same-sex “Holy Unions" on March 27. The church fulfilled its promise, conducting same-sex ceremonies at the church that day.
The motion that will be presented to the administrative committee by David Clippard, MBC executive director, reads:
“That, because of their stance on homosexuality, Broadway Baptist Church , Kansas City, be removed from fellowship and affiliation with the Missouri Baptist Convention, and that they no longer be assigned a church number or listed in the Missouri Baptist Convention Annual. In the event of true Biblical and public repentance, the Missouri Baptist Convention will consider reinstating full fellowship to the Broadway Church."
If approved by the administrative committee and the executive board, the motion will be presented to messengers attending the 2004 MBC annual meeting Oct. 25-27 at First Baptist Church , Raytown .
In other actions, the board will receive updates from the Legal Task Force, the Historical Commission relating to archives, a Spurgeon Library update, updates pertaining to the Kirksville Baptist Student Union, potential sale of the Baptist Building , and the lawsuit filed against the Convention by Carol Kaylor, former MBC controller.
The executive board also will be asked to approve a 2005 Rheubin L. South Missouri Mission Offering (MMO) goal of $750,000 and a distribution plan.
Recommended MMO expenditures in 2005 will be:
Church Planting: Congregational assistance, $100,000; multi-housing church planting, $4,000; new church plants, $100,000; volunteer chaplains, $5,000.
Compassion Ministries: Christian Life Commission, $13,500; disaster relief, $30,000; Freeway Foundation, $13,500; Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, $127,000; Missouri hunger relief, $15,000.
Evangelism: Evangelism block party trailer, $7,000; multicultural church planter training, $5,000; special evangelism events, $5,000; sports evangelism, $8,000; youth evangelism and missions, $10,000; youth evangelism conference, $12,000.
Missions: Associational partnerships, $67,000; collegiate summer missionaries, $120,000; Hispanic leadership development, $5,000; Missouri Baptist scholarships, $10,000; Missouri Missions Offering promotions, $42,000; Missouri Partnership missions, $34,000; small church ministry, $17,000.