By Mitch Shiffer
RAYTOWN—Only two resolutions emerged from the 175th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), and one was the courtesy resolution that is approved every year in honor of those who put the gathering together.
The other one that came out Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church here was on the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, and it passed with only a handful of dissenting votes.
Resolutions Committee Chairman Terry Buster, messenger, First Baptist Church, Palmyra, said it encourages Missouri Baptists to stay on track with what Christ commanded Christians to do, and to pray more.
He said its purpose is a recommitment to the Great Commission.
“It is a falling in line with where we Southern Baptists want to go, to make sure we’re encouraging one another to be on track, on mission, the way we ought to be,” Buster said. “The resolution calls for us to pray for an outpouring of the Spirit of God, to revive the churches across the convention and the United States and all around the world—that we would do what Christ commissioned us to do.”
The resolution indicates that many leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) have called for revival in Great Commission activity across the convention, with a task force being appointed last June by SBC President Johnny Hunt to study how Southern Baptists can become more efficient in serving Christ and striving for fulfillment of the Great Commission.
The task force is working toward submitting recommendations to the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention which is scheduled to convene June 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.