On Monday, David Montoya will step to a microphone in the convention hall in Amarillo and nominate me for First Vice President of the BGCT. 

The convention is hurting right now,  and some of its churches feel disenfranchised and left out.  It has been through the crises of having lost a number of churches to a rival convention, controversy over restructuring, and then the shock of having the whole system of trust breached by individuals who chose personal benefit over kingdom advancement.  Some say that’s the way of Baptist life, and we must learn to adjust and adapt so that we can survive.  I say that we must learn to trust again, and learn to love each other like Jesus loves us, and learn how to set aside our own differences as a result of being “mere men and women” as the Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians and move on to the kind of Christian maturity that brings us together and allows our organizations and conventions, like the BGCT, to function in a way that advances the Kingdom interests alone.  We do what we are called to do, and get out of the way and let the Spirit work. 

I’m honored to be considered. 

Here’s the Standard’s coverage:  http://www.baptiststandard.com/postnuke/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=6966

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About LS

I'm 56, happily married for 25 years, B.A., M.A., career educator with experience in education as a teacher and administrator, native Arizonan living in Pennsylvania, working on a PhD and a big fan of the Arizona Wildcats, mainly in football and basketball.

2 responses

  1. Dave Samples says:

    Congrats on the nomination, Lee! Just from what I’ve read on your blog, I know that you have much to contribute if elected. Blessings to you!

  2. A big congratulations Lee. Finally someone who sees your leadership potential.