How many of these have there been since Amarillo? And how many more will there be?
These are good folks, and God will bless them. It is certainly the BGCT’s loss, and while many people will pay little attention, or simply accept it as life in the convention, if a church such as this one feels it can no longer cooperate with the BGCT in missions ministry, it is an indication, and a symptom of problems in the convention.
I’m not convinced that the other convention offers a better alternative. Frankly, I think that Baptist conventions, regardless of their perceived theological perspective, are not equipped for dealing with the inevitable changes in culture, and the changes in methods and approach required to remain relevant. I don’t see either convention being on the cutting edge of that, and as far as doctrine goes, the 63 BFM which is the guide for the BGCT is just as conservative as the BFM 2000. However, this particular church is sending a message that needs to be heard. They are one church among how many? And how many more will there be before the leadership gets the message and starts listening?