Thanks to several people who pointed out that I had asked for help in bringing a constitutional amendment and bylaw change to the BGCT in November, and mentioned that I hadn’t included the text of the proposals, here they are.
ARTICLE VIII–Affiliated and Related Ministries
Section 2. Affiliated Ministries
Delete point A. 2 and replace it with the following:
2. No more than one member of any church affiliated with the BGCT may serve on all of the affiliated boards, boards of related institutions or agencies, or convention committees, at a time. This does not include trustee seats of boards of colleges or universities to which the nominees are named directly by the institution.
Add to A.
9. Once an individual has completed the customary number of terms of service on any board or committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas they are no longer eligible to be nominated for service on any other affiliated board, board of related institutions or agencies, or any committee of the convention.
The bylaw change proposal is as follows.
Add to Article VI
Section 9. Nomination and Term of Service
1. No member of any church in cooperation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas may serve on the executive board, or a convention committee, concurrently with another member of the same church.
2. Once an executive board member or committee member has served the customary number of terms, that member is no longer eligible to be nominated for service on any affiliated board, board of related institutions or agencies, or any committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
There have already been a number of suggestions offered to streamline and make these proposals effective, and they are deeply appreciated. Please feel free to offer further advice. And beyond that, feel free to come to Houston to the convention and vote your support.
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