Reflection on Ruling, Its Impact and Future Direction

Resolved and Looking for Just Resolution

Short Summary Statement “While the judge did not rule on the merits of the case, we were stunned at the judge’s reversal of his previous rulings by dismissing the case on ecclesiastical grounds.  The new precedent should be sobering for all involved in voluntary partnerships with the SBC.  This ruling makes acceptable under ecclesiastical protections what […]

5 Current Impacts of GCR on SBC Network Partners

Churches, Associations and State Partners

The 2010 SBC Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) intentionally brought radical shifts in NAMB’s leadership, strategy, and priorities in funding and staff.  Are Southern Baptists better off and stronger, or worse off and weaker?  What are the measurable results and the impact on the self-regenerating missions funding and sending system?  What is happening at the local level in […]

Early Response to Judge’s Latest Ruling

Courts Nor God Finished Yet / NAMB Trustees & SBC EC Response TBD

TEAM MCRANEY will be filing an appeal in the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to overturn the latest ruling of the Federal District court, in which the judge seemed to overturn himself in his latest ruling on the “ecclesiastical” question. The SBC is not a denomination, but a voluntary fellowship at […]

Did NAMB & BCMD leaders intentionally mislead a Federal judge?

Video: https://vimeo.com/306940043 Select Topics: Why the conversation matters 3 Paths Forward NAMB Trustees engage at new levels, discover what is necessary and act to resolve Leave it to the courts to judge the NAMB President and the organization. Deposition Interrogatory Questions Affirmations of Fact Public trial with cross examination  Leave it to the public to decide […]

SBC Embarks on New Era of Intentional Evangelism? – Part 1

Johnny Hunt and Emerging Opportunities

Yesterday’s announcement of a new Senior Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership stirred enthusiasm for many inside the SBC.  Beyond the affirmations of a beloved pastor and gifted preacher in Johnny Hunt, cautious hope abounds that Southern Baptists may be making efforts to regain their zeal and historic commitment to intentional evangelism in both established […]

Bringing the SBC Home (Local)

A Unifying Proposal

In an age of modern connectivity technology, the national SBC still uses a single host location to gather each June to conduct the business and hear the will of 47,272 churches spread across North America. With participation, cooperation and support at low levels and a great need for human and financial resources for missions, has […]

Is the New NAMB Really Working? – Summary

The Evidence is Before You...

At the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, Kevin Ezell, the President of the North American Mission Board spoke to SBC Messengers.  He asked the question:  “Is the New NAMB Working?  Dr. Ezell answered the question with anecdotes, stories about good things happening in the lives of individuals and families who were connecting with […]

Truth and Responses to Questions Re: Ezell/NAMB

Responses to False and Misleading Information

“One is either seeking the truth, or they are playing a role in the deception,” as wise person once shared with me.  I have experienced this over and over again as cover-up and denials began in Dr. Ezell, BCMD officers, NAMB leadership, and various forms of media.  It is also true that either the truth […]

Is the NEW NAMB Really Working? Introduction

Separating New NAMB Public Relations Spin from the Underlying Facts

At the 2016 SBC Annual Convention in St. Louis, President Kevin Ezell declared by word and video, “It Is Working”.  The “It” he was referencing the NEW NAMB directing of “increasing amount of its resources to church planting”.   But, is it really?  Is the post-Great Commission Resurgence NEW NAMB producing the results as advertised in […]

The Rest of the Story….

The Why's of Our Legal Complaint Against NAMB President Kevin Ezell

What do you do when the President of the North American Mission Board posts your picture at the Welcome Desk of their offices in Alpharetta?  Sandy and I have been faced not only with that dilemma, but countless others resulting from the behaviors of Dr. Kevin Ezell. Most regrettably, Dr. Ezell’s actions and the lack […]