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 […]

National Missions Agency Leader Out of Bounds in Overreach and Threats

Personal Reflections: Will and Sandy Share Their Hearts and Overview

Difficult times are certain, some of own making and some at the hands of others.  In the midst of tough times, it is quite comforting to recognize that God is fully able to redeem our mistakes and those acts against us.  The Bible and personal experience for followers of Christ makes this abundantly clear.  Sandy […]

Big Red, His Rider Macy and Lessons on Stewardship

Stewarding Families, Churches and Denominational Life

  My family does not camp, but 4,000 miles in a car with a 6, 9, 12 year old daughters has to be similar to camping. The summer of 2001 included our family’s all-time favorite 16 day summer vacation to Tucson and work trip to Glorieta, NM. Beautiful scenery, Tombstone, the desert golf courses, a […]

Dealing with Decline: The Future of Southern Baptist Cooperation

Is the SBC in Danger of Unraveling at the Seams?

We have got such a great past, BUT are we going to have a future? The Southern Baptist Convention has a strong historic foundation, but is currently declining in worship and small group attendance, baptisms, church plants, and cooperative mission dollars invested. QUESTION: With less resources and declines in most measurable indicators, what are Southern […]

Church Planting and Evangelism

Can church planting turnaround the Southern Baptist Convention’s steady decline in baptisms? In 2002, the North American Mission Board of the SBC commissioned me to determine whether church plants are more effective by ratio in baptisms than established churches. Short answer to a longer complex matter, church plants have slightly better baptism ratios. Church plants […]

SBC Decline in Baptism

In 2014, according to the Annual Church Profile, the Southern Baptist Convention dropped to a 70 year low in baptisms. Why are Southern Baptists who are historically committed to evangelism, struggling to overcome decades of declining baptism numbers? In 2011, the Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary contracted me to research and write on the findings […]