Taking a cue from Jeremy (Open the Comments!) Green, I'm re-publishing a past post as we head into the San Antonio convention, Elavil ebay.
I have lately heard the election of Dr. Frank Page (shown here expressing his feelings about those to his left ;-)) to the presidency of the SBC last June attributed to a number of things. Some have suggested that it was the sending of a message to the "old guard" of the convention that they are no longer in charge, buy Elavil Over The Counter. 100mg Elavil, Some have attributed his ascendency to a grass-roots statement against "narrowing the parameters of cooperation." One blogger even goes so far as to suggest that the remarks made by the widow of a former convention president, asserting what her deceased husband would have thought of this supposed narrowing, actually "cemented" the election of Dr. Page, 150mg Elavil.
So I thought it might be useful to reproduce a post I wrote last summer, after arriving home from Dr. Elavil canada, Page's native North Carolina, where he was elected. Buy Elavil Over The Counter, The post was written June 26, 2006, and was titled The President of the Cooperative Program. Enjoy:
When I first heard, from an opinion piece in the Florida Baptist Witness, 50mg Elavil, about the dismal Cooperative Program giving of First Baptist Church in Springdale under the leadership of Dr. Ronnie Floyd, 30mg Elavil, it made me curious. That curiosity led to research that eventually led to a chart detailing that churchâ€™s CP giving since 1986, the year Dr. Floyd became their pastor, 250mg Elavil..
I then realized that, in order to be fair, I would need to publish such a chart for each announced SBC presidential candidate, buy Elavil Over The Counter. Not wanting to be forced to rush the research, I prepared charts for every person I heard mentioned as a possibility. 1000mg Elavil, I think I did six or seven charts in all, and I was struck by a pattern I noticed in each of them.
Without exception, Cooperative Program giving had steadily declined in each of the charts I had done, Elavil craiglist. In fact, if you look at the rate of decline in the CP giving of FBC Taylors, Elavil paypal, South Carolina, where Dr. Buy Elavil Over The Counter, Frank Page is pastor, you will find that their CP giving has declined under Dr. Page on a pace similar to that of FBC Springdale under Dr. Floyd, Elavil mexico.
In response to a question from Jeff Richard Young, I dug a little deeper, Elavil australia, and completed a chart for Dr. Pageâ€™s previous church, Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, Elavil coupon. This chart, which I never published, detailed the CP giving of that church during Dr, buy Elavil Over The Counter. Pageâ€™s pastorate there. It showed CP giving in his first year, 20mg Elavil, 1991, of 5.63%. That giving grew to 9.10% in 2001, his last year as their pastor, Elavil us.
I had an idea that I knew what this indicated, but to be sure, 200mg Elavil, I emailed Dr. Buy Elavil Over The Counter, Page to ask him. Specifically, I asked if these numbers indicated a belief on his part that 10%, the number originally advocated by an ad hoc Cooperative Program study committee which reported to the convention this year, 40mg Elavil, was the ideal for a churchâ€™s CP participation.
Dr. Elavil india, Page responded, saying that he has said publicly that a churchâ€™s CP giving should show â€œa selfless, missional mindset.â€ He stated his belief that 10% does indeed reflect that mindset. He also said that, Elavil usa, while it was true that his churchâ€™s giving has been declining, he believes that trend will reverse when this yearâ€™s numbers are published. He also pointed out in his email to me that, when he came to FBC Taylors, there was little to no mission activity emenating from that local church, and that they now have developed â€œone of the largest mission programs in the Southern Baptist convention from a local church,â€ while at the same time giving â€œserious support to our denominational mission work.â€
Dr, buy Elavil Over The Counter. Elavil uk, Jerry Rankin, during the report of the International Mission Board to the convention in Greensboro, made a statement that has stuck with me. I donâ€™t remember the exact quote, Elavil japan, but the substance of the statement was that it is not the job of the IMB to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, but rather it is the job of the local church. 500mg Elavil, Clearly, Dr. Page understands this mandate, and he is a fine example to follow in this regard, 750mg Elavil. Buy Elavil Over The Counter, I titled this post as I did because I believe that this is what Dr. Pageâ€™s election was all about. In conversations with many who are not regular participants in the SBC blog conversations, Elavil overseas, I have found very little understanding about issues that have motivated many in this venue (IMB, NAMB, narrowing paramaters of cooperation, etc.), 10mg Elavil. But I never had to explain the difference between .27% and 12.44%. Dr. Frank Page is our president, and his presidency is of the Cooperative Program.
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