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The BMA of Texas Coordinating Committee will recommend changes concerning the Coordinating Committee's responsibilities and membership at the 2023 BMA of Texas Meeting.
Coordinating Committee members agree that a 21 member committee is much too large to effectively fulfill the responsibilities of the committee. Therefore, the committee will propose reducing the size of the committee from 21 members to 11 members.
Also to guard the BMA of Texas (A Corporation) from any legal action that might be taken against a single department of the BMA of Texas, to establish the fact that each department is its own corporation with trustees elected by the association to govern the affairs of each department, and to further clarify that the Coordinating Committee has no oversight authority over any department of the association, changes to wording concerning the responsibilities of the committee will also be proposed.
New proposed wording is in red below and wording the committee will propose to be removed is in light gray.
Section 3. The Coordinating Committee.
A. A standing committee composed of the president, first vice-president, and second vice-president of the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas, a representative of the state WMA (elected by the state WMA), nine three members elected from the floor, and the director of each department, and one trustee from each department shall serve as the Coordinating Committee. Coordinating Committee members elected from the floor may not be a member of any other standing committee. In the event the director of a department is unable to attend a meeting, he may appoint an individual to attend in his place.
B. Members elected from the floor will serve for a three (3) year term with the elections staggered so the terms of three (3) members one (1) member expires each year. These members may be re-elected once, not to exceed six consecutive years. Two or more people who are members of the same church may not be elected from the floor to serve on this committee.
C. This committee shall (1) serve in an advisory capacity to the department directors concerning business of the Association; (2) coordinate the work of the department directors in areas of dual responsibility and endeavor concerning business of the Association; (3) plan and participate in the program of the regular and special sessions of the Association; (4) plan, promote, and publicize the goals and ministries of the Association; (5) present nominees to the association to serve on the Nominating Committee. This committee has no oversight authority over any department of the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas as each department is governed by its own trustees who are elected by the Association.
NOTE: Should these amendments pass, then one member will be elected from the floor to serve on the committee with term to expire in 2024, one with term to expire in 2025, and one with term to expire in 2026.
A recent survey concluded that in 2023 one third of American pastors have recently considered quitting vocational ministry. One in four are nearing retirement. As for the rest, phrases such as “burned out” and “at a breaking point” are all too often used.
Pastoral ministry is beautiful and at times excruciating. It is filled with moments of laughter and happiness, and moments (or even seasons) of deep and dark grief and lament. Pastoral ministry, like all the Christian life, is paradoxical.
Join Brad and Sydney Holcomb from Redemption Hill Church in Fort Worth as they walk through Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness from Matthew 4 and discuss how the example of Jesus and the grace we have in His Gospel provides us all the clarity and hope we need to finish well in life and ministry.
The Leadership Conference will take place during the 2023 BMA of Texas Meeting at Crossroads Church, Rowlett at 10 a.m., Nov. 7.
Baptist Progress is pleased to present Amy Douglas in concert Monday night. Amy began singing at a very young age and had always felt it was a just a part of who she was. As she grew, she understood how powerful songs could be to convey messages and offer encouragement to listeners.
As a songwriter, Amy released her debut album self-titled Amy Douglas in 1999 and followed that with another in 2001. It would be nine years before she produced another titled Heart of Courage inspired by God’s faithfulness through ups and downs of her life experiences. This album featured a song dedicated to all those in the US military and their families.
For nearly 30 years, she has continued to minister through music in her church and in other venues spreading the truth, love and hope of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Amy is married to Jared Douglas who is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Red Oak.
The RE:CHARGE Leader's Oasis will be October 4-6, 2023 at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma. The registration price (until September 29, 2023) is $90 per person or $170 per couple. The conference features Bill Elliff, Drew Cline, and Buddy Mullins.
To register, go to www.bmaamerica.org/recharge.