The North American Mission Board trustees also voted Oct. 7 to reduce NAMB’s budget by $4 million and transfer the money to IMB. While the SBC Executive Committee must approve the proposal before funds are transferred to IMB, NAMB trustee chairman Chuck Herring called the unanimous decision by NAMB trustees a “Kingdom vote.”
Let me get this straight. Our North American Mission Board trustees voted to reduce their budget so that they can ” send funds to assist International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries”?
That’s what I read.
One SBC entity saying to another, “Here’s $4 million. Hope this helps. We will do without it. God bless you.”
One SBC entity just giving money to another? Yep. This is so extraordinary that the SBC Executive Committee will be asked to approve it.
It wasn’t long ago that NAMB was a dysfunctional mess, poorly led, poorly supervised.
I’m not sure exactly what the money will mean or exactly how it will be used but count my SBC optimism to have been raised by a couple of orders of magnitude.
I commend Kevin Ezell and the NAMB trustees for this action. I’m impressed.
Maybe this will start something, move something, change something.