Get input from Southern Baptists on whether or not one should be a member or regular attendee of a Southern Baptist Church to take part in programs facilitated by CP supported entities such as NAMB, IMB, etc. that are to be promoted and used in SBC churches.
Someone signs up for a program through a CP supported entity. The program enrollment stipulates membership or regular attendance in an SBC church. At the time of admission the person meets this enrollment qualification.
The person then moves or leaves the SBC church with no intention of joining or being part of another SBC church nor giving to the CP. The person sees advantages/benefits in the program and still wants to participate. The program also allows the participants to receive honorariums from the churches that use them via the program.
- The basic question is – What is the right thing to do?
- Should this person be allowed to stay in the program?
- If you are a pastor would you expect full disclosure from said person prior to coming and serving your church?
- Do you see any other issues/concerns in the above scenario?
The questions are obviously not exhaustive. Feedback is appreciated and any additional questions/concerns.
~Grace to you~