The changes needed in NAMB are not just personnel changes, but policy. We cannot keep the same rules and expect that this will never happen again.
We need to implement changes that create transparency in NAMB and create policies that hold leadership accountable for their performance and their behavior. The time of operating in secret and threatening those we disagree with needs to end.
Below are seven key policy changes that we believe are needed to repair the partnerships, restore transparency, revive accountability in NAMB.
We are Southern Baptists. We believe in the Great Commission and we are thankful for everyone that goes into the mission field full time to reach their neighbors and communities for the gospel. However, we cannot sacrifice righteousness on the altar of the Great Commission.
The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention seems to have misused the sacrificial mission dollars of Southern Baptists in favor of enriching themselves, friends, or using it to bully those that stand in their way. As a result we are much less effective in missions than ever before as shown by our baptism and church planting rates.
We have called on NAMB and it’s trustees to answer questions and address issues, but it has been met with silence.
It is time for Southern Baptists to examine what has happened and call for Reform at the North American Mission Board and restore that entity back to a place of accountability and righteousness.