SBC Continues Shift Away from the Political Right

While Richard Land had kept the Southern Baptist Convention in the thick of the Republican party, the SBC continues to make strides toward a more centrist position under its new leadership. The SBC, which was founded in 1845 over the issue of owning slaves, has taken strides to elect a black President, pastor Fred Luter, and has passed a resolution urging members to avoid displaying the Confederate battle flag.

Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! 

Why this story matters for church leaders:

The SBC shift on politic issues toward the center shows that the denomination is weighing ways to remain faithful to the gospel without letting politics get in the way of its message.

  • Changing History? While the SBC can’t change its past, members are finding ways to apologize and reconcile over past support for slavery and racist symbols.
  • Focusing on the Gospel: As factions in the SBC has called into question the previous support of one political party, the denomination appears to be shifting toward a middle ground that will make it possible to share the gospel widely.
  • Outsiders Matter: While the Confederate Battle Flag is valued by some SBC members, the SBC has listened to outside voices and many voices within the SBC who have pointed out the racist implications of the flag.

Are there conversations you need to have in your church about the things that get in the way of the Gospel?

Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!

logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.

Leave a Reply

3 Total Shares
Current Events Humor Leadership Staffing
Authenticity: It’s What Millennials Really Want

Many congregations bang their head against the wall, trying to figure...

Climate Change Video Contest Challenges Millennials

Connect4Climate, a group within City Bank that focuses on global climate...

Church Salary & Spending Trends 2016

A new study entitled “12 Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should...