Posted on : Thursday October 1, 2009

September 16, 2009

Dear Pastor:

To borrow a statement from our Church Multiplication Team, we have been seeking to “move at the speed of God.” Because we sense God is at work among us, the General Mission Board has voted to call a special meeting of our messengers for the purpose of considering the potential sale of a portion of the Baptist Mission Resource Center in Columbia, Md.

The meeting will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the South Columbia Baptist Church, (8814 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046).

Visit the BCM/D website for driving directions and for information regarding the sale of the building.

Messenger cards were sent to you. Give them to those whom you elect to send.

While everyone is invited to attend the meeting, there are guidelines which limit the number of messengers each church may send. Please read the following excerpt from our convention Constitution (Article III).

Section 1. The membership of this Convention will consist of messengers who are members of Baptist churches which are in friendly cooperation with this Convention and sympathetic with its purpose and work, and which have during the preceding 12 months (October 1 through September 30) been bono fide contributors to the work of this Convention.

Section 2. Each cooperating Baptist church will be entitled to two (2) messengers; each cooperating church exceeding fifty (50) members will then be given one additional messenger for each additional fifty (50) members or part thereof; or one additional messenger for each $750 contributed to the work of this Convention through the Cooperative Program until the maximum of thirty (30) is reached.

We deem it necessary to call a special meeting because of the time line required for the potential sale and give ample time for messengers to consider this important decision. We encourage you to elect your messengers for this special called meeting, as well as for our Annual Meeting November 8-10 in Towson, Maryland.

In the meantime, we ask you to pray that God will give us wisdom.

Yours in Him,

David H. Lee