"Look out honey, the Baptists are coming!"
That is what I always assume is said when I go to make a prospect visit and the TV is blaring, the lights are on, the dogs are barking, but no one ever answers the door. I usually shrug my shoulders, pray for those inside (Lord knows after 6pm I'm tempted never to answer the door either), and move on. Baptists are always on the mood--being the evangelical and evangelistic group we are. The Southern Baptist Convention has shown through their annual meetings the last two years that our cooperative convention of local churches is still on the move in a more determined and "Great Commission"-motivated way. Below are the video feeds to the B21 meeting and the Nine Marks @ Nine meeting during the most recent convention in Orlando. The B21 or (Baptists in the 21st century) is a group representing the "next generation" of Baptist pastors and leaders who seek to link Baptist heritage with continual gospel fidelity. The Nine Marks outfit exists to promote healthy churches and healthy church leadership.