Like small families and small governments, small churches are on a tight budget. A small church that struggles to compensate its staff and pay its utility bills and rent on time every month, gives to missions in one way – sacrificially. Whether they give to individual missionaries directly or support missions via the Cooperative Program, many of these churches may be hesitant to give more (or at all) to Southern Baptist national causes for various reasons.
Money is Tight
What would encourage small, financially struggling churches to send in money to a convention run by wealthy megapastors whose churches are dwarfing theirs?
They Feel Disconnected or Disenfranchised by the Convention
Stockholders of corporations and Home Owners Association Members are allowed proxy votes. Why not cooperating SBC churches?
They are Overwhelmed by Bureaucracy
They Feel Unrepresented by SBC Leadership
When small country churches feel dwarfed by the wealthy movers and shakers who lead the SBC, are they encouraged to cooperate?
Southern Baptist Messengers, make your vote count. At #SBC16 vote for #Dunn2016. Because “It’s not my turn.”
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