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Baptist Convention Entity
are to relate to each other cooperatively and voluntarily
out of deep convictions of faith in Christ and the
urgency to serve Him effectively in assisting churches.
are to respect Ministry Statements as both directives
and restraints in the same manner as the SBC Bylaws
and Business and Financial Plan and honor them in
working together to assist churches in their ministries.
are to work together through established processes
of the Great Commission Council to determine needs
of churches and ways to meet these needs, and, wherever
appropriate, to coordinate the activities and resources
involved in meeting them.
are to work together for mutual reinforcement and
for promoting the total work of the Convention.
5. Entity administrators are to ensure that
their employees understand the need and the processes for working
cooperatively with the personnel of all entities in the spirit of
Matthew 7:12 (HCSB): "Therefore, whatever you want others
to do for you do also the same for them," and are committed
to honor them in day-to-day operations.
exploring the possibility of launching new programs,
projects, or services are to provide information
to the Great Commission Council and/or its committees
and other entities whose assignment(s) may be closely
related to the new venture in order to avoid conflict
with another entity's Ministry Statement and to allow
for timely review, feedback, clarification of relationships
and discovery of supportive activities by other entities.
are to communicate with state convention, association,
and church leadership in keeping with their Ministry
Statements and in order to provide churches maximum
service with minimum confusion.
are to initiate relationships with or respond to initiatives
of organizations outside the Southern Baptist Convention
according to their respective Ministry Statements and assist,
as needed, by directing such organizations to appropriate