The Votes are In, and Here are the Results!

As president of the BMA of America, I want to thank the officers of our association, the department directors, and especially John Merriweather and his BMA of America Service Team for their cooperation in providing the opportunity for our churches to vote on several issues that simply needed to be decided this spring. I also want to thank the churches and pastors of our association for graciously cooperating with us as we navigated through this unprecedented national emergency.

The following results express the will of the churches concerning the issues that were placed before them to consider:

  • Proposed Change to the Amendments to the Statement of Principles of Cooperation Article X (Department of Camp Ministries) — In Favor, 188; Opposed, 1; Abstained, 1.
  • Proposed Change to the Amendments to the Statement of Principles of Cooperation Article XII (Publications Department) — In Favor, 188; Opposed, 1; Abstained, 1.
  • Proposed Addition to the Amendments to the Statement of Principles of Cooperation Article XVII (BMA of America Service Team) — In Favor, 184; Opposed, 3; Abstained, 3.
  • Proposed changes to Reordering the Articles of the BMAA Statement of Principles of Cooperation — In Favor, 186; Opposed, 2; Abstained, 2.
  • DiscipleGuide Board Recommendations — In Favor, 182; Opposed, 3; Abstained, 5.
  • Lifeword Board Recommendations — In Favor, 185; Opposed, 4; Abstained, 1.
  • BMA Seminary Trustee Recommendations — In Favor, 186; Opposed, 2; Abstained, 2.
  • Advisory Committee Recommendations for the Missions Department — In Favor, 182; Opposed, 3; Abstained, 5.
  • Moral Action Board Recommendations — In Favor, 184; Opposed, 3; Abstained, 3.
  • Ministers Resource Services Board Recommendations — In Favor, 186; Opposed, 2; Abstained, 2.
  • BMA Foundation Board Recommendations — In Favor, 186; Opposed, 2; Abstained, 2.
  • Resolution on Beholding the Majesty of God — In Favor, 154; Opposed, 15; Abstained, 21.
  • Nominating Committee Report — In Favor, 182; Opposed, 3; Abstained, 5

I remind you that since Pastor Richard Smith and the people of Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas worked so hard to prepare for our coming this year, we have decided to allow Farley Street to host the 2021 national meeting which will be held April 19-21, 2021. The 2022 meeting will be held in Springfield, Mo. and the 2023 meeting will at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, Ark.

Editor’s Note: To review these items go to bmaamerica.org/national meeting and click on 2020 BMA Reports & Recommendations

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