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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA


Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995


Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:


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mark mansheim
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bowden mcelroy
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nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
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micah fries
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morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
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al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
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greg pouncey
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howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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starbucks
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the ooze
willowcreek association
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northpoint community church
springs church
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shaun alexander
john maxwell
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bible gateway
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building 429: rise


chris tomlin: live from austin music hall


various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia


fusebox: once again


passion: How Great Is Our God


storyside:b : everything and more


delirious?: the mission bell


hillsong united: look to you



 

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Could the SBC be next?

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced that that 75 employees would lose their job at their headquaters in Louisville, KY. Read the story here. I know lots of God fearing people in the PCUSA so I don't want any comments about how they have become liberal. There is a group in the PCUSA that is very conservative called PFR. But, one comment hit me hard. It sounded like a microcosm of what is going on in all churches and especially denominations. Read this:
"Presbyterians today do not want to write a check and send that money off for somebody else to make a decision on where it goes or how the mission is done, Presbyterians more and more want to be involved."
Does this sound similar to what those of us in the SBC have been saying recently? I have read criticism about the amount that some churches--especially mega churches have been giving to the Cooperative Program. Maybe they want to make their mission decisions for themselves! Maybe some churches want to be more involved. I think Steve McCoy has a valid point about picking and choosing where to give CP $. He says if we just live out a "missional" life and church it will transform our convention. He is correct. And I believe we need more networking among like minded churches and ministries. For example, our church is going down to New Orleans in a few weeks to help Edgewater Baptist minister to their community. This happened through networking. I did not get contacted by NAMB or any Association to do this. I think the way we minister as Southern Baptists is changing. The internet has changed us. Some may not like it, but it is reality. But I also think we can't just give up on our denomination either. Wade Burleson makes his plea for this point of view. I think we need a balance somewhere inbetween! I would hate to see all resources of the SBC go down the tubes just because we can't get along. Wade said this:

THE issue within the SBC as I see it ---

Unless we stop shrinking the parameters of what it means to be a Southern Baptist, we will end up being a narrow, isolated sect within Christendom and lose our ability to reach the world for Christ.

I think that sums it up best!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/02/2006 01:13:00 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger joe kennedy said...

Wade says "We... will lose the ability to reach the world for Christ." By "we" he means the SBC? Or Baptists?

If he means Baptists, I completely disagree. The IMB and SBC are not the only way to bring the news of Christ to the ends of the Earth. The Methodists are still working. As are the Presbyterians. And the Anglicans (Anglican Mission). There are at least a hundred American sending agencies. Not to mention all the ones sending people HERE. We have networks that send missionaries out. We have local associations and state conventions that send mission teams out.

The SBC may lose its effectiveness, but God is doing just fine with or without us. Never forget that.

5/02/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I agree Joe,

But we can't sit around and do nothing. I say we partner with all believers.

5/02/2006 04:07:00 PM  

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