Update on developments for MB125 Pastor’s Conference Version 2.0
The Developing Leader Group at the Missouri Baptist Convention is committed to partner with every kind church in the MBC to transform lives and communities with the gospel.
One of those partnerships focused on the normative-sized churches in the MBC through an event titled MB125. That event took a sabbatical in 2018 in order to be retooled to fit the objectives of the restructured purposes voted in by the Executive Board in 2016. We spent significant time on research and development for partnering with the normal-sized churches in our MBC associations in 2018. At the end of 2018, our champion, Gary Mathes who was spearheading the effort, was called serve as the Director of Missions for the Clay-Platte Baptist Association of churches. We’re excited for Gary and anticipate hiring a replacement champion by the fall of 2019. Assuming the new champion gets up and running by then we should have more information to you on specifics for an MB125 2.0 sometime in 2020.
In the meantime, we are spending the interim launching a statewide revitalization initiative designed to multiply the partnership between MBC churches, associations and the state. We believe this initiative will build a much stronger foundation from which the leader will be able to partner with te normative-sized church.
We look forward to sharing more updates with you in the future as they develop. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to lead Missouri Baptists to transform lives and communities with the gospel.