SBC pastors threaten boycott over inclusion of female teaching pastor Hosanna Wong at conference
Organizers of the Southern Baptist Convention's Pastors' Conference are facing backlash from some SBC pastors who've reportedly threatened to boycott the conference over the inclusion of female teaching pastor and spoken word artist Hosanna Wong in the lineup of featured guests.
Wong is a network associate teaching pastor at the Chula Vista campus of the multisite EastLake Church in the San Diego, California.
She is expected to appear at the conference in her capacity as a spoken word artists but some SBC leaders, such as Sam Bunnell, pastor of worship and discipleship at South Reno Baptist in Nevada, have raised concerns about her planned appearance at the pastors' conference on June 7-8 in advice of the SBC's Annual Meeting that same week in Orlando, Florida....
Bus ministry is prevalent in IFB churches. And quite honestly, itâs a good mechanism of getting kids , then a parent or grandparent to hear the gospel. The gospel message is not contrary to this practice. The SBC actions appear contrary to the gospel by supporting women â teaching pastorâ, by following a CEO model ( John Maxwell), form of leadership, by allowing Acts 29/ TGC take over , printing their own translation thatâs been changed 4 or 5 times in about 24 years, and pursuing a revitalization program for churches that does not depend of the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And sadly, the study of eschatology has been cast aside as too decisive. A denomination that does these things needs to be repentant before preaching revival.
Our church operates a âfleetâ of two or three buses bringing in poor kids for Sunday School and church. Occasionally one of the kids gets saved. One man who got saved as a âbus kidâ at our church over 25 years ago is now a preacher and the director of our bus ministry. If preaching the gospel is not a biblical basis for a churchâs existence, what is?
I think I've seen many comments here about the SBC having drifted far from any Biblical basis for their existence. They are more interested in keeping up large attendance numbers, lots of buses collecting kids for their Sunday school programs (I do remember seeing a church ad in the newspaper's Friday or Saturday religion page, boasting of their large Sunday School bus fleet).