Magazine article The Christian Century

Southern Baptists: Name Change Too Costly

Magazine article The Christian Century

Southern Baptists: Name Change Too Costly

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WHEN SOUTHERN Baptists gather for their annual meeting this June, they will not be asked to create a new official name. Top leaders decided that a change is not worth pursuing. Instead they will be asked to approve a recommendation that Baptists end the name change discussion but have the option of using the unofficial moniker "Great Commission Baptists."

The recommendation was adopted February 21 by the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee after a task force deemed a name change impractical. "I feel very thankful there was such a positive spirit in receiving this recommendation," said SBC president Bryant Wright in an interview after the committee's decision. "It's just another way that we can be more effective in carrying the good news of Jesus Christ to North America and the world."

Wright's task force determined that the legal costs and logistical wrangling that would be necessary to change signs and stationery and deal with trusts and wills made a change unworkable. …

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