- Component One - Getting the Mission Right
- Component Two - Making Our Values Transparent
- Component Three - Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving
- Component Four - Reaching North America
- Component Five - Reaching Unreached and Underserved People Groups Within North America
- Component Six - Promoting the Cooperative Program and Elevating Stewardship
- Component Seven - The Call of the Nations and the SBC Allocation Budget
After the Components and the Recommendations to the Convention, the Task Force lists ten pages of Challenges:
- For Individual Christians
- For Individual Families
- For Local Churches and Pastor
- For Local Associations
- For State Conventions
- For LifeWay Christian Resources
- For the Seminaries
- For the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
- For GuideStone Financial Services
- For all Southern Baptist Leaders
In my personal opinion, the Challenges at the end of the report are the most valid aspects of the entire report, and are more in keeping with the concept of a Great Commission Resurgence than are several of the numbered components. Furthermore, I believe the challenges are more in line with the scope of the assignment and the limited authority of this Task Force.
I can only imagine the time, effort, and expense that has gone into the making of this final report. I certainly admire and appreciate those who have served, and I believe that the motives of most have been above question. Some of the recommendations, however, while not "evil" have to make one wonder - why?
Components 1 & 2 of the report are reasonable and something that I believe all Southern Baptists can back. However, I feel compelled to share my concerns on some of the other issues. In Part 3 of these series of posts I will share my concerns over Component Three - "Celebrating and Empowering Great Commission Giving". Other issues dealing with Components Four, Five, and Six will be dealt with in Part 4.