By Frank Page, Vice President Evangelism NAMB
I have been asked to share some of my thoughts about the GCR and its current consideration before our convention. I am glad to do so.
[img_assist|nid=6405|title=Frank Page Vice President Evangelism NAMB|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=74|height=100]I have not always shared the view points of some of the committee members. However, let me be very clear that I love each and every one of the task force members and I am thankful to have served with them. They are a godly group of men and women who share the same heart.
That heart, that purpose, that desire, is to see the accomplishment of the Great Commission in our lifetime. I passionately wish to see this occur.
As I said, our mindsets have not always been one and the same about how this might be accomplished. We have had differences regarding methodology, yet none regarding the outcome.
While the report in its final form is not one that I would have written exactly as is, I can say that I do stand with my brothers and sisters in affirmation of that report. I do believe that there are some very positive parts to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force final report.
What are some of those? For example, I find the spiritual challenge at the beginning and the core values in the second recommendation, at the very heart of what we need to hear.
I have stated over and over that trying to apply logistical answers to spiritual problems will always lead to defeat. I believe that following the core values will lead us to a new way of relating and a new way of sharing with a lost culture.
I am excited about the attempt to see the Cooperative Program understood better than ever before and supported more than ever before. In other words, I do believe that one can stand and vote for this final report and be a great and ardent supporter of the Cooperative Program.
Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a strong supporter of the Cooperative Program. I don’t think that the Cooperative Program is understood, as it ought to be. I don’t think that it has been supported, as it should have been.
I believe this GCR process has raised the entire discussion so that many people are now beginning to realize the value of the Cooperative Program. Multiple times in the report the Cooperative Program is supported and its value is affirmed.
May God bless you as we all seek to become Great Commission Christians.