"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

International Mission Board Trustee Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, October 30-November 1, 2006

The next International Mission Board Trustee meeting will be held Monday through Wednesday, October 30-November 1, 2006.

The meeting will be held at:

The Renaissance St Louis Hotel, Airport
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63134
Phone: 314-890-3101

Monday, October 30

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chairman's Council

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Trustee Forum

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Regional Committee Process

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Regional Committee Process

Note: The Regional Committee Processs takes the place of the old Personnel Committee subgroups A,B, and C. Official approval for appointment of missionary candidates are now made by the respective regional committees.

6;15 - 7:15 Trustee/Staff/Appointee Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 Regional Committee Process

Tuesday, October 31

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Glossolalia Ad Hoc Committee Breakfast: Paul Chitwood, Kevin King, Mike Smith, Simon Tsoi

Baptist Ad Hoc Committee Breakfast: Bill Curp, Andy Johnson, Sam Morgan, Herman Pair, Blake Withers

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. General Administration Subcommittee Breakfast; Leadership Development Subcommittee Breakfast. Global Strategy and Research Subcommittee Breakast.

9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Administration Committee; Finance Committee; Mobilization Committee; Missions Personnel Committee; Overseas Committee

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (everyone is on their own for this lunch).

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Plenary Session (Open to Public: Hotel Ballroom).

6:30 p.m. Appointment Service

The Appointment service will be held in conjunction with the Missouri Baptist Convention at the Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, 1333 N. Sprigg. Directions: From 1-55 take the second Cape Girardeau exit heading eastbound, which is William Street. Stay on William Street 4 miles until you come to the Sprigg Street intersection and turn left. The Show Me Center is 2 miles down on the left side of the street.

Wednesday, November 1

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Plenary Session (Open to the public; Hotel Ballroom)

In His Grace,

Wade Burleson


Pastor John said...

Is the Plenary Session the only part of this meeting that is open to the public? I'm not far from St. Louis & have always been curious as to what goes on in trustee meetings.

Wade Burleson said...

Plenary Sessions are the only portion of the IMB Trustee meeting that the public can attend, unless specifically invited by the various committees to attend the committee meetings.

Bob Cleveland said...


It's Pastor Appreciation Month and I appreciate you. Thanks for ministering outside the 4 walls and the community you're in. And the example you show in adversity, and I know you remember the event to which I'm referring.

God bless.

TruthOfActs said...

Are there some new rules for making comments, or have you gone back to the old rules?
Rex Ray

Roger Simpson said...

Do the ad-hoc committees eventually issues reports of their findings? If so are they made public?

BTW, We just commissioned new missionaries from our church here last week. They are beginning training now and will be serving in SE Asia. They have really taken a step of faith by selling off most (if not all) of their possessions and going off to to the field.

Wade Burleson said...

No new rules Rex. Everyone is to be nice. That's all.

Wade Burleson said...


I have not been told what the ad hoc committees will do as far as reporting, so I can't answer your question.

Wade Burleson said...

Thanks Bob for the kind words.


Mike said...

Are you still restricted on what meetings you can attend? If yes, then why?

Mike said...

Are you able to attend committee meetings at the Board meetings? If no, then why not? And why have you not been allowed to in your opinion?

Wade Burleson said...


I am not an a committee.

Chairman Dr. John Floyd is given constitutional authority to appoint trustees to different committees.

He has expressed to me his desire to appointment me to a committee. I anticipated that it would have happened at our last meeting, but it did not. We'll see about this meeting.

I have attended, and will continue to attend, all plenary sessions and Executive Sessions (closed door sessions) of the Board.

TruthOfActs said...

Let’s see—you said on Monday, October 30, “I have received probably 100 comments favorable for a statement of cooperation…there have been 4 that could be considered critical of it including the 2 that focused on Ron’s comment—for the sake of keeping the focus on the issue at hand I am closing the comment section.”

Well, well, well—what kind of truth and grace is that? Should Ron’s comment be deleted because two people didn’t like it? He wrote what he thought was the truth. Let’s hear what these two guys say. I thought discussion was the basis for your blog. To shut the post down is what Hitler did to newspapers.

Wade, a few times you have disappointed me, but this is the first time I’m angry. You say you want to change the SBC, but you’re not going to do it with your tail between your legs.
Rex Ray