This past week I had lunch with a man who is known as a Regional Consultant in Georgia Baptist life. I am a first time pastor and he wanted to get to know me a little and just bring me up to speed on how I could use him and the GBC in my ministry. In his words he is a "general doctor"...there to offer help and remedy when he can but if he can't his job is to find me the "specialist." Now please correct me if I am wrong but isn't this just a middle-man? We pay this guy a pretty nice salary and give him a blackberry and lap-top and car so he can get pastors and churches in contact with the people that we really need to talk to. To be honest I think this is a wast of money that Baptist could be using for missions or new churches. Anyone else have a thought?