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SBC Bylaw Exemption for Small State Conventions in North

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    http://mbcpathway.com/2016/09/29/ec-recommends-expanding-membership

    "The recommendation would amend SBC Bylaw 18 to exempt the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota-Wisconsin and Montana Baptist conventions from Bylaw 30’s requirement that territories have 15,000 members in cooperating Baptist churches to qualify for EC representation."

    "Frank S. Page told the committee he originated the proposed bylaw amendment in an attempt to be 'fair and kind.' Some territories 'have been a part of the convention all these years' and yet 'have no representation on the Executive Committee.'"

    "discussion ended with approximately 60 of 82 EC members favoring the recommendation on a show-of-hands vote"
     
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