Michael Tutterow , CC member and pastor of Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington , N.C. , circulated a sheet with recommendations and concerns expressed by the Coordinating Council of the CBF in North Carolina
.At a May 21 meeting a motion was made that a representative speak to the CC during the June 27 meeting in Atlanta.Tutterow
said the decision was unanimous to ask that the CC wait a year in order to talk about concerns.
There is a perception of a self-perpetuating board , Tutterow
said , and concerns about CBF becoming creedal in form and engaged in monitoring and interpreting core values.
Other concerns expressed in the statement include : changing the name of the Coordinating Council
to Governing Board -- sounds heavy-handed and legalistic ; the reduction in size of the coordination council and the change from three-year to four-year terms on the council ; Bylaw changes that require the Governing Board to report only major decision to the membership -- resulting in less accountability to the membership ; using the term chief executive officer when referring to the Coordinator ; new membership provisions eliminating the state and regional fellowships as affiliated members ; a new nomination process that allows for Governing Board members who are not members of their state or region's fellowship.
They saw that the whole process was fraught with difficulties , said Tutterow
.How it's playing at the grass roots level -- it's not well received..