By Steve Horn
ALEXANDRIA, La. – I, like many of you, read the report from Guidepost and experienced an array of emotions. We must do better. We must be better. Those affected by sexual abuse deserve better and certainly, our devotion to our Lord demands better.
As promised during our Annual Meeting last November, we will seek to listen to, and support, those who have suffered abuse. In addition, we will be proactive in implementing strategies that endeavor to eliminate all incidents of sexual abuse among our churches.
During our May Executive Board meeting, I updated our trustees on what’s been done since our
November gathering. We will continue to review the report from the SATF and discern what
recommendations can and should be adopted among our convention of churches.
I urge Louisiana Baptists to pray this moment brings us to a place of acknowledgment of sin which leads
to repentance that makes way for the fruit of repentance.
For about a year now, we have been calling people to introspection, consecration, intercession, and
decision through the personal revival guide, Change Me. Today, more than ever, we need to be praying,
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in
me; lead me in the everlasting way. Lord, change me!”
Steve Horn is the Louisiana Baptist executive director.