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Last Sunday, Phil publicly announced the elders’ final decision to appoint Daniel Baker to the role of Senior Pastor. Here is the explanation of that decision. As we have emphasized over the last few months, we are grateful to have a plurality of elders, and it bears repeating that Phil isn’t going anywhere. He will still be one of your pastors. He will still have his office at SGC. He will continue to preach, though perhaps not quite as often. We invite you to pray for Daniel and all of the elders during this transition, and we invite you to continue working with us for the building up of the church to the glory of God.

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On Friday the Sovereign Grace churches ratified a whole new way of functioning as a family of churches. We introduced a level of organization that far surpasses anything in our history together. That is, we have many more committees and structures than at any point in our past. The question could rightly be asked in the face of this new labyrinth, “Won't this kill mission?”

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A few weeks ago now the revised polity proposal was released. This completed a long process that formally began last spring, though in many ways it predates that season by several years. You might be wondering if you have the fortitude to wade through another document that passes the 100-page mark. If that's you, here are some things to know about the new polity and which parts of it (if any) you should read.

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Yesterday, CJ Mahaney posted his resignation as the president of Sovereign Grace Ministries. As he states in his letter, he will be transitioning to life as a pastor of the SG church in Louisville, work with Together for the Gospel, and do other occasional opportunities as they arise. He has also withdrawn his name from consideration for the role of the new Executive Director in SG.

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