While Louisiana College burns, the final week before the Board of Trustee meeting is upon us. Next Monday and Tuesday, the Louisiana College Board of Trustees will meet to discuss and take action regarding the future of Louisiana College and its leadership.
Many Louisiana College alumni, Louisiana Baptists, and others have asked how they can help the school and its students in this time. Here are a few ways you can help:
Pray – I have been encouraged and strengthened by the number of God’s people who have been praying for LC and its students during this difficult time. Please pray for the Board of Trustees, the LC administration, and students.
Contact Trustees – A list of email address are posted below. Tell the trustees why you are concerned about the future of LC (theological intolerance, accreditation issues, infrastructure issues, etc.).
Encourage Others to Contact Trustees – Many Louisiana Baptists and even Louisiana College students and parents of students are still not aware of all that is going on at LC. Sharing the issues of the college with others and encouraging them to contact trustees will be a great help.
Share Blog Posts on Facebook and Twitter – Thousands of people have visited this blog and others during the past few weeks. Still, many Louisiana Baptists, LC students and alumni, and others, are unaware of what is going on at LC. Sharing posts on this blog and others will help to reach the uninformed in this final week before the meeting.
Contact Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Director Dr. David Hankins – Thus far, Dr. Hankins has chosen not to publicly speak as Executive Director and call for cooperation of all Louisiana Baptists, both non-Calvinists and Calvinists. Louisiana Baptists desperately need this kind of unifying leadership in light of Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard condemning Calvinism as outside of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Contact Dr. Hankins and urge him to make a public statement affirming that non-Calvinist and Calvinist Louisiana Baptists can and should co-exist and cooperate in our state convention. He need not publicly address Louisiana College matters, but he can and should address tolerance and cooperation as Executive Director. His public silence in the past weeks is very discouraging and concerning.
I cannot stress this enough, the Louisiana College Board of Trustees NEED to hear from you! From what I am hearing, the Board is being told a very limited amount of information. With every email they receive, they begin to understand the magnitude of concern coming from Louisiana Baptists.
Below is an email list that is being passed around. If you know of a correction or addition that needs to take place, please leave a comment below.
David.Hankins@LBC.org – Serves as Executive Director of Louisiana Baptist Convention (which owns Louisiana College) and college trustee.