On Monday night the Central Valley Baptist Association nominated and then appointed Pastor Scott to the Board of Directors. The unanimous vote he received was a big encouragement and indicator of the Lord’s will. In the midst of a precipitous decline in the number of churches in the Central Valley, a reality that mirrors nationwide trends, the Board is tasked with reforming the culture of the CVBA as the mission of the association focuses more and more on church planting, church revitalization, and church strengthening.
Pastor Scott is also heading a focus group looking into the need for a Director of International Missions position and the creation of an Overseas Mission Board. God is at work around the World and there is frequently a greater response to the ministries of indigenous ministers than there are trained pastors, or resources available to meet the need. The CVBA has been involved in numerous partnerships throughout its history that are providing guidance and direction presently as the focus group researches what opportunities exist for future ministry.