did not vote to officially change their brand to "Great Commission Baptists".
"Great Commission Baptists": it would have been the perfect name to communicate to the vast unchurched Yankee people groups both what is important to this religious group, and also what it would take to join it.
Obviously most un-churched folk have no idea that the phrase "Great Commission" refers to Christ's command to make disciples and baptize the lost, but they do know what a "commission" is.
And if they join a "Great Commission Baptist" church, they would soon find out what a "great commission" is.
You see once a Yankee hears the good news and accepts Jesus as their "personal Savior" at a Great Commission Baptist church, they will then find out the bad news: to be a good member of the church, to receive the blessings of God and avoid his curses on their finances, they will have to begin forking over a "great commission" of their income; 10% or more.
Yes, 10% of your gross income, that is the new "great commission" - money you are commanded to give to your nearest Great Commission Baptist church.
Maybe a better name would be "One Big Honkin' Commission Baptists"....