Today, an academic and theological statement of philosophy of ministry for Gulf Stream Baptist Association was distributed to the pastors of Gulf Stream Churches. This philosophy has been in development for the past 18 months and was officially recieved by the Board of Trustees in July of this year. Reactions are already beginning to come into the office. Pastor Albert Nordelus of El Shaddai Baptist Church said, "For me its the best idea for Gulfstream Baptist association." Pastor Guy Melton of Oasis affirmed the philosophy saying, "Great stuff."