The Missouri Baptist Convention and the Missouri Baptist Foundation were back in the Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 15.
Outgoing Cole County Circuit Court Judge Paul Wilson ruled on Dec. 31, 2011, that the Foundation did not have the right to file amendments made to its charter in October 2001.
The Foundation appealed the verdict, and the Western District Court of Appeals sent it back to Cole County.
On June 6, 2014, Judge Frank Conley issued a final judgment against the Foundation in which he ruled the MBF would return to its 1994 charter.
The Foundation filed a notice of appeal the following October, and the appeals court agreed to consider the matter on Sept. 15.
At issue was whether Conley dealt with issues the Foundation claimed were left unresolved in his final order. Each side was given 15 minutes to present its arguments with a five-minute rebuttal by the Foundation.
Foundation attorneys said the Western District Court of Appeals does not have a specific deadline for making its decision so it could take a month or several months.