Nearly 100 years after the end of the Missouri Plan of dual alignment, some Baptists today hope to see more of the spirit of Baptist cooperation. Jerry Cain, chancellor of Judson University (an American Baptist school in Illinois), loves the history of the Missouri Plan and views it as an inspiring model for futire Baptist work.
Given the circumstances of the time, the Missouri Plan was considered revolutionary. Leaders hoped it could become a model for Baptists in other states. Many hoped that one result of the plan might be for Northern and Southern Baptists to come back together once again.
In short, the plan was a way for Baptists who held different views to work together, particularly in missions.