The SBC will look different this summer

This post is a bit of inside baseball for all my Southern Baptist readers. I just learned that our annual meeting will be quite different this June. Pastor Ronnie Floyd will preside over a revamped program that moves all convention business, resolutions, and seminary reports to Tuesday morning and afternoon. Tuesday evening through Wednesday will have a focus on ministry and mission. Wednesday afternoon will feature the convention sermon as well as a panel discussion on “The Supreme Court and Same -Sex Marriage: Preparing Our Churches for the Future.” Panelists include Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, and others. You can look at an overview of the schedule below.

This year’s meeting will be in Columbus, Ohio on June 16-17. I hope to see you there!

Highlights of the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention

Tuesday Morning, June 16

· Presidential Address

· All Seminary Reports

Tuesday Afternoon, June 16

· Executive Committee reports and Recommendations

· Committee on Committees Report

· Committee on Nominations Report

· GuideStone Report

· Elections of All SBC Officers

· Committee on Resolutions Report

· Other SBC Business

Tuesday Night, June 16

“A National Prayer Gathering of Southern Baptists for the Next Great Awakening and to Reach the World for Christ”

· Brief Moments in God’s Word, Seasons of Prayer in Response to God, and Other Expressions of Worship

· Led by Southern Baptist Pastors Enlisted by the SBC President

Wednesday Morning, June 17

Entire Session Given to Missions Around the World

· WMU Report

· North American Mission Board Report

· International Mission Board Report


· Celebrating the Church on Mission Around the World

o Over one hundred Missionaries, Spouses and Sending Church Pastors

o Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board

o David Platt, president, International Mission Board

o Ronnie Floyd, president, Southern Baptist Convention

  • Shane & Shane, worship leaders

Wednesday Afternoon, June 17

· LifeWay Report

· Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Report

· SBC Presidential Panel: “The Supreme Court and Same -Sex Marriage: Preparing Our Churches for the Future”

President Ronnie Floyd, Interviewing Russell Moore, Albert Mohler, and Others

· Convention Sermon; Eddie Bumpers, pastor, Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri

One Comment

  • James Bradshaw

    You’ll be in my hometown of Columbus. It’s a great city.

    You should be aware, though, that the week of your conference coincides with the city’s Gay Pride week festivities and parade, and it draws enormous crowds. Perhaps this was intentional given the topics being presented?

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