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2018 SBC annual meeting program released

 

DALLAS—The 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will convene at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 13, at 4:55 p.m.

A full schedule follows.

TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12

8:15—Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25—Welcome and Call to Order—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials Committee, Tellers, and Resolutions Committee

8:30—Scripture and Prayer—Kevin Smith, executive director, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, Columbia, Md.

8:35—Registration Report and Constitution of Convention—Don Currence, SBC registration secretary; minister of children and administration, First Baptist Church, Ozark, Mo.

8:38—Committee on Order of Business Report (First)—Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

8:43—Appreciation of Volunteers—Steve Gaines

8:45—Welcome to Dallas—Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

8:55—Honoring America and Recognition of Veterans

The Pledge of Allegiance

The National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Worship—Mark Blair

9:10—Crossover Report—Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:15—GuideStone Financial Resources Report—O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas

9:27—Introduction of New Motions (First)—Steve Gaines

9:42—Executive Committee Report (Part 1)—D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

10:12—Introduction of Past Presidents—Steve Gaines

10:17—Introduction of the President and Family—Randy C. Davis, president and executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Brentwood, Tenn.

10:22—Prayer for the President—Bill Street, minister of evangelism and discipleship, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

10:27—Worship—Mark Blair

10:35—President's Address—Steve Gaines

11:45—Closing Prayer—Trent Gann, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodville, Fla.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 12

1:15—Scripture and Prayer—Bob Davis, evangelist; pastor, Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va.

1:20—Special Guest—Dave Ramsey, personal finance expert; CEO, Ramsey Solutions, Brentwood, Tenn.

1:50—Election of Officers (First)

1:55—Executive Committee Report (Part 2)—D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for Convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

2:55—Election of Officers (Second)

3:00—Committee on Order of Business Report (Second)—Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

3:10—North American Mission Board Presentation—Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

3:40—Election of Officers (Third)

3:45—Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity)

4:00—Committee on Committees Report—Emir Caner, chairman; president, Truett-McConnell University, Cleveland, Ga.

4:10—Committee on Nominations Report—James Freeman, chairman; Country Meadows Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.

4:20—Election of Officers (Fourth)

4:25—Election of Officers (Fifth)

4:30—Committee on Resolutions Report—Jason Duesing, chairman; provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.

5:05—Closing Prayer—Danny Sinquefield, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, Tenn.

TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12

6:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third)—Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

Election of 2019 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher and Music Director

6:45—An Evening of Prayer and Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Special Guest—Ravi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Alpharetta, Ga.

8:30—International Mission Board Commissioning Service—David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:15—Closing Prayer—Rick Lance, executive director/treasurer, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Prattville, Ala.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13

8:15 Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25—Scripture and Prayer—Sonny Tucker, executive director, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Little Rock, Ark.

8:30—Committee on Order of Business Report (Fourth)—Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

8:45—Previously Scheduled Business—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

9:00—Woman's Missionary Union Report—Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer, Woman's Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.

9:12—North American Mission Board Report—Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:24—International Mission Board Report—David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:36—Evangelism Task Force Report—Paige Patterson, chairman; president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

9:46 – Worship—Mark Blair

9:55—Convention Sermon—Paige Patterson

10:35—Prayer of Response—Bob Pearle, senior pastor, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas

10:40—Joint Seminary Presentation and Reports—Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, Calif.; Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

11:55—Closing Prayer—Zac Reno, pastor, The Summit Church, Benton, Ark.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 13

2:30—Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:40—Scripture and Prayer—Noah Sidhom, pastor of leadership development, web and social media, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:45—Previously Scheduled Business—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:55—Special Guest—Jonathan Evans, author; speaker; chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys

3:10—Presentation of Officers—D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for Convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

3:20—LifeWay Christian Resources Report—Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville

3:32—LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation—Thom S. Rainer

3:47—President's Panel on Stewardship

4:25—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report—Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville

4:37—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation—Russell D. Moore

4:52—Closing Words and Dallas hand-off to Birmingham—Steve Gaines

4:55—Closing Prayer—David Hankins, executive director, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Alexandria, La. (BP)

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