Summer 2017
My Prayer for the SBC: Health, Harmony, and Wholeness
Executive Committee Enlists ‘Young Leader’ CP Catalysts
Is the Cooperative Program Needed Anymore?
Putting Your ‘Yes’ on the Table, and Keeping it There
Quartzsite Church Ministers, No Matter Its Size
First Indian Baptist Church Committed to ‘Natives Reaching Natives’
Putting the World at the Feet of Jesus
Associational Prayer Ministry Transitions, Expands
Louisville ‘Intra-Church’ Ministry Trains Local Churches for Refugee Ministry
The First Act of Love
Standing Together: Children’s Homes Minister in Jesus’ Name
Adjusting to the Changing Face of Nashville
2011 Affirmation of Unity and Cooperation
EC Young Leaders Advisory Council Seeks Input
God’s Creative Glory on Display in Arizona
For the Pastor's Wife: Do You Believe?

 

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SBC LIFE (ISSN 1081-8189), Volume 25, Number 4, © 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Committee


May 2017 Issue

2017 SBC Annual Meeting Conference Schedules

Phoenix, Arizona

*All event listings are accurate according to the Executive Committee’s information at press time and are subject to change. Please refer to the “SBC Annual Meetings” app for updates and to plan your schedule.

Download the event listings as a PDF here.


Pastors’ Conference

June 11–12
Phoenix Convention Center

Theme: Above Every Name
www.sbcpc.net
Twitter: @SBCPastorsConf
Registration: This event is free to all who wish to attend. No registration is required.

Session 1: Sunday, June 11 (6:00–9:00p)
Philippians 1:1–11 David Choi
Philippians 1:12–26 John Onwuchekwa
Philippians 1:27–30 Chris Davis
Common Ground Testimony Fred Luter
Session 2: Monday, June 12 (9:00–11:45a)
Philippians 2:1–4 Jimmy Meek
Philippians 2:5–11 Nathan Rose
Philippians 2:12–18 Ryan Rice
Common Ground Testimony J. D. Grear
Session 3: Monday, June 12 (1:30–4:30p)
Philippians 2:19–30 Jamar Andrews
Philippians 3:1–11 Jose Abella
Philippians 3:12–16 Spencer Plumlee
Common Ground Testimony Johnny Hunt
Session 4: Monday, June 12 (6:00–9:00p)
Philippians 3:17–21 Michael Allen
Philippians 4:1–9 Bart Barber
Philippians 4:10–23 Shane Hall
Common Ground Testimony Steve Gaines

Worship led by: Keith and Kristyn Getty


Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders

June 11–12
Westin Phoenix Downtown

Theme: Work heartily, as for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
Registration Cost: $89 (through June 4)
Wives may attend at no additional cost.
DOM Wives Workshop Track offered.

Sunday, June 11
9:00–9:45a Check-in/Ministry Fair/Networking
9:45–11:00a Worship Service
Speaker: Robby Gallaty
11:30a–1:00p Catered Lunch
1:15–2:15p Plenary 1 (includes Business Meeting)
Speaker: Jeff Iorg
2:30–3:00p Roundtable: The Role of Associations
Speakers: Jeff Iorg, Robby Gallaty, and Ray Gentry
3:20–4:20p Workshop 1
4:40–5:40p Workshop 2
6:00–7:30p Banquet
Speaker: Johnny Hunt
Monday, June 12
8:45–9:00a Ministry Fair/Networking
9:00–10:00a Workshop 3
10:20–11:20a Plenary 2
Speaker: Byron Paulus

For more info, and to register, visit www.sbcal17.eventbrite.com.


AVANCE

Monday, June 12
Phoenix Convention Center, West 106C

Featured speaker: Edgar Aponte
Panel discussions: Fernando Mangieri, Ivan Ballines, Ivan Montenegro


WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

June 11–12
Defining Moments
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Sunday, June 11
On-site registration opens at 2:00p.
3:00–4:45p Pre-session conferences
4:30–6:00p Reception to greet Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director, national WMU
7:00p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Prayer Feature: Carlos Ferrer, NAMB
Church planters: Kelly and Brandi Parrish, NAMB (Colorado)
20th Anniversary of CWJC®/Dove Award: Sandy Wisdom-Martin
Monday, June 12
On-site registration opens at 2:00p.
9:00a WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Missionary Speakers: Ross and Dena Frierson, IMB
Dellanna West O’Brien Award
Testimonies: 2017 National Acteens® Panelists
Business Session and Election of Officers
President’s Address: Linda Cooper, national WMU
11:00a–Noon Conferences
2:00p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Prayer Feature: Edgar Aponte, IMB
Ken Weathersby, SBC Executive Committee
Church Planters: Jacob and Jessica Dahl, NAMB (Washington)
Testimonies: 2017 National Acteens® Panelists
Featured Speaker: Gordon Fort, IMB
4:00–5:00p Conferences
6:30p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Missionary Speaker: Cheryl Derbyshire, IMB (Thailand)
Special Pre-screening of Mully
Q&A with Charles and Esther Mulli
Meet and greet with the Mullis / WorldCraftsSM Fair-Trade Market

Visit wmu.com/phoenix for more information and to register.


Pastors’ Wives Session of the Pastors’ Conference

Monday, June 12
8:45–11:45a
Phoenix Convention Center, North 120B/C Ballroom

Theme: Brave

Speakers: Kelly Minter, Kay Warren, Mary Margaret Gibson, Charlotte Akin, Marshelle Wilburn

The Pastors’ Wives Expo will be in the foyer outside the ballroom on Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13.


SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

Tuesday, June 13
Noon
Phoenix Convention Center, North 120A–D Ballroom

Theme: Brave—Proverbs 31:25

Featured guest: Kelly Minter

Tickets: www.lifeway.com/sbcwives
$15 in advance; $20 at the door


National African American Fellowship, SBC
2017 Annual Meeting and Banquet

Monday, June 12
4:00p NAAF Annual Meeting
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Level 2, Estrella Room
Devotional Preacher: Dennis Dunn
6:30p NAAF 23rd Anniversary Banquet
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Level 2, Maryvale Room
Speaker: Byron Day, president
Tickets: $60 per person

RSVP for banquet: www.naafsbc.org


National Asian American Fellowship

Monday, June 12
7:00–9:00p
Phoenix Convention Center, North 132B/C, Level 100
(Refreshments provided)

7:00p Welcome/Announcements/Prayer: Ted Lam, president
A Word of Greeting: Frank Page and Jeff Iorg
Partnership Report: David Jackson
Recognition of National Asian-American 2 Generation Fellowship: Ted Lam
Fellowship Updates: Felix Sermon
Partnership Report: Jeff Iorg
Closing comments: Tra Xiong, vice president
Closing Prayer: Thomas Wong

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists

Friday, June 9–Saturday, June 10
Southern Baptist Evangelists’ Retreat and Business Meeting
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
2400 East Missouri Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Sunday, June 11
10:00a Worship Service (all are welcome)
First Southern Baptist Church
3100 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
Speakers: David Stockwell and Sammy Tippit
Music: Amy Stockwell, Russell and Kristi Johnson, and Bob Smith
Monday, June 12
4:30–6:00p Southwest Supper Sing-A-Long
Food, Fun, and Fellowship
Phoenix Convention Center, 129A/B
Featuring music evangelists Russell and Kristi Johnson, Amy Stockwell, Bob Smith, and more.

Messenger Orientation

Monday, June 12
4:30–5:30p
Phoenix Convention Center, North 228B

There will be a free orientation regarding messenger participation in the annual meeting for anyone wishing to attend. The session will include an explanation of “high interest” times, program personalities and processes, how and when messengers may use the floor microphones, how to use the registration materials, etc. There will also be a “Q&A” time. Interested messengers are encouraged to register at the registration desk prior to attending and bring their registration materials to this session. Convention attendees who are not messengers are also welcome. No advance registration or reservation for this session is required.


SBC SEMINARY ALUMNI EVENTS

Gateway Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 129A/B

Midwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120B/C

New Orleans Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120A Ballroom

Southeastern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West­ 301D

Southern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301A

Southwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120D Ballroom

OTHER ALUMNI EVENTS

Friends of Northeastern Baptist College Banquet
Tuesday, June 13, 5:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 132A/B/C

Luther Rice College and Seminary Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 132A/B

Mid-America Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 129A/B

Mississippi College Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 13, 5:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 231A/B/C

Samford University Alumni and Friends
Wednesday, June 14, 2:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 225B

Union University Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 13, 6:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 226A/B/C

AFFINITY/MINISTRY GROUPS

9Marks@9
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301D

National Asian American Fellowship
Monday, June 12, 7:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 132B/C

Association of State Baptist Publications
Monday, June 12, 6:00p
Sheraton Grand
Laveen A

AVANCE
Monday, June 12, 7:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 106C

Baptist21 Luncheon
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301D
To register: baptist21.com

Chinese Baptist Fellowship
Tuesday, June 13, 4:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 127A/B/C

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Retreat and Business Meeting
Friday, June 9–Saturday, June 10
Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Southwest Supper Sing-A-Long
Monday, June 12, 4:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 129A/B

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Worship Service
Sunday, June 11, 9:00a
First Southern Baptist Church, Phoenix

Connect 316 Supper
Tuesday, June 13, 5:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301B/C
To register: connect316.net

Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America
June 12–14
Arizona Grand Resort Hotel

ERLC/9Marks
Monday, June 12, 9:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301D

Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries
Monday, June 12, 7:00a
Sheraton Grand
Desert Sky

Fellowship of Native American Christians
Monday, June 12, 10:00a
Phoenix Convention Center
North 127A/B

Fellowship of Native American Christians Conference
June 10–11
First Indian Baptist Church
Phoenix, Arizona

Filipino International Mission Board Summit
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00a
Phoenix Convention Center
North 127A/B

Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America
Tuesday, June 13, 2:00p
Sheraton Grand
Maryvale A/B

Korean American English Speaking Pastors’ Conference
Tuesday, June 13, 2:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 230

National African American Fellowship Annual Meeting
Monday, June 12, 4:00p
Sheraton Grand
Estrella

National African American Fellowship Banquet
Monday, June 12, 6:30p
Sheraton Grand
Maryvale A/B
To register: naafsbc.org

Replicate Ministries Panel Discussions
Monday, June 12–Wednesday, June 14
Phoenix Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Booth 500
For more information: replicate.org/sbc2017

Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders
Sunday, June 11–Monday, June 12
Westin Downtown

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Sunday, June 11, 11:00a
First Arabic Baptist Church, Phoenix
For more information: sbmessianic.net

MINISTRY EVENTS

Bivocational Luncheon
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301C

Cooperative Program Stage and Platform
Monday, June 12–Wednesday, June 14
Phoenix Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
For more information: talkcp.com

For the Church at Phoenix (MBTS)
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North Hall A
To register: mbts.edu

Global Hunger Relief Run
Wednesday, June 14, 6:20a
Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix
To register: globalhungerrelief.com

“I Can Only Imagine” Movie Screening
Monday, June 12, 9:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North Hall A

IMB Dinner
Monday, June 12, 5:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301A/B/C

LifeWay Breakfast
Tuesday, June 13, 7:00a
Phoenix Convention Center
North Hall A

LifeWay Movie Screening
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North Hall A

Messenger Orientation
Monday, June 12, 4:30-5:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 228B

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon
Tuesday, June 13, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120A–D Ballroom
To register: lifeway.com/sbcwives

NAMB Sponsored Chaplain Fellowship
Monday, June 12, 3:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 128A/B

Pastors’ Conference
Sunday, June 11–Monday, June 12
Phoenix Convention Center
North Halls B–E

Pastors’ Wives Expo
Sunday, June 11–Tuesday, June 13
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120 Lobby

Pastors’ Wives Session
Monday, June 12, 8:45a
Phoenix Convention Center
North 120B/C Ballroom

SEBTS Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, June 14, 7:00a
Phoenix Convention Center
North 127A/B/C

Send Luncheon
Monday, June 12, 12:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301A/B/C
To register: namb.net/sendluncheon

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia Reception
Monday, June 12, 8:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
North 225B

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Reception
Monday, June 12, 8:30p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 101A/B/C

SWBTS Preaching Workshop
Sunday, June 11, 9:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301D

SWBTS Tea at 3
Monday, June 12, 3:00p
Phoenix Convention Center
West 301D

Tennessee Baptist Messengers Fellowship
Monday, June 12, 8:30p
Sheraton Grand
Ahwatukee A/B

Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 11–Monday, June 12
Renaissance Hotel

CHILDCARE/YOUTH

Preschool Childcare (birth–5 years)
Sunday, June 11–Wednesday, June 14
Phoenix Convention Center
North 130, 131A/B/C
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

Giant Cow Ministries (ages 6–12)
Sunday, June 11–Wednesday, June 14
Phoenix Convention Center
North Hall 2
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

Youth on Mission (completed grades 7–12)
Tuesday, June 13–Wednesday, June 14
Phoenix Convention Center
North 126C
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

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