Pre-Convention 2018
“In the Lord we have protection,” Gaines tells Executive Committee
Welcome to DFW, SBC
What Kind of Witness Will We Leave in Dallas?
2018 SBC Annual Meeting Program
2018 SBC Annual Meeting Event Schedules
Cooperative Program Stage
2018 SBC App
Associations Address Ministry Needs, Plan for Future
In-state Associational Partnership Benefits Both
Warren Association: Reversing the Trend in Baptisms
Evangelists Meet for Summit 2018
Executive Committee to Recommend National Day of Prayer on SBC Events Calendar
What to Expect for Crossover Dallas
Gift of Building Sparks Growth of Kentucky Church Plant
Entering the Second Century of Service
New Orleans Seminary Celebrates One Hundred Years
Creating a Stewardship Culture in Your Congregation
For the Pastor’s Wife: The Power of One

 

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SBC LIFE (ISSN 1081-8189), Volume 26, Number 2, © 2018 Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Committee


Pre-Convention 2018

2018 SBC Annual Meeting Event Schedules

Dallas

*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.


Pastors’ Conference

Fulfill Your Ministry! (2 Timothy 4:5a)

June 10–11
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

www.sbcpc.net
Twitter: @SBCPastorsConf

Registration: This event is free to all who wish to attend. No registration is required.

Session 1: Sunday, June 10 (6:00–9:00p)
Speakers: Juan Sanchez, James Merritt, and Tony Evans

Session 2: Monday, June 11 (9:00a–12:00p)
Speakers: Bryan Carter, Cameron Triggs, and Jack Graham

Session 3: Monday, June 11 (1:30–4:30p)
Speakers: Ray Pritchard, Robert Smith, and additional speaker TBA

Session 4: Monday, June 11 (6:00–9:00p)
Speakers: Daven Watkins, Charlie Dates, and J. D. Greear

Worship Led by: Joe Pace with Shiloh Church choir


Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders

June 9–11
The Adolphus Hotel

Registration Cost: $99 (before May 1); $109 (after May 1)
Wives may attend at no additional cost.
DOM Wives workshop track offered.

Saturday, June 9
Pre-Conference for New and Prospective DOMs
6:30–7:15p Session 1: Greetings, Introductions, Healthy Associations
7:25–8:10p Session 2 (choose one):
“How to Prepare and Become a DOM”
“Best Practices the First Two Years”
8:20–9:00p Session 3: Strategic Missional Leadership Roundtable
Sunday, June 10
9:00–9:30a Check-in/Ministry Fair/Networking
9:30–10:45a Worship Service
Speaker: Eric Geiger
11:15a–12:45p Catered Lunch
1:05–1:50p Plenary 1
Speaker: Tom Billings
2:15–3:00p Business Session & Study Team Report
3:20–4:20p Workshops 1
4:40–5:40p Workshops 2
6:00–7:30p Banquet
Speaker: Paige Patterson
Monday, June 11
7:30–8:45a Executive Team Breakfast
9:00–10:00a Workshops 3
10:20–11:20a Plenary 2
Speaker: Ed Stetzer

SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

Restored

Tuesday, June 12
Noon
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Ballroom A

Featured Guest: Lisa Harper

Tickets: www.lifeway.com/en/events/ministers-wives-luncheon/
$15 in advance; $20 at the door


WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

Unshakable Pursuit

June 10–11

Pre-registration is required for Sunday: $34 (includes dinner on Sunday; and lunch on Monday, along with charter bus transportation to area ministry sites)

Sunday, June 10
Eddie Deen’s Ranch
3:00p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Welcome
35th Anniversary of Baptist Nursing FellowshipSM
Missionary Speakers: A & K (IMB) and C & S (IMB)
President’s Address: Linda Cooper, national WMU
Election of Officers
4:00p Missions Activities Around the Tables
4:30p BBQ Dinner & Idea Rodeo
6:00p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
Dellanna West O’Brien Leadership Award
Testimonies: 2018 National Acteens® Panelists
Missionary Speakers: A & K (IMB) and C & S (IMB)
Monday, June 11
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
9:00–11:00a Missions Options
  • Conferences at the Convention Center
  • Refugee Simulation in the Exhibit Hall
  • Tour Area Ministry Sites (pre-registration required)
12:00p NAMB Send Luncheon, Omni Hotel (WMU participants pre-registered for Sunday are invited to lunch, compliments of NAMB)
2:00–4:00p Missions Options (see above)
Monday, June 11 (Evening)
No pre-registration is required. Admission is free.
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Bruton Theatre
6:45p Pre-session music: The Sounds of Southwestern’s School of Church Music directed by Leo Day, dean, School of Church Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
7:00p A Night at the Theatre—Missions Style
The Sounds of Southwestern’s School of Church Music
David Platt, president, IMB
Kevin Ezell, president, NAMB
David Melber, vice president, NAMB Send Relief
Missionary Speakers: A & K (IMB), C & S (IMB), Kempton and Caryn Turner (NAMB)
Linda Cooper, president, national WMU
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director, national WMU
Hmong Choir
Prayer Features: NAMB Send Relief Centers, IMB and NAMB missionaries

Visit wmu.com/dallas for more information and to register for Sunday.


Pastors’ Wives Session of the Pastors’ Conference

Restored

Monday, June 11
9:00–11:30a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Ballrooms A2–3

Speakers: Lisa Harper, Beth Moore, Amanda Moore Jones, Sherri Pomeroy

The Pastors’ Wives Expo will be in the foyer outside the ballroom on Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12.


National African American Fellowship, SBC 2018 Annual Meeting and Banquet

Monday, June 11
4:00p NAAF Annual Meeting
Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom 3
Devotional Preacher: Terry Turner
6:30p NAAF 24th Anniversary Banquet
Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom 1/2/8
Speaker: Byron Day, president
Banquet Tickets: $65 per person

RSVP for Banquet: www.naafsbc.org/giving


Asian-American Baptist/ 2nd Generation Fellowship

Monday, June 11
7:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Room A122/A123

7:00p Welcome: Tra Xiong, president, Asian-American Fellowship
Opening Prayer
Word of Greeting
Presentation of Appreciation Award: Sing Oldham and Ken Weathersby
Annual Report: Tra Xiong
Annual Report: Thomas Wong, president, 2nd Generation Asian-American Fellowship
Appointment of New Officers: Carter Tan
Entity Sharing: Minwood Jang, SEBTS
Closing Remarks/Prayer: Paul Kim

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists

Friday, June 8–Saturday, June 9
Retreat and Business Meeting
(for Southern Baptist Evangelists and their guests)
Hyatt Regency Dallas, Gaston Room
Sunday, June 10
10:00a Worship Celebration
(free event, open to the public)
First Baptist Church Grapevine
Speakers: Rick Gage and David Stockwell
Worship: Russell and Kristi Johnson, Terry Veazey, and Amy Stockwell
Monday, June 11
4:30p Southwest Supper Sing-A-Long
(free event for pastors and Convention attendees)
Food, fun, and fellowship featuring music evangelists
Omni Hotel, Trinity Ballroom 5/6

More information: sbcevangelist.org/dallas-convention


Messenger Orientation

Monday, June 11
4:30p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, D221

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 13, 12:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom D4

Midwestern Seminary Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms F/G

New Orleans Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballrooms C3–4

Southeastern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms C–E

Southern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00p
Omni Hotel
Trinity Ballrooms 1–8

Southwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms A/B/H

OTHER ALUMNI EVENTS

Luther Rice Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 12, 11:45a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C145

Mid-America Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Tuesday, June 12, 11:45a
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms F/G

Mississippi College Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 12, 5:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C141

OBU Alumni and Friends Night
Tuesday, June 12, 9:30p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C142

Samford University Alumni and Friends
Wednesday, June 13, 2:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C143

AFFINITY/MINISTRY GROUPS

9Marks@9
Tuesday, June 12, 9:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom D

Asian American Fellowship
Monday, June 11, 7:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
A122/A123

B21 Luncheon
Tuesday, June 12, 11:30a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom D
To register: baptist21.com

Church2Church Hispanic Fellowship
Sunday, June 10, 10:00a
Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida

Connect 316 Celebration
Monday, June 11, 9:00p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballroom H
To register: connect316.net

ERLC/9Marks
Monday, June 11, 9:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom D

Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries
Monday, June 11, 7:00a
Omni Hotel
Deep Ellum A

Fellowship of Native American Christians
Monday, June 11, 10:00a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
A115/A117

Hispanic AVANCE Meeting
Monday, June 11, 8:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
A309/A310

Hispanic Fellowship of SBC
Monday, June 11, 1:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
A306/A307

Life Action Ministries Revival Forum
Tuesday, June 12, 11:30a
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms A/B

National African American Fellowship Business Meeting
Monday, June 11, 4:00p
Omni Hotel
Trinity Ballroom 3

National African American Fellowship Banquet
Monday, June 11, 6:30p
Omni Hotel
Trinity Ballrooms 1/2/8
To register: naafsbc.org

SBC Evangelists’ Retreat and Business Meeting
Friday, June 8–Saturday, June 9
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Gaston Room

SBC Evangelists’ Southwest Supper Sing-a-Long
Monday, June 11, 4:30p
Omni Hotel
Trinity Ballrooms 5/6

SBC Evangelists’ Worship Celebration
Sunday, June 10, 10:00a
First Baptist Church Grapevine

SBC Senders
Monday, June 11, 7:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C144/C145

Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders
Saturday, June 9–Monday, June 11
The Adolphus Hotel
To register: sbcassociations.org

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 12:00p
TGIFridays
1713 N Market St
For more information: sbmessianic.net

Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C144
For more information: womenwork.net

MINISTRY EVENTS

Bivocational Luncheon (NAMB)
Wednesday, June 13, 11:30a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom D3

Cooperative Program Stage
Monday, June 11–Wednesday, June 13
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
For more information: talkCP.com

For the Church (MBTS)
Tuesday, June 12, 11:00a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballrooms C1–4
To register: mbts.edu

Global Hunger Relief Run
Wednesday, June 13
To register: globalhungerrelief.com/run

The Gospel and the Future of the Church (ERLC Pre-Conference)
Friday, June 8–Saturday, June 9
The Village Church
Flower Mound Campus
To register: erlc.com/upcoming-events/2018-sbc-pre-conference

LifeWay Breakfast
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom C

LifeWay Movie Screenings
Monday, June 11, 9:00p
Tuesday, June 12, 9:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballrooms C2–3

Messenger Orientation
Monday, June 11, 4:30p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
D221

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon
Tuesday, June 12, 12:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom A
To register: lifeway.com/en/events/ministers-wives-luncheon

NAMB Ambassador Fellowship
Monday, June 11, 1:30p
Omni Hotel
West End

NAMB Church Revitalization and Replant Lab
Saturday, June 9–Sunday, June 10
Criswell College
To register: namb.net/events/replant

NAMB Race Relationships Within the SBC
Tuesday, June 12, 8:00p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballroom F

NAMB SBC Chaplains Reception
Monday, June 11, 3:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
D175

NAMB Send Network Church Planters
Monday, June 11, 1:30p
Omni Hotel
Katy Trail

Pastors’ Conference
Sunday, June 10–Monday, June 11
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Hall F

Pastors’ Wives Session
Monday, June 11, 9:00a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballrooms A2–3

SEBTS Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00a
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballrooms D1–2

Send Luncheon
Monday, June 11, 11:30a
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballroom
To register: namb.net

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia Reception
Monday, June 11, 8:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
A302/A303

Southern Baptists of Texas Reception
Monday, June 11, 8:30p
Omni Hotel
Dallas Ballrooms B–C

Text-Driven Preaching (SWBTS)
Sunday, June 10, 4:00p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom C4

Tea at 3 (SWBTS)
Monday, June 11, 2:30p
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ballroom A

Tennessee Baptist Messengers Fellowship
Monday, June 11, 8:30p
Omni Hotel
Trinity Ballroom 4

Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10–Monday, June 11
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Theater

Women’s Expo
Monday, June 11–Tuesday, June 12
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Foyer—Ballroom A

CHILDCARE/YOUTH

Preschool Childcare (birth–4 years)
Sunday, June 10–Wednesday, June 13
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C147
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

Giant Cow Ministries (ages 5–12)
Sunday, June 10–Wednesday, June 13
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Hall C
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

Youth on Mission
(completed grades 7–12)
Tuesday, June 12–Wednesday, June 13
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
C149
Pre-registration is required: sbcannualmeeting.net

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