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2008 Southern Baptist Convention

Tuesday Morning, June 10

UNDERSTANDING GOD'S PLAN

The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9 (HCSB)

8:00 Concert of Praise - The Sanctuary Choir, Jeff Hensley, music associate, Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC, and Worship Team and Band, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

8:10 Congregational Praise and Worship - L. Lavon Gray, Convention music director, minister of music and worship, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

8:15 Call to Order - Frank Page, president, Southern Baptist Convention, pastor, Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC

Registration Report and Constitution of the Convention - James H. (Jim) Wells, SBC registration secretary, director of missions, Tri County Baptist Association, Nixa, MO

8:20 Prayer - Bill Bryan, associate pastor, First Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

8:25 Committee on Order of Business (First Report) - Gearl Spicer, chairman, senior pastor, One Heart Church, Atlanta, GA

8:30 Welcome - To Be Announced

8:35 Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials, Resolutions, and Tellers - Frank Page

8:40 Introduction of Motions - Frank Page

9:05 Music Feature - Gaither Vocal Band, Alexandria, IN

9:15 Local Arrangements Committee Presentation - R. Clark Logan, Jr., vice president for business and finance, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, TN

9:20 Crossover Evangelism Report - Ken Weathersby, senior strategist, evangelization, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA

9:25 Executive Committee Report (Part 1) - Morris H. Chapman, president, Nashville, TN

10:25 Committee on Nominations Report - David G. Hill, chairman, senior pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Springfield, OH

10:35 Congregational Praise and Worship - L. Lavon Gray

10:40 Music Feature - The Sanctuary Choir, Taylors First Baptist Church

10:45 SBC President's Address - Frank Page

11:25 Benediction - David S. Dockery, president, Union University, Jackson, TN

 

Tuesday Afternoon, June 10

ENGAGING GOD'S PEOPLE

Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His Harvest. - Matthew 9:38 (HCSB)

1:25 Concert of Praise - L. Lavon Gray, Choir, and Orchestra, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

1:35 Prayer - Reginald Fletcher, pastor, Living Word Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

1:40 Woman's Missionary Union Report - Wanda S. Lee, executive director-treasurer, Birmingham, AL and Kaye Miller, president, National WMU, Little Rock, AR

1:50 SBC Historical Library and Archives Report - R. Albert (Al) Mohler, Jr., chairman, Council of Seminary Presidents, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

1:55 Business - Gearl Spicer
Committee on Order of Business (Second Report)
Referrals/Introduction of Motions

2:10 Executive Committee Report (Part 2) - Morris H. Chapman

2:40 Time of Prayer - Larry Wynn, senior pastor, Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, GA

2:45 Election of Officers (First)

2:55 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Report - Jeff Iorg, president, Mill Valley, CA

3:10 Introduction of New Motions - Frank Page

3:20 Worship in Music - Derrick Burt, concert artist, and First Baptist Choir and Orchestra, Jackson, MS

3:25 Challenge - Forrest Pollock, senior pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

3:45 LifeWay Christian Resources Report - Thom S. Rainer, president, Nashville, TN

3:55 LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation - Thom S. Rainer

4:15 Congregational Praise and Worship - Scott Allred, minister of music and worship arts, Hunter Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL

4:20 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity) - Frank Page

4:35 Time of Prayer - J. Brian Fossett, president, Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, president, Fossett Ministries, Dalton, GA

4:40 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report - Paige Patterson, president, Fort Worth, TX

4:55 Election of Officers (Second)

5:10 Benediction - Lt. Richard Ryan, chaplain, United States Navy, O'Fallon, IL

 

Tuesday Evening, June 10

SHARING GOD'S MESSAGE

But how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? - Romans 10:14 (HCSB)

6:30 Concert of Praise - Indiana Baptist Combined Choirs, Steve Blanchard, director, director of worship ministries, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, and Worship Team and Band, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

6:40 Prayer - Wade Steelman, director, X-tended Missions Network, Hernando, MS

6:45 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report - Richard D. Land, president, Nashville, TN

7:00 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation - Richard D. Land

7:20 Election of Officers (Third)

7:30 Business - Gearl Spicer
Committee on Order of Business (Third Report)

7:40 Previously Scheduled Business - Frank Page

8:05 Congregational Praise and Worship - L. Lavon Gray, Worship Team, and Band, First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

8:10 Music Feature - Indiana Baptist Combined Choirs

8:15 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Report - Charles S. (Chuck) Kelley, Jr., president, New Orleans, LA

8:30 Time of Prayer - Bill Taylor, president, Unlimited Partnerships, Inc., Brentwood, TN

8:35 Concert of Praise - Mark Harris, INO recording artist and worship leader, Daphne, AL

8:50 North American Mission Board Report - Geoffrey A. Hammond, president, Alpharetta, GA

9:00 North American Mission Board Presentation - Geoffrey A. Hammond

9:20 Benediction - Michael Nardin, retired pastor, Central Baptist Church, Clinton Township, MI

 

Wednesday Morning, June 11

SEEKING GOD'S FACE

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful. - James 5:16 (HCSB)

8:00 Concert of Praise - Mississippi Baptist Symphony, Orchestra, David Young, director, instrumental consultant, Mississippi Baptist Convention, Jackson, MS

8:15 Prayer - Marcos Elizondo, associate director, Hispanic & Multicultural, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Columbia, SC

8:20 Election of Officers (Fourth)

8:30 Business - Gearl Spicer
Committee on Order of Business (Fourth Report)

8:50 Previously Scheduled Business - Gearl Spicer

9:05 Committee on Resolutions (First Report) - Darrell P. Orman, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Stuart, FL

9:35 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Report - R. Albert (Al) Mohler, Jr., president, Louisville, KY

9:50 Congregational Praise and Worship - L. Graham Smith, director, Church Music Department, Mississippi Baptist Convention, Jackson, MS

9:55 Music Feature - Louisiana College Chorale, Fred Guilbert, Jr., director, coordinator of church music, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA

10:00 Challenge - Rob Blackaby, president, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

10:20 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report - R. Philip (Phil) Roberts, president, Kansas City, MO

10:35 Election of Officers (Fifth)

10:45 Committee on Committees Report - Stephen P. Davis, executive director, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

10:55 GuideStone Financial Resources Report - O. S. Hawkins, president, Dallas, TX

11:10 Prayer Time - Rick Shepherd, director, Department of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening, Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, FL

11:15 Congregational Praise and Worship - Keith and Kristyn Getty, modern hymn writers, Chagrin Falls, OH

11:20 Music Feature - Keith and Kristyn Getty

11:25 Convention Message - Al Gilbert, senior pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

12:00 Benediction - Shane Hall, pastor, First Baptist Church, Clinton, OK

 

Wednesday Evening, June 11

ACCOMPLISHING GOD'S COMMAND

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. - Matthew 28:19-20 (HCSB)

6:00 Concert of Praise - Combined Choirs and Orchestra, Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors , SC; First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS; Northside Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN, John Reeder, associate pastor worship and evangelism; Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN, Rick Terry, minister of music; Calvary Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN, David Tripp, minister of music; and Mississippi Baptist Symphony Orchestra

6:10 Prayer - Gi Youl Bahn, pastor, Indianapolis Korean Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN

6:15 Presentation of Outgoing Officers - Morris H. Chapman

6:20 Presentation of New Officers - Morris H. Chapman

6:25 Recognition of Former SBC Presidents - Frank Page

6:35 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Report - Daniel L. (Danny) Akin, president, Wake Forest, NC

6:50 Business - Gearl Spicer
Committee on Order of Business (Fifth Report)
Election of 2009 Convention Sermon Preacher, Alternate Preacher, and Music Director

7:00 Previously Scheduled Business - Frank Page

7:15 Committee on Resolutions (Final Report) - Darrell P. Orman

7:40 Congregational Praise and Worship - Charles Billingsley, worship leader, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

7:45 Special Music - Charles Billingsley, Combined Choirs, and Orchestra

7:50 Challenge - Leo A. Endel, executive director, Minnesota- Wisconsin Baptist Convention, Rochester, MN

8:10 Concert of Praise - Charles Billingsley, Combined Choirs, and Orchestra

8:30 International Mission Board Report - Jerry A. Rankin, president, Richmond, VA

8:40 International Mission Board Presentation - Jerry A. Rankin

9:00 Benediction - Ken Render, vice chairman, SBC Committee on Order of Business, senior pastor, Lakeside Community Church, St. Clair Shores, MI

Note: This is not the official, final SBC program and is subject to change and revision.

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