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2008 SBC Conferences

Pastors' Conference
June 8-9, 2008

Indiana Convention Center

Prepare for Rain

Sunday Afternoon, June 8

2:00 Screening - Sherwood Pictures' newest film, Fireproof


Sunday Evening, June 8

Preparing Our Fields for an Outpouring — Prayer

5:30 Mini-Concert - Voices of Mobile from the University of Mobile

6:00 Worship through Music

6:10 Welcome, Introductions, Theme Interpretation, and a Call to Prayer

6:30 Worship through Music

6:35 Message - Dr. Johnny Hunt, First Baptist Church Woodstock, Georgia

7:10 Worship through Music

7:15 Message - Dr. Daniel Simmons, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia

7:50 Worship through Music

8:00 Prayer - Dr. Frank Page, president, Southern Baptist Convention

8:05 Worship through Music

8:10 Message - Dr. Tom Elliff, senior vice president, Spiritual Nurture & Church Relations, IMB


Monday Morning, June 9

Preparing Our Hearts for an Awakening — Brokenness

8:15 Worship through Music

8:30 Welcome, Introductions, Theme Interpretation, and a Call to Brokenness

8:40 Worship through Music

8:45 Message - Dr. Alan Day, Edmond's First Baptist Church, Oklahoma

9:15 Worship through Music

9:25 Message - Dr. Hayes Wicker, First Baptist Church Naples, Florida

9:55 Worship through Music

10:05 Message - Dr. George Harris, First Baptist Church Kerrville, Texas

10:35 Worship through Music

10:45 Message - Dr. Ed Litton, First Baptist Church North Mobile, Alabama


Monday Afternoon, June 9

Preparing Our Lives in Surrender — Revival

1:15 Worship through Music

1:30 Welcome, Introductions, Theme Interpretation, and a Call to Revival

1:45 Worship through Music

1:50 Message - Dr. Jimmy Draper, president emeritus, LifeWay Christian Resources

2:20 Worship through Music

2:25 Message - Rev. Bill Stafford, Southern Baptist evangelist

2:55 Election of Officers

3:05 Worship through Music

3:15 Message - Dr. Stuart Briscoe, Telling the Truth Ministries, Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin

3:50 Worship through Music

3:55 Message - Dr. James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Illinois


Monday Evening, June 9

Preparing Our Churches for a Harvest — Evangelism

6:15 Worship through Music

6:30 Welcome, Introductions, Theme Interpretation, and a Call to Evangelism
Trailer for Fireproof
Introduction of New Officers

6:50 Worship through Music

6:55 Message - Dr. Charles Lowery, president, Lowery Institute

7:30 Worship through Music

7:40 Message - Dr. Kerry Shook, Fellowship of the Woodlands, Houston, Texas

8:15 Worship through Music

8:20 Message - Dr. Jay Strack, president, Jay Strack Association and Student Leadership University



Ministers' Wives' Luncheon
June 10, 2008, Noon

Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballrooms 1-5

How to Love a Leader

Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman

The cost is $10.00. Tickets are available at If you prefer to pay by check please mail to: Olive Baptist Church, 1836 Olive Road, Pensacola, FL 32514. Attention: SBC Ministers' Wives' Luncheon. Deadline for online and mail-order purchase is Tuesday, May 27. Remaining tickets will be sold onsite on first-come/first-served basis.



Conference of Associational Directors of Missions
June 8-9, 2008

Sheraton City Centre Hotel

Growing the Kingdom Church by Church

Sunday Morning, June 8

10:30 Worship Service

12:00 Lunch (meal ticket required)


Sunday Afternoon, June 8

Session One: Growing Simple Churches

1:00 Welcome to Indianapolis - Bob Bailey

1:15 Music - Chris Kihn

1:20 "Growing Simple Churches" - Thom Rainer

2:15 Recognition of New DOM's - Wesley Pitts

2:40 President's Address - Russell Cook

Session Two: Growing Confessional Churches

3:50 Personal Testimony - Steve Patterson

4:15 "Ancient Landmarks" - O.S. Hawkins

5:00 Closing Remarks & Prayer - Wesley Pitts


Sunday Evening, June 8

6:30 SBCADOM Banquet (tickets required)


Monday Morning, June 9

Session Three: Growing Great Commission Churches

8:30 Music & Prayer - Chris Kihn

8:35 Business Session Reports

8:50 Testimony - Nate Adams

9:30 "The Church Reaching the World" - Jerry Rankin

Session Four: Growing Kingdom Focused Churches

10:30 Administrator/Treasurer's Remarks - Jim Leak

10:45 Personal Testimony - Tim Pruit

11:00 "Growing Churches in North America" - Geoff Hammond

11:45 Installation of New Officers - Tom Biles

11:55 Concluding Remarks and Prayer - Wesley Pitts



WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting
June 8-9, 2008

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Cosmopolitan Ballroom

For God So Loved ...

Sunday Evening, June 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

The WMU Missions Celebration begins with a dinner featuring Dr. Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Reservations must be made by May 19. Tickets are $30 and space is limited. For reservations, visit or call 1-888-968-0322.

Registration for the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting on June 9 opens at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at the Hyatt Regency.


Monday Morning, June 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.

Music for Worship - 5&2, Tracy Newland directing

Welcome to Indianapolis - Kaye Miller, Allison Kinion, Cheryl Lewis, Amy Rardin

For God So Loved - National Acteens Panelists

Loving My Neighbor - Brad Lartigue, Big Sky, Montana, NAMB; Jeff and Kim Cruse, Pacific Rim, IMB

Music for Worship

Loving MKs (missionary kids) - Wanda Lee; Kaye Miller; Allison Dearing; Angie Lechner, Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, IMB

Loving Missionaries Through Prayer - Lorri SeGraves, South America, IMB

Music for Worship - 5&2, Tracy Newland directing

For God So Loved - National Acteens Panelists

Election of Officers

Music for Worship

A Legacy of Loving our Neighbors - Kaye Miller

Children's Ministry Day

Dr. Martha Myers GA Alumna of Distinction Award

100th Anniversary of Royal Ambassadors

Music for Worship

Vision Fund Offering

Loving Missionaries Through Prayer - Mindy Jamison, Des Moines, Iowa, NAMB


Monday Evening, June 9, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Music for Worship - 5&2, Tracy Newland directing

For God So Loved - National Acteens Panelists

Welcome and Introductions - Kaye Miller

Compelled by Love - Ed Stetzer

Music for Worship

Loving My Neighbor - Jon and Mindy Jamison, Des Moines, Iowa, NAMB; Charlie and Angie Lechner, Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, IMB; Lorri SeGraves, South America, IMB

Music for Worship

Loving Missionaries Through Prayer - Rebekah Naylor, South Asia, IMB

Engaging breakout options offered Monday, June 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 2:45-3:45 p.m., and 4:00-5:00 p.m. Numerous sessions will also be offered in Korean.



The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
June 6-9, 2008

50 Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday Evening, June 6

COSBE 50 Year Anniversary Celebration and Induction Ceremony Banquet for the Inaugural class of The Evangelists Hall of Faith at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Illinois Street Ballroom.


Saturday, June 7

Retreat for Evangelists at Crowne Plaza Hotel.


Sunday Morning, June 8

9:00 Sunday Morning Worship Service - "Running the Race" featuring Cliff Barrows, NewSong, and Dr. Sammy Gilbreath with messages by Junior Hill, Tony Nolan, and Jamey Ragle at Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 4 & 5.


Sunday Evening, June 8

6:30 Youth Concert - "One Night, One Purpose" featuring NewSong, Tony Nolan, and Jamey Ragle at Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 4 & 5.

9:00 President's Reception - Open to all SBC Pastors and guests at Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 6, Level 2.


Monday Morning, June 9

11:30 Business Meeting Luncheon - Luncheon reservations required at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Illinois Street Ballroom.



National Hispanic Celebration
June 8-9, 2008

Living With Urgency

Sunday Evening, June 8

6:00 Dinner and Worship Celebration - Indianapolis Marriott Hotel, Ballrooms 5 & 6 on Level Two


Monday Morning, June 9

8:00 Pastor's Continental Breakfast and Conference - Room 209, Indianapolis Convention Center

For more information, call 770-410-6330 or email



Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
June 6-7, 2008

Erev Shabbat Worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday June 6, 2008 (Sivan 3) at the Indiana Convention Center in Room 208 on Level Two.

Shabbat Yeshiva Worship starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday June 7, 2008 (Sivan 4) in Rooms 208 and 209 on Level Two. Guest speaker: Dr. H Bruce Stokes, Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Baptist University.



National African American Fellowship, SBC
June 8-9, 2008

Sunday Evening, June 8, 6:00 p.m.

Annual Worship - Berean Bible Church, 5602 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. Featuring Pastor Charles Simmions, Berean Bible Church Choir, and Dr. T. Vaughn Walker, professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pastor, First Gethsemane Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky.


Monday Afternoon, June 9, 4:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting - Indiana Convention Center, Room 207. Featuring Dr. A.B. Vines, senior pastor, New Seasons Community Church, San Diego, California, second vice president, California Southern Baptist Convention.


Monday Evening, June 9, 6:00 p.m.

Annual Banquet - Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballrooms 6 & 7. Featuring Gale Hall, music recording artist, and Dr. Mark A. Croston, Sr., NAAF president.

Banquet Ticket Price: $25.00 per person. RSVP and pay for the banquet by June 1. Send money to National African American Fellowship, SBC, c/o Tamara McBride, P.O. Box 1834, Suffolk, VA 23439. For more information, call (757) 539-3324, email, or visit



The Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network

Annual Meeting - June 8, 2008, from 2:00-5:30 p.m. at Gabriel Baptist Church, 5169 Norwaldo Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. Lunch will be provided for $15 per person.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sid Smith, Executive Director of the BSBDSNetwork, at or call 904-730-3150.


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