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SBC Annual Meeting—CP Stage in Exhibit Hall

Editor’s Note: The Cooperative Program booth and stage in the 2016 SBC annual meeting exhibit hall was a huge attraction for messengers to this year’s meeting in St. Louis. In all, the CP stage was host to eighteen panel discussions and interviews and included fifty-four Baptist leaders on a wide range of topics. All eighteen panel discussion videos can be viewed at talkCP.com.


Monday, June 13

Pastoring Your Church Through Cultural Conflicts (8:30a)

Dan Darling, vice president of communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), moderates a panel discussion featuring Russell Moore, president, ERLC, Nashville, Tennessee; Dean Inserra, pastor, City Church, Tallahassee, Florida; J. D. Greear, pastor, Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Devin Maddox, publisher, B&H Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee.

Current and Future Issues of the SBC

Current and Future Issues of the SBC (9:00a)

Ed Stetzer, executive director, Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, moderates a discussion featuring Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee; K. Marshall Williams, senior pastor, Nazarene Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Steve Gaines, pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and James Merritt, lead pastor, Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, Georgia.

Vision for the Future of the SBC: David Crosby (9:30a)

Micah Fries, senior pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, moderates a discussion with 2016 SBC presidential nominee David Crosby, pastor, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, and former SBC President Fred Luter, pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Vision for the Future of the SBC: J. D. Greear (10:20a)

Jon Akin, pastor, Fairview Church, Lebanon, Tennessee, moderates a discussion with 2016 SBC presidential nominee J. D. Greear; and Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor, Family Church, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Limitless Missionaries (2:30p)

Philip Bethancourt, executive vice president, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tennessee, interviews David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia.

Update: Syrian Refugee Response and Nepal Earthquake Relief (3:45p)

Nate Adams, executive director, Illinois Baptist State Association moderates a discussion featuring Jeff Palmer, executive director, Baptist Global Response, Nashville, Tennessee; Pat Melancon; Rebekah Naylor; and Travis Hester.

Vision for the Future of the SBC: Steve Gaines (4:30p)

Ed Stetzer moderates a discussion with 2016 SBC presidential nominee Steve Gaines and former SBC president Johnny Hunt, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia (see article on pages 6–7).

Why Send Church Planters and Missionaries

Why Send Church Planters and Missionaries (7:15p)

Jon Akin moderates a discussion featuring Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia; Vance Pitman, pastor, Hope Church, Las Vegas, Nevada; Jeff Christopherson, vice president, Send Network, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia; Noah Oldham, network planter and lead pastor, August Gate Church, St. Louis, Missouri; and Rayden Hollis, lead pastor, Red Hill Church, Edwardsville, Illinois.

Mobilizing Professionals to Mission

Mobilizing Professionals to Mission (7:40p)

Micah Fries moderates a discussion featuring Sebastian Traeger, executive vice president, International Mission Board (IMB), Richmond, Virginia; Charles Fowler, pastor, Germantown Baptist Church, Germantown, Tennessee; Kevin Prewett, marketplace strategist, IMB, Richmond, Virginia; and Jamie Dunlop, associate pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

Until All Have Heard (8:05p)

Jon Akin moderates a discussion featuring Frank S. Page; R. Albert Mohler Jr.; Danny Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina; and David Platt.


Tuesday, June 14

Churches Partnering in Global Cities (8:45a)

Micah Fries moderates a discussion featuring Todd Unzicker, campus pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Ryan King, director of international mission, Austin Stone Community Church, Austin, Texas; and Andy Johnson, associate pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

Why Send Relief? (9:10a)

Ed Stetzer moderates a discussion featuring Kevin Ezell; David Melber, vice president, Send Relief, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia; and Charles Roesel, retired senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Leesburg, Florida.

The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation

The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation (11:15a)

Trillia Newbell, director of community outreach, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tennessee, moderates a discussion featuring Matt Hall, dean, Boyce College, Louisville, Kentucky; and Stephen Harris, director of advocacy, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tennessee.

Discipling Disciple-Makers (4:15p)

Nate Adams moderates a discussion featuring Zane Pratt, vice president, global training, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia; and Scott Logsdon, global training, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia.

The Salt Company Story: Why Plant Churches Near University Campuses? (5:00p)

Brian Frye, collegiate strategist, North American Mission Board, Delaware, Ohio, moderates a discussion featuring Troy Nesbitt, founding pastor, Cornerstone Church, Ames, Iowa; Paul Sabino, pastor, Candeo Church, Waterloo, Iowa; and Stan Hayek, pastor, Anthem Church, Columbia, Missouri.


Wednesday, June 15

How Do You Engage College Students in Church Planting? (9:00a)

Brian Frye moderates a discussion featuring Mark Vance, director, The Salt Company, Ames, Iowa; Jeff Dodge, lead pastor, Cornerstone Church, Ames, Iowa; and Keith Wieser, lead pastor, Resonate Church, Pullman, Washington.

Evangelism (9:30a)

Joel Southerland, executive director, evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia, moderates a discussion featuring Keith Wieser; Ken Whitten, senior pastor, Idlewild Baptist Church, Lutz, Florida; and James Merritt.

Ministry to Pastors’ Wives (10:00a)

Kathy Ferguson Litton, national director, ministry to pastors’ wives, North American Mission Board, Mobile, Alabama, moderates a discussion featuring Amy Corbin, wife of church planter Tim Corbin, Vancouver, British Columbia; Seane Rice, wife of church planter Ryan Rice, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Anna Perez, wife of church planter Rich Perez, New York City.

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June 2016 Edition
Volume 24, Issue 5
June 2016