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The Cooperative Program Stage and Platform provides an opportunity for messengers to the SBC annual meeting to hear firsthand reports about a variety of SBC missions and ministries, and “listen in” on hard-hitting and relevant panel discussions which orbit around important issues for Southern Baptists.

At the upcoming meeting in Dallas, messengers will have an opportunity to hear from SBC presidential candidates J. D. Greear and Ken Hemphill on Monday, June 11, at the CP Stage and Platform (as of this printing). Don’t miss this opportunity to hear both candidates share their vision for the SBC. Additionally, messengers will hear from current SBC President Steve Gaines, NAMB President Kevin Ezell, and many other SBC pastors and leaders. These interviews and panel discussions will touch on topics such as church planting, Send Relief, Send Puerto Rico, adoption, women in ministry, diversity within the SBC, racial reconciliation, unreached people groups and international missions, and many other relevant topics. Programming will run Monday through Wednesday throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 am. A complete interview and panel discussion schedule will be available on the SBC mobile app, in the SBC Bulletin, and at

The CP Stage and Platform is easy to find. Look for lights, cameras, and crowds of people gathered in the exhibit hall, positioned between the NAMB and IMB displays. So, grab a cup of coffee and join the discussion!

The 2018 CP Stage and Platform will have a similar presence as shown here from the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Photos by Andy Beachum.

Left to right: Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield moderate a panel discussion with Keelan Cook, Kevin Smith, and Jared Parks called “On Ramps for Engagement: How Southern Baptists Can Be more Involved in the Process.” This was one of twenty-one panels that was featured at the CP Stage and Platform during the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

Jon Akin (left) moderates a discussion on “Reaching College Towns” with Dean Inserra (center) and Vance Pitman.


Pre-Convention 2018
Volume 26, Issue 2
April 2018