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2019 SBC Annual Meeting Event Schedules

Photo courtesy of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex


  • 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.
  • Some of these events require registration and/or ticket purchase. Please check with the hosting organization for more information.
  • BJCC=Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Pastors’ Conference

Kingdom Character 
June 9–10
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena

www.sbcpc.net
Twitter: @SBCPastorsConf

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

Session 1: Sunday, June 9 (6:00–9:00p)
Speakers: Ed Litton, Robert SmithJay and Katherine Wolf

Session 2: Monday, June 10 (9:00–11:30a)
Speakers: Russell Moore, David Platt, Martin Young

Session 3: Monday, June 10 (1:30–4:00p)
Speakers: Dhati Lewis, Ben Mandrell
Roundtable on Racial Reconciliation: Noe Garcia, Buddy Gray, Tracy HippsMike McClure, Jr, Michael WesleyDanny Wood

Session 4: Monday, June 10 (6:00–9:00p)
Speakers: Andrew Brunson, Jimmy Scroggins
Roundtable on Persecution: Andrew and Norine BrunsonJim Campbell, Timothy GeorgeJack Phillips, Nik and Ruth Ripken

Worship Led by: Michael Adler with Shades Mountain Baptist Church Worship Band & Orchestra; Shades Mountain Baptist Church Worship Choir; Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir; Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Choir


Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders

June 8–10
Hilton Birmingham at UAB

Saturday, June 8 | Pre-Conference
For New and Prospective AMSs
Registration Cost: $25
Wives may attend at no additional cost.
For more information and to register: sbcassociations.org

6:30–7:15p Session 1: Greetings/Introductions; “How to Prepare and Become an Associational Leader”
Speaker: David Stokes
7:30–8:15p Session 2: “Dos and Don’ts for New Associational Leaders”
Speaker: Steve Laughman
8:30–9:00p Session 3: Roundtable with Ray GentrySteve Laughman, and moderator David Stokes

Sunday, June 9 | Main Conference
Registration Cost: $99 (before May 1); $109 (after May 1)
Wives may attend at no additional cost.
Wives workshop track offered.

9:00–9:30a Check-in/Ministry Fair/Networking
9:30–10:45a Worship Service
Speaker: Johnny Hunt
11:15a–12:45p Plated Lunch
Speaker: Sandy Wisdom-Martin
1:05–1:55p Plenary 1
Speaker: Ted Traylor
2:15–2:45p Business Session 1
3:05–4:05p Workshops 1
4:25–5:25p Workshops 2
5:45–5:55p Business Session 2
5:55–7:25p Plated Dinner
Speaker: J. D. Greear

Monday, June 10 | Main Conference (continued)

7:30–8:40a Executive Team Breakfast
9:00–10:00a Workshops 3
10:20–11:30a Plenary 2
Speaker: Robert Smith

WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

Pursue
June 9–10
Registration is $15 and includes a small tote bag and advance release of On the Journey, a 30-day devotional written by Linda Cooper and Sandy Wisdom-Martin.

Sunday, June 9
The Church at Brook Hills 

2:00p  Welcome/Check-In Opens
3:00p WMU Missions Celebration—General Session
  • Praise and Worship
  • Welcome: Linda Cooper, president, National WMU
  • Prayer for Missionaries: Ruth Ripken
  • Kevin Ezell, president, NAMB
  • Missionary Speakers: Philip and Jummai Nache, NAMB
  • Praise and Worship
  • Dellanna West O’Brien Award
  • Election of Officers
  • President’s Address: Linda Cooper, national WMU
4:15p Dessert Party and Light Refreshments
4:50p Pre-session music by Native American Praise Choir
6:00p

WMU Missions Celebration—General Session

  • Praise and Worship
  • Welcome: Sandy Wisdom-Martinexecutive director-treasurer, National WMU   Testimonies: 2019 National Acteens® Panelists and National WMU Presidents emerita
  • Todd Lafferty, executive vice president, IMB    
  • Missionary Speakers: Hun and Eunjoo Sol, IMB
  • Praise and Worship
  • Missionary Speaker: Nik Ripken, IMB

Monday, June 10
National WMU

There is no registration fee for Monday, but Chick-fil-A boxed lunches may be reserved for $5 each.

8:00a Welcome/Check-In Opens
9:00a–5:00p Immerse yourself in a variety of missions activities (131 options!)

Visit wmu.com/birmingham for details and to register for Sunday and/or reserve an optional boxed lunch for Monday.


Women’s Session

Partners in the Gospel
Monday, June 10
9:00–11:30a

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
South Meeting Rooms A–J

  • Panel discussion: Kathy Litton, moderatorAmy Whitfield, Missie Branch, Kandi Gallaty, and Ashlyn Portero
  • Features: Message from Lori McDaniel; Interview with Norine Brunson 

The Pastors’ Wives Expo will be in the foyer outside the meeting room on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11.


SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

Steadfast Love
Tuesday, June 11
Noon

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 
South Meeting Rooms A–J

Featured Guest: Lauren Chandler

Tickets: $20
www.lifeway.com/en/events/ministers-wives-luncheon/


National African American Fellowship, SBC 2019 Annual Meeting and Banquet

Monday, June 10
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 

4:00p NAAF Annual Meeting
6:30p NAAF 25th Anniversary Banquet
Speaker: Marshal Ausberry Sr., president
Banquet Tickets: $50 per person

RSVP for Banquet: www.naafsbc.org/giving 


National Asian-American Fellowship/Asian-American Second Generation Fellowship

Monday, June 10
7:00p

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
1st level, East Ballroom B

  • Welcome/Announcements: Sammy Joo, president, National Asian-American Fellowship
  • Opening Prayer: Ramon Osorio, NAMB 
  • Greetings: Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee; Doug Carver, NAMB
  • Presentation of Appreciation Awards: Ashley Clayton and Bill Townes, SBC Executive Committee; Art Toalston, Baptist Press 
  • Second Generation NAMB Initiative Report: Chris Wong
  • Asian Ministries of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina: Sammy Joo
  • Testimonies
  • Closing Prayer: Thomas Wong

Southern Baptist Hispanic Leaders Council Celebration

Celebrating our Diversity and Unity in Christ 
Monday, June 10
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Forum G/H/I

Moderator: Jonathan Santiago, chair, Southern Baptist Hispanic Leaders Council

5:30–6:15p Dinner
Welcome: Carlos Gomez and Pablo Moscoso
Hispanic Reality: Daniel Sanchez
6:15–6:30p Worship: Estaban Vasquez
Posthumous Recognitions of Pastors Walter Montalvo and Daniel Sotelo
Presentation: Southern Baptist Hispanic Leaders Council officers and members
Invitation to 2020 SBC in Orlando: David Perez
6:30–7:00p A Call to Unity: Felix Cabrera
Panel Discussion on Sexual Abuse Prevention: Ramon Osorio, moderator
7:00–8:00p LifeWay Equipa Training Platform: Freddy Noble and Ariel Irizarri

For more information, contact Bobby S. Sena, Hispanic relations consultant, SBC Executive Committee: bsena@sbc.net.


Messenger Orientation

Monday, June 10
4:30p

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Forum A

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 12, 12:00p
BJCC Forum J

Midwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 12, 12:00p
BJCC South Exhibition Hall

New Orleans Seminary Alumni and Friends/Kelley Retirement
Tuesday, June 11, 6:00p
Sheraton Birmingham 
Ballroom II–IV, VI–VIII, X–XII

Southeastern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 12, 12:00p
BJCC South Meeting Rooms D, E, F, J

Southern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 12, 12:00p
Sheraton Birmingham 
Ballroom II, III, VI, VII, X, XI

Southwestern Seminary Alumni and Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, June 12, 12:00p
Sheraton Birmingham 
Ballroom I, V, IX

OTHER ALUMNI EVENTS

Louisiana College Alumni and Friends
Monday, June 10, 6:00p
Dawson Family of Faith
Social Hall

Luther Rice Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 12:00p
BJCC Forum B

Mid-America Seminary Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 11:00a
BJCC Forum G/H/I

Mississippi College Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30p
TopGolf Birmingham

Ouachita Baptist University Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 4:30p
BJCC Forum D

Samford University Alumni and Friends
Wednesday, June 12, 2:00p
BJCC Forum A

Union University Alumni and Friends
Tuesday, June 11, 5:00p
Cantina Laredo

AFFINITY/MINISTRY GROUPS

9Marks@9
Monday, June 10, 9:00p
Tuesday, June 11, 9:00p
BJCC Theatre

B21 Panel
Tuesday, June 11, 11:30a
BJCC Concert Hall

Baptist Communicators Association
Sunday, June 9, 9:00p
BJCC North Room I

CMBW Pastor’s Panel Breakfast
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00a
BJCC Concert Hall—Symphony Rehearsal Hall

Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America
Monday, June 10—Wednesday, June 12
First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove

Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries
Monday, June 10, 7:30a
BJCC Forum H

Fellowship of Native American Christians
Monday, June 10, 10:00a
BJCC Forum J

Filipino International Mission Board
Tuesday, June 11, 9:00a
BJCC Concert Hall—Ballet Rehearsal Hall

Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America
Monday, June 10, 1:00p
BJCC East Ballroom B

Gathering of Chinese Messengers
Tuesday, June 11, 3:00p
BJCC Forum E

Hispanic Leaders Council Celebration
Monday, June 10, 5:30p
BJCC Forum G/H/I

National African American Fellowship Business Meeting
Monday, June 10, 4:00p
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

National African American Fellowship Banquet
Monday, June 10, 6:30p
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

National Asian American Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 7:00p
BJCC East Ballroom B

SBC Evangelists’ Southwest Supper Sing-a-Long
Monday, June 10, 4:30p
BJCC Forum J

SBC Evangelists’ Worship Celebration
Sunday, June 10, 10:30a
McElwain Baptist Church

SBC Women’s Leadership Network
Tuesday, June 11, 8:30p
BJCC Forum A

Second Generation Church Planting and Replanting
Monday, June 10, 1:30p
BJCC Concert Hall—Green Room

Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders
Saturday, June 8–Monday, June 10
Hilton Birmingham at UAB

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 9, 12:00p
Restaurant at The Westin

Women and Work
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00p
BJCC Forum Theatre

MINISTRY EVENTS

Bivocational Luncheon (NAMB)
Wednesday, June 12, 12:00p
BJCC Forum G/H/I

Cooperative Program Stage and Platform
Monday, June 10–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC North/East Exhibition Hall

Exhibits
Monday, June 10–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC North/East Exhibition Hall

Family/Sensory Area
Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC Arena Club

For the Church (MBTS)
Tuesday, June 11, 11:30a
BJCC South Exhibition Hall

IMB Dinner
Monday, June 10, 4:30p
Sheraton Birmingham, Ballroom I–XII

LifeWay Breakfast
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30a
BJCC South Exhibition Hall

LifeWay Dinner and Movie Screening
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30p
BJCC South Exhibition Hall

LifeWay Movie Screening
Tuesday, June 11, 7:45p
BJCC Concert Hall

Messenger Orientation
Monday, June 10, 4:30p
BJCC Forum A

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon
Tuesday, June 11, 12:00p
BJCC South Meeting Rooms A–J

NAMB Ambassador Dessert Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 1:30p
BJCC Concert Hall—Lounge

NAMB Chaplains Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 3:00p
BJCC Concert Hall—Ballet Rehearsal Hall

NAMB Send Network Church Planter Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 1:30p
BJCC Concert Hall—Symphony Rehearsal Hall

Pastors’ Conference
Sunday, June 9–Monday, June 10
BJCC Legacy Arena

Prayer Center
Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC Arena Concourse

SEBTS Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00a
BJCC East Ballroom B

Send Luncheon
Monday, June 10, 11:30a
BJCC Concert Hall
BJCC Theatre

Sexual Abuse in the SBC (ERLC)
Monday, June 10, 9:00p
BJCC South Exhibition Hall

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia Reception
Monday, June 10, 8:00p
BJCC Concert Hall—Green Room

Southern Baptists of Texas Reception
Monday, June 10, 8:30p
BJCC Concert Hall—Lobby

Tennessee Baptist Messengers Fellowship
Monday, June 10, 8:30p
BJCC Forum B

Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Dessert Party
Sunday, June 9, 3:00p
The Church at Brook Hills
Monday, June 10, 9:00a
National WMU Offices

Women’s Expo
Monday, June 10–Tuesday, June 11
BJCC South Meeting Rooms Lobby

Women’s Session
Monday, June 11, 9:00a
BJCC South Meeting Rooms A–J

CHILDCARE/YOUTH
Pre-registration is required for all childcare/youth activities.

Preschool Childcare (birth–4 years)
Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC East Meeting Rooms

Giant Cow Ministries (ages 5–12)
Sunday, June 10–Wednesday, June 13
BJCC East Room N & East Room O

Youth on Mission (completed grades 7–12)
Tuesday, June 11–Wednesday, June 12
BJCC East Room F


Information communicated to the Executive Committee as of April 17, 2019.

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