News – 2018 SBC Annual Meeting

DALLAS (BP) — “I’m not here to talk to you about religion,” pastor Greg Laurie told the crowd Sunday evening (June 10) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade. “I’m here to talk to you about a relationship with God that you can experience,”

Your local Baptist association’s DOM (director of missions) soon could be the AMS (associational mission strategist) if the association takes the title-change recommendation of a report to be presented next month at a gathering of associational leaders.

Second-generation Asian American pastors and others called to cross-cultural ministry are the focus of a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. June 12 in Dallas. The 2nd-Generation Pastors and Planters Fellowship is open not only to Asian Americans, but second-generation pastors of any ethnic origin called to ministry outside their personal cultural groups in the U.S., said event organizer Thomas Wong.

Although the world is tasteless and dark, we are children of the light. And in that Light, we see light. One of the bright lights at the 2018 SBC annual meeting will be the prayer room.

The ERLC will sponsor a conversation on some of society’s hottest topics during “Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture” at 9 p.m. June 11.

Pastors of smaller membership churches are eligible for help with expenses for attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting by applying through the Caskey Center for Church Excellence at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group’s 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas.

Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas.

A presentation of the Gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians’ annual meeting in June.

The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will finalize an organizational restructuring plan, hear reports of Jewish evangelism and potentially discuss electing an executive director when the group gathers in Dallas in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.