Registration open for SBC annual meeting

Registration for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis, has opened.

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ST. LOUIS (BP)—Registration for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis, has opened. “Awaken America: Reach the World” will be the theme for the event.

Online registration for messengers and local hotels can be accessed by clicking here

Through online messenger registration, each messenger will receive an eight-digit registration code to present at the annual meeting’s express registration lane in St. Louis, preferably as a printout for the church’s credential. After the code is entered into a computer at the SBC registration area, each registrant will receive a nametag. The appropriate church-authorized representative must complete all online registrations.

The SBC constitution and bylaws were amended last year to broaden messenger representation.

Each cooperating church that contributes to convention causes during the preceding fiscal year now automatically qualifies for two messengers; previous rules allowed for one messenger.

The convention will recognize 10 additional messengers from a cooperating church under one of the following options:

  • One additional messenger for each full percent of the church’s undesignated receipts the church contributed during the preceding fiscal year through the Cooperative Program, and/or through the SBC Executive Committee for convention causes, and/or to any convention entity.
  • One additional messenger for each $6,000 the church contributed in the preceding year through the normative combination of the Cooperative Program, designated gifts through the Executive Committee for convention causes or to any SBC entity.

SBC President Ronnie Floyd announced Stephen Rummage, senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla., will chair the committee on resolutions, and Willy Rice, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla., will chair the committee on committees.

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