Messengers to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will gather in Houston this year for the convention’s 18th annual meeting. The meeting, to be held Nov. 9-10 at Champion Forest Baptist Church, will follow the theme “Walking in Unity,” based on Ephesians 4:1-3. Biblical exposition, times of worship and ministry testimonies will accompany business items and various committee reports during the two-day gathering slated to begin Monday evening with a message from convention president Jimmy Pritchard.
“I am excited about our convention meetings this November,” Pritchard told the TEXAN.
“I always look forward to renewing friendships, hearing how God is blessing across our state, and being encouraged by a new recognition that I am not alone in the spiritual warfare raging around us. I pray that our theme of unity will ignite a fresh passion throughout our state for renewal, revival, awakening and evangelism.”
Champion Forest Baptist Church’s worship team will lead in music along with a children’s choir from Houston-area churches during the Monday evening session.
Tuesday morning, the annual meeting will resume with music, a panel discussion and a message from Mark Estep, senior pastor of Spring Baptist Church.
The Tuesday afternoon session will feature music from David Gentiles and the Sagemont Church worship team as well as the general business session.
The Tuesday evening session will feature a historic occasion, as the SBTC will host the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas as its special guests for a combined worship service. The West Conroe Baptist Church worship team and the Jacksonville College Choir will lead music, and a BMAT pastor will deliver a message during the session.
The annual Bible conference will precede the annual meeting Nov. 8-9, with an emphasis in “making disciple makers,” based on 2 Timothy 2:2. A Spanish session will also be held Nov. 8 featuring special guest Jose Ordoñez and including a time of celebration for the things God has done through Texas ministries during the past year.
Lodging information is available at sbtexas.com/am15, including nearby hotels. When making hotel reservations, specify “SBTC” to get the discounted group rate. Messengers who might be unable to attend the annual meeting due to financial limitations may contact Heath Peloquin at the SBTC for “host home” information.
The SBTC will also provide childcare for those who pre-register their children. Parents and guardians will be able to pre-register online this fall prior to the annual meeting. Childcare is available for newborns through 9-year-old children, during meeting sessions Nov. 9-11.
Twitter users can follow the hashtag #SBTCAM15 for updates before and during this year’s annual meeting. For additional updates and information, visit sbtexas.com/am15.