SBTC Annual Meeting, Bible Conference Oct. 25-27

LUBBOCK?The West Texas city of Lubbock will host the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention as it marks 11 years of ministry during its Bible Conference and annual meeting Oct. 25-27 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

This year’s theme?”Thirsting for God”?reflects the need for revival in the churches and a spiritual awakening among the lost. The theme Bible passage is Isaiah 44:3a: “For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground.”

The Bible Conference, which precedes the annual meeting, will include speakers such as Tim LaHaye, Herb Reavis Jr. and David Allen. Noted Christian singer Sheila Walsh will speak during a Monday women’s luncheon. SBC President Johnny Hunt and Team Impact will close the meeting Tuesday night with evangelistic rallies in two separate venues at the Civic Center.

SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards commented: “As usual the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will have singing, praying, preaching and a little business on the side during our annual meeting. This year we are planning something special. While ‘Crossover’ has become a regular event, this is the first time to have an evangelistic outreach during the closing convention session. Tuesday night, Oct. 27, could be an unprecedented ingathering of people into the kingdom of God at a state convention annual meeting. Attend if you can. Bring someone who needs Jesus on Tuesday night. Above all please pray for people to come to Jesus.”

CROSSOVER

Prior to the convening of the convention on Monday night, Oct. 26, the week’s events include the “Crossover Lubbock” evangelistic outreach. This year’s effort will culminate during the closing session of the convention and will feature Team Impact, Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt, and a citywide crusade night.

Jack Harris, SBTC ministry associate for personal and event evangelism, said Team Impact will be presenting their feats of strength and talking about positive values in Lubbock-area schools Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 26-27, culminating with a crusade event at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Lubbock Convention Center exhibit hall. Simultaneously, Hunt will be preaching an evangelistic message in the convention center theater. Harris said the two events will appeal to different audiences, but he hopes to involve as many Southern Baptists in the Lubbock area as possible to bring unbelieving friends.

Also, Crossover will include some door-to-door outreach and Team Impact ticket distribution before the Texas Tech-Texas A&M football game.

Visit sbtexas.com/evangelism for updated information on Crossover.

OTHER EVENTS

?The SBTC President’s Luncheon with noted author and preacher Tim LaHaye, scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Banquet Hall of the Civic Center. Cost is $10. Registration is available at sbtexas.com/am09/prez.htm.

?The SBTC Women’s Luncheon with singer and former “700 Club” co-host Sheila Walsh, scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Banquet Hall. Cost is $10. Registration is available at sbtexas.com/am09/women.htm.

?A Concerned Women for America dinner with Beverly LaHaye from 4:45-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Banquet Hall. Complimentary registration is available at sbtexas.com/am09/events.htm#beverly.

?The Ezekiel Project, an effort of the SBTC to help plateaued or declining churches regain health, will host a testimonial banquet from 4:45-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Banquet Hall. Those interested in this may purchase tickets from Jim Wolfe at 817-552-2500 or e-mail him at jwolfe@sbtexas.com.

?The “Late Nite” event following the Monday session of the Bible Conference is back this year. See the Church Ministries booth at the convention center for more information.

HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES

Room 106 at the Civic Center will be reserved for homeschool families during the meeting on Oct. 26-27. There will also be an optional field trip. Families utilizing the study hall space must have at least one parent present with any children. For more information or questions, contact Tammi

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