2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced by Greear

by Diana Chandler

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The supremacy of the Gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he leads Baptists to evangelize, plant churches, and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he said in announcing his theme for the 2019 SBC annual meeting.

Greear stated his theme as "Gospel Above All" and expressed that he will reflect on the Gospel "again and again" during his term.

"It is the Gospel that is the source of our... Read More

SBC 2019 Pastors' Conf. names speakers, theme

by Diana Chandler

Thursday, October 25, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The 2019 Pastors' Conference has announced eight of the speakers for its Birmingham meeting June 9-10 in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, with other names expected soon.

Atlanta pastor Dhati Lewis, vice president of the North American Mission Board's Send Network, is among speakers for the 2019 Pastors' Conference in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
"Kingdom Character" is the conference's theme, to offer insight from the Beatitudes to help pastors and church members live faithfully in "today's news cycle and current events," according to

"The Beatitudes will be a needed ... Read More

2019 SBC lodging concerns prompt Exec. Comm. response

by Diana Chandler

Monday, October 22, 2018

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Online hotel reservations are still available for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, but rooms within walking distance were exhausted shortly after registration opened Oct. 12.

Bill Townes, SBC Executive Committee vice president for convention finance, answered SBC 2019 housing concerns in an Oct. 21 blogpost at An Oct. 17 post by SBC Voices blogger and pastor Adam Blosser, who was inadvertently waitlisted ... Read More

NAMB, Ala. Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

by Tobin Perry

Monday, October 8, 2018

Crossover 2019 in Birmingham will encompass evangelistic efforts in a partnership between the North American Mission Board and seven Alabama Baptist associations.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year.

Although specific plans have not been finalized, the North American Mission Board is partnering with seven Alabama Baptist associations in the effort. Door-to-door evangelism in the suburbs and a Send Relief outreach downtown are expected to be part of the Crossover plans prior to the June 1... Read More

SBC 2019 online hotel registration opens Oct. 12

by Diana Chandler

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is arranging new hotel room availability near the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in advance of the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Online hotel registration for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting will open Oct. 12 instead of Oct. 1 as in previous years, the SBC Executive Committee has announced.

Changes in hotel room availability near the meeting site, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), necessitate the delay, the EC said. Many rooms were to be utilized at the downtown Sheraton Hotel, where unanticipated renovations on a tower of 30... Read More

Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

by David Roach

Thursday, September 20, 2018

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year's SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions.

The average age of SBC messengers has decreased, and their use of digital media during the annual meeting has increased, according to data released by the SBC Executive Committee.
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The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year's SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

Following a Sept. 19 meeting of the SBC Committee on Order of Business in Nashville, Gre... Read More

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