‘Everyone Can’ challenge to permeate SBC annual meeting

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--The Southern Baptist Convention's June 13-14 annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., for a second year will hold forth the "Everyone Can" initiative of SBC President Bobby Welch for SBC churches to baptize 1 million people during the current church year.

The full SBC schedule follows:

June 13-14, 2006

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Greensboro, N.C.

Theme: Our Evangelism Challenge: “Everyone Can” ... I’m It!

Scripture:“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

TUESDAY MORNING JUNE 13

SESSION THEME: “I’m It” to Witness

SCRIPTURE: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (HCSB)

8:00 Inspirational Music: Combined choir and orchestra -- First Baptist Church Daytona Beach, Larry Black, interim music minister, Daytona Beach, Fla.; First Baptist Church North Spartanburg, Mickey Henderson, minister of music & worship, Spartanburg, S.C.

8:10 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire, Convention music director, visiting professor of music & worship, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, Tenn., interim minister of music, First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.

8:15 Call to Order: Bobby Welch, president, Southern Baptist Convention, pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Registration Report and Constitution of the Convention: James H. (Jim) Wells SBC registration secretary, director of missions, Tri-County Baptist Association, Nixa, Mo.

8:20 Prayer: Royce E. Williams, evangelist, Arlington Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C.

8:25 Committee on Order of Business (First Report): Allan Blume, chairman, pastor, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Boone, N.C.

8:30 Welcome: Keith A. Holliday, mayor, Greensboro, N.C.

8:35 Response: Milton A. Hollifield, Jr., executive director-treasurer, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, N.C.

8:40 Announcement of Committee on Committees: Bobby Welch

Credentials, Resolutions, and Tellers

8:45 Introduction of Motions

9:05 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire

9:10 Music Feature: Combined Choir and Orchestra

9:15 Local Arrangements Committee Presentation: John R. (Jack) Wilkerson, vice president for business and finance, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.

9:20 Crossover Evangelism Report: John Avant, vice president, evangelization, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:25 Executive Committee Report (Part 1): Morris H. Chapman, president, Nashville, Tenn.

10:25 Committee on Nominations Report: Guy Sanders, chairman, pastor, First Baptist Church, New Port Richey, Fla.

10:35 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Report: Charles S. (Chuck) Kelley, Jr., president, New Orleans, La.

10:50 Congregational Praise and Worship: Combined choir and orchestra, Larry Black

11:00 Special Feature

11:20 A Celebration of God and Country: Combined choir and orchestra, praise leader, Mickey Henderson

11:35 Baptism*

11:40 Benediction: William H. Smith, senior pastor, North Buffalo Community Church, SBC, Buffalo, N.Y.

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 13

SESSION THEME: “I’m It” to Win

SCRIPTURE: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 (HCSB)

1:00 Prayer: Billy Green, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Sand Springs, Okla.

1:05 Baptism*

1:10 Woman’s Missionary Union Report: Wanda S. Lee, executive director-treasurer, Birmingham, Ala.; Kaye Miller, WMU national president, Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.

1:20 SBC Historical Library and Archives Report: R. Albert Mohler, Jr., chairman, Council of Seminary Presidents, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

1:30 Business: Allan Blume, Committee on Order of Business (Second Report)

Referrals/Introduction of Motions

1:45 Executive Committee Report (Part 2): Morris H. Chapman

2:15 Election of Officers (First): Bobby Welch

2:30 Worship in Music: Combined Choir and Orchestra, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.; First Baptist Church North Spartanburg, Spartanburg, S.C.

2:35 Introduction: Bobby Welch

“Everyone Can” Point of Challenge

Prayer: Mrs. Elizabeth Luter

Challenge: Fred Luter, pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, La.

3:00 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report: Paige Patterson, president, Fort Worth, Texas

3:15 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Report: Jeff Iorg, president, Mill Valley, Calif.

3:30 Congregational Praise: Jamie Parker, minister of music, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

3:35 “Everyone Can” Point of Challenge

Prayer: Mrs. Ann Mims

Challenge: Gene Mims, pastor, Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.

3:55 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Report: Daniel L. (Danny) Akin, president, Wake Forest, N.C.

4:10 LifeWay Christian Resources Report, Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn.

4:20 LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation: Thom S. Rainer

4:40 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity): Bobby Welch

5:05 Election of Officers (Second): Bobby Welch

5:20 Benediction: Sei Hun Kim, Asian church development consultant, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.

TUESDAY EVENING JUNE 13

SESSION THEME: “I’m It” to Baptize

SCRIPTURE: “Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life.” Romans 6:4 (HCSB)

6:30 Concert of Praise: Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church, Carl B. Setterlind III, pastor of worship and music, Arden, N.C.

6:40 Baptism*

6:45 Prayer: Lonnie Tucker, pastor, Still Water Baptist Church, Covington, La.

6:50 The North American Mission Board Report

7:00 The North American Mission Board Presentation

7:20 Election of Officers (Third): Bobby Welch

7:30 Business: Allan Blume, Committee on Order of Business (Third Report)

7:40 Previously Scheduled Business: Bobby Welch

8:05 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire; Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church

8:15 Past President’s Memorial to Adrian Rogers: Bobby Welch

8:20 Music Feature, Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church

8:30 “Everyone Can” Point of Challenge

Prayer: Mrs. Deborah Walker

Challenge: James I. Walker, pastor, Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden, N.C.

8:55 Recognition of Directors of Missions: Bobby Welch

9:00 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire

9:05 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report: Richard D. Land, president, Nashville, Tenn.

9:15 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission: Richard D. Land Presentation

9:35 Benediction: Eddie Miller, president, Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions, director of missions, Sierra Baptist Association, Reno, Nev.

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 2006

SESSION THEME: “I’m It” to Unify Our Purpose

SCRIPTURE: “Just one thing: live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27 (HCSB)

8:00 Concert of Praise: The Hoppers, gospel music artists, Madison, N.C.

Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire

8:15 Baptism*

8:20 Prayer: Dwight Simpson, director of missions, San Diego Southern Baptist Association, San Diego, Calif.

8:25 Election of Officers (Fourth): Bobby Welch

8:35 Business: Allan Blume, Committee on Order of Business (Fourth Report)

8:55 Previously Scheduled Business

9:10 Committee on Resolutions (First Report), T. C. (Tommy) French, pastor, Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.

9:40 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Report, R. Albert (Al) Mohler Jr., president, Louisville, Ky.

9:55 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jamie Parker, minister of music, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

10:00 Music Feature: Combined choirs, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

10:05 “Everyone Can” Point of Challenge

Prayer: Mrs. Dee Dee Cox

Challenge: David Cox, co-pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.

10:25 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report: R. Philip (Phil) Roberts, president, Kansas City, Mo.

10:40 Election of Officers (Fifth): Bobby Welch

10:50 Committee on Committees Report: John Killian, pastor, Maytown Baptist Church, Maytown, Ala.

11:00 GuideStone Financial Resources Report: O. S. Hawkins, president, Dallas, Texas

11:15 Congregational Praise and Worship: Steve Skinner, minister of music, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.

11:20 Music Feature: Choir and orchestra, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.

11:25 Convention Message

Prayer: Mrs. Karyn Wilton

Message: Donald J. Wilton, pastor, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.

12:00 Benediction Louis Lucas, minister to senior adults, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.

WEDNESDAY EVENING JUNE 14

SESSION THEME: “I’m It” to Go

SCRIPTURE: “However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.” Ezekiel 33:6 (HCSB)

6:00 Concert of Praise: Jim Whitmire; Larry Black, “Everyone Can” People’s Mass Choir and Orchestra -- local coordinator, Danny Davis, minister of music, Lawndale Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C.

6:10 Baptism*

6:15 Prayer: Johnny Nantz, pastor, Spring Valley Baptist Church, Las Vegas, Nev.

6:20 Presentation of Outgoing Officers: Morris H. Chapman

6:25 Presentation of New Officers: Morris H. Chapman

6:30 Business: Allan Blume, Committee on Order of Business (Fifth Report)

Election of 2007 Convention Sermon Preacher, Alternate and Music Director

6:40 Previously Scheduled Business: Bobby Welch

6:55 Committee on Resolutions (Final Report): Tommy French

7:25 Unveiling Statue of Billy Graham: Bobby Welch

Representing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Cliff Barrows, Vice Chairman of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Carmel Baptist Church, Matthews, N.C.

Prayer: William F. Graham IV, pastor, Wakefield Baptist Church, Wake Forest, N.C.

7:40 Congregational Praise and Worship: Jim Whitmire; Larry Black; “Everyone Can” People’s Mass Choir and Orchestra

7:50 The International Mission Board Report: Jerry A. Rankin, president, Richmond, Va.

8:00 The International Mission Board Presentation: Jerry A. Rankin

8:20 Concert of Praise: Casting Crowns; “Everyone Can” People’s Mass Choir and Orchestra

8:40 Music Feature: Combined Choir, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.; Larry Black; Jamie Parker; Casting Crowns

8:45 President’s Address

Introduction of Dr. Welch: Welch Family

Prayer: Mrs. Maudellen Welch

Challenge: Bobby Welch

9:20 Bellevue’s Choir and Banners Finale: Choir of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.; “Everyone Can” People’s Mass Choir and Orchestra

9:30 Benediction: Tom Lyn, evangelism and missions pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.


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