SBC 2015 schedule released
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Order of Business has released this year's schedule for the annual meeting in Columbus.
SBC 2015 schedule
TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 2015
8:15 Opening Worship -- Julio Arriola, Convention music director, global worship pastor, Cross Church, Springdale, Ark.
8:25 Welcome and Call to Order -- Ronnie Floyd, SBC president, senior pastor, Cross Church, Springdale, Ark.
Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials Committee, Tellers Committee, and Resolutions Committee
8:30 Scripture -- Jordan Easley, senior pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn.
Prayer -- Daniel Cho, college pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Cambridge, Mass., chaplain, Harvard University
8:35 Registration Report and Constitution of Convention -- Jim Wells, SBC registration secretary, strategic partners team leader, Missouri Baptist Convention, Jefferson City, Mo.
8:38 Committee on Order of Business (First Report) -- Andrew Hebert, chairman, lead pastor, Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Hobbs, N.M.
8:43 Acknowledgment of Columbus Volunteers -- Ronnie Floyd
8:45 Welcome to Columbus -- Brian Frye, collegiate evangelism strategist, State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, national collegiate strategist, North American Mission Board
8:48 Response from SBC -- Jarrett Stephens, teaching pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
8:51 Crossover Report -- Al Gilbert, vice president, evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga., and Rich Halcombe, director of missions, Metro Columbus Baptist Association, Columbus, Ohio
8:56 The Pledge of Allegiance and a 50th Anniversary Tribute to Vietnam Veterans -- Ronnie Floyd joined by Gen. Doug Carver, executive director of chaplaincy, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
9:02 The National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- Julio Arriola
9:10 Introduction of Past Presidents -- Ronnie Floyd
9:15 Introduction of the President and Family -- Jack Graham, senior pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
9:18 Prayer for the President -- James T. (Jimmy) Draper, president emeritus, LifeWay Christian Resources, SBC president 1982-1984, First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas
9:23 Worship -- Julio Arriola
9:30 President's Address -- Ronnie Floyd
10:10 Response to God and Worship -- Julio Arriola
10:20 Joint Seminary Presentation and Reports -- Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans; Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth; Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City; Jeff Iorg, president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, Calif.
11:45 Closing Prayer -- Tommy Green, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Brandon, Fla.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 16, 2015
1:15 Opening Worship -- Julio Arriola
1:25 Scripture -- Terry M. Turner, pastor, Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church, Mesquite, Texas
Prayer -- Bobby S. Sena, Hispanic relations consultant, SBC Executive Committee, Atlanta
1:30 Introduction of New Motions (First Opportunity) -- Ronnie Floyd
1:45 Executive Committee Report (Part One) - Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.
2:20 Election of Officers (First)
2:30 GuideStone Financial Resources Report -- O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO, Guidestone Financial Resources, Dallas
2:42 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity) -- Ronnie Floyd
2:52 Committee on Committees Report -- Bryan E. Smith, chairman, pastor, First Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.
3:02 Committee on Nominations Report -- John S. (Chip) Hutcheson, chairman, newspaper publisher, Princeton, Ky.
3:12 Worship -- Julio Arriola
3:17 Executive Committee Report (Part Two) -- Frank S. Page
3:57 Election of Officers (Second)
4:05 Committee on Order of Business Report (Second) -- Andrew Hebert
Election of 2016 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher and Music Director
4:12 Election of Officers (Third)
4:17 Election of Officers (Fourth)
4:22 Election of Officers (Fifth)
4:27 Committee on Resolutions Report -- Steve Gaines, chairman, pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
4:57 Closing Prayer -- Grant Etheridge, senior pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, Va.
TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 2015
A NATIONAL CALL FOR PRAYER TO ALL SOUTHERN BAPTISTS FOR THE NEXT GREAT AWAKENING AND TO REACH THE WORLD FOR CHRIST
6:30 Worship Prelude -- Julio Arriola
6:45 A National Call for Prayer to All Southern Baptists for the Next Great Awakening and to Reach the World for Christ -- led by Ronnie Floyd and other SBC pastors/leaders
(See SBC Bulletin: Tuesday, Part 2 for more details)
WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 2015
8:15 Opening Worship -- Julio Arriola
8:25 Scripture -- Adam Greenway, dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
Prayer -- George Russ, executive director, Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, New York, N.Y.
8:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third) -- Andrew Hebert
8:45 Woman's Missionary Union Report -- Wanda Lee, executive director/treasurer, Woman's Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.
8:57 Disaster Relief Emphasis
9:00 North American Mission Board Report -- Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
9:12 Global Hunger Relief Emphasis
9:15 International Mission Board Report -- David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
9:27 Presentation of Officers -- Frank S. Page
9:40 Church and Mission Sending Celebration: Joint Commissioning Service -- Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Ronnie Floyd
11:45 Closing Prayer - Jeremy Roberts, lead pastor, Church of the Highlands, Chattanooga, Tennessee
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 17, 2015
2:15 Opening Worship -- Julio Arriola
2:25 Scripture -- James D. (Sonny) Tucker, executive director, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Little Rock, Ark.
Prayer -- Cliff Woodman, president, Small Church Bivocational Pastors' Network, pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Carlinville, Ill.
2:30 Previously Scheduled Business -- Ronnie Floyd
2:40 LifeWay Christian Resources Report -- Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn.
2:52 LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation -- Thom S. Rainer
3:05 Worship -- Julio Arriola
3:10 Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report -- Russell Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tenn.
3:22 Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation -- Russell D. Moore
3:35 The President's Panel: "The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Preparing our Churches" (See SBC Bulletin: Tuesday, Part 2 for more details)
4:20 Worship -- Julio Arriola
4:30 Convention Sermon -- Eddie Bumpers, pastor, Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
5:00 Prayer of Response -- Bruce P. Frank, lead pastor, Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden, N.C.
5:05 Worship -- Julio Arriola
5:10 Columbus Hands Off to St. Louis
5:15 Closing Prayer -- Dean Fulks, lead pastor, Lifepoint Church, Lewis Center, Ohio