Baptist and Reflector
The first day of Summit features the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastors Conference with sessions beginning at 1 and 5:45 p.m. Other meetings on Monday include Hispanic pastors gathering, the Good Cup (a meeting for ministers’ wives), the Black Church Pastors luncheon, Tennessee Baptist Religious Educators Association, and a host of TBC committee meetings.
Tennessee WMU will sponsor its annual Missions Extravaganza beginning on Monday and continuing through Summit. Missionaries will be available at booths in the hallway to speak with messengers and guests.
The annual meeting begins on day two of Summit (Nov. 11).
Praise music begins at 8:15 a.m. and the meeting will be called to order at 8:30 a.m. by TBC President Larry Robertson.
The morning session features a welcome from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Mike Glenn, pastor of the host church. Veterans will be recognized by Bobby Welch, associate executive director of the TBC, and retired Colonel Bruce Condrey. Special music will be presented by Keith and Kristyn Getty and the Tennessee Ladies Chorus and Men’s Chorale.
Executive Board recommendations will begin at 9:01 a.m. followed by a presentation of the budget (see printed version on this page) and other items from the Executive Board. The morning session will feature reports from Southern Baptist Convention entities, TBC committees, and TBC entities and a miscellaneous business session.
The morning session will conclude with the election of a new president at 11:48 a.m.
The afternoon session begins with praise music at 1:15 p.m., followed by ministry reports from TBC entities. Election of officers continues at 1:58 p.m.
Other highlights of the afternoon session is a theme interpretation by Charles Roesel and a report from the Vision 2021 Transition Team. The session also includes a Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union report and miscellaneous business session. The afternoon session will close with worship which includes music, a baptism, and a message by Cal Hampton, pastor of Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro.
The Tuesday evening session begins at 6:30 p.m. and features the Tennessee Missions and Ministry report led by Randy C. Davis, TBC executive director; worship featuring the worship ministry of Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville; and the TBC president’s address by Larry Robertson, pastor of Hilldale Baptist. After the message, Tennessee Baptists will be able to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the TBC in the church’s Wilson Hall.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the annual meeting reconvenes with praise music led by Cliff Duren and Overflow at 8:15 a.m. A business session begins at 8:33 a.m. and features actions on committee reports and Executive Board recommendations, including the budget. The morning session will feature ministry reports from TBC and SBC entities, conclusion of the election of officers, and action on previously introduced business.
The final worship session begins at 10:52 a.m. with music, a baptism, and a message by Frank Page, president of the SBC’s Executive Committee.
The meeting will adjourn at 11:42 a.m.