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‘Partnering for Kingdom Purposes’ to be DOM’s theme

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)–“Partnering for Kingdom Purposes” will be the theme for the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions’ June 11-12 annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

The meeting will begin with a worship celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, followed by lunch, music, a devotional and a panel discussion on the theme of how Baptists can accomplish more by working together.

Tom Biles, director of missions for the Tampa Bay Baptist Association, will lead worship, along with Steve Biles, worship leader at First Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla. Lonnie Wascom, director of missions for the North Shore Baptist Association in Louisiana, will give a testimony, and Ken Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., will deliver the morning’s message. Special music will be provided by J.K. Minton, director of missions for the Bluebonnet Baptist Association in Texas.

A Sunday afternoon session will include a business meeting and a talk on “Reaching Broken People” by Ted Stone, an evangelist from Durham, N.C. Also, Jim Leak, the group’s treasurer, will speak about “Associations and Disaster Relief,” and Eddie Miller, director of missions for the Sierra Baptist Association in Nevada, will deliver the president’s message. A banquet will follow Sunday evening.

Monday morning’s session will begin at 8:30 with worship and a report on “Associational Summit 2006” by Sid Hopkins, director of missions for the Gwinnett Metro Baptist Association in Georgia. The SBCADOM will elect new officers, and Ricky Creech, director of missions for the Birmingham Baptist Association in Alabama, will speak on “Volunteers in the Association.”

The afternoon session will include a noon lunch for new directors of missions and orientation by Johnny Rumbough, director of missions for the Lexington Baptist Association in South Carolina.

Also at noon, Ken Goad, a retired director of missions for the Enon Baptist Association in Texas, will host a luncheon for retired associational staff, with entertainment by Ernie Perkins, a retired director of missions for the Central Baptist Association in Oklahoma.

At 1:30, Reggie McNeal, director of leadership development for the South Carolina Baptist Association, will speak on “Continuing Education.”

Directors of missions may pre-register at www.sbcadom.net or contact Jim Leak at (830) 895-0400 for more information.

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