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SBC DIGEST: Send Conference registration opens; Ohio receiving resumes for new exec

NAMB-IMB Send Conference registration opens

By Brandon Elrod

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Registration for the 2021 Send Conference opens today (Feb. 1). Jointly hosted by the International Mission Board (IMB) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB), the event will take place June 13-14 in Nashville ahead of the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Separate registration is required for the annual meeting.

“NAMB and IMB’s Send Conference opening up the 2021 annual meeting will emphasize the vision for the Southern Baptist Convention’s very existence and our ongoing commitment to working together to fulfill the Great Commission,” said IMB president Paul Chitwood.

“Together on Mission” will be the theme for Send Conference and will emphasize the need for Southern Baptists of all ages, ethnicities and economic statuses to be focused together on fulfilling the mission of taking the Gospel to a world in desperate need of the hope only Jesus provides.

“No person, no church, can go it alone on this mission,” said NAMB president Kevin Ezell. “We must live on mission together in our families, in our churches and as a denomination. If we are going to see people, cities and nations redeemed, restored and healed by the power of the gospel, we will need to be together on mission.”

Send Conference will begin with a large group session Sunday night. Tony Evans, nationally known Bible teacher, author and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, will preach the primary message, and Michael W. Smith will lead worship. A concert featuring the band Crowder will follow the Sunday evening session.

The IMB and NAMB have designed the event to have tracks for families so that they can be encouraged to be “together on mission.” Breakout sessions will be specifically for pastors, women and students, ranging from elementary school through college age. Parents of elementary school-age children will need to register them through Giant Cow Children’s Ministries.

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Ohio exec search team receiving resumes

The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio is seeking qualified candidates for its executive director position. The Executive Director Search Team will receive resumes at the email address [email protected] through Feb. 28.

A candidate should:

  • Be a committed Southern Baptist who understands and embraces Ohio culture.
  • Be gifted to communicate and connect locally to pastors/churches and nationally to denominational leaders.
  • Have visible experience of bringing diverse people groups together, especially in areas of ethnic sensitivity.
  • Be an exceptional vision-caster.
  • Have proven leadership abilities in for his own personal life and in building teams.

A candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (graduate degree preferred) as well as at least 10 years’ ministry experience.

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