NASHVILLE (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention will continue at its 2014 Baltimore convention the Tuesday night revival instituted at this past year’s annual meeting, the Committee on Order of Business has announced.
“It obviously had such a great response last year that we decided we wanted to do it again,” committee chairman David Smith said. “Every Order of Business Committee has the opportunity to change and adjust the schedule.”
SBC President Fred Luter, a member of the committee, requested at the September committee meeting that the evening revival continue, said Smith, executive director of the Austin Baptist Association.
“[President Luter] said, ‘I’d really like to recommend that we do the Tuesday night event again.’ And of course our committee wholeheartedly supported that,” Smith told Baptist Press. “On Tuesday night of the convention he’ll be sharing his president’s address and Roger [McGee, pastor of music and worship at First Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.] will be leading in the worship time.
“And we just think it’s going to bring back something that folks go to convention for, to hear the Word, to be inspired and to worship. And we’re looking forward to it.”
The Tuesday night session of the SBC annual meeting was reinstituted in 2013, but last year marked the first time the evening meeting included the president’s address. The Tuesday evening session, formerly a business session, was discontinued in 2010 and 2011, at the request of former SBC President Bryant Wright.
The 2014 annual meeting will be June 10-11 in Baltimore.
Compiled by Baptist Press staff writer Diana Chandler. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/BaptistPress) and in your email (baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).