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Southern Baptist Convention Phoenix, Arizona June 14-15, 2011

Changes are in store for the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting—including two missionary appointment services, fewer business sessions and no night sessions—in hopes that more people will participate, according to the chairman of the committee planning that meeting.


Proposed changes include trimming the program to morning and afternoon business sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14-15, and scheduling missionary appointment services for both of the convention’s two mission boards, said Will Langford, pastor of Great Bridge Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, and the chairman of the SBC Committee on Order of Business.


�The Committee on the Order of Business has been working diligently with SBC President Bryant Wright to make adjustments to the 2011 Annual SBC Convention Program,� Langford said.


�Proposed changes include trimming down the number of program items so as to better emphasize the Great Commission work of the SBC entities and missionaries,� Langford said. �Changes to the program will consolidate the meeting into four sessions that will be morning and afternoon sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday without unduly restricting seminary and other special luncheon time. The evening sessions will be eliminated.�


The committee believes eliminating the evening sessions and trimming the program items will enhance participation and free up time for messengers and guests for fellowship, discussions and family, Langford said.


�Also, it is the desire of the committee that the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board will be able to include missionary commissioning services as part of their reports, thereby enhancing the experience of the missionary, the messenger, the mission entities, and lifting up the Great Commission emphasis,� Langford said.


�By these changes we seek to promote greater attendance and participation in our annual meeting, and in providing this general preview the hope that anyone who has not yet made plans to attend might be encouraged by these new enhancements to do so,� Langford noted. �These are high bars to hurdle, and we are still working on details, but feel confident that when we announce the program on the traditional date of May 1, the new format will be one that is well-received by the vast majority of Southern Baptists.�


Other members of the Committee on Order of Business are Emerson Falls, pastor of Glorieta Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Stan Buckley, pastor of First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi; Rudy Yakym Jr., businessman from South Bend, Indiana; John B. Hoychick, attorney from Rayville, Louisiana.; and William A. (Andy) Chambers, vice president for student development at Missouri Baptist University. SBC President Bryant Wright is an ex officio member of the committee. Jason Breland, worship pastor of FBC North Mobile, Saraland, Alabama, is the music director for the annual meeting.


Pastors’ Conference

June 12-13, 2011

Phoenix Convention Center (North Building)





This event is free to all who wish to attend.

No registration is required.


5:30-8:30p                  Session 1

Features music by the ASPIRE Worship Team and Choir, video highlights of God’s activity, as well as features on church planting in North America.

Preaching:                  Bob Roberts, Church Planter

                  Peter Ndhlovu, Church Planter

                  Bob Pitman

                  Johnny Hunt



8:30-11:30a                  Session 2

Features music by the ASPIRE Worship Team and Choir, video highlights of God’s activity, as well as features on church planting in North America.

Preaching:                  Paul Gotthardt, Church Planter

                  Darrin Patrick, Church Planter

                  Ken Whitten



1:30-4:00p                  Session 3

Features music by the ASPIRE Worship Team and Choir, video highlights of God’s activity, as well as features on church planting in North America.

Preaching:                  Afshin Ziafat

                  Gregg Matte

                  John Piper



6:00-8:30p                  Session 4

The final session features music by the ASPIRE Worship Team and Choir, video highlights of God’s activity, as well as features on church planting in North America.

David Platt will be doing a special appeal for the nations prior to receiving the offering. Rick Warren will lead in a special time of commitment and calling for 1,000 Pastors/Churches to engage in church planting in the pioneer areas of North America.


Preaching:                  Louie Giglio

                  Rick Warren

Special Movie Pre-screening

This year we are very excited to announce a prescreening of the movie “Courageous” by Provident Films, for SBC Pastors on Sunday, June 12, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

For more info about “Courageous”

visit www.courageousthemovie.com .



Pastors Wives Session of Pastors Conference

Monday, June 13, 2011


Phoenix Convention Center,

120A-B North Ballroom, Level 1. 

Theme:                  Aspire

                  The Pastors Wives Session is sharing the theme

                  with the pastors conference.

Keynote Speaker:                  Kay Warren

Program Includes:                   Testimony, Interactive Panel

                                    Discussion, and Worship.

Registration/reservations not needed.

Visit www.contagiousjoy4him.org  for more details.




WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

June 12-13, 2011

Wyndham Phoenix Downtown Hotel; Grand Ballroom

Sunday, June 12, 2:00p

Registration Opens; FREE! No pre-registration required.

Sunday, June 12, 7:00p

Proclaim Freedom! Grand Ballroom; Level 3

Pre-session music (begins at 6:30p)

Call to Worship; Tangena Mishler, Worship Leader

Welcome to Phoenix

Music for Worship

Proclaiming Freedom in Arizona

Woman at the Well; Dramatic Presentation by Video

Proclaiming Freedom in Our Communities

Special Music, Our Hope Endures

Monday, June 13, 9:00a

Sent to Proclaim! Grand Ballroom; Level 3

Presession music (begins at 8:45a)

Call to Worship; Tangena Mishler, Worship Leader

Welcome and Introductions; Wanda Lee

Introduction of Local Arrangements Committee

Election of Officers

Music for Worship

Offering; WMU Vision Fund

Sent to the European Peoples; Don and Diane Combs, IMB

Special Music

President’s Address; Debby Akerman

Monday, June 13, 11:00a

Proclaim Good News! Grand Ballroom; Level 3

Music for Worship

Proclaiming to All People; Gordon Fort, Vice President, IMB

Monday, June 13, 2:00–4:30p

Breakout Sessions; Level 2

Monday, June 13, 7:00p

Anointed to Proclaim! Grand Ballroom; Level 3

Presession music (begins at 6:30p)

Call to Worship; Tangena Mishler, worship leader                                   

Welcome and Announcements

Music for Worship

Proclaiming in California and Beyond

Music for Worship

Live Like a Missionary; Jeff Iorg, President, Golden Gate

                                    Baptist Theological Seminary

Proclaim! Tangena Mishler, worship leader

Visit www.wmu.com  for additional information.




The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Featuring the “SBC Worship Service”

June 12, 2011

Phoenix Sheraton Downtown Hotel

Sunday Morning, June 12

Open to all Convention attendees

9:00a                  SBC Worship Service; Valley of the Sun Ballroom

                  •                  Dr. Harold F. Hunter, Former Pastor and


                  •                  Brian Fossett, Evangelist and 

                                    Former COSBE President

                  •                  Eric Fuller, one of COSBE’s youngest

                                    Vocational Evangelists

Sunday Afternoon, June 12

COSBE membership only

12:30p                  COSBE Fellowship Meal and Mini-Retreat

3:00p                  COSBE Business Meeting

5:00p                  Close


Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions

June 12-13, 2011

North Phoenix Baptist Church

Sunday, June 12

11:00a                  Worship with North Phoenix Baptist Church

1:00p                  Lunch at NPBC


2:00-4:30p                  Guests speakers:

                  Dr. Kevin Ezell; Dr. Ken Hemphill;

                  Dr. Frank Page.

2:00-3:30p                  Special Ladies Fellowship Time

4:30-5:15p                  Business session

Monday, June 13

8:30-9:00a                  Fellowship Time

9:00-10:00a                  Breakout Session #1

10:00-10:30a                  Fellowship Time

10:30-11:30a                  Breakout Session #2

11:45a                  New DOMs Luncheon




National Fellowship of Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches


Sunday, June 5, 6:00p

Hispanic SBC Venue Opening Rally

First Spanish Baptist Church OF Phoenix           

3100 W.Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017


Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9

Hispanic crusade in collaboration with 16 Hispanic congregations in the greater Phoenix area


Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11

Evangelistic block parties in the 16 Hispanic congregations


Sunday, June 12, 6:00p

Hispanic Celebration



2011 SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Phoenix Convention Center

120A-B North Ballroom, Level 1

Influential Joy (Psalm 16:11)

Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Harper

Music Artist:  Kim Hill

For more information call 770-794-2982.



Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship

June 10-11, 2011

Cross Point Baptist Church. Tempe, Arizona


Friday, June 10

7:00p                   Praise & Worship

                  Welcome Message: Rabbi Ric Worshill, Vice President, SBMF

                  Oneg Shabbat Meal Following

Saturday, June 11

8:30a                  Praise & Worship

                  Yeshiva School: Dr. Bruce Stokes

11:00a – 2:00p                  Lunch (not provided)

2:00 – 5:00p                  Business Meeting

6:30p                  Praise & Worship

                  Message: Rabbi Michael Saffle, President, SBMF



National African American Fellowship, SBC

June 11-13, 2011




Saturday Morning, June 11

Participation in Crossover Phoenix


Sunday Evening, June 12

Worship and Fellowship at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 931-2 South Stapely, Mesa, AZ, (480) 835-6320


Monday Afternoon, June 13

4:00-6:00p                  Fellowship Meeting

                  Phoenix Convention Center

                  North Building in 200 Level, Room 223


Monday Evening, June 13

6:30-9:30p                  Fellowship Dinner

                  Phoenix Convention Center

                  North Building 224A






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