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WMU illustrates value of children’s missions discipleship

NASHVILLE (BP) – “We have more knowledge at our fingertips than ever before, but our kids and grandkids still need us to teach them about certain things, and missions is one of those things,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU, as she addressed messengers and guests at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 16. “When we were growing up, many of us learned about missions. It changed our worldview and our view of the world.

Southern Baptists minister to Music City Center workers during annual meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – As Southern Baptists from across the country gathered for the annual meeting last week, many were intentional about sharing the love of Jesus with the staff at the Music City Center.

Through refugee simulation, youth at SBC meeting grow in compassion

NASHVILLE (BP) – Among the new words students attending the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting learned were “Dermici” for listen, “yoma” for clock, “Lamichca” for calendar and “itumba” for computer.

FIRST-PERSON: A few highlights from 2021 SBC Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting is now part of our history, let’s not forget a few of the great highlights. We each will remember some things personally and we will discover others as we dialogue with friends. I want to share a few special highlights I believe are worthy of mention.


Seminaries celebrate God’s blessings, honor alumni at SBC luncheons

NASHVILLE (BP) – The six Southern Baptist seminaries hosted luncheons for both alumni and friends during the lunch break Wednesday, June 16, -- the second day of the two-day 2021 SBC Annual Meeting. Seminary presidents addressed the crowds with updates from their respective schools, recognized distinguished alumni and welcomed guests.

VISION STAGE: Advancing the vision

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Vision Stage in the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting exhibit hall saw approximately two dozen different panels over three days discuss topics ranging from the sending missionaries to leading a church in a post-pandemic world – all with a focus on the Great Commission.

VISION STAGE: Panelists highlight the SBC’s growing diversity

Leaders discuss diversity in the SBC in several panel discussions on the Vision Stage in the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting exhibit hall.

Largest SBC gathering in 25 years spurred by first-time messengers, geographical proximity to Nashville

NASHVILLE (BP) – Last week’s 2021 SBC Annual Meeting was the largest since 1995, and much of that had to do with the location and the involvement of first-time messengers to the convention.

Worship sets the tone at SBC meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – On June 15-16, the Southern Baptist Convention gathered for business proceedings and voting sessions. But before the meetings could begin, attendees refocused their hearts on a greater purpose, Jesus Christ, through a time of worship.

FIRST-PERSON: Rescuing resolutions

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Last week, I encountered at the SBC annual meeting (not for the first time) the idea that the Southern Baptist Convention ought to do away entirely with the resolutions process. The sentiment is widely held, deeply held and rationally held. The underlying rationale, if I might summarize, is that the resolutions process accomplishes nothing other than causing trouble.