Annual Meeting Features ‘Who’s Your One?’ Theme
September 24th, 2019 / By: Stephanie Heading / comments
ODESSA This Oct. 28-29, messengers and guests will gather at First Baptist Church, Odessa, to convene the SBTC annual meeting (#SBTCAM19) with the theme “Who’s Your One?”
This year’s theme focuses on the bedrock of the Great Commission, according to SBTC President Juan Sanchez. “If the SBTC is a network of churches working together to fulfill the Great Commission, it makes sense that we emphasize the foundation of that commission—evangelism,” Sanchez said.
“Often, church members get overwhelmed when pastors talk about evangelism,” he said. “They can’t imagine reaching over 18 million lost people in Texas. But, imagine with me, if each person in your church began praying for just one unbeliever. And imagine if each person in your church took advantage of an opportunity to share the gospel with their one person. As a state convention, we are more than 2,700 churches. Now imagine the evangelism force we have if each member is praying for and sharing with just one person. That’s our hope!”
Following the pattern that has been well received in past years, five SBTC preachers will deliver expositional messages, this year from 2 Corinthians 4-5 and emphasizing the Lord’s desire to save the lost. Sanchez will open the Word on Monday night. Tuesday morning Andrew Hebert, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, Amarillo, will bring the next message. Tuesday afternoon Pastor Charles Lee, Acts Fellowship Church, Austin, and Caleb Turner, assistant pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church, are scheduled to speak. SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards will bring the concluding message.
Two special guests will also bring messages during the annual meeting. “Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board is slated for Monday night,” said Richards. “This is a tremendous opportunity for people to hear and meet God’s man leading Southern Baptist global missions. I want to encourage every Southern Baptist in Texas to do everything possible to bring people to hear Dr. Chitwood.
“Tuesday morning will be treat number two. The new president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Adam Greenway, will bring God’s word to us. Join me in supporting the ministry of
Sanchez encourages all Southern Baptists to make time to attend the SBTC annual meeting. “Would you join us in Odessa for just two days? Imagine what we could do together when we believe God’s Word and obey his commission, in dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit,” Sanchez said.
For more information about the annual meeting, visit sbtexas.com/am19.