ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP)—The 2022 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting will convene at the Anaheim Convention Center Tuesday, June 14, at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, according to the official schedule for the meeting released Tuesday, March 22.
“Our committee (the Committee on Order of Business) worked to bring into focus this year’s theme—‘Jesus, the center of it all’—by kicking off the first session with presentations from both North American Mission Board (NAMB) and International Mission Board (IMB) to highlight what Southern Baptists are about at our core,” said Steve Bates, chair of the Committee on Order of Business and member of Winnfield, La., First.
In written comments for Baptist Press, Bates explained that the committee established three segments in the program to highlight topics of interest to Southern Baptists:
- Jesus, the Center of Church Planting: Reaching North America with the Gospel
- Jesus, the Center of Racial Reconciliation: Adopting a Kingdom Race Mindset
- Jesus, the Center of Life: On the Road to Roe50
The program also includes time for a presentation by the Sexual Abuse Task Force, whose report is expected to be released in May. The task force was established by messengers to the 2021 meeting to oversee an investigation into the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of reports of sexual abuse in the Convention.
“Our committee and (SBC) President (Ed) Litton worked with the Sexual Abuse Task Force to ensure that adequate time was allotted for the Task Force report and their recommendations,” Bates said. “We also recognized the importance of allowing messengers time to respond, which is why we set aside a full hour on the program followed by a time of prayer and worship.”
The schedule is available online (here) and is posted below:
Tuesday Morning, June 14, 2022
8:00 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer, Convention music directors; Saraland, Ala., Redemption
8:12 Welcome and Call to Order – Ed Litton, SBC president; senior pastor, Saraland, Ala., Redemption
8:17 Registration Report and Constitution of Convention – Don Currence, SBC registration secretary; administrative pastor, Ozark, Mo., First
8:22 Committee on Order of Business Report (First) – Steven F. Bates, chair; Winnfield, La., First
8:27 Celebrating Freedom – Ed Litton; Chaplain Maj. Gen. Doug Carver, U.S. Army retired, executive director of chaplaincy, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
8:35 GuideStone Financial Resources Report – D. Hance Dilbeck Jr., president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas
8:50 North American Mission Board Crossover Report & Presentation – Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board; Johnny Hunt, senior vice president for evangelism and leadership, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
9:20 IMB Sending Celebration – Paul Chitwood, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
10:10 Introduction for New Motions (First)
10:30 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer
10:40 President’s Address – Ed Litton
11:20 Credentials Committee Report – Linda Cooper, chair, Bowling Green, Ky., Forest Park
11:30 Committee on Resolutions Report (Part 1) – Bart Barber, chair; pastor, Farmersville, Texas, First
12:00 Closing Prayer
Tuesday Afternoon, June 14, 2022
1:30 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer
1:45 Sexual Abuse Task Force Report – Bruce Frank, chair; lead pastor, Arden, N.C., Biltmore
2:45 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer
3:05 Miscellaneous Business
3:20 Election of Officers (First)
3:30 Committee on Committees Report – Jeremy Freeman, chair; lead pastor, Newcastle, First
3:40 Committee on Nominations Report – Leah Finn, chair, Greenville, S.C., Mountain Creek
3:55 Executive Committee Report – Willie D. McLaurin, interim president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.
4:25 Committee on Order of Business Report (Second) – Steven F. Bates
4:45 Election of Officers (Second)
4:55 Introduction for New Motions (Last Opportunity)
5:15 Jesus, the Center of Church Planting: Reaching North America with the Gospel
5:25 North American Mission Board Report – Kevin Ezell
5:40 Woman’s Missionary Union Report – Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.
5:50 International Mission Board Report – Paul Chitwood
6:05 Election of Officers (Third)
6:15 Closing Prayer
Wednesday Morning, June 15, 2022
8:00 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer
8:15 Convention Sermon – Juan Sanchez, senior pastor, Austin, Texas, High Point
8:55 Election of Officers (Fourth)
9:05 Executive Committee Recommendations – Willie D. McLaurin
9:45 Jesus, the Center of Racial Reconciliation: Adopting a Kingdom Race Mindset
10:05 Election of Officers (Fifth)
10:15 Joint Seminary Reports – Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; James K. Dew Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans; Adam W. Greenway, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, Calif.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
11:45 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third) – Steven F. Bates
12:00 Closing Prayer
Wednesday Afternoon, June 15, 2022
2:30 Worship – Abbie Maggio and Chris Springer
2:50 Committee on Order of Business Report (Fourth) – Steven F. Bates
Election of 2023 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher, and Music Director
3:00 Committee on Resolutions Report (Part 2) – Bart Barber
3:30 Previously Scheduled Business – Ed Litton
3:45 Jesus, the Center of Life: On the Road to Roe50
4:15 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report – Brent Leatherwood, acting president; The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tenn.
4:30 Lifeway Christian Resources Report – Ben Mandrell, president and CEO, Lifeway Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn.
4:45 Presentation of Officers – Willie D. McLaurin
5:00 Closing Prayer