ST. LOUIS (BP)—Registration for the SBC’s “Awaken America: Reach the World” annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis, has opened.
Online registration for messengers and local hotels can be accessed at www.SBCAnnualMeeting.net.
Through online messenger registration at the www.SBCAnnualMeeting.net tab, each messenger will receive an eight-digit registration code to present at the annual meeting’s Express Registration lane in St. Louis, preferably as a printout for the church’s credential. The code will be entered into a computer at the SBC registration area and a nametag will be printed. The appropriate church-authorized representative must complete all online registrations.
The SBC constitution and bylaws were amended last year to broaden messenger representation. Each cooperating church that contributes to convention causes during the preceding fiscal year now automatically qualifies for two messengers; previous rules allowed for one messenger.
In addition, the convention will recognize 10 additional messengers from a cooperating church under one of the following options:
• One additional messenger for each full percent of the church’s undesignated receipts which the church contributed during the fiscal year preceding through the Cooperative Program, and/or through the convention’s Executive Committee for convention causes, and/or to any convention entity.
• One additional messenger for each $6,000 the church contributes in the preceding year through the normative combination of the Cooperative Program, designated gifts through the Executive Committee for convention causes or to any SBC entity.
Registration information for St. Louis for SBC preschool children and programs for children ages 6-12 and students in grades 7-12 also is available through the website.
“We need to join together by the thousands as we pray for our nation at this critical time, calling out to God to revive His church and awaken America so we can reach the world for Christ,” said SBC President Ronnie Floyd. “We need to be with our family, our Southern Baptist family, and we need to be encouraged to know that when we are together and working together, there is hope in America and this world.”