SBC DIGEST: Resolutions portal closing soon; New podcast features SBCPC personalities; Registration nears 8,000

Resolutions portal to close next week

By Baptist Press Staff

NASHVILLE (BP) – The time to submit a resolution to be considered for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting is growing short.

The portal remains open through 11:59 p.m. on May 22.

“The resolutions process empowers the messengers to speak with one voice on current and enduring topics that further our mission of making disciples of all nations,” Resolutions Committee Chair Kristen Ferguson told Baptist Press.

This is the first year for a new process adopted by messengers requiring resolutions to be presented in preliminary form no later than 10 days prior to the SBC Annual Meeting. A final report will be published in the meeting’s first daily bulletin.

The Resolutions Committee is meeting next week in Oklahoma City to review the submissions.

There is also a submission path for those without internet access. “Those without access to a computer may contact the office of the vice president for communications at the SBC Executive Committee to receive a proper submittal form,” the rules state.

The 2024 SBC Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 11-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Rummage launches video series in preparation for 2024 SBC Pastors’ Conference

By Baptist Press Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – SBC 2024 Pastors’ Conference President Stephen Rummage has launched a video podcast series with this year’s speakers in the lead-up to the annual event held just before the SBC Annual Meeting.

The video series includes interviews with each of the speakers and is hosted by Rummage, pastor at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. The interviews engage key speakers from the upcoming conference to explore effective pastoral practices and the profound role of preaching in ministry. The first two episodes, “Preaching to Today’s Generation” and “The Role of Prayer in Reaching People,” feature interviews with Shane Pruitt and Greg Mann, respectively. Episodes include interviews with well-known pastors Jack Graham, Steve Gaines, Jimmy Scroggin, and others.

To be held in Indianapolis June 9-10, the 2024 SBC Pastors’ Conference will focus on encouraging the hearts and strengthening the souls of attendees through its theme of Revelation 17:14, “called, chosen, and faithful.” Find out more about the event at or in the SBC Annual Meeting App.

The interviews are available on the Quail Springs YouTube page.

Indy pre-registration approaches 8,000

By Baptist Press Staff

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pre-registration continues for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Around 8,000 messengers have pre-registered for the meeting, according to the SBC Executive Committee.

“Pre-registration for SBC24 continues to climb and is on pace for us to have our second-largest meeting ever in Indianapolis,” said SBC Executive Committee Vice President Jonathan Howe. “It’s exciting to see the number of Southern Baptist churches engaging in the business of the Convention continue to rise from where it was just a few short years ago.”

The International Mission Board’s Sending Celebration highlights the first day of the meeting on June 11.

This year also features a Tuesday evening session on June 11 to give messengers extra time to discuss key issues and hear task force presentations.

The vote for the SBC president is also scheduled for the Tuesday evening session. There are six known candidates to be nominated for SBC president.

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