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PROGRAM WACO CONVENTION CENTER | NOV. 12-14, 2017


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Welcome

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas!

"Welcome to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas!!

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It's great to be here with you!

Danny DannyP.P.Reeves Reeves President, Convention President,Texas TexasBaptists Baptist Convention"

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Meeting of Texas Baptists! Thank you for coming. I know that it takes time, effort, and resources to participate in this gathering. Your BGCT family is grateful you're here. COMPELLED is the theme of this year's gathering. The two primary points of focus are the Great Commandment of Matthew 22 and the Great Commission of Matthew 28. As Christ followers, we are compelled to Love the Lord and others and we are compelled to make disciples. We have worked hard to give equal opportunities in this year's Workshops to help attendees learn effective ways to do both. Also, it is our prayer that the worship and fellowship times are blessings to you. As always, you are appreciated and the support you provide for our cooperative work and ministry makes a difference. Again, thanks for coming. Enjoy Waco and Central Texas and we're already looking forward to The Family Gathering next Summer in Arlington. Blessings,

David W. Hardage Executive Director, Texas Baptists

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Welcome! On behalf of the City of Waco, I am pleased to welcome you to our continuously growing city. We are so glad that you traveled to Waco for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. It is my hope that you will have a wonderful time this year and visit some of the new attractions, restaurants, and shopping that Waco has to offer. The area around downtown and the Silo District continues to grow and thrive, with new shops and restaurants opening each week. If you haven’t been able to explore Waco, I would invite you to book a short tour with one of our Tour Agencies to experience all Waco has to offer! Snobby Tours offers heritage, cultural and regional culinary tours of Waco. Waco Tours provides an inside look at the best things to do in Waco as we explore Waco's history, homes, and hidden gems. You can also now tour Waco by boat via the Waco River Safari, which docks right next to McLane Stadium on the Brazos River. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of Waco’s most interesting attractions: The Waco Mammoth National Monument, Cameron Park and The Cameron Park Zoo, The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, The Dr. Pepper Museum, The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Magnolia Market, Hippodrome Theatre, and many other attractions. There are two food truck locations and many great restaurants in our bustling downtown area. Again, we are pleased to have you as our guests, and wish you and your group a wonderful and memorable convention in our beautiful Waco Convention Center! Warm Regards,

Kyle Deaver Mayor

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COMPELLED TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome.................................................................. 2-3

Credentials Committee.......................................... 35

Waco Convention Center Map............................ 5-6

Help for Messengers............................................... 36

Overview of Schedule............................................... 8

Food Service.............................................................. 36

Schedule.................................................................9-13

Traducción Español/Spanish Translation........ 36

Sunday Evening...........................................................9

Security........................................................................ 37

Monday Morning........................................................10

First Aid....................................................................... 37

Monday Afternoon..................................................... 11

Local Information..................................................... 37

Monday Evening........................................................ 12

Lost & Found.............................................................. 37

Tuesday Morning....................................................... 13

Childcare...................................................................... 37

Special Meals/Receptions...................................... 15

Recycling..................................................................... 37

Meeting Presenters................................................... 18

Phone Charging Stations...................................... 37

Speakers.....................................................................19

Officers of the Convention................................... 39

Workshops.................................................................21

2016-2017 Executive Board Officers................. 39

Workshop Schedule...........................................21-23

2017 Committees...............................................39-40

Exhibits....................................................................... 25

Presidents of the Auxiliary Groups....................40

Exhibitor Listing........................................................ 25

Nominations for Committees, Directors and Boards............. 41-46

Exhibit Map...........................................................27-28

2018 Budget Process.............................................. 48

Bulletin.......................................................................30

2018 Budget Summary....................................49-50

Registration Information........................................ 31

Acknowledgments................................................... 52

To Propose a Resolution........................................ 32

Recommendations............................................ 53-69

Standing Rules.......................................................... 33 To Make a Motion..................................................... 34 Notice........................................................................... 35

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WACO CONVENTION CENTER

Upper Level GENERAL SESSIONS

REGISTRATION EXHIBITS

COVERED WALKWAY TO HILTON

INFORMATION/ FIRST AID

EXHIBITS

Workshops @ Hilton Hotel

WORKSHOPS

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Lower Level RESOLUTIONS MEALS

MEALS

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COMPELLED BASIC SCHEDULE SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 12

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm......... Registration Open

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm......... Exhibits Open

6:00 pm.............................. Cowboy Church Rally

6:00 pm.............................. Hispanic Rally

6:00 pm ............................. Friends of Truett Dinner

6:30 pm............................... African American Fellowship Worship Rally

MONDAY - NOVEMBER 13

8:00 am - 4:30 pm.......... Registration Open

8:00 am - 5:30 pm.......... Exhibits Open

8:30 am - 9:30 am.......... Workshops – Session 1

10:00 am - 11:30 am...... Worship Session 1 – President’s Address

11:30 am - 1:00 pm.......... Lunch Break/Special Meals

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm......... Business – Session 1

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.......... Workshops – Session 2

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm......... Dinner Break/Special Meals

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm......... Registration Open

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm........ Worship Session 2 – Executive Director's Report/Will Mancini

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 14

8:00 am - 10:30 am........ Registration Open

8:00 am - 10:30 am........ Exhibits Open

8:30 am - 9:30 am.......... Workshops – Session 3

9:45 am – 11:30 am....... Business Session 2 / Worship Session 3 – Delvin Atchison

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SCHEDULE SUNDAY EVENING | NOVEMBER 12 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ...................... Registration Open 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ...................... Exhibits Open 6:00 pm............................................. Friends of Truett Dinner Hankamer School of Business-Blume Conference Center 6:00 pm............................................. Hispanic Rally Iglesia Bautista Maranatha 1000 Ashleman Waco, TX 76705 6:00 pm............................................. Cowboy Church Round Up Top Hand Cowboy Church 15123 Hwy 6 Valley Mills, TX 76689 6:30 pm.............................................. African American Fellowship Worship Rally Toliver Chapel MIssionary Baptist Church 1402 Elm St. Waco, TX 76704

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Counseling Services


COMPELLED MONDAY MORNING | NOVEMBER 13

7:00 am – 8:15 am ........Baptist University of the Américas Meet and Greet Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm ......Registration Open

8:00 am – 5:30 pm.......Exhibits Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am .....Workshops – Session 1 (See descriptions on page 21)

• I Was Thirsty - Texas Baptist Men Water Well Ministry • Missionary Adoption Program • Caring for the Least of These

• Equipping People to have Gospel Conversations in their Everyday Context • Preaching to Reach Hispanics in Texas • Great Commission Church • A Theology of Caring

OPENING WORSHIP | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | SESSION 1

Welcome

Congregational Worship

Greetings from Baptist World Alliance

Elijah Brown

Prayer

Jerry Dailey

Scripture Reading

Jordan Wilson

Cooperative Program Recognition

Chris Liebrum

Introduction of Leadership Texas Baptist Cohort

David Hardage

Introduction of President for Address

David Hardage

Congregational Worship

Presidential Address

Closing Prayer

Danny Reeves

Gary Rhodes, First Woodway Worship Ministry & Friends

Gary Rhodes, First Woodway Worship Ministry & Friends Danny Reeves Helen Cingpi

11:30 am – 1:00 pm........Lunch Break

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MONDAY AFTERNOON | NOVEMBER 13

BUSINESS SESSION | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | SESSION 1

Call to Order

Prayer

Organization and Seating of Messengers

Adoption of the Standing Rules

David Ritsema

Adoption of the Order of Business

David Ritsema

Election of Officers

Executive Board Report

David Russell

Treasurer’s Report

Jill Larsen

Presentation of Budget

Jill Larsen

Executive Board Recommendation

Introduction of Miscellaneous Business

Danny Reeves

Committee on Committees Report

Mark Bumpus

Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors Report

Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries Report

Al Childs

Recognition of New Institutional Leaders

David Hardage

Election of Officers

Benediction

Adjourn

Danny Reeves Bobi Ann Allen Deadra Gage

Joe Fields

David Russell

Virginia Kreimeyer

Danny Reeves Heath Kirkwood Danny Reeves

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm........... Workshops – Session 2 (See descriptions on page 22)

• Pray4EveryHome: Mobilizing Prayer in the Neighborhood

• The Power of Second Chance

• Ministry Wives: Step Up To The Life You Were Made For

• The Ministry of Presence...You Visited Me

• Reaching Millennials: Equipping Emerging Leaders for Ministry in a Post-Christian context

• I Was Hungry

• Church Unique: Strengthening Your Culture for Real Church Growth

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ......Dinner Break

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COMPELLED MONDAY EVENING | NOVEMBER 13 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm ...................... Registration Open

WORSHIP | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | SESSION 2

Call to Worship

"One Voice," University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Welcome

Prayer

Scripture Reading

Congregational Worship

River Ministry 50th Anniversary Recognition

River Ministry Testimony

Executive Director's Report

Congregational Worship

Offertory Prayer

Offering for River Ministry

Keynote Address

Benediction

David Hardage Julie Deaver Rolando Aguirre Brenham's First Baptist Church Praise Band Josue Valerio Robert Rodriguez David Hardage Brenham's First Baptist Church Praise Band Daniel Rangel "One Voice," University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Will Mancini Socrates de Oliveria

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TUESDAY MORNING | NOVEMBER 14

8:00 am – 10:30 am .....Registration Open

8:00 am – 10:30 am .....Exhibits Open

8:30 am – 9:30 am .....Workshops – Session 3 (See descriptions on page 23)

• River Ministry: Reaching the Lost from Brownsville/Matamoros to San Diego/Tijuana

• Compelled and Competent: Ready to Give a Defense of Your Faith

• TRENDS IN DISCIPLESHIP: Defining what is Discipleship

• I Was A Stranger

• Love Thy Neighbor: Be Compelled to Serve through Christian Men’s and Women’s Job Corps

• The Art of Persuasion

BUSINESS SESSION 2 | WORSHIP SESSION 3 | 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Committee on Memorials Report

Craig Rhoton

Prayer

Caleb Whitten

Scripture Reading

Matt Schaefer

Call to Order

Danny Reeves

Texas Baptist Men Video Recognition

Election of Officers

Danny Reeves

Committee on Annual Meeting Report

David Ritsema

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business

Danny Reeves

Committee on Resolutions Report

Otis McDaniel

Committee on Credentials Report

Deadra Gage

Recognition of Incoming/Outgoing Officers

Congregational Worship

Closing Address

Prayer

David Hardage Tom Tillman & Joslyn Henderson Delvin Atchison Song Pak

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SPECIAL MEALS & RECEPTIONS SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 12

17th Annual Logsdon Luncheon Limited Seating

Dinners: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tickets: $15/pp

Friends of Truett Dinner Pre-Reserved Only • Baylor University – Blume Conference Center, Room 506 – 5th Floor Cashion (5 minutes from the convention site) • Maps and Information are available at the Truett booth.

MONDAY | NOVEMBER 13 Breakfasts: 7:00am – 8:15am Baptist University of the Américas Meet and Greet - President Abe Jaquez Limited Seating • Sponsored by First Baptist Church Woodway • Waco Convention Center – Texas Rooms South • Tickets are limited, check availability at the BUA exhibit booth. • For questions contact: development.assistant@bua.edu or 210.298.3180

Lunches: 11:30am–1:00pm Southwestern Alumni & Friends Luncheon Limited Seating - Tickets: $20/pp • Waco Convention Center – Lone Star 103 Tickets are limited, check availability at the SWBTS exhibit booth. • For questions contact: Ryan Buck 325-805-0123 Interagency Council Luncheon By Invitation Only • Waco Convention Center – Lone Star 104 Leadership Texas Baptists Luncheon (Cohorts 1, 2, & 3) By Invitation Only

• Waco Convention Center – Texas Rooms North I • Tickets are limited, check availability at Logsdon exhibit booth. • For questions contact: Daniel Martin 325-201-6788 Texas Baptist Missions Foundation Awards Luncheon Limited Seating - Tickets: $25/pp • Honoring: Adventurer Award-Bob Pinder • Innovator Award-First Baptist Belton; Pioneer Award-Bob Feather • Baylor Club at McLane Stadium 1001 Martin Luther King Blvd. • Limited tickets, check availability at the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation exhibit booth.

Dinners: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Intercultural Ministries Annual Fellowship Invitation Only • Waco Convention Center – Texas Rooms South Howard Payne University Alumni & Friends Dinner Limited Seating - Tickets: $15/pp • Waco Convention Center – Lone Star 103 • To check on ticket availability please stop by the HPU exhibit booth. • For questions contact: Laura Benoit 315-415-6051 Missions Team Banquet Limited Seating - Tickets: Free/Required • Waco Convention Center - Texas Rooms North • Tickets are available at the Missions Team exhibit booth.

• Waco Convention Center Ranger Rooms 106, 107, 108

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COMPELLED MEETING PRESENTERS Aguirre, Rolando - Pastor, Spanish Language Ministries and Discipleship Team Leader, Calvary Baptist Church, McAllen

Larsen, Jill - Treasurer/CFO, Texas Baptists Liebrum, Chris - Director, Cooperative Program Ministries, Texas Baptists

Allen, Bobi Ann - Layperson, Lackland Baptist Church, San Antonio

Mancini, Will - Author & Church Strategist, Founder of Auxano, Houston

Atchison, Delvin - Director, Great Commission Team, Texas Baptists

McDaniel, Otis - Chair, Committee on Resolutions, Layperson, Community Missionary Baptist Church, DeSoto

Brown, Elijah - Executive Vice President, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and Baptist World Alliance General Secretary, Falls Church, VA Bumpus, Mark - Chair, Committee on Committees, Senior Pastor, FBC, Graham Childs, Al - Chair, Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries, Layperson, FBC, Woodway

One Voice - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton Pak, Song - Pastor, Korean Baptist Church, Wichita Falls Rangel, Daniel - Director, River Ministry, Texas Baptists

Cingpi, Helen - Layperson, Dallas Zomi Community Church, Dallas

Reeves, Danny - President, Texas Baptists and Pastor, FBC, Corsicana

Colvin, Charles and Bonnie - Ministers of Music, Brenham’s FBC, Brenham

Rhodes, Gary - Worship Pastor, FBC, Woodway Rhoton, Craig - Chair, Committee on Memorials, Pastor, Lake Leon Baptist Church, Eastland

Dailey, Jerry - Pastor, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, San Antonio

Ritsema, David - Chair, Committee on Annual Meeting, Pastor, FBC, Waxahachie

De Oliveria, Socrates - Executive Director, Brazilian Baptist Convention

Rodriguez, Robert - Pastor, Primera Iglesia Bautista, Harlingen

Deaver, Julie & Laurie - Laypersons, Memorial Baptist Church, Temple

Russell, David - Chair, Texas Baptists Executive Board, Layperson, FBC, Amarillo

Fields, Joe - First Vice President, Texas Baptists and Pastor, New Beginnings Church, Lewisville

Schaefer, Matt - Texas House of Representatives, District 6, Tyler

Gage, Deadra - Chair, Credentials Committee, Layperson, FBC, Corsicana

Tillman, Tom - Team Lead, Music & Worship, Great Commission Team, Texas Baptists

Hardage, David - Executive Director, Texas Baptists Henderson, Joslyn - Master of Divinity and Master of Music in Church Music at Truett Seminary and Baylor School of Music, Waco Kirkwood, Heath - Lead Pastor, FBC, Lorena

Valerio, Josue - Director, Missions Team, Texas Baptists Whitten, Caleb - BSM Student, Baylor University, FBC, Woodway Wilson, Jordan - Pastor, Tyler County Country Church, Woodville

Kreimeyer, Virginia - Chair, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors, Layperson, Austin Baptist Church, Cedar Park

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SPEAKERS

Dr. Delvin Atchison

Director, Texas Baptists Great Commission Team Dr. Delvin Atchison brings over 35 years of pastoral experience to his role as Director of the Great Commission Team for Texas Baptists. He studied philosophy and psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and was awarded a Masters of Divinity degree with honors from George W. Truett Seminary, where he is currently seeking his Doctor of Ministry.

Will Mancini

Author & Church Strategist Will Mancini is the founder of Auxano, a non-profit church consulting group, and Younique, a training and certification company for personal calling and life planning through the Church. As a recognized thought leader, he leads a team of “navigators� who work with over 400 church teams a year to create breakthrough clarity and execute their vision.

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WORKSHOPS 8:30 - 9:30 AM | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | SESSION 1 PRESENTER

WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION

ROOM #

DeeDee & Tim Wint, Vice President, Texas Baptist Men Water Ministry

I Was Thirsty

The global need for water opens the door for Christian outreach. Texas Baptist Men Water Ministry discusses ways to integrate Christ while alleviating their water needs.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos A

Jair Campos, Director, Missionary Adoption Program, Texas Baptists

Missionary Adoption Program

Present ways in which any Texas Baptist church could participate in the Missionary Adoption Program and provide an orientation before asking for a commitment.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos B

Jimmy Dorrell, Executive Director, Mission Waco

Caring for the Least of These

God not only calls us to individuals but to bring his shalom to our cities so “they will prosper.” We’ll look at the principles and best practices of Christian community development.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos C

John Meador, Founder, One Conversation and Matthew Tyson, Executive Director, One Conversation

Equipping people to have Gospel Conversations in their Everyday Context

Learn how to challenge and train your church to share the Gospel in their everyday life using a simple, effective strategy called “Can We Talk?”

Hilton Hotel, Lavaca

Panel led by Rolando Rodriquez, Oliver Martinez, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Getsemaní, Fort Worth, Martín Ortega, Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Emanuel, Midland, Carlos Alsina, Pastor, West Side Baptist Church, Seguin, TX

Preaching to Reach Hispanics in Texas

Learn the best ways to preach to Hispanics in Texas no matter what language they speak, what generation they are and what country they come from.

Hilton Hotel, Guadalupe

Ray Still, Senior Pastor, Oakwood Baptist Church, New Braunfels

Great Commission Church

How do we motivate and inspire our Hilton Hotel, churches to reach beyond the building and Sabine into the lives of our cities and to the world?

A Theology of Caring

Do you love God enough to love your neighbor as much as you love yourself? What does that look like according to scripture in action?

Byron Stevenson, Senior Pastor, The Fort Bend Church, Sugarland, TX

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Waco Convention Center, Bosque Theatre


COMPELLED 3:30 - 4:30 PM | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | SESSION 2 PRESENTER

WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION

ROOM #

Vince Smith, Executive Director/Director of Missions, Collin Baptist Network

Pray4EveryHome: Mobilizing Prayer in the Neighborhood

Imagine what God might do if every home in your community was prayed for by name? Pray4everyhome.org is a simple prayer mobilization tool designed to accomplish this task.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos A

Steve Riach, Chairman and co-Founder, One Heart Project

The Power of Second Chance

This collective impact restorative justice initiative involves numerous partners, and incorporates social and emotional intelligence development, one-onone mentoring, spiritual development, workforce training, employment and aftercare services in a pathway to success for juvenile offenders.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos B

Cynthia Hopkins, Ministry wife, Author, Speaker, and Founder/President of Platform 320, Inc.

Ministry Wives: Step Up To The Life You Were Made For

How do you stay compelled to step up to this life of ministry? Learn how to expect Hilton Hotel, God to work in and through you, to engage Brazos C people and to endure circumstances as God-given opportunities.

Ann Marlowe Golding, Chaplain, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

The Ministry of Presence...You Visited Me

Learn how to make appropriate and Hilton Hotel, meaningful hospital visits. Focused Lavaca attention will be on effective listening skills.

Elizabeth Biedrzycki, South Texas Regional Coordinator Texas Baptists; BJ Ramon, Houston Regional Coordinator, Texas Baptists; Ali Corona, Hunger & Care Ministries Specialist, Christian Life Commission

Reaching Millennials: Equipping Emerging Leaders for Ministry in a Post-Christian Context

Provides a new framework for thinking about leadership identification, Hilton Hotel, assessment, equipping, and commissioning Guadalupe for a post-Christian culture and for the church of tomorrow.

I Was Hungry

In this session we will light a fire of passion to turn social awareness to social activation Hilton Hotel, to build hunger free communities all across Sabine our great state.

Church Unique: Strengthening Your Culture for Real Church Growth

In a time of umpteen opinions and diverse models on how to do church, how do you lead with clarity and confidence? In this breakout on the book Church Unique, Will Mancini will reveal how to nurture the culture of mission inside the church to strengthen the church’s engagement outside the church. Learn five key steps to create redemptive movement utilizing the your church’s existing strengths.

Jeremy Everett, Senior Director, Texas Hunger Initiative

Will Mancini, Author/Church Strategist and Founder of Auxano, a non-profit church consulting group

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Waco Convention Center, Bosque Theatre


8:30 - 9:30 AM, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, SESSION 3 PRESENTER

WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION

ROOM #

E. Daniel Rangel, Director, River Ministry/ Mexico Missions and R. Josue Valerio, Director, Missions Team, Texas Baptists

River Ministry: Reaching the Lost from Brownsville/ Matamoros to San Diego/ Tijuana

Brownsville to California; interior Mexico; the border and Mexico are demographically changing. Family based ministry is needed, and church starting is key to this change.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos B

Leighton Flowers, Director, Apologetics, Texas Baptists

Compelled and Competent: Ready to Give a Defense of Your Faith

In an era of increasing skepticism toward Christianity, being equipped in Apologetics is crucial to reach out with solid and convincing reasons for our faith. Participants will become better equipped to define and defend Christianity in effective ways.

Hilton Hotel, Brazos C

David Pointer, Pastoral Care/GroupLife Pastor, Fielder Church, Arlington

TRENDS IN DISCIPLESHIP: Defining what is Discipleship

Rediscover discipleship and making Jesus’ final words a priority. Trends in Discipleship Hilton Hotel, describes and offers what intentional, Lavaca relational, accountable, and measurable discipleship should look like.

Leonid Regatta, Director, Project Start, Texas Baptists

Participants will learn the real story about I Was A Stranger our refugee situation and will be inspired to minister to our newest Americans.

Hilton Hotel, Guadalupe

Becky Ellison, Christian Women’s and Men’s Job Corps Consultant, WMU of Texas

Love thy Neighbor: Be Compelled to Serve through Christian Men’s and Women’s Job Corps

Compelled to live out the Great Commission in your community? Discover the impact of CWJC & CMJC in Texas.

Hilton Hotel, Sabine

Preaching for a decision.

Waco Convention Center, Bosque Theatre

Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching, Holder of the George W. Truett Endowed Chair of Preaching and Evangelism, Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The Art of Persuasion

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Over 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. The low student-to-faculty ratio cultivates an environment where students can grow and thrive.

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2017 EXHIBITORS FOR ANNUAL MEETING MCLENNAN HALL 303 133 & 135 104 129 603 & 605 402 & 404 509 601 109 403 503 203 123 131 113 & 115 103 117 & 119 100 & 102 121 209 305 307 & 406 409 609 & 611 607 106 & 108 125 & 127 110 & 112 613

BCFS Baptist Standard Baylor University Buckner International Chaplaincy Relations Children at Heart Ministries Christian Life Commission Church Architecture Collegiate Ministries Connections Team Cooperative Program Cultural Engagement Team Dallas Baptist University Denison Forum on Truth and Culture East Texas Baptist University Great Commission Team Hardin-Simmons University Howard Payne University Logsdon Seminary Missions Team San Marcos Baptist Academy STCH Ministries Texas Baptist Men Texas Baptist Missions Foundation Church Admin & Special Projects Truett Seminary University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wayland University Texas Baptist Historical Collection

BRAZOS BALLROOM 204 Amazon Basin Ministries 412 Arlington Convention Center 301 Baker Publishing Group 201 Baptist Church Loan Corporation 207 Baptist Credit Union 308 Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberties 104 & 106 BaptistWay Press 307 Baylor University Press 108 Carpenter Bus Sales 105 Central Texas Hospitality House 100 Chillus Promo

303 Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability 110 Creation Ministries – Creation.com 300 Criswell College 302 Faith Bible Institute 101 Global Gates – Texas 209 & 211 GuideStone 203 & 205 HighGround Advisors 406 & 408 Highland Lakes Baptist Camp & Conference Center 111 Hospitality House 202 International Mission Board 102 James D. Klote & Associates 402 La Quinta Inn & Suites 304 Life Recovered Inc 103 Lifesong for Orphans 410 Lifetime Commercial Roofing 107 LifeWay Church Interiors 309 Ministry Benefit Advisors 206 Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention 208 North American Mission Board 109 Regular Baptist Press 210 Restore Hope 306 Tarrant Baptist Association 404 Texas Baptist Camping Association 310 Texas Baptist Women in Ministry 305 TouchPoint 311 Travel with Friends 400 Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau 200 WMU of Texas McLennan Hallway – Tabletop Displays BCFS Baptist University of the Américas Brazilian Baptist Convention Center for Ministerial Excellence Dallas Baptists University Houston Baptist University KiDs Beach Club Macedonia Call Foundation Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Texas Baptist Ministry Assistants Oil Patch Chapel Ministries Valley Baptist Missions Education Center

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MCLENNAN HALL

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BRAZOS BALLROOM

Main Entrance

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CELEBRATING GENEROSITY JOIN US IN RECOGNIZING THE 2016 LEADERS IN CP GIVING

African American Fellowship The Church Without WallsBrookhollow Houston Ralph West, Pastor

Among Churches with Worship Attendance of 100-199 Central Baptist Church Carthage Tim Watson, Interim Pastor

Chinese Fellowship Chinese Baptist Church Houston Dan Ho, Pastor

Among Churches with Worship Attendance of 200-499 Field Street Baptist Church Cleburne John Hall, Pastor

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Among Churches with Worship Attendance of 500-999 Pioneer Drive Baptist Church Abilene Stan Allcorn, Pastor

Vietnamese Fellowship Christ the King Vietnamese Baptist Church Hewitt Hung Nguyen, Pastor

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COMPELLED

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TEXAS BAPTISTS ENCOURAGED TO LIVE COMPELLED AT ANNUAL MEETING IN WACO By: Kirsten McKimmey, News Writer Texas Baptists are celebrating their call to “live Compelled” at this years’ Annual Meeting in Waco, Nov. 12-14. “In the Bible our New Testament ancestors were compelled by the Spirit, compelled to preach, and compelled to contend for the faith,” said Danny Reeves, Texas Baptists president and pastor of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. “However, the most striking proclamation came from the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:14. Paul wrote, ‘For Christ’s love compels us.’ That's how we still feel. As Texas Baptists, Christ’s love compels us to serve Him, to love Him, to seek and save the lost with Him, and to be on mission because of Him. I'm looking forward to our hearts being renewed and challenged as Texas Baptists gather!” Through exceptional speakers, world-class workshops and Christ-centered worship, Texas Baptists will explore exactly what it means to be led to live God-honoring lives and renew passions to embody the Great Commandment and the Great Commission every day. On Sun., Nov. 12, the event will kick-off with various evening rallies. Keynote speakers during the threeday event include Will Mancini, author and church strategist and Delvin Atchison, director of Texas Baptists Great Commission team. Addresses will also be given by President Danny Reeves and Executive Director David Hardage. Worship will be lead by First Woodway Baptist Church under Director Gary Rhodes; Brenham’s First Baptist Church praise band under Director Charles Covin; and One Voice, an ensemble group from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Workshops will be held on Monday and Tuesday, as hour-long sessions focused on current issues and ways we partner together and serve alongside our Institutions and Universities. Topics include Caring for the Least of These, The Art of Persuasion: Preaching for a decision, The Great Commission Church, I Was Thirsty, Church Strengthening and many more. Workshop speakers include Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco; Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Seminary; Ray Still, senior pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church; Mickey Lenamon, executive director of Texas Baptist Men; and Will Mancini. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the exhibit halls throughout the three-day event to learn more about partnering ministries and Texas Baptists’ resources, and to network and fellowship.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for this annual meeting is being held in the Upper Lobby of the Waco Convention Center beginning Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 pm. Visitors are required to register at the registration desk. CONSTITUTION OF THE BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS (excerpt) Article III – Membership Section 1. This Convention in session in all its meetings shall be composed of messengers elected by Baptist churches that shall voluntarily cooperate with the Convention. All messengers must be members of the church by which they are elected. A messenger must be enrolled at the Convention in session to be qualified to vote. The messengers have no right to act except for annual or special meetings constituting the Convention in session for which they have been elected by their cooperating churches. Section 2. Each church cooperating with this Convention shall be entitled to: A. Two messengers for the first one hundred (100) members or fractional part thereof. Two additional messengers for the first two hundred fifty dollars ($250) given during the previous fiscal year to the Texas budget as adopted by The Baptist General Convention of Texas in annual session, and B. One additional messenger for each additional hundred members and each additional one thousand dollars ($1,000) given during the previous fiscal year to the Texas budget as adopted by The Baptist General Convention of Texas in annual session, and C. If, as calculated under B above, a church’s giving surpasses its membership, then one additional messenger for each two thousand dollars ($2000) given during the previous fiscal year to the Texas budget as adopted by The Baptist General Convention of Texas in annual session, not to exceed six additional messengers, provided, however, that D. No church shall be entitled to more than twenty-five messengers. E. A mission church shall be considered a church under the Constitution solely for the limited purpose of electing messengers to the Annual Meeting if it is identified as a body of believers separate from its sponsoring church; it contributes to the BGCT in an identifiable way either directly or through the sponsoring church from its own resources; it exists to address some specific mission need, such as language, culture or location, it regularly practices baptism and the Lord’s Supper separate from its sponsoring church; and it identifies itself with, aligns itself with, and endorses, generally, the purposes and work of the Convention. The total number of messengers a mission may qualify for is four (4).

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BULLETIN TO PROPOSE A RESOLUTION A resolution has been defined as an expression of opinion from a messenger, as opposed to a motion, which calls for action. The following guidelines are offered for persons desiring to submit a resolution. Only registered messengers may submit a resolution. Resolutions may be submitted in the following ways: • Resolutions may be given in print directly to any member of the Resolutions Committee. The committee members are identified on page 38 of the Bulletin. Committee members will be available at the front of the stage at the conclusion of the first business session which is expected about 3:30 pm, on Monday, November 13. • Resolutions may be brought to the Resolutions Committee meeting room; Room 101 on the Lower Level of the Waco Convention Center. • Resolutions may be emailed to the Resolutions Committee at ferrell.foster@texasbaptists.org Any messenger needing help in submitting a resolution may meet with the committee in Room 101 of the Lower Level of the Waco Convention Center between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Monday, November 13. The Resolutions Committee must receive resolutions no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, November 13. Any resolution must be submitted electronically or in print with the name, address, contact phone number and church membership of the messenger. A member of the committee may contact anyone submitting a resolution if there are questions concerning the resolution. The committee may be reached by calling Ferrell Foster at (214) 773-1512.

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STANDING RULES The Convention today will be asked to act on the following recommended “Standing Rules� for this annual meeting: 1. All reports, motions, resolutions or amendments to the constitution, bylaws or articles of incorporation shall be submitted by a registered messenger to the body, then sent to the recording secretary in writing, legibly signed by the maker and shall include their name, address, church membership and phone number where they can be reached during the convention. 2. All motions requiring a vote not scheduled on the agenda must be introduced by the close of the Monday business meeting. Amendments to the Constitution and/or Bylaws must also be introduced by the close of the Monday business meeting. 3. All resolutions must be submitted to the Resolution Committee by 5pm Monday. 4. To obtain the floor, a messenger shall approach the microphone, address the chair, give his or her name and church and wait to be recognized. 5. Discussion or debate and nomination speeches shall be limited to three minutes for each speaker. There may be no more than one nomination speech per candidate. 6. No messenger shall speak more than once on the same question or topic until all have spoken who wish to do so. 7. The chair shall recognize messengers wishing to speak to each side of the question alternately. 8. All messengers who attend and participate in the business meetings of the convention shall conduct themselves in keeping with the stated objectives of the Constitution of Texas Baptists. 9. Voting shall be conducted by voice or by the raising of ballots by messengers. Division of the assembly shall be conducted by messengers standing and raising ballots. The president, by his/ her own decision, may order a vote by ballot. 10. In the election of officers, if no nominee receives a majority vote of the messengers, there shall be a runoff election between the two nominees who received the greatest number of votes on the first ballot.

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BULLETIN TO MAKE A MOTION A motion calls for specific action by Texas Baptists or some entity of Texas Baptists. Only registered messengers may make a motion. A motion normally begins with “I move to ..." or "I move that…” 1. Write the motion legibly. (If the motion is spontaneous and you don’t have time to write it before presenting it to the convention, write the motion before leaving the microphone area.) 2. Go to a microphone at a time when business is being considered. 3. When recognized by the presiding officer, state your name, that you are a messenger, the name of your church, and read your motion, which must be presented to the convention during a business meeting to become an official motion. 4. Before leaving the microphone, give the written copy of your motion to the page at the microphone. A page will take the copy of your motion to the platform so the motion can be entered into the record by the recording secretary. 5. The Committee on Annual Meeting will announce a time for the convention to consider the motion or recommend its referral to some convention entity.

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NOTICE Texas Baptists’ Bylaws call for the meeting of the convention to be conducted according to the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. The officers abide by this manual on parliamentary procedure. In the past, a messenger’s motion has been ruled out of order because it did not comply with Robert’s Rules of Order when a change in wording was all that was necessary for the motion to have been appropriate and in order. Every effort is being made for the business of our convention to be conducted in the smoothest and best way possible for the advancement of our Lord’s Kingdom. If a messenger has a motion to make, the parliamentarian will be available to assist with the wording so that the motion will be in proper format. Note: A motion will not be considered by the convention until a messenger has personally made it at the appropriate time and place while the convention is in session. A motion cannot be submitted to the delegates except during the Annual Meeting.

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE The Committee on Credentials has been assigned an area near Registration, located on the Upper Lobby of the Waco Convention Center. Messengers must have a messenger card properly endorsed by the church clerk or moderator. Messengers who do not have this card will need to be approved by the Credentials Committee.

The Texas Baptists Bulletin is published daily during the Annual Meeting by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Bulletin includes announcements, committee reports and proceedings. David Hardage Executive Director Jill Larsen Treasurer/CFO/Recording Secretary Coleen Wall Director, Conference & Events Jeremy Honea Bulletin Coordinator Kalie Lowie Editor

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BULLETIN HELP FOR MESSENGERS Materials are prepared each year to help messengers during business sessions of the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting. Among those materials is the Book of Reports, which contains the annual reports of Texas Baptists Institutions and Agencies, the Texas Baptists Executive Board and a copy of the Texas Baptists Constitution and Bylaws. Additionally, the Texas Baptists Bulletin contains information about business matters to be voted on and proceedings.

FOOD SERVICE OFFERED The Café at the Convention Center is located on the upper Level of the Waco Convention Center. Menu selection is limited (ex. salads, cold sandwiches, cookies, coffee, sodas). Café hours - Monday, November 13 8:00 am – 5:30 pm – Upper Lobby An additional kiosk with a meal option will be available on the lower level for lunch and dinner on Monday, November 13th for $8 per person. Lunch Served from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Baked Potato Bar – Large Baked Potato, with toppings (BBQ Brisket, Sour Cream, Green Onions, Butter, Shredded Cheddar Cheese), Small Salad and Soda or Ice Tea. Dinner Served from 5:00 – 6:30 pm Chicken spaghetti, Small Salad, Bread and Soda or Ice Tea. Seating is available on both Upper and Lower Lobby Levels. Vending machines are available in the Café and in the lower level by the Washington Street entry doors for snacks, water and soda options. Local restaurant guides are available at the Texas Baptists Information Desk.

TRADUCCIÓN ESPAÑOL/SPANISH TRANSLATION Todas las sesiones generales y reuniones de negocios de la Reunión Anual de la BGCT del 2017 serán interpretadas al español. Habrá radios de interpretación disponibles para usarse en la mesa de información localizada en el nivel superior del Centro de Convenciones en Waco. All General Sessions and Business Meeting Sessions of the 2017 Annual Meeting will be translated in Spanish. Headsets will be available for checkout at the Information Booth located in the upper level of the Waco Convention Center.

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SECURITY PRECAUTIONS In cooperation with the Waco Convention Center and event security, please wear your Texas Baptists Annual Meeting name badge at all times. Texas Baptists has taken every precaution to ensure the safety and security of all messengers and visitors.

FIRST AID First Aid is located in Room 213, next to the Information Desk in the Upper Lobby of the Waco Convention Center. First Aid will be available Sunday, November 13 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Monday, November 14 from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm and Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. A special thank you and note of appreciation to the staff of Baylor, Scott & White - Waco coordinated by April Hayes, who has graciously donated their time to assist us in the First Aid Area.

LOCAL INFORMATION Maps, restaurant guides and other local information are available at the Texas Baptists Information Desk located in the Upper Lobby of the Waco Convention Center across from the escalators.

LOST AND FOUND To find a “lost” item or to turn in a “found” item, please go to the Texas Baptists Information Desk located in the Upper Lobby of the Waco Convention Center across from the escalators.

CHILD CARE First Baptist Church - Hewitt will be providing free childcare for infants through 5 years of age as a service for out-of-town messengers. Services are available Monday, November 13, from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm and Tuesday, November 14 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided on Monday, along with daily snacks. Space is limited and advance reservations were REQUIRED. No walk-ins will be allowed.

RECYCLING Annual Meeting is going green. Please help us by placing your name badges in the recycle bin at the inside back doors of Chisholm Hall.

PHONE CHARGING STATIONS As an added convenience for Annual Meeting attendees, a phone charging station (that accommodates most phone and tablets connections) is provided outside of the Chisholm Hall entrance.

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OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION Danny Reeves, President FBC, Corsicana Joe Fields, First Vice President New Beginnings Church, Lewisville

Amy Samuel, FBC, McKinney John Wheat, Trinity BC, Kerrville Darin Wood, FBC, Midland Committee on Committees Mark Bumpus, Chair; FBC, Graham

Jim Heiligman, Second Vice President FBC, Bryan

Rodney Bell, FBC, Salado

Jill Larsen, Recording Secretary The Heights BC, Richardson

Jim Fuller, Calder BC, Beaumont

Doug Powell, Registration Secretary FBC, Garland Bernie Spooner, Secretary of the Corporation Plymouth Park BC, Irving Betty Green, Parliamentarian Agape BC, Fort Worth

2016–2017 EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS David Russell, Chair FBC, Amarillo Dennis Young, Vice Chair Missouri City BC, Missouri City

2017 COMMITTEES Committee on Annual Meeting

Daniel Downey, FBC, Memphis Evans Kwok, Grace Chinese BC, Plano Mike Milburn, FBC, Burleson Edward Murrell, Bethlehem BC, Flint Johnson Omoni, African Evangelical BC, Grand Prairie Joe Rangel, Genesis Church, Hereford Brenda Rincones, West Side BC, Seguin Jonathan Smith, FBC, LaGrange Jerry Stewart, Lone Star Cowboy Church, Lubbock Ray Still, Oakwood BC, New Braunfels Greg Wallace, Woodridge BC, Kingwood Committee on Credentials Deadra Gage, Chair; FBC, Corsicana Cecil Dunham, FBC, Waco Courtney Duren, Central BC, Jacksonville

David Ritsema, Chair; FBC, Waxahachie

Carlos Garduno, Tilden BC, Tilden

Chad Bertrand, FBC, Gatesville

Jeff Gravens, FBC, Crawford

Hannah Brown, FBC, Round Rock

Heath Kirkwood, FBC, Lorena

Ponce Brown, Shiloh BC, El Paso

Abera Mitiku, Ethiopian Evangelical BC, Irving

Jason Burden, FBC, Nederland

Oralia Sanchez, Temple BC, Temple

Jeff Burnett, FBC, Hurst

Jase Waller, Spring Creek BC, Weatherford

Charles Covin, FBC, Brenham

Cindy Williams, FBC, Corsicana

Russell Diwa, Biblical Community Church, Richardson

Committee on Memorials

Tiny Dominguez, Community Heights Church, Lubbock

Craig Rhoton, Chair; Lake Leon BC, Eastland

Cary Hilliard, FBC, Longview

Gloria Massey, Westside BC, Lewisville

Michael Joseph, New Providence BC, Houston Jonathan Kim, New Song Church, Carrollton Juan Lambarria, FBC, The Woodlands

Chris Bruce, FBC, Lexington Chris Snidow, Parkway BC, College Station Jacob West, FBC, Stamford

Aida Massaad, Arabic Christian Fellowship, Fort Worth

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BULLETIN Committee on Resolutions

Rodney McGlothlin, FBC, Brownwood

Otis McDaniel, Chair; Community Missionary BC, DeSoto

Adam Pardue, Highland BC, Lubbock

Farris Avery, Minnehulla BC, Goliad

Laura Shirey, FBC, Canton

Rafael Berlanga, Primera BC, Fort Worth

Rodger Teaff, FBC, Allen

Melissa Harris, FBC, Big Lake

Dennis Trammell, FBC, Possum Kingdom Lake, Grayford

David Petton, FBC, Burleson

Stephen James, FBC, Lott

Steven Young, The Cross BC, Tyler

Matt Killough, FBC, Sonora Paul Kim, Forest Community Church, Plano

Tellers Committee

Chris McLain, FBC, Crowell

John Combs, FBC, Garland

Ronald Sessions, Shiloh BC, Garland

Ron Hill, FBC, Eddy

Joel Warren, FBC, Castroville

David LeFlore, FBC, Kerens

Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries

Randy Miller, FBC, Garland John Spencer, FBC, Garland

Al Childs, Chair; FBC, Woodway

Dan Whitehurst, FBC, Longview

Jason Atchley, Bacon Heights BC, Lubbock

PRESIDENTS OF THE AUXILIARY GROUPS

James Bell, Jr., Greater St. John BC, Laird Hill

Rolando Aguirre, Hispanic Baptist Convención, Calvary BC, McAllen

Bill Brown, FBC, Tyler Ross Chandler, FBC, Marble Falls

Pakon Chan, Chinese Fellowship, Bethel Chinese BC, Bedford

Kellie Cody, FBC, Sulfur Springs Carmen Estrada, FBC, El Paso

Ryan Dennis, Bivocational Small Church Assoc., Fairview Community Church, Copperas Cove

Brian Hill, FBC, Corpus Christi Linda James, FBC, Palestine

Elmo Johnson, African American Fellowship, Rose of Sharon BC, Houston

Frances Jordan, The Ft. Bend Church, Sugar Land

Peter Le, Vietnamese Fellowship of Texas; Vietnamese Faith BC, Dallas

Helen Reese, First Cuero BC, Cuero

Shirley McDonald, Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, Greens Creek BC, Dublin

Chad Selph, FBC, Allen Kay Smith, FBC, Ballinger

Kailey McNeal, BSM Co-President, FBC, Lewisville

Bruce Webb, The Woodlands FBC, The Woodlands

Andrew Quesada, BSM Co-President, New Life BC, College Station

Seth Witcher, FBC, San Antonio

Gary Smith, Texas Baptist Men, Brookhaven Church, McKinney

Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors Virginia Kreimeyer, Chair; Austin BC, Austin Collin Bullard, FBC, Woodville James Freeman, Trinity BC, Harker Heights Danny Howe, FBC, Saginaw Joseph Irwin, Tallowood BC, Houston Kris Knippa, FBC, Hale Center Richard Laverty, FBC, Perryton Karen Martin, Plymouth Park BC, Irving

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NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES Nominations to Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries 2020 Term Randy Dale, FBC, Temple Gary Dyer, Austin BC, Austin David Evans, FBC, Crane Wesley Shotwell, Ash Creek BC, Azle Aaron Summers, Coulter Road BC, Amarillo Nominations to Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors 2020 Term Jerry Bradley, FBC, Round Rock John Coleman, FBC, Pleasanton Chris Irving, FBC, Gonzales Vickie Osborn, FBC, Tyler Kenneth Stimson, Northside BC, Victoria

NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE EXECUTIVE BOARD DIRECTORS Nominations for New Executive Board Directors 2020 Term Randy Anderson, FBC, Belton David Baker, Crestview BC, Midland Ken Box, FBC, Waxahachie Jim Edwards, New Hope BC, Boyd James Ellis, Woodridge BC, Kingwood Calvin Featherston, FBC, San Angelo Josh Guajardo, Trinity BC, Katy Ken May, FBC, Stephenville Darrin Moore, Truevine Missionary BC, Spring Stephen Pinkney, New Beginning BC, Lufkin Bill Pollock, FBC, Canton Sheri Price, FBC, Amarillo Flo Leblanc-Stovall, Minnehulla BC, Goliad Dan Upchurch, Sunset Canyon BC, Dripping Springs Jordan Villanueva, Grace Temple BC, Dallas Jackie Ward, FBC, Huntsville James Westbrooks, FBC, Richardson

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BULLETIN Nominations for Second Term Executive Board Directors 2020 Term Donald Bean, Calvary BC, Nederland Donna Burney, FBC, Woodway Doug Diehl, Crossroads BC, San Antonio Buford Duff, FBC, Levelland Michael Evans, Bethlehem BC, Mansfield Daniel Ho, Chinese BC of Houston, Houston Zelma Irons, Colonial Hill BC, Snyder Annette Miller, FBC, Lewisville Dana Moore, Second BC, Corpus Christi Dale Pond, Green Acres BC, Tyler Jimmy Reynolds, Trinity BC, Mt. Pleasant Glenn Young, FBC, Kilgore Nominations to Fill Executive Board Director Vacancies 2019 Term Kevin Woolley, Mt. Sylvan BC, Tyler 2018 Term Jonathan Sullivan, FBC, Dimmitt Lance Wood, FBC, Clarendon

NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS FOR BOARDS OF AFFILIATED MINISTRIES Nominations to Board of Baylor University 2021 Term Joel Allison, FBC, Waco Jennifer Elrod, Ecclesia West, Houston Rene Maciel, First Woodway BC, Woodway Nominations to Board of Dallas Baptist University 2020 Term Joyce Andres, Park Cities BC, Dallas Bob Dean, The Heights BC, Richardson Oscar Epps, Sr., Community Missionary BC, DeSoto Charles Ku, FBC, Lewisville Herbert Pedersen, Longbranch Community BC, Midlothian Ronald Skaggs, Prairie Creek BC, Plano Patsy Smith, Woodland Heights BC, Bedford

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Nominations to Board of East Texas Baptist University 2020 Term David Chadwick, FBC, Center Hal Cornish, Immanuel BC, Marshall David Higgs, FBC, Henderson Susan Livingston, FBC, College Station David Rice, Crossroads BC, Marshall Jana Sims, Crossroads BC, Marshall 2019 Term Pamela Coursey, FBC, Franklin Nominations to Board of Hardin-Simmons University 2020 Term Louise Jones, FBC, San Angelo Laura Moore, Pioneer Drive BC, Abilene David Morgan, Trinity BC, Harker Heights Jerry Phillips, FBC, Lubbock Jud Powell, FBC, Abilene Angie Wiley, Pioneer Drive BC, Abilene Darin Wood, FBC, Midland Nominations to Board of Houston Baptist University 2020 Term Garry Blackmon, Sr., Crossway Christian Fellowship, Houston Ramiro Pena, Christ the King BC, Waco Nominations to Board of Howard Payne University 2020 Term Jane Collette, FBC, Boerne Dwayne Grooms, FBC, Brownwood Jacob Montoya, FBC, Lubbock Matt Preston, FBC, Abilene Roy Robb, FBC, San Angelo David Robnett, Coggin Avenue BC, Brownwood Candace Smith, FBC, Richardson Nominations to Board of San Marcos Baptist Academy 2020 Term Billy Belcher, FBC, Baytown

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BULLETIN 2018 Term Clay Sullivan, FBC, San Marcos Nomination to Board of South Texas School of Christian Studies 2020 Term Kevin Wood, Hyde Park BC, Austin Nominations to Board of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2020 Term Travis Burleson, FBC, Salado Bob Galligan, Calvary BC, McAllen John Messer, FBC, Belton Jane Potter, FBC, Belton Don Ringler, Taylors Valley BC, Temple Ernest Roberts, FBC, Decatur Daniel Tostrud, Valley Ranch BC, Coppell Dean Winkler, FBC, Temple 2018 Term Jack Phelps, Crestview BC, Georgetown Nominations to Board of Wayland Baptist University 2020 Term David Foote, Southcrest BC, Lubbock Marc McDougal, Oakwood BC, Lubbock Ben Mieth, FBC, Glen Rose Richard Miller, Happy Union BC, Plainview Nominations to Board of Valley Baptist Missions/Education Center 2020 Term Othal Brand, Jr., Calvary BC, McAllen Becky Brown, Westbury BC, Houston Randy Johnson, FBC, Richardson Scott Lane, FBC, San Antonio Jim Perkins, Jr., FBC, Perryton 2018 Term Rolando Reyes, FBC, Rio Hondo Nominations to Board of Baptist Community Services 2020 Term Arthur Garner, Trinity BC, Amarillo Robert Gibson, Second BC, Amarillo

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Henry Hamilton, Paramount BC, Amarillo Charles Jones, Amarillo Journey, Amarillo Nominations to Board of Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio 2020 Term Alice Gong, First Chinese BC, San Antonio Bill McCandless, Shearer Hills BC, San Antonio Muriel Rhoder, Calvary BC, San Antonio Manny Ruiz, FBC, San Antonio Nominations to Board of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast TX 2020 Term D’Lana Barbay, FBC, Nederland Jeff Dyson, Calder BC, Beaumont Gary Rothenberger, Jr., Calvary BC, Beaumont Nomination to Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest 2020 Term Loretta Oliver, Greater New Light Missionary BC, Waco Nominations to Board of BCFS 2020 Term Scott Sharman, Alsbury BC, Burleson 2019 Term Lanny Hall, FBC, Abilene Nomination to Board of Buckner International 2020 Term David Hennessee, Trinity BC, San Antonio Nominations to Board of Children at Heart Ministries 2020 Term Ed Carey, FBC, Round Rock Julie Christianson, FBC, Taylor Hal Harris, Jr., Hyde Park BC, Austin Ruthie Herber, Central BC, Round Rock Calvin Lee, Jr., FBC, Round Rock Alan Neidig, FBC, Round Rock Thomas Norris, FBC, Woodway

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BULLETIN 2018 Term James Meyerhoff, Tallowood BC, Houston Nominations to Board of Hendrick Health System 2020 Term Diane Leggett, FBC, Abilene Randy Lloyd, FBC, Abilene J.V. Martin, FBC, Sweetwater Joe Melson, Pioneer Drive BC, Abilene Janet O’Dell, Wylie BC, Abilene Mike Woodard, Southwest Park BC, Abilene Nominations to Board of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries 2020 Term Lil Abshier, FBC, Goliad Jim Candler, FBC, Bryan Sherry Sigmon, Shearer Hills BC, San Antonio Paige Streiff, Northside BC, Victoria Doretha Youngblood, FBC, Mineral Wells Nomination to Board of Baptist Church Loan Corporation 2020 Term Dennis Tucker, Calvary BC, Waco Nomination to Board of Baptist Standard 2020 Term Jon Beilue, FBC, Amarillo Nominations to Board of HighGround Advisors 2020 Term Robert Fowler, South Main BC, Houston Carrol McGinnis, Tallowood BC, Houston Harold Preston, FBC, Abilene

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52 SUNDAYS is a quick and easy-to-use resource to encourage a year of prayer and giving for CP missionaries and ministries. 52 SUNDAYS INCLUDES: • A 60-second story about a different missionary or ministry for each Sunday in 2018 • PowerPoint Slides • Bulletin Inserts

Disponible en Español Download this free CP Resource at texasbaptists.org/cp Available after Sunday, November 12 Texas Baptists supports missions and ministries across Texas, North America and around the world through the Cooperative Program. This resource is produced by Texas Baptists in partnership with The Southern Baptist Stewardship Development Association.

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BULLETIN 2018 BUDGET PROCESS The Business and Financial Plan calls for each administrative office, ministry and program area of the convention to submit an itemized budget of its expected expenditures for the next fiscal year to the Executive Director. The Executive Director works with staff to make necessary changes and presents the proposed budget to the Finance Committee of the Executive Board which, in turn, presents it to the Executive Board for its approval. The Executive Board submits the Cooperative Program budget, consisting of all the anticipated income and expenditures which have been submitted and approved, to the Convention in session. Preparation of the proposed budget includes months of projections, research, planning, committee reviews and prayer to arrive at the proposed resource plan for the coming year. Such is the case for the proposed 2018 calendar year budget. For ordained staff members, the Executive Board allows advance designation of a portion of the salary as housing allowance as permissible by IRS regulations. Ordained staff members pay their own self employment taxes, which are 15.3 percent of taxable compensation. The detailed budget is published annually and provided to the Executive Board and committees involved in the budget preparation process. A budget summary is mailed to each church annually. The budget summary and the detailed report can be found at texasbaptists.org. For a hard copy, please call 888.244.9400. The Finance Committee is authorized, on a contingency basis, to adjust spending based on actual receipts.

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2018 BUDGET SUMMARY 2018 2017 CP Texas Budget

Investment Income

Total Texas Budget

Total Texas %

Total Texas Budget

Total Texas %

Great Commission Team Great Commission Evangelism Music And Worship Discipleship

$

173,749

$

772,941

26,570

$

173,749

0.5%

168,905

0.5%

799,511

2.3%

$

786,164

2.3%

241,521

-

241,521

0.7%

236,420

0.7%

770,459

746

771,205

2.3%

784,393

2.3%

Missions Team Missions (1)

273,278

-

273,278

0.8%

267,505

0.8%

1,227,527

555,000

1,782,527

5.2%

1,758,201

5.2%

1,010,653

1,565

1,012,218

3.0%

1,006,452

3.0%

Connections

536,929

5,069

541,998

1.6%

501,506

1.5%

Area Representatives

985,255

-

985,255

2.9%

864,522

2.5%

-

-

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

106,502

4,105

110,607

0.3%

107,845

0.3%

4,006,847

12,437

4,019,284

11.7%

3,910,745

11.5%

Executive Director Office

635,307

-

635,307

1.8%

539,587

1.6%

Cooperative Program Ministry

306,684

-

306,684

0.9%

293,865

0.9%

Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

505,857

-

505,857

1.5%

506,224

1.5%

157,029

-

157,029

0.5%

153,738

0.5% 0.2%

Church Starters Christian Life Commission

Connections Team

Western Heritage Ministry Bivocational

Collegiate Ministries (1)

Executive Director

Special Projects San Antonio Regional Communications Historical Collection Texas Baptist Men

88,933

-

88,933

0.3%

84,461

1,306,299

-

1,306,299

3.8%

1,276,563

1.3%

397,518

38,200

435,718

1.3%

435,835

3.8%

350,000

-

350,000

1.0%

350,000

1.0%

486,296

-

486,296

1.4%

476,353

1.4%

-

-

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

146,564

-

146,564

0.4%

149,113

0.4%

Associate Executive Director Associate Executive Director Office NAMB Funding Chaplaincy (1) Baptistway Press Church Architecture Committees

85,630

-

85,630

0.3%

132,265

0.4%

286,377

-

286,377

0.8%

299,151

0.9%

57,096

-

57,096

0.2%

54,747

0.2%

Institutional Ministries

-

72,790

72,790

0.2%

81,991

0.2%

Theological Education

2,855,536

51,732

2,907,268

8.5%

2,980,990

8.8%

76,750

-

76,750

0.2%

137,330

0.4%

Baptist University of the AmĂŠricas

599,842

990

600,832

1.8%

601,508

1.8%

Baylor University

299,010

990

300,000

0.9%

300,000

0.9%

Dallas Baptist University

661,520

990

662,510

1.9%

665,591

2.0%

Decision Support Educational Institutions

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Investment Income

Total Texas Budget

Total Texas %

Total Texas Budget

Total Texas %

634,411

990

635,401

1.9%

628,867

1.8%

Hardin-Simmons University

645,599

990

646,589

1.9%

643,572

1.9%

Houston Baptist University

299,010

990

300,000

0.9%

300,000

0.9%

Howard Payne University

626,198

990

627,188

1.8%

627,135

1.8%

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

679,919

990

680,909

2.0%

679,368

2.0%

Wayland Baptist University

664,150

990

665,140

1.9%

677,349

2.0%

San Marcos Baptist Academy

193,000

-

193,000

0.6%

193,000

0.6%

25,000

-

25,000

0.1%

25,000

0.1%

BCFS

120,000

-

120,000

0.4%

300,000

0.9%

Buckner Children And Family Services

250,000

-

250,000

0.7%

300,000

0.9%

Children At Heart Ministries

585,000

-

585,000

1.7%

585,000

1.7%

South Texas Children’s Home Ministries

585,000

-

585,000

1.7%

585,000

1.7%

Baylor Health Care System (2)

172,137

1,126

173,263

0.5%

173,263

0.5%

Hendrick Health System (2)

172,137

1,126

173,263

0.5%

173,263

0.5%

Hillcrest Baptist Health System (2)

172,137

1,126

173,263

0.5%

173,263

0.5%

Baptist Hospitals Of Southeast Texas (2)

172,137

1,126

173,263

0.5%

173,263

0.5%

Baptist Community Services, Amarillo

15,550

11,950

27,500

0.1%

27,500

0.1%

156,630

11,950

168,580

0.5%

168,580

0.5%

100,000

-

100,000

0.3%

45,923

0.1%

361,931

-

361,931

1.1%

359,176

1.1%

East Texas Baptist University

Valley Baptist Missions Education Center Advocacy/Care Institutions

Baptist Memorials Ministries Breckenridge Village Scholarships Cultural Engagement Team Cultural Engagement African American

253,191

-

253,191

0.7%

251,037

0.7%

Hispanic Work

194,526

69,806

264,332

0.8%

254,977

0.7%

Intercultural

238,413

-

238,413

0.7%

238,388

0.7%

Treasurer’s Office

637,997

-

637,997

1.8%

544,374

1.6%

Human Resources

322,270

-

322,270

0.8%

316,969

0.9%

Events & Conferences

301,252

-

301,252

0.9%

328,593

1.0%

Finance & Accounting

1,238,211

-

1,238,211

3.6%

1,096,548

3.2%

1,685,634

-

1,685,634

4.8%

1,807,732

5.3%

341,211

-

341,211

1.0%

320,769

0.9%

Financial Management & Support Team

Information Technology Building Support Building Engineering Internal Usage Fees Church & Retiree Benefits Undesignated & CP Endowments (3) Grand Total

157,496

754,736

912,232

2.7%

883,352

2.6%

(629,600)

-

(629,600)

-1.8%

(636,601)

-1.9%

1,841,474

-

1,841,474

5.4%

1,843,371

5.4%

(3,019,931)

3,019,931

-

0.0%

-

0.0%

$29,600,000

$4,650,000

$34,250,000

100.0% $34,000,000

100.0%

(1) Additional support provided through Cooperative Program - Worldwide designated to BGCT. (2) Cooperative Program funds are designated entirely for Chaplaincy support at this institution. (3) Investment income from endowments that are either undesignated or designated to the Cooperative Program have not been allocated to specific departments in this schedule.

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BULLETIN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Special thanks are extended to numerous persons, institutions and organizations that have helped to make this Annual Meeting possible: • Churches and members of Waco Regional Baptist Association, for providing leadership and volunteers for various opportunities of service at Annual Meeting and City Reach Waco. • The City of Waco and the Waco Chamber of Commerce for their hospitality and friendly welcome. The Heart of Texas - Waco Convention Visitor Bureau for their assistance in planning and providing the convention center facilities, maps and local restaurant guides • The Heart of Texas - Waco Convention Center staff for their kind direction and assistance with all of the planning details over this past year and a half • B & L Sound Services for their technical planning and coordination of lighting, sound and image projection support • NewDay Productions for video and audio support throughout the workshop and varied meal and receptions • Universe of Faith Streaming for providing streaming services • Superior Expo Services for event decorations, staging and exhibit support • Doug Powell, Texas Baptists Registration Secretary, for coordinating volunteers to assist in the registration process. Distributing materials, bags, and name tags for messengers and visitors • Gabriel Cortez for providing Spanish translators for General Sessions and Business Sessions. • Volunteer Staff of Baylor, Scott & White - Waco, coordinated by April Hayes, who has graciously donated their time to assist us in the First Aid area. • First Baptist Church, Hewitt providing facilities for child care services, coordinated by Susan Malone. • San Marcos Baptist Academy for providing select senior students to serve as Pages to assist the officers and messengers in the business sessions • Local Arrangements Team, led by Roy Marshall, who have assisted and given direction with the countless number of local volunteers that have served as ushers, greeters and registration workers • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity of Baylor University, under the leadership of Randy Wood, who helped load a myriads of exhibitor boxes and equipment and distribute all over the convention center • Baptist institutions and churches who provide technical and news staff support • A host of others who helped in countless ways • Thousands of Texas Baptists who have prayed for this 132nd Annual Meeting and worked diligently to make a huge success for the Kingdom of our Lord.

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Annual Meeting 11/14/2017 Executive Board 09/26/2017 Finance Committee 08/14/2017 Item of Consideration:

Recommendation for 2018 Proposed Budget

Highest Authority For this item:

Annual Meeting

Originating Source:

Executive Director and Treasurer/CFO

Background:

The proposed 2018 budget is based on expected Cooperative Program and other income receipts. This percentage distribution is necessary to provide adequate funding for the Texas mission field.

Background Attachments:

None

Recommendation: 1. We recommend a budget for 2018 of $37,135,129 from the following s ources of revenue: T exas C ooperative P rogram $ 29,600,000 Inves tment Income 4,650,000 Net T exas B udget 34,250,000 North American Mis s ion B oard 300,000 C onference and booth fees 1,819,358 P roduct s ales 614,731 O ther revenue 151,040 T otal T exas B udget $37,135,129 2. We recommend that the percentage allotment of the adopted budget continue at 79% B G C T – 21% Worldwide, with each church s electing the recipient(s ) of the Worldwide portion.

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BULLETIN Annual Meeting 11/14/2017 Executive Board 09/26/2017 Finance Committee 08/14/2017 Item of Consideration:

Recommendation for 2018 Texas World Missions Initiatives and Partnerships Allocation

Highest Authority For this item:

Annual Meeting

Originating Source:

Treasurer/CFO

Background:

Continue funding of strategic international missions/partnerships and Texas initiatives.

Background Attachments:

None

Recommendation: We recommend a 2018 proposed allocation of $1,161,000 of Cooperative Program Texas Worldwide Missions Initiatives and Partnerships as follows: 2017 Proposed Missions and Partnerships Missions Mobilization River Ministry & Mexico Endeavors Texas Partnerships Baptist World Alliance Intercultural International Initiatives Go Now Missions Texas Baptist Initiatives Hispanic Education Task Force Chaplaincy Total

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363,000 219,000 136,000 75,000 69,000 194,000

51,000 54,000 $ 1,161,000


Annual Meeting of the BGCT 11/13/17 Executive Board 09/26/17 Institutional Relations Committee 09/25/17 Item of Consideration:

Recommendation to change the relationship between the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Baptist Community Services of Amarillo from an affiliated institution to an institution related by Special Agreement.

Highest Authority For this item:

Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas

Originating Source:

Baptist Community Services of Amarillo, Texas

Recommendation:

We recommend that the relationship between the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Baptist Community Services of Amarillo be changed from an affiliated relation to a relationship by special agreement as specified in the agreement listed below.

Background: BGCT Constitution Article VIII – Affiliated and Related Ministries Section 1. General Provisions A. Institutions or agencies which associate with this Convention in compliance with this Article are affiliated. Institutions or agencies which associate with this Convention pursuant to an adopted Special Agreement are related. B. A new agency or institution may be established or a change in relationship with an agency or institution may be approved by a majority vote of the votes entitled to be cast by the messengers when the vote is taken without regard to the total enrollment at any meeting of the Convention upon the recommendation of the Executive Board, and must be considered by the Executive Board not later than a September meeting of the Board preceding the annual meeting of the Convention. In the case of a new agency or institution, the recommendation must include a comprehensive plan of development, a set of proposed articles and bylaws, and a proposed annual budget. C. An affiliation or relationship with an agency or institution may be discontinued by the Convention upon recommendation by the Executive Board and by majority vote of the votes

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BULLETIN entitled to be cast by the messengers present when the vote is taken without regard to the total enrollment at any meeting of the Convention. Section 2. Affiliated Ministries A. Trustee Membership of Boards 1. Each institution affiliated with this Convention shall have a board consisting of thirteen (13) or more trustees of which at least a simple majority shall be elected by this Convention in its annual meetings. When the charter of such institution provides for a specific number of trustees, the number so provided for shall be elected. Those persons elected by the Convention to serve as members of these boards shall be active members of cooperating churches of The Baptist General Convention of Texas. 2. No person shall be eligible for concurrent membership on more than one affiliated board or board of related institutions or agencies. 3. Each institution affiliated with this Convention shall be eligible to elect those members of its trustee board not elected by the Convention in accordance with criteria adopted by its board. All trustees so elected shall be active members of a Baptist church and shall meet other criteria established by the Executive Board. 4. Trustees of affiliated institutions shall be elected in classes so that the terms of one class only shall expire with each Convention year. The term of office of each member of the boards of affiliated institutions shall be three years. A member who has served three full successive terms shall not be eligible for re-election until he or she shall have been out of office for one Convention year. 5. The board of trustees and the administrator of an institution may request that a trustee, whose continued service is considered imperative to meet an emergency or a special need, be elected for an additional year. Such an exception must be approved by the Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries. No more than two exceptions may be made for any given term for any one institution. In the event of such an exception, the position filled by that trustee shall revert to its previous class at the completion of the extra year. 6. No Trustee shall be allowed to name his or her successor by resigning in favor of another person. 7. No elected trustee of the board of an affiliated institution who resigns from that board before the expiration of his or her current term shall be eligible for nomination to another board of the Convention until one year after such resignation is filed. A trustee elected by the Convention who no longer meets the qualifications for service set forth by the Convention as determined by the Executive Board, shall cease to be a trustee and that place shall be deemed vacant, or the Executive Board upon a 75 percent vote of those present may recommend to the Convention the removal of a trustee. A vote of 75 percent of the votes entitled to be cast by the messengers when the vote is taken without regard to the total enrollment at any annual meeting of the Convention is necessary for removal. The Articles of Incorporation and bylaws of affiliated institutions shall not contain provision inconsistent with this Section 2 (A)(7). Page 2 of 17

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8. The Recording Secretary of the Convention shall be notified immediately of vacancies that occur on an institutional board for any cause. Should a trustee position elected by the Convention become vacant for any cause, the Convention shall name a replacement trustee for that position through its adopted processes. B. The board of each institution affiliated with this Convention shall submit any and all changes or amendments to the institution’s charter to the Executive Board for approval. Any changes that significantly alter the mission of the institution or the institution’s relationship to The Baptist General Convention of Texas shall be referred to the Convention for approval. Section 3. Related Ministries A. The institution’s Articles of Incorporation and Special Agreements with the Convention shall guide the election and terms of trustees. B. No person shall be eligible to concurrently serve on more than one related ministry board or affiliated ministry board. C. The board of an institution may request, with a 75 percent vote of its board, that the institution relate to the Convention through a contractual Special Agreement rather than as an affiliated institution. Such agreements must be approved by the Convention at its annual meeting and may be considered only after favorable action by the Executive Board. Special Agreements must be negotiated in accordance with policies established by the Executive Board. Section 4. Reports and Reviews to the Convention A. The board of each agency or institution affiliated with or related by Special Agreement to this Convention shall submit to the Convention at each annual meeting such written reports as will keep the Convention fully informed concerning the activities, plans, resources, financial condition, and legal status of the institution. B. The board of each agency or institution, except general acute care hospitals and health care systems, affiliated with this Convention shall submit for review and approval to this Convention, or to a committee designated by this Convention, each and every project or policy that involves a level of indebtedness of the institution beyond the policies of The Baptist General Convention of Texas. BGCT Board Policy 601

INSTITUTIONS REQUESTING TO RELATE BY SPECIAL AGREEMENT

As defined by the BGCT Constitution, institutions “affiliate” with the Convention when they comply with Article VIII of the Constitution (Article VIII, Section 2). The preference of the BGCT is that institutions associate with the Convention through affiliation in order to promote greater unity within the BGCT and to provide consistency in practice. However, provision is also made for institutions to “relate” to the Convention through the development of a contractual Special Agreement. These policies are established in response to Article VIII, Sections 1 and 3 of the BGCT Constitution. I.

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BULLETIN BGCT Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director so that there might be an opportunity for dialog in regard to the needs of the institution or issues that have arisen. II.

When the board of an institution votes to request that the institution relate to the convention through a Special Agreement rather than by affiliation, the board chair shall notify the BGCT Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director in writing as soon as possible. A. Included in this notification should be a summary of the specific reasons the board is making this request and/or any specific concerns that may have led to this request. B. Because Special Agreements specifically require approval at the Annual Meeting of the BGCT, requests to develop an agreement shall be made by February 1 prior to the annual meeting.

III.

After notification, the Associate Executive Director shall arrange for a meeting involving the BGCT Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director, and chair of the Executive Board Institutional Relations Committee (or designee) along with the President/CEO, board chair and board vice-chair of the institution making the request. The purpose of this meeting shall be to: A. Provide opportunity for general dialog in regard to the reasons the request is being made and the future goals of the institution in its relation to the Convention. B. Establish a mutually agreed upon procedure and time-line to be followed in negotiation of a Special Agreement. Such negotiations may include board members of the institution and members of the BGCT Executive Board Institutional Relations Committee in addition to institutional and BGCT staff. C. Create an initial outline of specific matters that should be included in the Special Agreement. While understood that each Special Agreement is unique, effort should be made to align such agreements as closely as possible with the constitutional expectations for “affiliated” institutions and with the provisions of other Special Agreements.

IV.

Once a Special Agreement has been developed, it should be reviewed by BGCT legal counsel and must be affirmed by the Institutional Relations Committee of the Executive Board and approved by the Executive Board for recommendation to the Annual Meeting for final approval. After approval by the Executive Board and before action by the Convention, the Special Agreement must also be approved by the institution’s board of directors or trustees.

5/24/11

Background Attachments:

Seventh Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Bylaws Copy of the relationship agreement between BGCT and BCS Redline version of the Certificate of Formation for BCS

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SEVENTH AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS OF BAPTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES

Section 3.02, Section 3.03, and Section 3.04 of ARTICLE III of the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of Baptist Community Services is hereby amended in their respective entireties to read as follows: “3.02 The number of Trustees of the Corporation shall be thirteen (13). Three (3) Trustees shall be “Convention Elected Trustees” (as that term is defined in ARTICLE VII of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation), and ten (10) Trustees shall be “Board Elected Trustees” (as that term is also defined in ARTICLE VII of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation). Eligibility requirements for Trustees are set forth in ARTICLE VII of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation. No Trustee may serve more than three (3) consecutive full terms as a Trustee. 3.03 Each Convention Elected Trustee shall be elected by the Convention in accordance with the Constitution and procedures thereof, as same shall from time to time exist. The term of office of each member of the Board of Trustees shall be for a period of three (3) years. 3.04 Any Trustee may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Trustees through the Chairman or the President. Such resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof, unless the notice specifies a future date, and acceptance thereof by the Board of Trustees shall not be necessary to make such resignation effective. Vacancies in the Board of Trustees arising from reasons other than the expiration of term may be filled by (a) the Executive Board of The Baptist General Convention of Texas (subject to the approval of the next annual meeting of The Baptist General Convention of Texas), if the vacancy occurs in a Convention Elected Board Place, and (b) the Board of Trustees of the Corporation if the vacancy occurs in a Board Elected Place. A Convention Elected Trustee may be removed and replaced by The Baptist General Convention of Texas or by the Executive Board thereof in accordance with the constitution and procedures of The Baptist General Convention of Texas (as the same shall from time to time exist). A Board Elected Trustee may be removed and replaced by the Board of Trustees at any time, with or without cause.”

Approved by the Board of Trustees on this ____ day of _________, 2017.

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BULLETIN RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS AND BAPTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES THIS RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is an agreement by and between The Baptist General Convention of Texas (the “BGCT”) and Baptist Community Services (“BCS”), as follows: RECITALS WHEREAS, BCS and the BGCT have enjoyed a cooperative affiliation in healthcare ministry that began in the 1960’s with the opening of High Plains Baptist Hospital in Amarillo, Texas; WHEREAS, this nearly 50 year affiliation in ministry has been mutually beneficial to both entities and has aided both in their respective efforts to fulfill their biblical mission of building Christ’s kingdom and providing Christian services to those in need; WHEREAS, during this affiliation the BGCT has generously helped BCS fulfill its mission through financial contributions, gifts of service, spiritual guidance, and the prayers of Texas Baptists, and for all of which BCS is profoundly grateful; WHEREAS, BCS and the BGCT are entering into this Agreement in order to modify the form of this historic relationship, but in a manner that will continue and enhance the important relationship of their common ministries; WHEREAS, BCS is developing new healthcare ministries in the Panhandle region of Texas that address the ever increasing problem of food insecurity in the general population, and particularly with respect to children and senior adults, and as a consequence the structure of these new ministries dictate that BCS shift from a cooperative affiliation status with the BGCT to that of a cooperative relationship; WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of BCS has strongly affirmed the desire of BCS to maintain a close and cooperative relationship with the BGCT; and WHEREAS, both the BGCT and BCS seek to continue to carry out the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Texas Baptists, while acknowledging and respecting each organization’s autonomy, and wish to voluntarily enter into this Agreement; NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the benefits to both BCS and the BGCT in carrying out their respective, compatible missions by continuing their historic cooperative relationship, the BGCT and BCS enter into this Agreement on the following terms and agreements. Section 1. GOVERNANCE AND TRUSTEE SELECTION (A) In the election of Trustee members of the BCS Board, both the BCS Board of Trustees and the BGCT shall elect capable Trustees who have shown a commitment to carrying out the purposes and mission of BCS in cooperation with the BGCT. The number of BCS Board members elected by Page 6 of 17

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the BGCT shall be no more than one-third (33.3%) of the BCS Board, but not less than three (3) Board members. Every Trustee elected to the BCS Board of Trustees will be (i) a professing Christian, (ii) an active member of a Baptist church, and (iii) positively supporting of the biblical principles of Texas Baptists. Of the total of Trustee members elected by BCS at least one-third (33.3%) shall be members of a Baptist church cooperating with the BGCT. For purposes of this Agreement, “members of a Baptist church cooperating the BGCT� shall mean that each such proposed Trustee, at the time of his or her election, shall belong to a church eligible to send messengers to the Annual Meeting of the BGCT and shall be otherwise eligible for election as a BGCT-elected Trustee of BCS, based on then-current policy and practice regarding such BGCT nominations. In determining the 33.3% number (in both instances above in this Section 1 (A)), if less than a whole number is obtained when multiplying the total number of Trustees elected by BCS to the BCS Board by 33.3%, then if the fractional part of such number obtained is less than .5 the number shall be rounded down to the next whole number, and if the fractional part of such number so obtained is .5 or greater the number shall be rounded up to the next whole number. (B) In the event of resignation or removal of a Trustee elected by the BGCT from the BCS Board, the BGCT shall approve a replacement in accordance with BGCT policy and procedures. (C) No Trustee shall be allowed to name his or her successor by resigning in favor of another person. (D) No more than one-third (33.3%) of the total number Trustees of BCS shall be members of the same church. In determining this number, if less than a whole number is obtained when multiplying the total number of Trustees on the BCS Board by 33.3%, then if the fractional part of such number so obtained is less than .5 the number shall be rounded down to the next whole number, and if the fractional part of such number so obtained is .5 or greater the number shall be rounded up to the next whole number. (E) No officer or employee of BCS shall serve on the BCS Board of Trustees. Further, no one who is related within the third degree of consanguinity to an officer or employee of BCS shall be elected as a Trustee of the BCS Board. (F) Trustees directly elected by the BGCT shall be fairly and proportionately placed on standing and special committees of the BCS Board. (G) All Trustees of the BCS Board shall be eligible to serve three consecutive full 3-year terms on the Board, and shall rotate off the BCS Board for at least one year before being eligible for re-election to the BCS Board. Section 2. MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (A) Whenever the occasion arises, the BCS Board of Trustees agrees to elect a President of BCS who is a Christian of Baptist heritage, who is positively supportive of the Baptist principles upon which BCS and BGCT were founded, who tangibly affirms a commitment to carrying out the purposes and mission of BCS in cooperation with the BGCT, and who is a member of a Baptist church cooperating with the BGCT. (B) The other chief officers of BCS shall be Christians, members of a local church and positively supportive of the Baptist principles by which BCS and the BGCT operate. Page 7 of 17

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BULLETIN (C) BCS will continue to provide requested reports to the BGCT, and will reasonably cooperate with the BGCT and its Executive Board. (D) So long as BCS is a recipient of Cooperative Program funding from the BGCT, BCS shall not solicit funds directly from BGCT-affiliated churches. (E) BCS agrees to maintain a unique relationship with the BGCT by not affiliating or establishing a formal relationship with other denominations, conventions, or religious entities without the consent of the Executive Board of the BGCT. (F) The BGCT agrees to prayerfully support the ministries of BCS, to promote the ministries of BCS among its constituency, and to welcome BCS as a participant in planning and carrying out mutually beneficial goals, priorities, and missions. Section 3. CHANGES TO THE BCS CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION The Trustees of BCS hereby agree to amend the Certificate of Formation and Bylaws of BCS as shown in EXHIBIT A attached hereto and incorporated herein, and the BGCT hereby consents to such amendments and actions. Section 4. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (A) This Agreement contains the entire understanding between BCS and the BGCT, covering the matters contained in this Agreement. (B) The laws of the State of Texas shall govern this Agreement. (C) The BGCT recognizes that BCS is an independent, non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Texas with the full legal right, power and authority to amend or rescind its Certificate of Formation, bylaws and governing documents without approval or consent of the BGCT or any other party, except to the extent provided in Article VII, ARTICLE VIII and ARTICLE X of the BCS Certificate of Formation, as amended. (D) Prior to the receipt by BCS of an IRS determination letter that BCS is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as a stand-alone entity, the BGCT agrees to continue to include BCS as a subordinate organization under the BGCT group ruling. Upon receipt of a favorable IRS determination letter issued to BCS as a stand-alone entity, BCS will promptly notify the BGCT and will send a copy of the IRS letter, and thereafter, BCS will no longer be included in the BGCT group ruling for federal income tax purposes. (E) BCS and the BGCT agree to review the terms of this Agreement at least every ten (10) years to discuss mutually agreeable revisions to this Agreement. Notwithstanding the agreement to review at least every ten (10) years, this Agreement shall be treated as an agreement without a specific or definite term.

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(F) No amendment to this Agreement shall be effective unless the amendment is in writing and lawfully executed by BCS and the BGCT. (G) This Agreement is executed by authorized officers of BCS and the BGCT, respectively, and is jointly recommended for approval on behalf of BCS by its Board of Trustees and on behalf of the BGCT by its Executive Board and the messengers to its 2017Annual Meeting.

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BULLETIN SIGNATURE PAGE EXECUTED this _______ day of ________________________, 2017. BAPTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES

THE BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS

By: ______________________________ Steve Dalrymple President, CEO & General Counsel

By: ____________________________ _________________, President

By: _______________________________ Carl Jeans Chairman of the Board of Trustees

By: _____________________________ __________________, Chair of the Executive Board

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Certificate of Formation Baptist Community Services Amarillo, Texas September 11, 2017 ARTICLE I The name of the Corporation is Baptist Community Services. ARTICLE II The Corporation is a non-profit corporation. ARTICLE III The period of duration of the Corporation is perpetual. ARTICLE IV The purposes for which the Corporation is organized are: (A)

To acquire, erect, equip, conduct, develop, maintain, and oversee on the broadest humanitarian principles (either directly, through affiliates and subsidiaries, or otherwise indirectly), one or more health care facilities to care for the sick and injured and provide related health care services and other services, to educate and train persons in the care of the sick and injured, and to engage in any other exclusively religious, charitable, scientific, or educational purposes and undertakings which may be authorized by Theare consistent with the Baptist principles of the Baptist General Convention of Texas or the Executive Board thereof.

(B)

The Corporation may not engage in any activities which are not in furtherance of the aforementioned purposes.

(C)

No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any Trustee of the Corporation, officer of the Corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Corporation regarding one or more of its purposes), and no Trustee or officer of the Corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the Corporation. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publication or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

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The street address of the Corporation’s registered office is 6110 34th Street701 Park Place Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79109,79101, and the name of its initial registered agent at such address is T. H. HOLLOWAY, JRSTEPHEN T. DALRYMPLE. ARTICLE VII The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the Board of Trustees, which shall consist of thirteen (13) Board Places. SevenThree (73) Board Places shall be elected by The Baptist General Convention of Texas in accordance with the constitution and procedures of The Baptist General Convention of Texas, as the same shall from time to time exist (with each such place being hereafter referred to as a “Convention Elected Board Place”). A person duly elected to a Convention Elected Board Place shall be designated as a “Convention Elected Trustee”. SixTen (610) Board Places shall be elected by the Board of Trustees of the Corporation in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation (with each such place being hereafter referred to as a “Board Elected Board Place”). A person duly elected to a Board Elected Board Place shall be designated as a “Board Elected Trustee”. Each Convention Elected Trustee shall be a member of a Baptist Church cooperating with The Baptist General Convention of Texas. Each Board Elected Trustee shall be a member of a Baptist Church. The Bylaws of the Corporation shall govern the terms of service and other matters related to the Board of Trustees. Vacancies in the Board of Trustees arising from a reason other than the expiration of term may be filled by (a) the Executive Board of The Baptist General Convention of Texas (subject to the approval of the next annual meeting of The Baptist General Convention of Texas), if the vacancy occurs in a Convention Elected Board Place, and (b) the Board of Trustees of the Corporation if the vacancy occurs in a Board Elected Place. A Convention Elected Trustee may be removed and replaced by The Baptist General Convention of Texas or by the Executive Board thereof in accordance with the constitution and procedures of The Baptist General Convention of Texas (as the same shall from time to time exist). The Board of Trustees of the Corporation may remove

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and replace any Board Elected Trustee, with or without cause, by action of the Board of Trustees that is approved by a majority of the Board Elected Trustees in office. ARTICLE VIII The Board of Trustees shall not, without the consent of The Baptist General Convention of Texas or the Executive Board thereof (as appropriate in the determination of the Executive Board), do any of the following: (A)

Amend Article VII, Article VIII, or Article X of the Corporation’s Articles of IncorporationSecond Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation;

(B)

Amend the Bylaws of the Corporation so as to increase or decrease the number of Trustees; or

(C)

Deviate from or amend the broad objectives of the Corporation;.

(D)

Consent to or authorize Baptist/St. Anthony’s Health System (“BSA”) to do any of the following:

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(1) Amend or repeal the BSA Articles of Incorporation or bylaws in a manner that would eliminate or materially impair the Member rights of the Corporation in BSA; ( 2)

Merge or consolidate with, or sell, lease or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of BSA’s assets to, any other entity; or

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Dissolve;

(E ) Dispose of any part of the physical plant (real property) of the Corporation, having a fair market value in excess of the greater of (i) $1,000,000 or (ii) 10% of the total audited net assets of the Corporation on a consolidated basis; (F )

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Incur or assume any new capital indebtedness (other than indebtedness incurred to refund existing indebtedness) in excess of 20% of the total audited net assets of the Corporation on a consolidated basis; or Permit the Corporation to incur operating expenses in excess of income available for operations (which shall include income from operations, endowment and investment income, contributions, funds properly transferable from special purpose and Board designated funds, and contingency reserve funds as determined from the audited financials of the Corporation on a consolidated basis).

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BULLETIN ARTICLE IX No Trustee of the Corporation shall be personally liable to the Corporation for monetary damages for an act or omission in the Trustee’s capacity as a Trustee occurring from and after the certification by the Secretary of State that thesethis Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation haveCertificate of Formation has been filed in such office, except in the following instances: (1) for a breach of a Trustee’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation; (2) for an act or omission not in good faith that constitutes a breach of duty of the Trustee to the Corporation or an act or omission that involves intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of the law; (3) for a transaction from which a Trustee received an improper benefit, whether or not the benefit resulted from an action taken within the scope of the Trustee’s office; or (4) for an act or omission for which the liability of a Trustee is expressly provided for by statute. If the Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws ActTBOC or any other statute of the State of Texas hereafter is amended to authorize the further elimination or limitation of the liability of Trustees of the Corporation, then the liability of a Trustee of the Corporation shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by the statutes of the State of Texas, as so amended, and such elimination or limitation of liability shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, the limitation on the liability of a Trustee of the Corporation provided by the foregoing provisions of this Article IX. Any repeal of or amendment to this Article shall be prospective only and shall not adversely affect any limitation on the liability of a Trustee of the Corporation existing at the time of such repeal or amendment.” ARTICLE X Upon dissolution of the Corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed exclusively to THE BAPTIST GENERAL

51045723.1 - 3 -51045723.2 CONVENTION OF TEXAS, or if at such timean organization in the Amarillo, Texas area that is acceptable to THE BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS shall not be qualified as an, and that is exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Code, then to another organization in the Amarillo, Texas area that is selected by THE BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF TEXAS that is exempt under such Section. Any such assets not so transferred shall be disposed of by a District Court of the State of Texas having jurisdiction, to such organization or organizations qualified as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.

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The Bylaws of the Corporation shall be adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Corporation, and thereafter amended by the Board of Trustees, subject to the restrictions contained in these Articles of Incorporationthis Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation.

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