2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Program

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ANNUAL MEETING November 14-16, 2021

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Welcome

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Getting together in person for this year’s Annual Meeting is like experiencing the first gleam of warm sunshine after a cold winter’s storm. I’ve missed you! I’m thankful to God that we can return to face-to-face gatherings. When we are able to worship with one another, pray with and for one another, and lock arms in a common cause for the glory of God, the blessings of God are multiplied in our hearts. Be sure to give all our Texas Baptist staff a hearty “Thank You” for all of the work they have done, and are now doing, to make this year’s Convention possible. This is the first year in our history where the proceedings of the Annual Meeting can be attended live and online. There are many staff members working double duty to make this Annual Meeting accessible to more people than ever before. Finally, friends, I can’t wait to experience with you the joy that comes from our common work for the Lord. God has called us together to make a difference in the world we live in. Our goal as Texas Baptists is to share our faith with our neighbors, the nations, and to future generations. Thank you for participating in this historic Annual Meeting!

Jason Burden President of the BGCT

Hello Texas Baptists!

We continue to focus on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Our "nickname" for this focus is called GC2. When you see those letters/numbers just know it's our way of making sure, as a convention of churches, we are emphasizing the tasks to which Jesus has called us, loving God and others and making disciples. You'll hear more about this during my report to the convention on Monday night.

This is a very special and unique Annual Meeting for our Texas Baptist family. We are in a great location and back together after two years. The worship and preaching will be powerful, the workshops helpful and the fellowship sweet. Thanks for being a part. Certainly, we all know that the past 18 months have been unusually challenging for our churches and their leaders. As a convention we have worked to be prayerful, supportive, and encouraging to our Pastors and other leaders. Please know, if you need assistance, counseling, finances, pulpit supply, etc... we have resources available to help so do contact us!

At the end of this year I will have completed 10 years of service to you, our Texas Baptist family. Thanks, again, for allowing me the privilege of serving as your Executive Director. There are good days ahead for our BGCT family!

The good news is that, in spite of all the challenges, sorrows and uncertainty the Lord has blessed the work and ministry of our Texas Baptist family. New churches were started, thousands of people were saved, hundreds more received assistance for their personal needs and the generosity of the BGCT was evident.

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Blessings, David W. Hardage Executive Director, Texas Baptists


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REFRESH & REFILL TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome.................................................................. 2-3

Help for Messengers............................................... 38

Galveston Island Convention Center Map........ 5-6

Parking w/Map of Surrounding Area................ 38

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

Shuttle to Host Hotels............................................ 38

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

Mask Protocol............................................................ 38

Sunday.............................................................................9

Limited Refreshments Offered............................ 38

Monday....................................................................... 9-11

Traducción Español/Spanish Translation........ 38

Tuesday......................................................................... 12

Security Precautions............................................... 39

Prayer Walk................................................................. 13

First Aid....................................................................... 39

Special Meals/Receptions.................................15-16

Local Information..................................................... 39

Meeting Presenters.............................................. 17-18

Lost & Found.............................................................. 39

Speakers.............................................................. 19-20

Recycle Badges........................................................ 39

Worship.................................................................21-22

Phone Charging Stations...................................... 39

Workshops..........................................................23-25

Childcare...................................................................... 39

Workshop Schedule..........................................23-25

Officers of the Convention...................................40

Exhibits................................................................. 27-28

2020-2021 Executive Board Officers................40

Exhibitor Listing........................................................ 27

2021 Committees................................................40-41

Exhibit Map................................................................. 28

Presidents of the Auxiliary Groups..................... 41

Bulletin....................................................................... 32

Nominations for Committees, Directors and Boards............ 42-46

Registration Information....................................... 33

2022 Budget Process............................................. 48

To Propose a Resolution........................................ 34

2022 Budget Summary.................................... 49-51

Standing Rules.......................................................... 35

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

To Make a Motion..................................................... 36

Recommendations............................................ 53-54

Notice........................................................................... 37 Committee on Credentials.................................... 37

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REFRESH & REFILL BASIC SCHEDULE SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 14 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm......... Registration Open 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm......... Exhibits Open 6:00 pm.............................. Various Rallies (offsite) 6:00 pm.............................. Various Dinners (See Special Meals & Receptions, pgs. 15-16)

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 15 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.......... Registration Open 7:30 am .............................. Free Coffee & Pastries 8:00 am - 9:00 am.......... Worship Celebration 1 9:00 am - 5:00 pm......... Exhibits Open 9:15 am - 10:15 am............ Workshops – Session 1 10:30 am – 11:45 am........ Business Session 1 11:45 am - 2:00 pm.......... Lunch Break/Special Meals (See Special Meals & Receptions, pgs. 15-16) 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm.............. Workshops – Session 2 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.......... Worship Celebration 2 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm.......... Workshops – Session 3 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm......... Dinner Break/Special Meals (See Special Meals & Receptions, pgs. 15-16) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm......... Worship Celebration 3 9:00 pm.............................. Receptions (See Special Meals & Receptions, pgs. 15-16)

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 16 7:00 am............................... President’s/Trustees Breakfast 7:30 am............................... Free Coffee & Pastries 8:00 am – 10:00 am....... Registration/Exhibits Open 8:30 am - 9:30 am.......... Workshops – Session 4 9:45 am – 12:00 pm........ Worship/Business Session 2 12:00 pm............................. CLC Hunger Luncheon

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SCHEDULE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ...................... Exhibits Open 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm....................... Registration Open 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ....................... Friends of Truett Dinner Galveston Island Convention Center Galleon 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ....................... DOM Dinner Galveston Island Convention Center Harbor 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm....................... TXB en Español (hybrid) First Baptist Church Galveston 822 23rd St. Galveston, TX 77550 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm........................ African American Rally West Point Missionary Baptist Church 3003 Avenue M Galveston, TX 77550 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm....................... Devoted: Young Ministers Gathering On the Pier 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm....................... BSM Directors Dinner Galveston BSM Building 412 8th St Galveston, TX 77550 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm....................... Wayland Baptist University Alumni Dinner Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown 2506 Ball Street Galveston, TX 77550

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 7:30 am – 5:00 pm ....................... Registration Open 7:30 am ............................................. Free coffee and pastries 7:45 am ............................................. Pre-Service Music

Singing Men of Southeast Texas

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REFRESH & REFILL 8:00 am ............................................ Worship Celebration 1 Scripture and Prayer

Katie McCoy

Congregational Worship

Keron Jackson and Singing Men of Southeast TX

Sermon

Jason Bryant

Congregational Worship

Keron Jackson

Sermon Closing Prayer Post-Service Concert

Jordan Villanueva James Soy Keron Jackson

9:00 am - 5:00 pm....................... Exhibits Open 9:15 am ............................................. Workshops - Session 1 • • • • •

GC2 Movement & Vision Church Answers and the Center for Church Health Resolving Conflict Church Administration: Strengthening Your Church's Testimony Beyond the Tithe: Strategies for Generosity

10:30 am .......................................... Business Session 1 Sponsored by Call to Order

Jason Burden

Scripture and Prayer

Tony Celelli

Organization and Seating of Messengers

Juan Lambarria

Adoption of Standing Rules

Patrick Bradley

Adoption of Order of Business

Patrick Bradley

Election of Officers

Julio Guarneri/Jason Burden

Executive Board Report

Clint Davis

Financial Report and Budget Presentation

Ward Hayes

Executive Board Recommendations

Clint Davis

Introduction of Miscellaneous Business

Jason Burden

Committee on Committees Report

Jeff Gravens, Chair

Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors Report

Delbert Milstead, Chair

Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries Report

Eric House, Chair

Report on Ministry in the Valley

Julio Guarneri/Josue Valerio

Recognition of New & Retiring Institution Presidents Benediction

David Hardage Earl Ann Bumpus

11:45 am ............................................ Lunch Break

(See Special Meals/Receptions)

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1:15 pm .............................................. Workshops - Session 2 • The Coming Tsunami • Church Answers and the Center for Church Health Next Steps for the Post-Pandemic Church • Race and Reform • Connecting with Your Online Audience • Ministers Spouses - Compelled to Christ 2:15 pm ............................................. Pre-service music

HBU Schola Cantorum directed by Kevin Klotz

2:30 pm ............................................ Worship Celebration 2 Opening Prayer

Robert Rodriguez

Special Music

Kevin Klotz & Schola Cantorum

Sermon

Samuel Tolbert

Congregational Worship

Cecile Dagohoy & Praise Team

Sermon

Thom Rainer

Closing Prayer

David Lorenz

3:45 pm ............................................ Workshops - Session 3 • A Post-Covid Missiology • The Coming Tsunami 5:00 pm............................................. Dinner Break

(See Special Meals/Receptions)

6:45 pm............................................. Pre-session Music

John Bolin & Kingsland Baptist Church Choir & Orchestra

7:00 pm............................................. Worship Celebration 3 Sponsored by Opening Prayer

Robert Sloan, Jr.

Congregational Worship

John Bolin & Kingsland Baptist Church Choir

Executive Director’s Report

David Hardage

Emphasis

Texas Baptist Hunger Offering

Congregational Worship

John Bolin & Kingsland Baptist Church Choir

Sermon

Ed Stetzer

BWA Report

Elijah Brown

Closing Prayer

Ryan Rush

9:00 pm............................................. Receptions

(See Special Meals/Receptions)

Meet and Greet with Dr. Hardage

Sponsored by

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REFRESH & REFILL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 7:00 am ............................................ Presidents/Trustees Breakfast 7:30 am ............................................. Free coffee and pastries 8:00 am - 10:00 am ..................... Registration/Exhibits Open 8:30 am ............................................ Workshops - Session 4 • • • • •

Pastors Roundtable The Next Two Great Movements Among American Congregations Family Worship Beyond the Mask: Ministry to Women in a Post-COVID World Child Sex Trafficking: What Every Church Needs to Know

9:45 am ............................................ Business Session 2 Sponsored by Elmo Johnson

Scripture and Prayer Congregational Worship

Allen Cade and Celebration Choir, First Baptist Church Nederland

President’s Address

Jason Burden

Congregational Worship

Allen Cade and Celebration Choir, First Baptist Church Nederland

WMU of Texas Report

Tamiko Jones

Texas Baptists Men Report

Mickey Lenamon

Election of Officers

Jason Burden

Committee on Annual Meeting Report

Patrick Bradley

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business

Jason Burden

Committee on Resolutions Report

Mary Johnson

Cooperative Program Report/Best Awards

Bruce McCoy

Committee on Credentials Report

Juan Lambarria

Recognition of New & Retiring Institution Presidents

David Hardage

Closing Remarks

David Hardage

Benediction

Myles Shelton

Committee on Memorials Presentation

Doug Simon

Noon .................................................. Lunch

(See Special Meals/Receptions)

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PRAYER WALK Prayer Walk of Galveston College Campuses Monday, November 15th 12:30-2:30 pm Join us as we prayer walk college campuses across Galveston! Find an instruction sheet at the Center for Collegiate Ministry booth any time before 2:30 p.m. on Monday. Remember to pick up the instructions BEFORE you head over to any campuses. We will have 4 campuses for you to visit: 1. 2. 3. 4.

University of Texas Medical Branch Texas A&M University at Galveston Galveston College College of the Mainland

You can go to all four locations, or feel free to pick two or three to pray over. The instructions will have 3-4 bulleted prayer requests for each campus. You can pray from your car or walk into the campus if you would like to be more physically present.

CREATE YOUR WILL Absolutely free! Generous donors to the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation are making this tool available at no cost to you. Scan the QR code to get started

God’s Mission. Your Legacy.

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SPECIAL MEALS & RECEPTIONS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Dinner, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Directors of Missions Dinner

GICC – Harbor

Invitation Only, RSVP required, limited seating Friends of Truett Dinner

GICC - Galleon

Pre-reserved only Dinner, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Wayland Alumni

Shrimp N Stuff Downtown

Reservation required

2506 Ball Street

BSM Directors Dinner

Galveston BSM Building 412 8th St Galveston, TX 77550

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Lunch, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Ambassador Luncheon

GICC – Yacht

Invitation Only, ticket required Presidents Luncheon

GICC – Harbor

Invitation Only, ticket required Texas Baptists Cohort 6 Lunch

GICC – Clipper

Invitation Only, LTXB Cohort members Western Heritage Ministry Luncheon

GICC – Spinnaker

Invitation Only Dinner, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Howard Payne University Alumni Dinner

GICC - Clipper

Cost: $20 pp, ticket required Check for availability at HPU exhibit booth Missions Banquet with Ed Stetzer

GICC – Galleon 1,2,3

Cost: $10 per person offering at banquet Open to Public, ticket required, first come, first serve basis, limited seating Check for availability at Center for Missional Engagement exhibit booth

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REFRESH & REFILL New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) & Leavell College Alumni Gathering

GICC – Harbor

Open to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni Ticket: Required Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Alumni Dinner

GICC – Spinnaker

Cost: Free Open to Alumni and spouses, ticket required Check for availability at SWBTS exhibit booth Texas Baptists Discipleship Leaders Dinner

TBD

Departure from Center for Church Health booth WMU of Texas Missions Celebration

GICC - Yacht

Invitation Only, Tickets required Check for availability at WMU of Texas exhibit booth Reception, 9:00 - 10:00 pm Church Starting Vision Reception

GICC - Spinnaker

Open to the public Leadership Texas Baptist (LTXB) Cohort 1-6

GICC - Clipper

Invitation Only, LTXB Cohort 1-6 members Meet and Greet with Dr. Hardage

GICC – Atrium

Open to the Public

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Breakfast, 7:00 – 8:15 am Trustee Breakfast

GICC - Harbor

Invitation Only, RSVP required Lunch, Noon – 1:30 pm Texas Baptists Hunger Offering Luncheon

GICC – Galleon 1,2,3

Cost: $10 pp, can purchase at door Open to Everyone, limited seating Ticket: Required Check for availability at Center for Cultural Engagement exhibit booth

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MEETING PRESENTERS Bolin, John - Pastor of Worship Ministries, Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy Bradley, Patrick - Chair, Committee on Annual Meeting, Minister of Worship and Creative Arts, Westside Baptist Church, Lewisville Brown, Elijah - General Secretary, Baptist World Alliance Bryant, Jason - Western Heritage Consultant, Center for Ministerial Health, Texas Baptists Bumpus, Earl Ann - President, WMU of Texas Burden, Jason - President, Texas Baptists and Pastor, First Baptist Church, Nederland Cade, Allen - Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Nederland Celelli, Tony - President, Stark College and Seminary, Corpus Christi Dagohoy, Cecile - Gastrointestinal Oncology Business Systems Analyst at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Rice Temple Baptist Church, Houston Davis, Clint - Chair, Executive Board, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Gravens, Jeff - Chair, Committee on Committees, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs Guarneri, Julio - First Vice President, Texas Baptists and Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, McAllen Hardage, David - Executive Director, Texas Baptists Hayes, Ward - Treasurer/CFO/Recording Secretary, Texas Baptists House, Eric - Chair, Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries, Pastor, North End Baptist Church, Beaumont Jackson, Keron - Keron Jackson is a gifted musician, actor, and evangelist. Johnson, Mary - Chair, Committee on Resolutions, Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Houston Jones, Tamiko - Executive Director-Treasurer, WMU of Texas Klotz, Kevin - Director of Choral Activities, Houston Baptist University Lambarria, Juan - Chair, Committee on Credentials, Missions Pastor, The Woodlands First Baptist Church Lenamon, Mickey - Executive Director/CEO, Texas Baptists Men Lorenz, David - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Friendswood McCoy, Bruce - Director, Office of Cooperative Program/Associational Relations McCoy, Katie - Director, Women’s Ministry, Texas Baptists Milstead, Delbert - Chair, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors, Senior Minister, Central Baptist Church, Buna

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REFRESH & REFILL Rainer, Thom - CEO and Founder of Church Answers Rodriguez, Robert - Director, Valley Baptist Missions Education Center and Pastor, Primera Iglesia Bautista, Harlingen Rush, Ryan - Senior Pastor, Kingsland Baptist Church Shelton, Miles - President, Galveston College; Member, First Baptist Church, Galveston Simon, Doug - Chair, Committee on Memorials, Pastor Emeritus, Indian Hills Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Sloan, Jr. Robert - President, Houston Baptist University Soy, James - Pastor, First Filipino Church, Houston Stetzer, Ed - Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College Tolbert, Samuel - President, North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) and Pastor, Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Charles, LA. Valerio, Josue - Director, Center for Missional Engagement, Texas Baptists Villanueva, Jordan - Second Vice President, Texas Baptists West, Ralph - Senior Pastor, Church Without Walls, Houston

ALL IN

Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly with God. Micah 6:8

The Texas Baptist Hunger Offering unites the body of Christ to end hunger and poverty and promote holistic transformation in the name of Jesus.

JOIN US BEING ALL IN FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER.

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SPEAKERS Jason Burden Burden, a graduate of Tarleton State University, earned both his Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of First Baptist Church in Nederland since 2011. Previously, he was pastor of churches in Trinity and Chilton. In addition to serving two terms as first vice president of the BGCT, he has been moderator of both the Golden Triangle Baptist Association and the Falls Baptist Association. Jason and his wife Kristi have three children—Hayden, Hallie and Rylie. Thom Rainer Thom Rainer is CEO and Founder of Church Answers. They are committed to providing resources, experts and community to guide church leaders through the ups and downs of ministry and church health. Thom Rainer is the former president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources and has written 36 books dedicated to church health and ministry. Sam Tolbert Reverend Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. graduated from the Historic Bishop College formally of Dallas, Texas. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, an Honorary Doctors Degree from Christian Bible College, New Orleans, Louisiana, an Honorary Doctorate from Temple Bible College, Cincinnati, Ohio and earned a Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio. Reverend Tolbert serves as President of Greater St. Mary Community Development Foundation, President and CEO of Strategic Faith Leadership Ministries, President Emeritus of the Louisiana Home & Foreign Missions Baptist State Convention, member of Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, and President of North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF). A devout man of faith, Reverend Tolbert has dedicated his life to religious service. He was the former Pastor the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Cameron, Louisiana. Currently, Reverend Tolbert is the Pastor of the church he grew up in, Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, LA and has been serving as their Pastor for more than 37 years. Having a heart for missions and doing his part to fulfill The Great Commission in Matthew 28, Dr. Tolbert has organized, lead, partnered and participated in many global missions trips spreading the Gospel of Christ in the Bahamas, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama,, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe. Jordan Villanueva Jordan Villanueva, former lead pastor of Indian Hills Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, recently became instructor of Christian Studies in Howard Payne University’s School of Christian Studies. He served in student ministry at Grace Temple in Oak Cliff, Primera Iglesia in Brownwood, and First Baptist El Paso. Villanueva graduated from Howard Payne with a Bachelor of Arts in youth ministry and Spanish and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree. He will soon graduate from SWBTS with a PhD in church history. He currently serves the BGCT as Second Vice President.

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REFRESH & REFILL Jason Bryant Jason is a 2001 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages and is a 1995 graduate of Texas A & M University. He has been the Western Heritage Consultant/Starter for Texas Baptist since July 2016. Prior to coming to Texas Baptists, he was the planting pastor of Triple S Cowboy Church in Palestine, Texas from 2011 to 2016. Jason was also the planting pastor for 3C Cowboy Fellowship in Salado, Texas from 2006 to 2011. He also pastored First Baptist Church of Charlotte, Texas and North Jackson Baptist Church of Palestine, Texas. Jason accepted Christ in 1996 and began working in the ministry that same year at Montalba Baptist Church. Jason and his wife/helpmate/partner in ministry have been married since January of 1998. They have three beautiful daughters, Hannah, Abigail and Lily. Ed Stetzer Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College, and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America and publishes research through Mission Group. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project. His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries. Stezer serves as interim teaching pastor of Moody Church in Chicago and as teaching pastor at Highpoint Church. David Hardage David Hardage was elected by the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board to serve as the convention’s executive director in January 2012. Hardage has been pastor of four churches and interim pastor of five churches, is a former Associational Director of Missions and has served as a Development Officer. He has also had the privilege of serving on various Texas Baptists committees and boards. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He is married to Kathleen, and they have two children; John and Rebekah. John is married to Melissa and they have two daughters, Anna Marie and Molly Kate.

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WORSHIP Singing Men of Texas The Singing Men of Texas was organized in 1975 by the Church Music Department of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The group consists of ministers of music, pastors, associate pastors and Baptist university faculty who have a profound desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music in local churches, in our nation and abroad. The Southeast chapter of the Singing Men of Texas concert season is from September through May and includes an annual retreat in late August. Rehearsals and concerts are held Thursdays, and the group sings in churches in the Southeast Texas area. Membership consideration for the Singing Men of Texas southeast chapter can be found at www.smotse.org, or at www.singingmenoftexas.com. First Baptist Church Nederland Celebration Choir The Celebration Choir, under the direction of Rev. Allen Cade, is the heart of the worship ministry of First Baptist Church of Nederland, Texas. Consisting of 50 members, the choir leads congregational music as well as performing anthems on Sundays. This ministry group also performs special Easter, Patriotic and Christmas presentations each year. First Baptist Church of Nederland and the Celebration Choir are committed to serving a multi-generational community and congregation as it has done throughout its 114 years of ministry. Cecile Dagohoy Dr. Cecile Gonzales Dagohoy is a graduate of the West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, Philippines where she obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree and a Doctorate in Medicine. Aside from her involvement at Rice Temple Baptist Church, she is also an active participant in denominational work. She is the Adult Missions Consultant of the Woman’s Missionary Union of Union Baptist Association and has been featured at conferences sponsored by the Woman’s Missionary Union as well as the Texas Baptists Intercultural Ministries. Dr. Dagohoy currently serves as a Gastrointestinal Oncology Business Systems Analyst at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and has coauthored four publications. John Bolin John Bolin has served as Pastor of Worship Ministries at Kingsland Baptist Church since March 2020. Formerly, John was the Minister of Worship and Arts at Houston's First Baptist Church from 2008-2020. John has written and arranged more than a hundred songs for print through Lifeway Worship and is viewed as a leading voice for worship ministries, choirs in worship, multigenerational worship, and family worship. He's been singing and leading since he was old enough to stand and has performed over 1300 concerts nationally and internationally, produced and sang on more than 20 albums, all while leading congregations of people in worship on a weekly basis. He and his wife Paige have 5 children, Grace, Hudson, John Luke, Levi, and Ellie.

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REFRESH & REFILL Houston Baptist University Schola Cantorum Choir Houston Baptist University’s top choir, Schola Cantorum, is an auditioned ensemble that performs sophisticated and advanced choral repertoire. To be selected as a member of Schola Cantorum, students must demonstrate expertise in sight-reading, excellence in vocal development, and a deep commitment to the artistry of the choir. Schola Cantorum frequently represents HBU in concerts, tours and church services. In addition, Schola Cantorum often collaborates with the HBU University Singers and local performing organizations such as the Houston Choral Society and the Houston Civic Symphony. Kevin Klotz Dr. Kevin Klotz is assistant professor of Music and director of Choral Activities at Houston Baptist University. He directs the Schola Cantorum and University Singers, and also teaches courses in conducting, piano and musicology. Since 1999, he has served as Music Minister at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land. In addition to his work in the church and school, Dr. Klotz has worked as a conductor and clinician for a variety of ensembles. Dr. Klotz is an active and participating member of the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association and National Pastoral Musicians. Keron Jackson Keron Jackson is committed to being an example of what God can do in the life of a kid born to homeless drug addicts. Following his debut with The Dallas Opera, Jackson was hailed by The Dallas Morning News as, “A powerhouse bass voice who takes command of the stage.” His professional highlights have earned Jackson stage debuts with several national orchestras. Jackson has taught at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Liberty University, the Baylor University Bible Conference, and East Texas Baptist University, as well as performing concerts and preaching in many parts of South America.

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WORKSHOPS All workshops will be held at the Hilton Hotel, except Jim Denison's 1:15 PM workshop (GICC Galleon)

9:15 - 10:15 am, Monday, November 15, 2021, SESSION 1 PRESENTER

WORKSHOP TITLE

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

ROOM #

David Hardage

GC2 Movement & Vision

GC2 is a movement of God's people to share Christ and show love.

Hilton, Crystal Ballroom A

Thom Rainer, Sam Rainer, Jonathan Smith, Phil Miller

The Next Great Movement Among American Churches: The Re-Emerging Healthy Neighborhood Church

Churches nestled in a neighborhood are positioned for a great and new growth pattern. In this workshop, discover how to be a catalyst for health and growth in the neighborhood church. This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Church Health and Church Answers.

Hilton, Crystal Ballroom B

Bruce McCoy

Resolving Conflict

Navigating personal and church conflicts to healthy relationships.

Hilton, Crystal Ballroom C

Beyond the Tithe: Strategies for Generosity

Will your church provide the next generation with what it will need to reach its community? Simply giving from your income will likely fall far short. Strategic stewardship ensures financial resources for today's challenges as well as tomorrow's opportunities. This workshop presents practical ways to help your members discover the joy of participating in God's mission.

Hilton, Tower Ballroom A

Church Administration: Strengthening Your Church's Testimony

Our budgets and administration are an important part of the testimony of the church. We will improve your church's testimony with new concepts and foundational truths in financial and human resources administration.

Hilton, Tower Ballroom B

Joe Hancock/Jerry Carlisle

Ward Hayes & Ray Malone

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REFRESH & REFILL All workshops will be held at the Hilton Hotel, except Jim Denison's 1:15 PM workshop (GICC Galleon)

1:15 - 2:15 pm, Monday, November 15, 2021, SESSION 2 PRESENTER

Timothy Fuller & Oza Jones

Thom Rainer, Sam Rainer, Jonathan Smith, Phil Miller

Jeremy Evans

Bennye Bryant

Jim Denison

WORKSHOP TITLE

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

ROOM #

Race and Reform

Gospel Integration for Racial Reconciliation. When racial issues come up, the response of many Bible believers is,"the gospel is the answer!" While this is true, there is a greater question; 'how" is the gospel the answer? Let’s answer the question of how. He will address how racial reconciliation is possible through the proper integration of the gospel which includes fulfilling the mandates of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

Hilton, Crystal Ballroom A

Next Steps for the Post-Pandemic Church

The pandemic has proven churches can change quickly! In this workshop, learn the next steps for the church in the areas of church health, church growth, and church revitalization. This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Church Health and Church Answers.

Hilton, Crystal Ballroom B

Connecting with Your Online Audience

Since the beginning of Covid churches have moved a lot of their programming online. While that has been good to keep worship Hilton, Crystal services going, it also brought with it the Ballroom C question of how to stay connected in a virtual setting. Several ideas will be offered as to how a church can do this well.

Ministers Spouses - Compelled to Christ

The walk and conversations of a minister’s spouse impact the ministries of both the wife and husband. We are compelled to a relationship in Christ for strength, encouragement, and power! Being compelled Hilton, Tower is to enjoy an uncontrolled desire to live in Ballroom the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ. Join us to gain insight with your sisters and brothers to live a life that is Compelled to Christ.

The Coming Tsunami

Why Christians are labeled intolerant, irrelevant, oppressive and dangerous — and how we can turn the tide. Biblical and cultural insight into the four “earthquakes” that are GICC Galleon changing the face of American culture and how we can respond courageously and redemptively.

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Ed Stetzer

A Post-Covid Missiology

Ed Stetzer will look at the current cultural convulsion, its implications for ministry, and how to lead well in a tumultuous time.

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The Coming Tsunami

Why Christians are labeled intolerant, irrelevant, oppressive and dangerous — and how we can turn the tide. Biblical and cultural Hilton, Tower insight into the four “earthquakes” that are Ballroom changing the face of American culture and how we can respond courageously and redemptively.

Jim Denison

8:30-9:30 am, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, SESSION 4

Pastors Roundtable

Recalibrating for the post-pandemic church

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The Next Great Movement Among American Congregations: Church Adoptions Outpace Church Closures

How can a healthy church help and encourage a struggling church? Church closures are more prevalent than ever, but, what if church adoptions could outpace church closures? In this workshop, discover ways to help or be helped by a church through church adoption. This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Church Health and Church Answers.

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Katie McCoy

Beyond the Mask: Ministry to Women in a Post-COVID World

Women's ministries are navigating more than one kind of pandemic. Loneliness, isolation, and the need for meaningful community quietly plague women in, and out of, the church. Discover how your ministry can respond to the personal and cultural issues women face and how to cultivate an intentional, intergenerational ministry to women.

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John Bolin

Family Worship

How to spell Worship with your family.

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Child Sex Trafficking: What Every Church Needs to Know

We will provide an overview of child sex trafficking including definitions, prevalence of the problem, significant factors in the trafficker-victim relationship, investigations of Hilton, Tower this crime and how churches can be involved Ballroom B in prevention and effective ministry to victims. Child sex trafficking is probably not what you think it is.

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Thom Rainer, Sam Rainer, Jonathan Smith, Phil Miller

Julie Prudhome

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2021 EXHIBITORS FOR ANNUAL MEETING PODS Pod # 1 Center for Church Health Level 1 closest to the entrance from the hotel Pod #2 Center for Ministerial Health Level 1 centered Pod #3 Center for Cultural Engagement Level 1 closest to escalator and registration Pod #4 Center for Missional Engagement Level 2 closest to escalator Pod #5 Center for Collegiate Ministry Level 2 center to exhibit hall doors

EXHIBIT HALL Registration Annual Church Profile (ACP) 210 Alto Frio Baptist Encampment 105 Baptist Church Loan Corporation 113 Baptist Standard 318 Baptist University of the Américas 323 Baptist World Alliance 205 Baylor Scott & White Health 119 Baylor University 310 Breckenridge Village of Tyler 218 Buckner International 325 Chemistry Staffing 117 Children At Heart Ministries 413 Church Administration 321 Churchteams 406 Circle Six Baptist Camp 125 Criswell College 114 Dallas Baptist University 104 Denison Forum on Truth and Culture 219 Denton Baptist Association 204 East Texas Baptist University 319 Ed Stetzer 226 Empowered Homes 211 Faith Bible Institute 317 GC2 Press 424 Guidestone 303 Hardin-Simmons University 111 Hawaii Baptist Academy 103 HighGround Advisors

213 Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center 126 Hospitality House 324 Houston Baptist University 408 Howard Payne University 306 International Commission 223 International Mission Board 427 Keron Jackson 417 Lifetime Commercial Roofing 420 Lifeway One Source Integrity Furniture 422 Lifeway One Source The Bus Center 106 Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention 221 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 225 North American Mission Board Pod #6 Office of CP Ministry/Associational Ministry Level 2 closest to elevator 426 Passages America Israel Inc. 327 Pastors’ Hope Network 425 Regular Baptist Press 304 Restore Hope 404 San Marcos Baptist Academy 227 Send Relief 308 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 403 STCHM 429 Synergy Missions Network 313 TBMF 320 TECH Team Advantage 217 Texas Baptists Ambassadors 316 Texas Baptists Golf Tournament 120 Texas Baptist Historical Collection 305 Texas Baptist Men 119 Truett Seminary 207 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 107 VBMEC 108 Wayland Baptist University 203 WMU of Texas

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Synergy Missions Network

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Criswell College

Hospitality House

126 Texas Baptist Historical Collection

Empowered Homes

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Houston Baptist University

North American Mission Board

125 Buckner

Baylor Truett

Children At Heart Ministries

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327 426

225 324

325 424

Int'l Mission Board

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Baptist World Alliance

Lifeway One Source-The Bus Center

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

TECH Team Advantage

Churchteams

Lifeway One SourceIntegrity Furniture

223 322

Denton Baptist

119 218

Pastors' Passages USA Hope Network Israel Chemistry Guidestone Staffing

221 320

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Dallas Baptist University

Send Relief

Baptist University of the Americas

219 318

Texas TxB Baptist Ambassadors Golf Tournament

217 316

429

Keron Jackson

427 Regular Baptist Press

425

323 422 321 420

Ed Stetzer

319 418 GC2 Press

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Lifetime Commercial Roofing

417

114 Service Corridor 207

Baptist Standard

213

113 Wayland Baptist University

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MinnesotaWisconsin Baptist Convention

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Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

104

Hawaii Baptist Academy

Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center

Alto Frio Baptist Encampment

111 210

VBMEC East Texas Baptist University

107 Baptist Church Loan

212

Faith Bible Institute

TBMF 313

Breckenridge Village of Tyler

308

Texas Baptist Men

408 Circle 6 Baptist Camp

Int'l Commission

207 306 Baylor Scott & White Health

406

San Marcos Baptist Academy

Restore Hope

105 204

205 304

305 404

HighGround Advisors

WMU of Texas

Hardin-Simmons University

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203

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Howard Payne University

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TEXAS BAPTISTS GATHER TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE, FELLOWSHIP AND LEARN IN GALVESTON By Bonnie Siess, news manager GALVESTON – The Baptist General Convention of Texas will gather for the 136th Annual Meeting from November 14-16, at the Galveston Convention Center. Texas Baptists are celebrating being together in person after meeting virtually last year due to COVID-19. “This is a very special and unique Annual Meeting for our Texas Baptist family. We are in a great location and back together after two years,” said Executive Director David Hardage. “The worship and preaching will be powerful, the workshops will be helpful and the fellowship will be sweet. Thank you to everyone who is a part of this. There are good days ahead for our BGCT family!” Featured speakers throughout the event include Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center; Samuel Tolbert, president of the North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF); Thom Rainer, founder and CEO of Church Answers; David Hardage, executive director of Texas Baptists; Jason Burden, president of Texas Baptists and pastor of First Baptist Church in Nederland; Jordan Villanueva, second vice president of Texas Baptists; and Jason Bryant, Western Heritage consultant at Texas Baptists. Worship will be led by Keron Jackson, an acclaimed bass singer; Dr. Cecile Dagohoy and her praise team; Singing Men of Southeast Texas; Kingsland Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra; Schola Cantorum from Houston Baptist University; and the First Baptist Church in Nederland Celebration Choir. There will also be various worship rallies hosted on Sunday evening. These rallies will take place in locations across Galveston and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Workshops will be offered on topics including church health, racial reform, worship and evangelism. Attendees are encouraged to stop by exhibit halls throughout the three-day event to learn more about Texas Baptists resources, partnering ministries and institutions, and for networking and fellowship.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for this annual meeting is being held in the Main Lobby of the Galveston Island Convention Center beginning Sunday, November 14 at 4:00 pm. Premium Registration: Pre- Registered Messengers who have their QR code and ID, proceed to the “fast” Pre-Registration line. Standard Registration – Bring your Messenger Card (required) and ID to register, proceed to the Registration line Guest/Visitors are encouraged to register. Proceed to the Guest Registration line to self-register and receive your name badge. Attendants will be there to assist. 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, that attend in person, may submit a resolution. No resolutions submitted via zoom or email will be accepted. You must attend in person to submit a recognized resolution. • Resolutions must be submitted in print directly to any member of the Resolutions Committee on Monday, November 15, before 11:00 AM. The committee members are identified on page 42 of the Bulletin. The committee members will be available to receive resolutions and answer questions at the front of the stage on Monday morning, Nov. 15, following the 8:00 AM worship service (which should conclude around 9:10 AM). The Resolutions Committee will then be available in the Leeward Boardroom of the Galveston Island Convention Center until 11:00 AM. All resolutions must be submitted to the committee by that time. • The resolution should be typed and state the name of the messenger submitting the resolution, the name of the BGCT church from which the messenger was elected, and a contact phone number in case the Resolutions Committee has questions or concerns. • Anyone needing help submitting a resolution may contact any member of the Resolutions Committee or the BGCT staff liaison Dr. Katie Fruge at (817) 475-4173 or katie.fruge@texasbaptists.org. The Resolutions Committee will consider every resolution properly submitted. However, the Resolutions Committee is responsible for deciding which resolutions will be presented to the messengers for their consideration (see Article IV, Section 5 of the Bylaws of the BGCT).

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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. Registered messengers must attend in person to present a recognized report, motion, resolution or amendment to the constitution, bylaws or articles of incorporation. Those attending via zoom will be allowed to listen and vote only. 3. 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. 4. All resolutions must be submitted by 11:00 AM on Monday, November 15th. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. No messenger shall speak more than once on the same question or topic until all have spoken who wish to do so. 8. The chair shall recognize messengers wishing to speak to each side of the question alternately. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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, that attend in person, may make a motion. No motions submitted via zoom or email will be accepted. You must attend in person to submit a recognized 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.

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS The Committee on Credentials has been assigned an area near Registration, located in the main lobby of the Galveston Island Convention Center. Messengers must have a messenger card properly endorsed by the church clerk or moderator. Messengers who do not have such a 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 Ward Hayes Treasurer/CFO/Recording Secretary Coleen Wall Director, Conferences & Event Planning Caleb Arndt Bulletin Coordinator Bonnie Siess 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.

PARKING W/MAP OF SURROUNDING AREA The Galveston Island Convention Center (map) has an underground parking garage that is free to attendees of Annual Meeting with unlimited in and out privileges. There are two entrances on 57th street and one entrance in the Hilton parking lot. For those that have oversized vehicles and vans, parking is available at the back by the Rainforest restaurant or in the backlot of The San Luis Hotel.

SHUTTLE TO HOST HOTELS Shuttle service will be provided approximately every 30 minutes from the hotels that are a part of the Annual Meeting hotel block. Beginning on Sunday, November 14th from 3:30-6:30 pm, Monday, November 15th at 7:00 am until 10:30 pm and on Tuesday, November 16th from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm.

MASK PROTOCOL Texas Baptists recognizes that the safety of all of those on site at the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting is our top priority. Our commitment to safety will continue to evolve based on state and federal guidance to ensure that all participants follow safe and healthy protocols on site. Out of an abundance of caution, Texas Baptists in partnership with the City of Galveston will continue to follow CDC recommended guidelines related to coronavirus. All participants are encouraged to:

• Wear fabric face covering according to the CDC guidelines (mask covering both nose/mouth). • Galveston Island CC will have located throughout the center hand sanitation stations.

These guidelines encourage peace of mind for all attending this event. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

FIRST AID The First Aid room is located across from the Registration desk in the Galveston Island Convention Center. First Aid will be available Sunday, November 14 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Monday, November 15 from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm and Tuesday, November 16 from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm.

LOCAL INFORMATION Maps, restaurant guides and other local information are available at the kiosks located at the Texas Baptists Information Desk in the main lobby of the Galveston Island Convention Center by registration.

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 Main Lobby of the Galveston Island Convention Center across from the escalators.

RECYCLE BADGES Annual Meeting is going green. At the end of the event, please help us by placing your name badges in the recycle bin at the inside back doors of the General Session.

PHONE CHARGING STATIONS As a convenience for Annual Meeting attendees, phone charging stations (that accommodates most phone and tablet connections) are provided in the Grand Ballroom of the main exhibit hall (second floor).

CHILDCARE This service will not be provided this year.

LIMITED REFRESHMENTS OFFERED Coffee and limited refreshments will be provided during exhibit hall hours on Sunday from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Monday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and on Tuesday from 8:00 am-10:00 am. There are no vending machines in the Galveston Island Convention Center.

TRADUCCIÓN ESPAÑOL/SPANISH TRANSLATION Todas las sesiones de la reunión general y de negocios de la reunión anual de 2021 se traducirán al español. Los auriculares estarán disponibles en el puesto de información ubicado en el nivel principal del Centro de convenciones de la isla de Galveston. All General and Business Meeting Sessions of the 2021 Annual Meeting will be translated in Spanish. Headsets will be available for checkout at the Information Booth located in the main level of the Galveston Island Convention Center.

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BULLETIN OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION

Donna Vernon, FBC, Belton Kelsan Wolverton, FBC, O’Donnell

Jason Burden, President FBC, Nederland

Committee on Committees

Julio Guarneri, First Vice President Calvary BC, McAllen

Jeff Gravens, Chair, FBC, Sulphur Springs

Jordan Villanueva, Second Vice President FBC, Brownwood

Jason Atchley, Greenwood BC, Midland

Ward Hayes, Recording Secretary Gateway Church, Wylie

Barry Bradley, FBC, Orange

Rolando Aguirre, Park Cities BC, Dallas Lash Banks, Murphy Road BC, Murphy Wade Hood, FBC, Harlingen Kenneth Jackson, New Light BC, Lubbock

David Cozart, Registration Secretary Meadowbrook BC, Waco

Elmo Johnson, Rose of Sharon BC, Houston Richard Laverty, FBC, Perryton

Bernie Spooner, Secretary of the Corporation Plymouth Park BC, Irving

Joe Loughlin, FBC, Temple Chris Liebrum, FBC, Garland

Steve Vernon, Parliamentarian FBC, Belton

Brenda Lyles, South Main BC, Pasadena Aaron Pardue, Northway BC, Angleton Sergio Ramos, The Promise Church, Dallas

2020–2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS

Ashley Weir, FBC, Corsicana

Clint Davis, Chair, FBC, Mt. Pleasant

Committee on Credentials

Bobby Contreras, Vice Chair, Alamo Heights BC, San Antonio

Juan Lambarria, Chair, FBC, The Woodlands

2021 COMMITTEES

Teresa Carson, Bethlehem BC, Mansfield Joshualyn Estrada, FBC, El Paso

Committee on Annual Meeting

Arnold Garza, Park Cities, Dallas

Patrick Bradley, Chair, West Side BC, Lewisville

Eli Garza, Calvary BC, McAllen

Jeanette Ahlenius, Calvary BC, McAllen

Danny Gilliam, FBC, Hillsboro

Danilo Antunes, Primera Iglesia Bautista,

Sarai Muniz, FBC, Waco

Haltom City

Meilan Piao, Galveston Chinese Church, Galveston

Todd Campbell, FBC, Hurst

Garet Robinson, University BC, Houston

Casey Cockrell, FBC, Tyler

Emmanuel Roldan, Primera Iglesia Bautista, Waco

David Cozart, Meadowbrook BC, Waco

Committee on Memorials

Olga Harris, FBC Harlingen, Harlingen Ambra Jackson, New Light BC, Lubbock

Doug Simon, Chair, Indian Hills BC, Grand Prairie

Joanna Jespersen, Hillcrest BC, Cedar Hill

Kai Yuen Choi, Chinese BC, Houston

Rachel Jones, FBC, Plano

Pat Harvick, FBC, Nederland

Jason Martin, FBC, Port Neches

Edson Lara, Emmanuel BC, McAllen

Darlene Musquiz Pacheco, Primera Iglesia

Domingo Quintanilla, Iglesia Bautista Monte

Bautista Maranatha, Houston

Horeb, McAllen

Adam Pardue, Highland BC, Lubbock Dale Prudhome, Pine Forest BC, Vidor Mathew Richard, FBC Llano, Llano

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Committee on Resolutions

Charles Jones, New Hope MBC, Clute Edgar Leon, FBC San Antonio, San Antonio

Mary Johnson, Chair, Rose of Sharon BC,

Reagan Miller, Lakeshore BC, Hudson Oaks

Houston

Lydia Ozuna, FBC, Wichita Falls

Aaron Ashlock, New Hope BC, Aubrey

Nicole Dawn Sims, FBC, Marble Falls

Kevin Burrow, FBC, Eastland

Larry Strandberg, FBC, Mabank

Anyra Cano-Valencia, Iglesia Bautista Victoria En

Michael West, South Main BC, Pasadena

Cristo, Fort Worth Irene Gallegos, Iglesia Bautista Getsemani, Fort

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David LeFlore, Holly Brook BC, Hawkins

John Music, Comfort BC, Comfort

Randy Miller, FBC, Garland

Chris Powell, FBC, Monahans

Larry Post, Sugarland BC, Sugar Land

Daniel Rentie, FBC, Frisco

John Spencer, FBC, Garland

Raymond Sanchez, Jr., FBC, Weslaco

Dan Whitehurst, FBC, Longview

Mark Towns, FBC, Brownwood Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries

PRESIDENTS OF THE AUXILIARY GROUPS Lee Bevly, Texas Baptist Men, Samnorwood BC, Samnorwood

Eric House, Chair, North End BC, Beaumont

Earl Ann Bumpus, Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, FBC, Graham

Alissa Atkinson, FBC, LaGrange John Fletcher, Victory BC, Haltom City

Rebecca Gonzales, First Woodway BC, Woodway

David Foster, Shiloh Terrace BC, Dallas

Edward Wagner, African American Fellowship, Cornerstone BC, Kileen

Sherry Green, South Main BC, Pasadena David Harp, FBC, Stanton

Damian Mai, BSM Co-President, Preston Highland BC, Richardson

David Koonce, FBC, Center Kirk Lewis, South Main BC, Pasadena

Tony Miranda, Hispanic Baptist Convention, Primera Iglesia Bautista, Robstown

Barbara Lumpkin-Hawkins, The Woodlands FBC, The Woodlands

John Nguyen, Vietnamese Fellowship of Texas, Vietnamese Redeemer BC, Plano

Carolyn Mohair, Morse Street BC, Denton

Chris Ortego, Bivocational Small Church Membership, School Creek BC, Lampasas

Brad Quisenberry, FBC, Grandview David Russell, FBC, Amarillo

Tony Sun, Chinese Fellowship, Grace Chinese BC, Plano

Rhoda Sanchez-Gonzales, North Dallas Family Church, Dallas Daniel Salazar, FBC, Plainview Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors Delbert Milstead, Chair, Central BC, Buna Ernie Boyd, FBC, Amarillo John Carl, Northlake BC, Garland Tim Fogarty, FBC, Denton Brent Gentzel, FBC, Kaufman Josh Hays, FBC, Waco Lyndale Holloway, FBC, Weatherford

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BULLETIN NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES Nominations to Committee on Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries

J.T. Thornton, Trinity BC, Sweetwater Kyle Warren, FBC, Lumberton Fanny Young, Missouri City BC, Missouri City Nominations for Second Term Executive Board Directors

2024 Term Ryan Buck, Immanuel BC, San Angelo Steven Faulkner, Shiner BC, Shiner Stephen Parker, FBC, Weslaco Jorge Vazquez, Agape BC, San Antonio

2024 Term Janice Bloom, FBC, Garland G. (Goldenstine) Davis, Sr., Singing Hills BC, Dallas Chad Edgington, FBC, Olney Cade Garrison, FBC, Burleson Saul Gonzalez, Jr., Primera Iglesia Bautista, Laredo Glenn Hambrick, Central BC, Carthage Elaine Mason, FBC, Texas City Jaime Silguero, Crestview BC, Georgetown Jonathan Sullivan, FBC, Dimmitt Hector Tavera, One Accord Fellowship, Lubbock Jeff Williams, FBC, Denton Lance Wood, FBC, Clarendon

2022 Term Randy Babin, FBC, Hallsville Nominations to Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors 2024 Term Jane Crain, FBC, Nederland Greg Kitts, Dorcas Wills Memorial BC, Trinity Edgar Leon, FBC, San Antonio

Nomination for One-Year Extended Term Executive Board Director

2023 Term Karen Roberts, Rose of Sharon, Houston

2022 Term David Mahfouz, FBC, Warren

NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE EXECUTIVE BOARD DIRECTORS

Nominations to Fill Executive Board Director Vacancies 2023 Term Tim Eng, Chinese BC, Houston

Nominations for New Executive Board Directors 2024 Term Quincy Barnes, Trinity BC, San Antonio S. Alyce Bell, Travis Avenue BC, Fort Worth Jim Burgin, Grace Street Fellowship, Arlington Drew Dabbs, FBC, Hamilton Lazaro Diaz, FBC, Midland Don Graham, FBC, Llano Joshua Guajardo, Trinity BC, Katy Martha Haydon, FBC, Brenham James Hooper, FBC, Hearne Susan Jones, FBC, Nederland Suzanne Liner, FBC, Lubbock Miguel Lopez, FBC, Duncanville Gene Pittman, FBC at The Fields, Carrollton Billy Reed, Dallas County Cowboy Church, Balch Springs Tommy Rosenblad, FBC, Rotan Dustin Slaton, FBC, Round Rock

2022 Term Chris Schroeder, FBC, Texarkana

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NOMINATIONS FROM COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS FOR BOARDS OF AFFILIATED MINISTRIES Nominations to Board of Baptist University of the Américas 2024 Term Rolando Aguirre, Park Cities BC, Dallas Donny Green, Valley Hi FBC, San Antonio Ray Hollida, FBC, San Antonio Fernando Rojas, Azle Avenue BC, Fort Worth Nominations to Board of Baylor University 2025 Term Mark Rountree, Park Cities BC, Dallas Gail Stewart, River Oaks BC, Houston Nominations to Board of Dallas Baptist University 2024 Term Ryan Jespersen, Hillcrest BC, Cedar Hill Anita Jones, Second Baptist Church, Houston Charles Ku, FBC, Lewisville James Nation, Park Cities BC, Dallas 2023 Term Miguel Lopez, Duncanville’s FBC, Duncanville Nominations to Board of East Texas Baptist University 2024 Term Glenn Bickerdike, Sr., Immanuel BC, Marshall R. J. Collins, Green Acres BC, Tyler Patrick Combs, Northwood Church, Keller Tyrrel Grohman, Lufkin FBC, Lufkin Susan Henry, FBC, Longview Leonard Hornsby, Bethlehem BC, Mansfield Diane Lane, FBC, Arlington Suzanne McWhorter, Park Cities BC, Dallas Chris Paddie, Immanuel BC, Marshall 2022 Term Michael Gossett, Green Acres BC, Tyler Nominations to Board of Hardin-Simmons University 2024 Term Zelda Ellison, FBC, Lockney Mark Fowler, The Heights BC, Richardson Mark Ganaway, 121 Community Church, Grapevine

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BULLETIN Amy McAdams, FBC, Abilene Rick Strange, FBC, Midland Roxi Vanstory, Oakwood BC, New Braunfels Nominations to Board of Houston Baptist University 2024 Term Duane Brooks, Tallowood BC, Houston David Mobley, University BC, Houston Clois R. Smith, Tallowood BC, Houston Jerome Smith, Tallowood BC, Houston Bruce Williams, Tallowood BC, Houston Nominations to Board of Howard Payne University 2024 Term Ronnie Andrews, Houston’s FBC, Houston Greg Bruner, FBC, Stephenville Brent Gentzel, FBC, Kaufman Randy Lewallyn, Community Life Church, Sunnyvale David Lowrie, Jr., FBC, Decatur Ronnie Marriott, FBC, Burleson James Schmeltekopf, Park Cities BC, Dallas Kenneth Stimson, Northside BC, Victoria Bill Taylor, Sr., FBC, Carrollton 2023 Term Jonny Snow, Ovilla Road BC, Red Oak Lesley Wyse, FBC, Boerne 2022 Term Alan Hough, Avenue Church, Waxahachie Darrell Miles, Field Street BC, Cleburne Nominations to Board of San Marcos Baptist Academy 2024 Term John Harrell, FBC, Boerne Melanie McCarthy, FBC Belton Darrell Tomasek, Northside BC, Victoria Nomination to Board of Stark College and Seminary 2024 Term Jim Naismith, FBC, Corpus Christi Nominations to Board of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2024 Term Betty Burns, FBC, Plano Glenn Hodge, FBC, Salado

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Martin Knox, Lakeshore Drive BC, Hudson Oaks Joe Loughlin, FBC, Temple Jennifer Manning, Harris Creek Sunwest, McGregor Nominations to Board of Valley Baptist Missions-Education Center 2024 Term Bill Arnold, Park Cities BC, Dallas Mark Fricke, FBC, Ozona Carlton Reyes, FBC, Los Fresnos Rolando Reyes, FBC, Harlingen Scott Williamson, FBC, Lewisville 2023 Term Randy Johnson, FBC, Richardson Nominations to Board of Wayland Baptist University 2024 Term David Foote, Southcrest BC, Lubbock Ross Owen, FBC, Plainview Kyle Streun, FBC, Denver City Jimmy Thomas, Southcrest BC, Lubbock Jacob West, FBC, Plainview David Wood, Coulter Road BC, Amarillo Sharon Wright, FBC, Plainview 2023 Term Beth Pratt, FBC, Floydada Anthony Ricketts, FBC, Floydada 2022 Term Alton Belew, FBC, Glen Rose Joe Berry, FBC, Plainview Nominations to Board of Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio 2024 Term Mary Brogan, Shearer Hills BC, San Antonio Marla Rushing, FBC, San Antonio D’Anna Wallace, FBC, San Antonio Nominations to Board of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast TX 2024 Term Gary Coker, Westgate Memorial BC, Beaumont Bo Crawford, Currey Creek Church, Boerne Christopher Leavins, Calvary BC, Beaumont Ann Scoggin, Calvary BC, Beaumont Terry Whiddon, North End BC, Beaumont

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BULLETIN Nominations to Board of Baylor Scott & White Health System 2025 Term Don Wills, Park Cities BC, Dallas Nominations to Board of Buckner International 2023 Term Duke Presley, Park Cities BC, Dallas Nominations to Board of Children at Heart Ministries 2024 Term Scott Alarcon, FBC, Georgetown Ruthie Herber, Central BC, Round Rock James Meyerhoff, Tallowood BC, Houston Jerry Mullins, FBC, Georgetown Nominations to Board of Hendrick Health System 2024 Term Richard Flores, Southwest Park BC, Abilene Evan Harris, FBC, Abilene Matt Higgins, Pioneer Drive BC, Abilene Nominations to Board of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries 2024 Term Thomas Culver IV, Parkway Fellowship, Katy Brian Hill, FBC, Corpus Christi Vernon King, Jr., FBC, Woodway Luis Lozano, PIB, Laredo Karol Peters, University BC, Houston John Weber, Jr., Shearer Hills BC, San Antonio Nominations to Board of Baptist Church Loan Corporation 2024 Term Michael Mason, Park Cities BC, Dallas Nominations to Board of HighGround Advisors 2024 Term Hunter Barrow, Houston’s FBC Houston Gretchen Williams, Park Cities BC, Dallas Nominations to Board of The Baptist Standard 2024 Term Jay Abernathy, FBC, Woodville Scott Jones, FBC, Rockport Zoricelis Davila, Southwayside BC, Fort Worth

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BULLETIN 2022 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 2022 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 selfemployment 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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**See baptistdistinctives.org for the languages.


2022 BUDGET SUMMARY Cooperative Program % of Total CP

2022

Donor Designated % of Total CP

2021

2022

MHD

2021

2022

2021

Ministry Centers The Center for Church Health

215

$

316,574

1.16%

$

354,555

1.31%

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

Evangelism & Apologetics

270

741,979

2.71%

739,679

2.74%

-

3,700

40,000

Church Health Specialists

385

141,345

0.52%

143,173

0.53%

-

-

-

-

GC2 Press/Baptist Way Press

395

150,000

0.55%

180,216

0.67%

-

-

50,000

55,000

Music & Worship

400

227,653

0.83%

225,229

0.83%

-

-

-

-

Discipleship

415

564,233

2.06%

568,694

2.10%

5,200

4,000

36,200

36,200

Women's Ministry

265

212,755

0.78%

Single's Ministry

275

169,861

0.62%

Church Architecture

425

11,857

0.04%

305,348

1.11%

300

4,798

140,000

140,000

2,642,806

9.66%

2,223,403

8.23%

5,500

8,000

271,200

281,200

The Center for Ministerial Health

50,000

-

305

272,096

0.99%

212,936

0.79%

-

-

-

-

Financial Health

285

110,410

0.40%

108,960

0.40%

-

742,755

-

-

Connections Ministry

290

121,628

0.44%

159,726

0.59%

202,000

216,500

-

-

Area Representatives

315

938,251

3.43%

910,216

3.37%

-

-

-

-

Pastoral Counseling

345

155,320

0.57%

132,286

0.49%

650

-

-

-

Western Heritage

435

-

0.00%

-

0.00%

13,000

14,000

15,000

12,000

Bi-vocational Pastors

470

108,726

0.40%

175,186

0.65%

15,000

19,000

135,000

135,000

1,706,431

6.24%

1,699,310

6.29%

230,650

992,255

150,000

147,000

400

299,754

1.10%

149,810

0.55%

-

24,000

265,000

265,000

Christian Life Commission

500

691,514

2.53%

994,286

3.68%

435,000

-

159,000

144,000

African-American Ministries

440

218,479

0.80%

221,994

0.82%

29,050

42,140

87,500

82,500

Texas Baptists en Español

450

297,335

1.09%

273,345

1.01%

25,000

34,000

62,000

70,000

Intercultural Ministries

460

265,999

0.97%

255,622

0.95%

50,000

54,000

66,500

61,000

Chaplaincy

350

101,309

0.37%

102,928

0.38%

207,356

180,000

20,000

20,000

1,874,390

6.85%

1,997,985

7.39%

746,406

334,140

660,000

642,500

301,225

1.10%

260,592

0.96%

571,000

-

353,000

388,000

The Center for Cultural Engagement

The Center for Missional Engagement

405

NAMB

115

-

0.00%

-

0.00%

300,000

300,000

-

-

Church Starting

280

2,564,524

9.37%

1,677,458

6.21%

40,000

40,000

710,000

700,000

River Ministry

330

-

0.00%

-

0.00%

282,275

235,450

-

-

Missionary Adoption Program

355

-

0.00%

-

0.00%

-

-

-

-

BOUNCE

245

25,000

0.09%

-

0.00%

271,850

28,000

25,500

15,300

World Missions

365

-

0.00%

-

0.00%

200,000

492,101

-

-

2,890,749

10.56%

1,938,050

7.17%

1,665,125

1,095,551

1,088,500

1,103,300

520

4,290,380

15.68%

4,114,923

15.23%

4,404,951

4,352,793

30,000

30,000

Administration

100

565,491

2.07%

549,103

2.03%

-

-

-

-

Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

130

418,332

1.53%

429,955

1.59%

460,209

460,209

-

-

Special Projects

135

100,000

0.37%

333,212

1.23%

-

-

-

-

Associations/CP/Ambassadors

145

637,017

2.33%

538,060

1.99%

-

-

195,000

257,341

Human Resources

170

314,193

1.15%

280,535

1.04%

-

3,000

-

-

The Center for Collegiate Ministry

Executive Director

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Cooperative Program 2021

% of Total CP

2020

Donor Designated % of Total CP

2021

MHD

2020

2021

2020

Communications

180

1,240,219

4.53%

1,196,397

4.43%

-

-

-

-

Historical Collection

540

448,753

1.64%

425,563

1.57%

-

-

-

-

Texas Baptist Men

600

275,000

1.00%

429,955

1.59%

-

-

-

-

3,999,005

14.61%

4,058,772

15.02%

460,209

463,209

195,000

257,341

477,512

1.74%

353,130

1.31%

-

12,000

-

-

Associate Executive Director Administration

110

Exe Board, Annual Mtg & Comm

480

46,840

0.17%

139,605

0.52%

-

-

-

-

Health & Human Care Institutions

510

6,668,371

24.37%

6,747,604

24.97%

-

-

-

-

Theological Educational

530

2,086,673

7.62%

2,420,905

8.96%

-

-

-

-

9,279,396

33.91%

9,661,244

35.75%

-

12,000

-

-

Treasurer/CFO Administration

190

479,670

1.75%

525,778

1.95%

-

-

-

-

Event Planning, Conf. & Production

185

219,327

0.80%

251,100

0.93%

-

-

-

-

Process Imprvmt & Church Admin

195

25,000

0.09%

25,000

0.09%

-

-

-

-

Finance & Accounting

200

1,356,079

4.96%

1,196,152

4.43%

-

-

-

-

Information Technology

210

1,798,177

6.57%

1,770,822

6.55%

-

-

-

-

Building Support & Engineering

220

361,247

1.32%

339,518

1.26%

78,600

87,000

-

-

Building Operations

225

1,323,139

4.83%

1,317,886

4.88%

-

-

-

-

Internal Usage Fees

235

(701,661)

-2.56%

(468,679)

-1.73%

-

-

-

-

Minister’s Protection & Retirees’ Ins

550

1,269,583

4.64%

1,443,000

5.34%

-

-

-

-

6,130,561

22.40%

6,400,577

23.68%

78,600

87,000

-

-

7,591,441

$ 7,344,948

$ 2,394,700

$ 2,461,341

Total Undesignated Budget Less: Investment Income Designated Net CP Budget % of Prior Year Budget

$

32,813,718

32,094,264

5,447,000

5,067,000

27,366,718

$ 27,027,264

$

101.26%

103.36%

Revenue Sources Cooperative Program

27,366,718

61.47%

27,027,264

61.32%

Investment Income

5,447,000

12.24%

5,067,000

11.50%

1,066,575

2.40%

1,425,344

3.23%

Product Sales

637,887

1.43%

635,220

1.44%

Other Revenue

70,100

0.16%

111,860

0.25% 0.68%

Conference & Booth Fees

North American Mission Board * BGCT Worldwide * Donor Designated * Mary Hill Davis Mission Offering ** Grand Total of All Budgets % of Prior Year

300,000

0.67%

300,000

1,000,000

2.25%

1,050,000

2.38%

6,291,441

14.13%

5,994,948

13.60%

2,394,700

5.38%

2,461,341

5.58%

$ 44,574,421

$44,072,977 101.01%

*NAMB and BGCT WW funds are included in the Donor Designated budget **MHD funding per requests. Actual received will be less if offering does not reach goal

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2022 BUDGET DETAIL OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT 2022 Base Support

Children of Ministers Scholarships

2021 Ministerial Financial Aid

Total Budgeted Support

Total Budgeted Support

Base Support

$

Children of Ministers Scholarships

Ministerial Financial Aid

Educational Institutions Baptist University of the Américas

$ 520,000

58,225

$ 603,225

$ 661,984

$ 525,084

1,208,950

1,468,950

1,541,542

262,542

25,000

304,600

849,600

958,122

525,084

25,000

25,000

69,900

614,900

628,534

525,084

25,000

78,450

25,000

101,825

646,825

719,984

525,084

25,000

169,900

20,150

280,150

291,542

262,542

520,000

25,000

55,300

600,300

631,259

525,084

25,000

81,175

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

520,000

25,000

26,410

571,410

604,034

525,084

25,000

53,950

Wayland Baptist University

520,000

25,000

42,175

587,175

574,899

525,084

25,000

24,815

168,901

168,902

168,902

0

73,750

35,225

0

35,225

20,000

21,879

21,879

0

Baylor University

260,000

Dallas Baptist University

520,000

East Texas Baptist University

520,000

Hardin-Simmons University

520,000

Houston Baptist University

260,000

Howard Payne University

San Marcos Academy

25,000

168,901

Stark College & Seminary

0

Valley Baptist Missions Education Center

73,750

20,000

Admin/Other Related Expenses Totals

$

77,950 $ 4,426,851

$175,000

125,388

203,338

149,452

0

$2,086,673

$6,688,524

$6,987,358

$ 4,478,610

$

$

Health & Human Care Institutions Admin/Other Related Expenses

$

0

0

136,313

Buckner Children and Family Services

250,000

250,000

218,785

Children at Heart Ministries

500,000

500,000

512,050

South Texas Children’s Home Ministries

500,000

500,000

512,050

Baylor Health Care System

151,630

151,630

151,630

Hendrick Health System

151,630

151,630

151,630

Hillcrest Baptist Health System

151,630

151,630

151,630

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

151,630

151,630

151,630

Baptist Community Services, Amarillo

25,000

25,000

24,067

100,000

100,000

143,015

85,000

85,000

86,640

$ 2,066,520

$2,066,520

$ 2,239,440

$8,755,044

$9,226,798

Baptist Memorials Ministry Breckenridge Village Scholarships Total Health & Human Care

Total Institutional Support

$ 6,668,371

$2,086,673

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25,000

$

111,900

1,279,000 408,038

29,000

149,452 $175,000

$ 2,420,905


BULLETIN ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special thanks are extended to numerous persons, institutions and organizations that have helped to make this Annual Meeting possible: • Churches and members of Galveston Baptist Association and Director of Missions, Dr. Jim Grant, for providing leadership and volunteers for various opportunities of service at annual meeting • The City of Galveston and the Galveston Island Chamber of Commerce for their hospitality and friendly welcome. Heart of Texas – Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau for their assistance in planning and providing the convention center facilities, maps and local restaurant guides • The Galveston Island Convention Center staff for their kind direction and assistance with the planning details over this past year • Jason Wilson and Andy Eagan of B & L Sound Services for their technical planning and coordination of lighting, sound, image projection support and providing streaming services of main sessions • Joe & Debby Luscombe of NewDay Productions for video and audio support throughout the workshop and varied meal and receptions • Vanessa Thornton of Superior Expo Services for event decorations, staging, exhibit support and trucking service • David Cozart, Texas Baptists Registration Secretary, for coordinating volunteers to assist in the registration process. Distributing materials, bags, and name tags for messengers and visitors • Fernando Rojas and Oliver Martinez for providing Spanish translation for General and Business Sessions • San Marcos Baptist Academy, under the direction of Shelley Henry for providing select senior students to serve as Pages to assist the officers and messengers in the business sessions • Local Arrangements Team, under the direction of Co-Chairs Pastor David Lorenz (FBC, Friendswood) and Pastor Trent Henderson (Heritage Park, Webster), who have assisted and given direction to the countless number of local volunteers serving as ushers, greeters, and registration workers • 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 136th Texas Baptists Annual Meeting and worked diligently to make a huge success for the Kingdom of our Lord SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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Annual Meeting 11/15/21 Executive Board 09/28/21 Finance Committee 09/27/21 Item of Consideration:

Recommendation for 2022 Proposed Budget

Highest Authority For this item:

Annual Meeting

Originating Source:

Executive Director and Treasurer/CFO

Background:

The proposed 2022 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 2022 of $34,588,280 from the following sources of revenue: Texas Cooperative Program $ 27,366,718 Investment Income 5,447,000 Net Texas Budget 32,813,718 Conference and booth fees 1,066,575 Product sales 637,887 Other revenue 70,100 Total Texas Budget $ 34,588,280

2. We recommend that the percentage allotment of the adopted budget continue at 79% BGCT – 21% Worldwide, with each church selecting the recipient(s) of the Worldwide portion.

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BULLETIN Annual Meeting 11/15/21 Executive Board 09/28/21 Finance Committee 08/24/21 Item of Consideration:

Recommendation for 2022 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 2022 proposed allocation of $1,000,000 of Cooperative Program Texas Worldwide Missions Initiatives and Partnerships as follows: 2022 Proposed Missions and Partnerships Missions Mobilization River Ministry & Mexico Endeavors Texas Partnerships Baptist World Alliance North American Baptist Fellowship Intercultural International Initiatives Go Now Missions Texas Baptist Initiatives Hispanic Education Task Force Chaplaincy Total

$

340,000 200,000 100,000 55,000 5,000 50,000 200,000

20,000 30,000 $ 1,000,000

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