The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will convene at the Anaheim Convention Center Tues., June 14, at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. Wed., June 15, according to the official schedule for the meeting released March 22.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Jesus, the center of it all.”
Steve Bates, chair of the Committee on Order of Business and member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield, Louisiana, said the program will be organized around three topics of interest to messengers:
- Jesus, the Center of Church Planting: Reaching North America with the Gospel
- Jesus, the Center of Racial Reconciliation: Adopting a Kingdom Race Mindset
- Jesus, the Center of Life: On the Road to Roe50
Sexual Abuse Task Force report
The program includes a full hour for a presentation by the Sexual Abuse Task Force, whose report is expected to be released May 22. The task force was established by messengers to the 2021 meeting to address accusations that the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee mishandled sexual abuse claims. (Read more about Guidepost’s work here.)
“Our committee and [SBC] President [Ed] Litton worked with the Sexual Abuse Task Force to ensure that adequate time was allotted for the Task Force report and their recommendations,” Bates said. “We also recognized the importance of allowing messengers time to respond, which is why we set aside a full hour on the program followed by a time of prayer and worship.”
As in previous years, messengers and guests will have access to a free app that includes the full schedule for the business meeting, plus times and locations of related meetings. Click here for more information about the app.
EDITOR’S NOTE — Read more about the SBC Annual Meeting, including a Q&A with the three announced candidates for SBC president, in the May 26 issue of The Alabama Baptist.