Upcoming state convention to focus on making disciples

Upcoming state convention to focus on making disciples

It’s almost that time again — the annual meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) is right around the corner.

Set to take place at Whitesburg Baptist Church, Huntsville, this year’s annual meeting will be Nov. 14–15.

Headlining the Tuesday evening session will be two voices familiar to Alabama Baptists. Musician Kevin Derryberry will lead worship and Rick Burgess, co-host of the syndicated radio program “The Rick and Bubba Show,” will speak.
Burgess will speak on the annual meeting theme, “Disciple: Be One. Make One.” The theme is based on Christ’s admonition to his disciples in Matthew 16:24 that true discipleship involves denying oneself, taking up one’s cross and following Him.

Prior to the evening session, Burgess’ wife, Sherri, will be the guest speaker for the dinner program beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sherri Burgess is the author of “Bronner: A Journey to Understand,” a testimony of healing in her search to understand God’s purpose behind the pain of losing her youngest child.

Other highlights of the annual meeting include a sermon by ABSC President John Thweatt, pastor of First Baptist Church, Pell City, in the Tuesday morning session and the convention sermon by Stuart Davidson, pastor of Eastern Shore Baptist Church, Daphne, in the Wednesday morning session.

Several Huntsville hotels are offering special rates to those participating in the annual meeting. If you have any problems making a reservation at any of the hotels listed at alsbom.org/convention, contact Charleen Hobbs at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 231 or chobbs@alsbom.org. (TAB)


For more information about the annual meeting, including a list of hotels and a schedule, visit alsbom.org/convention.