More than 1,600 participants in-person and online gathered together for the 2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Nov. 14-16.
“...the moment we’re in does not pause the mission we’re on.”
“We’re enjoying a season of peace and unity.”
Church consultants Thom and Sam Rainer believe that church adoptions will be outpacing church closures in the very near future, thanks to “the next great movement among American congregations.”
Jason Burden, Baptist General Convention of Texas president, urged Texas Baptists to be “wash, rinse, repeat” Christians in his Tuesday morning address at the final worship and business session of the 2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the impact of cultural issues in churches across the country, creating “the hardest time to lead” in the last 50 years.
“The local church is God’s plan A, and there is no Plan B. When Jesus says, ‘Upon this rock I will build my church,’ we often begin to debate what all that first part means,” said Thom Rainer, CEO and founder of ChurchAnswers.
On Monday, Nov. 15, at the 2021 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting, a group of over 200 missions-minded individuals gathered to celebrate the work being done through the ministries of the Center for Missional Engagement and give glory to God for the fruit.
Two convention officers were re-elected to serve for a second term and a new second vice president was elected during the Monday morning business session at the 136th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Monday in Galveston.
Dr. Timothy Fuller urged churches to see the task of racial reconciliation as its problem to solve. The gospel, he said, is at the heart of the model to make that happen.