Compelled - 2020 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting

Online
November 16-17, 2020

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Need help accessing Rallies, Workshops, or the Business and Celebration Sessions?

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Have specific questions already? We’re here to help! Contact us at the information below.

Email: imt[at]texasbaptists.org

Phone: (888) 244-9400

Special helpline phone number

Need special help joining or participating in the Monday, Nov. 16 Business Session? Beginning at 5:45 PM CST on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, we will provide technical support to ensure you are able to join and participate in the Monday evening Business Session.

Phone: (214) 828-5167

How to watch rallies, workshops, and main sessions


Rallies

Three Annual Meeting Rallies are taking place through Zoom Webinar, Facebook Live, and streaming on the “Rallies” page. The Texas Baptists en Español, African American Worship, and Devoted: Young Adult rallies will each stream at 7 PM CST on Sunday, Nov 15. You can learn more about and watch each rally by visiting the “Rallies” page.

Workshops

Annual Meeting Workshops are taking place through Zoom Webinar. We began delivering workshops in September. Each Tuesday [at] 2 PM CST we’ve invited you to join key leaders discussing various topics related to sharing Christ and showing love through missions. To see our workshop lineup, including past workshops viewable on demand, visit our “Workshops” page. Click “Watch” to view on demand, and click “Register” to sign up to join a future workshop through Zoom Webinar.

Business Session

The Business Session of the Annual Meeting will take place exclusively through Zoom Webinar. Churches may register messengers through Friday, Nov. 13. Once registered, a Zoom Webinar registration link will be sent on Nov. 9 to the email address provided by your church when you were registered as a Messenger. Simply follow that link, complete the registration process by providing your name, email address, and any other required information, and you should immediately receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the Webinar. The Webinar begins Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 PM CST, and the Business Session will begin at 6:30 PM CST. For more details, and an informative video, see the “How to join and participate in the Business Session” further down on the webpage.

Celebration Session

The Celebration Session of the Annual Meeting will be streamed on the main page of our txb.org/am site and live on Texas Baptists’ Facebook page. Registration is not required. New this year, you may view both English and English with Spanish captions. Join us Tuesday, Nov. 17. Streaming starts at 6 PM CST and the Session begins at 6:30 PM CST.

How to join and participate in the Business Session

Only registered messengers will be able to join us for the Business Session exclusively through Zoom Webinar. Since this is the first time we have conducted Annual Meeting business remotely, we produced a video to help you join and participate in the Business Session.


Check out the video below:

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find the Standing Rules of Order for the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

The Standing Rules of Order are located on the “Business” page along with other items on which Messengers will cast a vote.

What steps are involved in joining the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

There are four easy steps to joining the Business Session on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 PM CST. First, review the device requirements. Second, locate the Zoom Webinar registration link. Third, complete the Zoom Webinar registration. And fourth, join the Business Session.

What are device requirements?

Each registered Messenger will need access to a unique device to be able to participate. Use either a computer, tablet or smartphone. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the Zoom application installed on your device. If you do, that’s great. If you don’t, you may be prompted to update or install Zoom to your device. You can find a link to download the latest version here. Also be sure that you join by clicking the “join the meeting” link rather than calling in to the meeting via the telephone number. If you call in, you will not be able to vote. You can test your device by joining this test Zoom meeting.

When will I get my link to register for the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

One week before the Business Session, a Zoom Webinar registration link will be sent to the email address provided by your church when you were registered as a Messenger. Locate the Zoom Webinar registration link in your inbox and click the link. If you were registered as a Messenger on or after Nov. 9, you will receive your link closer to the start of the Business Session. If you do not receive a Zoom Webinar registration link by Nov. 13, contact us at annualmeeting[at]texasbaptists.org.

How do I register for the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

Once you’ve clicked on the Zoom Webinar registration link, you should be taken to a Zoom Webinar registration page. Complete the registration process by providing your name, email address, and any other required information. Once you click to submit this information, you should immediately receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the Webinar. If you do not receive your link to join the Webinar, contact us at annualmeeting[at]texasbaptists.org.

Can I share my Zoom Webinar link or use a Zoom Webinar link shared with me?

When it is time to join the Business Session on Nov. 16, you must use the link you receive after registering with Zoom. Please do not share your link with others, or use another link someone shares with you.

How do I join the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

Use the link you receive from Zoom to “join the Webinar” at the appropriate time. The Webinar will begin Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 PM CST, and the Business Session will begin at 6:30 PM CST. If you attempt to join the Webinar prior to 6 PM CST on Nov. 16 you will see a message that says the Webinar is scheduled for 6 PM CST and has not yet begun.

Can I join the Business Session Zoom Webinar if it is already in progress?

If for some reason you are registering to join the Zoom Webinar after the Business Session has already begun, you should see a button that says “Join Webinar in Progress.” Click on that button to join the Session.

How will I vote or conduct other business during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

The polling feature of the Zoom Webinar will be used to cast votes on the budget, officer elections, and other business, and the Q&A feature will be used for all other parliamentary procedures. Please remember that we need you to state your first and last name, church name, and church city anytime you use the Q&A feature.

How quickly will I need to take action for votes or other parliamentary procedures?

During use of the polling or Q&A features, a timer should appear on the screen so you know how much time you have to vote or indicate that you would like to take some other action, such as asking a question or making a motion.

How do I vote during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To vote, you will need to make your selection by clicking the appropriate button when the poll window pops up on your screen.

How do I ask questions during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To ask a question, type “Question” into the Q&A field and then submit. Then, follow up by typing and submitting your question along with your name, church, and city.

How do I make a motion during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To make a motion, type “Motion” into the Q&A field and then submit. Then, follow up by typing and submitting your motion along with your name, church, and city.

How do I second a motion during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To second a motion, type “Second” into the Q&A field and then submit. Then, follow up by typing and submitting your name, church, and city.

How do I speak for or against a motion during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To speak for or against a motion, type “Speak for” or “Speak against” into the Q&A field and then submit. Then, follow up by typing and submitting your name, church, and city.

How do I object during the Business Session Zoom Webinar?

To object to a motion, type “Object” into the Q&A field and then submit. Then, follow up by typing and submitting your name, church, and city.


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