2017 BCNM Annual Meeting

Family Unique in Confusing Times
“As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.” ~Joshua 24:15b

October 23-25, 2017
First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, NM

200 W. Sycamore Ave., Bloomfield, NM 87413 (Click for a map)

Special Guests
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Dr. Michael Catt
Senior Pastor • Sherwood Baptist Church
Executive Producer • Sherwood Pictures

Frank Page web

Dr. Frank Page
President and CEO • SBC Executive Committee

Pre-Convention Meetings

(all take place at First Baptist Church, Bloomfield)

Come-And-Go Registration Reception: October 23, 2016 from 2:00-7:00pm

WMU Annual Meeting: Morning of October 24, 2016

Pastors’/Laymen’s Conference: Morning of October 24, 2016

NEW this year: Mission New Mexico 5k Fun Run

October 23, 5:00pm at Berg Park in Farmington

Convention Schedule

Tuesday Afternoon, 10/24

John Hinze, Presiding

Session begins at 1:30pm

Music Worship: Lamar Morin

Call to Order: John Hinze

Welcome/Invocation: Monty Mullenix

Greetings from SBC Entities: Joseph Bunce

Message: Frank Page

Business Session:

Seating of Messengers: Jared Bridge
Appointment of Committees: John Hinze
Adoption of Program: Steve Ballew
State Executive Board Report: Dave McFadden
Introduction of New Business

Children’s Home Report: Randy Rankin

Foundation Report: Rick Breeden

Music Worship: Lamar Morin

President’s Address: John Hinze

Benediction

Session Ends at 4:00pm

Tuesday Evening, 10/24

Jared Bridge, Presiding

Session Begins at 6:15pm

Music Worship: Daniel Elias

Scripture and Invocation

Message: Michael Catt

Music Worship: Daniel Elias

Introduction of New Staff: Joseph Bunce

Executive Director’s Report: Joseph Bunce

Benediction

Session Ends at 8:30pm

Cooperative Program Reception following the session hosted by the Executive Committee of the SBC

Wednesday Morning, 10/25

Beau Lamb, Presiding

Session Begins at 8:45am

Music Worship: Derek Wilson

Scripture and Invocation

Message: Michael Catt

Business Session: John Hinze

Committee on Committees Report: Craig Sundheimer
Executive Board Report: Dave McFadden
Nominating Committee Report: Alan Stoddard
New Business

Music Worship: Derek Wilson

Business Session: John Hinze

Resolutions Committee Report: Aaron Colyer
Miscellaneous Business
Election of Officers

Music Worship: Derek Wilson

Annual Sermon: Hector Belmonte

Closing Remarks: John Hinze

Benediction

Session Ends at 11:30am

Why do we have an Annual Meeting?

Southern Baptists are congregational, meaning that any authority given to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and its entities ultimately comes from the local churches that choose to cooperate with the Convention. This is different from most denominations where an outside organization has authority over local churches.

The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico is a time for messengers who represent local churches to approve the budget and board members for the Convention and its entities. Messengers will also hear reports of what the convention and its entities have accomplished in the last year, thus providing accountability for the Convention.

It’s not all business at the Convention, though. Messengers also worship together through music and the preaching of God’s Word, helping us focus on the ultimate reason why BCNM exists: to advance God’s Kingdom in the Land of Enchantment. The Annual Meeting is also a time for churches to network with one another, helping each other fulfill the Great Commission throughout New Mexico.