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Affirming the Acts 29 Network at the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting (or Teamwork Will Make the Dream Work)

June 17, 2010

During the three hour drive to Orlando for the 2010 SBC Annual Meeting, Josh Shank, Charlie Mitchell, and I began to think what contribution we can make to the business meeting.  Should we try to punk the SBC?  Nah, too controversial.  How about making a motion expressing appreciation and affirmation for the investment of the Acts 29 Network for their work in planting gospel-centered churches in the SBC?  Yeah, that’ll work.

So beat-boxing phenom Josh labored to help drain the hatorade so many of our elder generation of SBCers have been drinking with this little rap.  It isn’t much, but it is history making.  If you don’t believe me, just look at what the chief parliamentarian Barry McCarty tweeted to Josh the other day:

Below are the two videos of the historic motion.  To read the text of Josh’s motion, click here (what he read from at mic #6).  The first is from the video recording. The second is the one I took with Josh’s iPhone.  Though this is the first rapped out motion, it will not be the last.  Enjoy!

Baptist21 Luncheon and Panel Discussion in Orlando

June 2, 2010

For those of you heading down (or up for me) to Orlando in two weeks for the SBC Annual Meeting, you will want to be sure to sign up for the Baptist21 Luncheon and Panel Discussion.  This is an opportunity to hear and discuss important issues related to the SBC and Great Commission Resurgence and give voice to the younger generation supporting gospel renewal and missional vision.  On a selfish note, I hear that books will be given away as well.  The details are listed below,, and to register for this event, click here.  Check out their promo with David Platt . . .

B21 Panel Info:

WHENJune 15th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (during the lunch break of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando immediately following President Hunt’s address). Lunch will be provided.

WHERE: The panel will be on site at the Convention in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), W414

WHO is on the b21 panel:

•                Daniel Akin
•                Matt Chandler
•                Albert Mohler
•                David Platt
•                Jimmy Scroggins
•                Ed Stetzer
•                Ronnie Floyd
•                Johnny Hunt

WHY: This is a pivotal year for the SBC with the report coming from the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. This could be a “tipping point” for our future. We want to have significant leaders help guide us in thinking through these issues.

HOW MUCH: There will be a $7 charge that will accompany registration for the event. This $7 will include lunch and books.


•   Gospel-centrality in life and the church
•   Discerning what ministries to prioritize in the church, associations, denominations?
•   Great Commission Resurgence
•   How the Gospel should affect budgets: church, personal, a denomination, etc.
•   Cooperative Program and Great Commission Giving
•   Challenges facing the SBC in next year
•   Why should I stay in the SBC when there are others doing great mission work?