SBC Advance: Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up
If you haven’t booked your trip to Dallas, now is the time to make your plans to join us! All registration is open, and you can start the process today.
There will be a number of opportunities for networking, visiting with friends, finding new resources, and hearing from great speakers. But the two days that we spend doing the business of the Southern Baptist Convention are when we get to be a part of cooperation in action. Whether it’s your first year to attend or your fiftieth, every messenger plays a role.
If you are new to the process, don’t be overwhelmed. The SBC Executive Committee works hard to make it as simple as possible.
Messengers are designated by their churches and must have valid membership in a cooperating SBC church. Once designated as a messenger, you may pre-register by visiting the SBC website here with your SBCID number in hand. If you don’t know your SBCID number, contact your local association or state convention. When you enter your number, the site should be able to calculate your allotment of messengers based on your church’s giving from the previous year. (If you have any questions about whether or not your church can send messengers, you can find the applicable information from the Constitution and Bylaws here.)
To reserve a hotel, the SBC has a convenient housing website here where you can locate your hotel, take advantage of special negotiated room rates, and book your reservation right there. Or if you’re on a budget, Dallas has a number of hotels in surrounding areas for incredibly reasonable prices. Check sites like Expedia, Priceline, Groupon, etc. to find great deals.
Wondering how to get there? With two airports, both Amtrak and Greyhound stations, and multiple interstates coming together in Dallas, the possibilities are endless. Come by plane, train, car or bus—one way or another, we can all get there. For more information about the city, see here. If you are staying outside the downtown area, the convention center has plenty of parking options so you can drive in. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit System also has routes all over the metro area, so you can get around via bus, rail, or even trolley or streetcar.
If you’re bringing your family, there are activities for kids of all ages. From preschool to children’s ministry to youth mission opportunities, you can register your children for events here.
If you would like to submit a resolution for consideration, you must do so before May 27. Details and an online resolution submittal form can be found here.
We truly can do more together that we can do apart, but it takes all of us together to do the work. Decisions are made by those who show up, so mark the second week in June this year and every year from now on. See you in Dallas!