Amy and Jonathan take a look back at the year in Southern Baptist life and answer their questions for the year. Amy also shares her most fascinating Southern Baptists of 2022.
Questions for 2022
- What will be the outcome of the Guidepost investigation of the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of reports of sexual abuse?
- Who will be elected to lead the ERLC and EC? Will we see more diversity in first and second chair roles in the SBC?
- Will we top 10,000 messengers in Anaheim?
- Will the upward trends in giving continue for CP, LMCO, and AAEO?
- Will Southern Baptists become too affinity-based at the risk of sacrificing cooperation across the Convention?
- How will social media continue to affect our cooperation?
- As global tensions mount with Russia (Ukraine) and China (Uyghurs), what will be the impact on Southern Baptist missions efforts globally if political destabilization continues?
- How will the Supreme Court rule on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health and will that impact the legality of abortion in the United States?
- How will the mass influx of new members to the EC (around 50 in two years) affect the entity and the Convention?
- What will be the surprise story of 2022?
Top Stories of the Year
- Guidepost Solutions report; Southern Baptists’ response
- Overturn of Roe v. Wade
- Department of Justice investigation of SBC
- Russian invasion of Ukraine
- Leadership changes in the SBC
- Southern Baptists’ historic generosity
- 2022 SBC Annual Meeting and its results
- McLaurin’s interim EC presidency
- Southern Baptist response to natural disasters
- 2023 meeting moved to New Orleans
Most Fascinating Southern Baptists of the Year
- Evan McPherson – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/bengals-kicker-no-stranger-to-big-stage/
- Wes Fowler – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/one-year-later-mayfield-slowly-coming-back-after-tornado/
- Jeff Farmer – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/seminary-professors-motorcycle-sabbatical-leads-to-fruitful-conversations/
- Mike Keahbone – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/keahbone-uses-native-american-resolution-to-minister-to-survivors-of-forced-conversion/
- Daniel Ritchie – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/sbc-digest-sebts-trustees-celebrate-great-commission-efforts-sbts-trustees-commend-mohlers-stance-on-meaning-of-pastor-in-bfm-2000/
- Duce Branch – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/sebts-professor-continues-musical-legacy-as-the-ambassador/
- Don Currence – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/don-currence-to-be-nominated-for-sbc-registration-secretary-in-anaheim/
- Victor Chayasirisobhon – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/victor-chayasirisobhon-to-be-nominated-for-sbc-first-vice-president/
- Hannah Daniel – https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/biden-renews-refugee-cap-of-125000-after-falling-far-short/
- Itamar Elizalde – https://www.sendrelief.org/story/celebrating-the-grand-opening-of-send-reliefs-puerto-rico-ministry-center/