ST LOUIS (BP) – Interviews with the three Southern Baptist Convention presidential candidates and the launch of a new missions blog spot will highlight the Cooperative Program booth in conjunction with the 2016 SBC annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.
The offerings will be included in three days of dialogue and celebration of the Gospel advancement the Cooperative Program affords among Southern Baptists, said Ashley Clayton, SBC Executive Committee vice president for Cooperative Program and Stewardship.
“We are approaching this year’s annual meeting in St Louis with two overriding objectives: engaging in conversation about the Cooperative Program and celebrating Gospel advancement through SBC efforts,” Clayton told Baptist Press. “The panel discussions at the CP stage are designed to give face-to-face access with many of our entity leaders and an opportunity for pastors and messengers to hear directly from SBC leaders about important and relevant issues.”
The booth will display the partnership the Cooperative Program ensures, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page said.
“We have a partnership in the Gospel and we are bound together by our commitment to the Great Commission,” Page said. “Our ties to each other are stronger than time and distance, and stronger than our circumstances. Wherever God has called you, as Southern Baptists, we are not alone.”
The booth will operate June 13 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m., June 14 from 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. June 15 in the SBC exhibit hall.