November 9-10

Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin

Messenger Pre-registration

Matthew 28:19-20

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

when & where

Messengers to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will gather at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin November 9 & 10 to conduct the Convention’s twenty-third Annual Meeting.

Childcare is not provided this year.

Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751
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As the SBTC’s 2020 Annual Meeting approaches, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding governances. We plan on following safety protocols including social distancing, providing face masks & hand sanitizing stations, reduced exhibitor and third party meal/event participation, use of container (box) meals only and an increased cleaning regimen throughout the event.  Our prayer is that the messengers will come together for a time of worship, fellowship and to hear of the ministry work they are doing through their state convention.

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messengers

Messenger pre-registration is now open >>

Completing the pre-registration will help us streamline your registration upon arrival at the Annual Meeting. In order to complete your registration, check in at the registration desk upon arrival at the Annual Meeting where you will receive your nametag, ballot and other important information. Only messengers who complete their registration by checking in at the registration desk will be considered as a “registered messenger.”

schedule

Spanish Session — Sunday, Nov. 8th @ 6:00 PM
Annual Meeting Monday, Nov. 9 @ 6:30 PM through Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 8:15 PM

Sunday Evening Spanish Session, November 8 @ 6:00 PM

6:00 to 8:00 PM — Chapel

Alabanza y Adoración:  Oak Meadow Baptist Church

Mensaje por Julio Arriola, Director de Relaciones Hispanas y Movilización Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC

Seguido por compañerismo para los pastores y familia.

Monday Evening Session, November 9 @ 6:30 PM

Music: Choir & Orchestra, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Introduction of Motions
Biblical Exposition

President’s Message: Kie Bowman, senior pastor, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin

Tuesday Morning Session, November 10 @ 9:00 AM

Music: Praise Team, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Last Introduction of Motions
Biblical Exposition
SBTC Executive Board
Election of Officers (President)
Convention Sermon:
Danny Forshee, senior pastor, Great Hills Baptist Church, Austin

Tuesday President's Panels @ Noon

President’s Panel breakout sessions will occur in two 45-minute time slots where attendees will be able to hear each discussion. Free boxed lunches and beverages are provided for all attendees (no registration required).

The Revitalized Church in a Post-COVID World — Fellowship Hall

Reaching the Next Generation in a Post-COVID World — Chapel

Tuesday Afternoon Session, November 10 @ 2:10 PM

Music: Praise Team, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Biblical Exposition
Election of Officers (Vice President & Secretary)
Committee Reports
Biblical Exposition

Tuesday Evening Session, November 10 @ 6:45 PM

Music: Julio Arriola, director of hispanic relations, Executive Committee of the SBC
Closing Message: Ronnie Floyd, president & CEO, Executive Committee of the SBC
Prayer
Dismissal @ 8:15 PM 

events

sesión en español

 

Sunday, Nov. 8 en la Capilla:  Mensaje por Julio Arriola, Director de Relaciones Hispanas y Movilización Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC.  Alabanza y adoración by Oak Meadow Baptist Church. Seguido por compañerismo para los pastores y familia.

interim pastor training

Monday, Nov. 9 in Room E110: Through the Today’s Interim Pastor Training, interim pastors are prepared to lead churches through any type of transition. There is a $49 registration fee for training, which covers lunch and all materials.

young pastor’s network late night

Monday, Nov. 9 in the Fellowship Hall: Matt Carter, pastor of Sagemont Church, will be the speaker at the Young Pastor’s Network late night. Pastors and their wives will have an opportunity to be encouraged by Dr. Carter and connect with other leaders from all across the state.

president’s panels

Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Chapel & Fellowship Hall: President’s Panel lunch breakout sessions will allow attendees to hear about revitalizing churches and reaching the next generation in a post-COVID world. Free boxed lunches and beverages are provided for all attendees (no registration required).

hotels

ROOM RATE: $99

Hampton Inn Arboretum NW

3908 W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78759
t: (512) 349-9898
(cut-off October 8)

ROOM RATE: $114

Drury Inn + Suites Austin North

6711 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78752
t: (800) 325-0720
group #2419781
(cut-off October 23)

ROOM RATE: $119

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
t: (512) 451-5757
(cut-off October 23)

ROOM RATE: $139

DoubleTree Austin

6505 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78752
t: (800) 866-3126
(cut-off October 16)

Room block rates are only guaranteed until the cut-off date listed.  Please contact the hotels directly for availability and pricing.

Housing Assistance: Senior pastors with financial need may request hotel cost assistance.

frequently asked
questions

Is Annual Meeting in person or virtual in 2020?

Due to our constitution and bylaws, Annual Meeting must be held in person and we are excited to be hosted by Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin this year.

What COVID precautions are being taken?

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding governances. We plan on following safety protocols including

  • social distancing,
  • providing face masks & hand sanitizing stations,
  • reduced exhibitor and third party meal/event participation,
  • use of container (box) meals only,
  • increased cleaning regimen throughout the event.

We will also provide wristbands to help make others aware of your personal preferences for distancing or comfort interacting with others. Please watch via live stream if you are in a high-risk category or are experiencing any signs and symptoms typically associated with COVID-19 (fever, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and others).

Is childcare provided this year?

No, due to the difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic childcare is not provided this year.

Can I vote and participate virtually?

No, based on our constitution and bylaws, messengers must be present to register and vote. View messenger information >>

Do messengers need to pre-register?

No, but pre-registering your church’s messengers will greatly speed up the process for them at the event. View messenger information >>

Where do I buy tickets for the meals this year?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are not large dinners or seminary breakfasts this year. For your convenience, you are able to purchase a dinner on Tuesday night and fellowship with the event and SBTC staff at the church. Details coming soon…

together for the unfinished task

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sermons

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