2002 Annual Meeting
Through a missions emphasis
fashioned around the SBC theme of "The Highest
Power for the Greatest Task, Southern Baptists made
a fresh commitment to evangelism and to missions to
reach people for Christ."
also introduced a new thrust, "Empowering Kingdom
Growth," as a vision for what Jesus taught and
called for -- a thoroughgoing concentration on the kingdom
of God. The EKG thrust has been endorsed by the Southern
Baptist Association of State Convention Executive Directors
and the SBC Executive Committee.