Why should I attend the annual meeting?

Why should I attend the annual meeting?

Dr. Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, recently answered that question for SBCLIFE:

'First of all, I think it's a great opportunity for us to come together as Southern Baptists.  We're in different cities, different states, different regions, so it's like a family reunion.  All of us like family reunions!

And it's an opportunity for us to come together and hear the great reports of what's happening through all of our SBC entitites--see what's going on with NAMB, see what's going on with IMB, see what's going on with LifeWay, hear what's going on at our seminaries.  Getting these reports is important.  We are supporting these places with our Cooperative Program monies.  I don't know about you, but I like to know how my money is being spent.  You're giving money to these offerings; this is what's happening in those offferings, this is what's being done.  It's a good opportunity to hear and bring the reports back to your churches.

But it also gives us a chance to come together and worship together as a body of Christ known as the Southern Baptist Convention.  So, Iook at it as a great family reunion and an opportunity to come and see what's going on in your Convention and how you can support it.  But most of all, you can be a part of it!'