The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference will look different this year — more like a missions conference.
“The Pastors Conference (set for June 13–14 in Nashville) will be led by our two mission entities — the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board,” explained Pastors Conference President David Uth, pastor of First Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida.
This year’s conference follows a contentious response to plans for the 2020 event, with many questioning Uth’s lineup of speakers, but everything settled down when the pandemic forced the conference to be canceled.
Uth’s one-year term as president of the conference was extended another year, giving the megachurch pastor another crack at planning the annual event.
Circumstances surrounding the planned 2020 event, he determined, “threatened a sense of unity” among Southern Baptists, with many people calling for uniformity.
“We’ve never been a convention of uniformity,” he said, but the convention has long been unified in its mission,” he said. “We need to come together; we need to celebrate who we are as Southern Baptists and Great Commission Baptists. We need to rally around our mission.”
The event will use NAMB’s Send Conference format and “unite us around our mission of taking the gospel to the world,” Uth said.
The program also will include a time for Pastors Conference business and officer election.
Registration is required to attend.
For more information visit, sbcannualmeeting.net.