Announcement about B21 Panel at 2010 SBC

Matt Chandler and Albert Mohler have been added to the B21 Panel Luncheon. They will join Danny Akin, David Platt, Jimmy Scroggins, and Ed Stetzer on this panel. We are grateful and indebted to these men that they would graciously give of their time to discuss the SBC, its future, and the Great Commission Resurgence.

What is the focus of the b21 panel: This will be a forum discussing the present and future of the SBC. There will be a major focus on the work and report of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. This is a significant time as we discuss how to best cooperate together in the Mission of God. Key questions will be raised for each panel member and there will be a time of Q & A.

When is the b21 panel: June 15th 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (during the lunch break of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando immediately following President Hunt’s address). Lunch will be provided.

Where is the b21 panel: The panel will be on site at the Convention in Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), West Building in Rooms 311B-H

Who is on the b21 panel:

Why hold the b21 panel: This is a pivotal year for the SBC with the report coming from the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. This could be a “tipping point” for our future. We want to have significant leaders help guide us in thinking through these issues.

How much is the b21 panel: There will be a $7 charge that will accompany registration for the event. This $7 will include lunch and books.

Register Today – There is a capacity of 1,200

Possible Topics at b21 panel: These are some possible topics that will be covered. In addition, there will be a future blog asking for your questions as well.

  • Gospel-centrality in life and the church
  • Discerning what ministries to prioritize in the church, associations, denominations?
  • How the Gospel should affect budgets: church, personal, a denomination, etc.
  • Cooperative Program
  • Challenges facing the SBC in next year
  • Name change for the SBC?
  • Combining SBC entities?
  • Why should I stay in the SBC when there are others doing great mission work?
  • And More…

This is going to be a key year for the future of the SBC. We urge you to make plans to be in Orlando for it. We hope this panel will provide an exciting venue at the SBC for you to connect with others, receive resources, and gain insight from key leaders.


B21 Panel @ Advance the Church, Monday April 26 at noon (further details)Panel discussing Church planting vs. Revitalization, featuring Ed Stetzer, J.D. Greear, Johnny Hunt, and Tyler Jones. REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE (160 Capacity) – $6 charge for admission and lunch. MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE ADVANCE THE CHURCH CONFERENCE TO ATTEND THE B21 LUNCH

GCR Chapel @ SEBTS, April 28, 10am Binkley Chapel (further details) – GCR Task Force members Danny Akin, J.D. Greear, Al Gilbert, and by video Albert Mohler, Johnny Hunt, and Ronnie Floyd will discuss the GCR. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

B21 Mini-Conference in Missouri, May 10, FBC Arnold (further details) – Topic is “Men on Mission” featuring Darrin Patrick, Alvin Reid, Bruce Ashford, and Kenny Qualls. The first 45 registered will receive Dr. Reid’s new “Evangelism Handbook.” REGISTER

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4 thoughts on “Announcement about B21 Panel at 2010 SBC

  1. Why charge to come to this event? What books are included? These are Major topics and I’m not complaining, but why charge? We need a more than just 1200 people discussing the future of the convention. Leadership seems to be way underestimating the importance of what is going on.

  2. Jonathan,

    We are really sorry but we have to charge. We will make absolutely NO money on this event. To have an event in the Orlando Convention Center is very costly, we will not even cover costs with the $7 charge. We are dependent upon outside donors to cover the remaining cost of the event. Doing box lunches alone in convention center costs $19 each and that doesn’t include drinks, sound equipment rentals, etc. that are needed to put this event on. I am not sure whether you think we are an SBC agent, we are not, so we dont have tens of thousands of dollars to pay for it. We wish we could serve you in that way. We have several churches and groups giving $ so we can charge a minimal fee. This is actually quite a deal and lunch that is cheaper won’t be found near the convention center, plus this event includes books, great speakers, etc.

    We are still working out details on the exact books that will be given out but they will include works from our speakers.

    We will have more than 1200 discussing the future of the convention during business sessions of the SBC annual meeting. This is not a sbc sponsored event or a part of the actual program. This is one group within the sbc giving an option for people to gather outside meeting times to talk about important issues.

    I think the charge that leadership is underestimating the importance of what is going on is unfounded and not quite fair. They know that nothing less than the future of how we will cooperate in the great commission is at stake.

    We really hope you will join us but if not we understand. Truthfully we have called in every favor we can think of to get as many people involved as possible and to get the lowest cost possible.


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