Invitation to the BMA of America Annual Meeting in Missouri
By DR. JASON AULTMAN
The time is quickly approaching for the annual meeting of the BMA of America. I hope you are planning to attend. The meeting will take place April 20-22 at the University Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. We will convene with a time of worship at 7 o'clock Monday evening.
This year's theme is "We're All In This Together." What any of us can do individually might seem small, but what God can use us to accomplish collectively can have an impact beyond our imagination. Our time in Springfield will provide a wonderful opportunity to hear about what the Lord has been doing in the work of our association and to look forward and dream of what He might have in store as we continue to follow and serve Him together.
In addition to our times of worship and conducting of business, we also look forward to the opportunities to hear from several folks that will be offering elective training sessions. It is our hope that these times will encourage, sharpen and prepare us to serve with even greater effectiveness when we return home.
The headquarters hotel has sold out, but rooms are available at the Holiday Inn on Glenstone. You can reach them at 417-865-8600. There is a special rate of $99 if you tell them you are with the BMAA.
I am praying for and anticipating a great time together. Hope to see you there.
Next stop: Atlanta
Todd Cox and Family are making plans to move to the Atlanta area within the next several months. Cox and fellow-church planter, Darren Lemons have experienced tremendous blessings from the Lord following their Terrell, Texas church planting effort. Now, the vision to plant more churches continues. See the March 18 issue of Baptist Progress for more.
Change to Doctrinal Statement to be proposed at BMAA Meeting
A list of recommendations from departments, agencies, the BMAA Coordinating Council and committees is included in the March 18 issue of Baptist Progress. Among the recommendations to be presented are the following proposed amendments to the BMAA Doctrinal Statement presented by Springhill Baptist Church, Greenbrier, Arkansas; Ed Stephenson, pastor
C. Man—As the crowning work of His creation, God created humankind (male and female) in His own image (Psa. 8; Gen. 1:27, 2:7). Consequently, every person from conception is of inherent dignity and worth and merits the respect of all other persons (Psa. 51:5; Psa. 139:13-16; Gen. 9:6; Matt. 10:28-31; James 3:9)
D. Marriage—God created marriage (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:23- 24). Jesus Christ declared the Creator’s intention for marriage to be the inseparable and exclusive union between a man and a woman (natural man and natural woman) (Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9). Marriage testifies of the union between Christ and the church (Eph. 5:31-32; Rom. 1:25-27).
BMA of Texas Minute Book
The 2014 BMA of Texas Minute Book is being printed. In the meantime, we now have it available for you online. To view, click here.
Change of format for BMA of America Meeting Annual Meeting
On BMALife Tuesday Talks, BMAA President Jason Aultman discussed changes to the agenda of the 2015 National Meeting in Springfield, Missouri. If you missed it, click here.
Pastor & Staff Changes
MICHAEL POOL is the new pastor of Antioch, Gilmer.
JOE WHITE is the new pastor of Little Mound, Big Sandy.
TIM SMITH is the new pastor of First, Judson.
JIM CRUMP has resigned as pastor of First, Judson.
JAMES YOUNG, JR. is the new pastor of Little Hope, Wood County.
Available Ministry Positions