An echo can be defined as a sound that’s heard again and again after being reflected from its source.
It’s also defined as closely imitating another person’s ideas, or a person who reflects or imitates someone else.
When you think about it, an echo sounds a lot like the disciple-making process.
“Echo: Reproducing Gospel Life in Others” is the theme for the 2015 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Annual Meeting. The theme is based on 2 Timothy 2:2.
In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul encourages Timothy to make disciples by saying, “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (NKJV).
In this verse, we see disciples being reproduced through four generations. Paul (first generation) instructs Timothy (second generation) to teach faithful men (third generation) who will teach others (fourth generation). This passage demonstrates obedience to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ when He instructed His followers to “go and make disciples” in Matthew 28:19-20.
At the 2015 BSC Annual Meeting, scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, attendees will learn more about what it means to be a disciple and how to be about the work of making disciples. Visit the recently launched website, ncannualmeeting.org, to learn more about this year’s meeting and theme.
Hotel reservations can be made through the website; the meeting schedule and speaker biographies are also available. The website will be periodically updated with new information.
This year’s theme, “Echo: Reproducing Gospel Life in Others,” as well as the theme verse of 2 Timothy 2:2, were selected after prayerful consideration by the BSC’s Committee on Convention Meetings.
“The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting has been derived with the desire for all churches within the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to ‘echo’ the very words of Paul,” said Josh Phillips, chair of the Committee on Convention Meetings. “The BSC has become very intentional in its approach to disciple-making. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is intended to promote and support the direction that our great convention is heading.”