The 2010 Committee on
Convention Meetings will be recommending to the messengers of the upcoming
180th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina,
scheduled for Nov. 8-10, 2010, a change in the proposed schedule for the 181st
annual meeting, to occur in November 2011.
The recommendation will be
The Committee on Convention
Meetings moves that the annual meeting for 2011 move to a two day
meeting. The proposed dates for the convention meeting are November 7 and
A move to a two-day meeting
is beneficial to both those planning the annual meeting and those attending the
The greatest financial
savings will come to those who attend the annual meeting, specifically
messengers, as a shorter convention will allow many messengers to return home
rather than spending an additional evening in the hotel and the additional
expenses associated with the third day of a convention meeting.
Through a review of
attendance on the third day of the annual meeting over the last decade, it is
obvious that fewer and fewer messengers are attending a third day.
Many North Carolina Baptists
may not realize that our convention is only one of a handful that continues to
hold three-day meetings of the convention.
However, it is also
important to note that in spite of the length of the meeting, North Carolina
continues to have the largest attended annual meeting of state conventions across
the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Committee will bring
this motion during the Monday evening session of the upcoming annual meeting.
Messengers will determine
whether this proposal moves forward at that time.
Only messengers who have
registered prior to the beginning of the Monday evening session will be able to
participate in this discussion.
We hope that you will attend
the convention Monday evening, participate in this discussion, and celebrate
what our Lord has accomplished through our Convention this year.