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Annual Meeting 2018

Embracing the Future Through Church Planting

Celebrate what God is doing in New England!

This year’s annual meeting will include worship, sermons, training sessions, panel discussions, ministry testimonies, time to connect with other New England church leaders and the opportunity to vote on important issues. Make plans to join us!


Dates

Friday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. - Saturday, Nov. 3, 12:00 p.m.


Location

First Baptist Church | 217 Main Street | Haverhill, MA 01830

 

Lodging

We have a block of rooms reserved at Hampton Inn Haverhill. The rate is $92 per night, but rooms must be booked by Thursday, Oct. 11, to guarantee this rate. Contact the hotel directly, and tell them you are part of the Baptist Convention of New England Block when reserving your room.

Hampton Inn Haverhill
106 Bank Rd, Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 374-7755


Childcare

Childcare will NOT be offered this year. Unfortunately, the mission team that was scheduled to provide childcare had to cancel at the last minute and we did not have enough time to find a suitable replacement.


Schedule

Thursday, November 1

7:00 PM : Baptist Foundation Banquet and Report

8:30 PM : Fellowship Time – meet pastors from other areas in New England

Friday Morning, November 2

8:30 AM : Continental breakfast and BCNE ministries on display in the fellowship hall. Meet the BCNE missionary team. Ask questions about how they can assist your church.

9:30 AM : Church Planting Video Testimony and Theme Interpretation

9:40 AM : Call to Order for business session | Tim Owens

                 Enrollment of Messengers | Sandy Coelho

                 2018 Presidential Appointments | Tim Owens

                 Report of Nominating Committee | Flamm Candido

9:50 AM : Meet your Neighbors and Small Group Prayer | Tim Owens

10:00 AM : Worship | Mission City Church Worship Team

10:15 AM : Annual Sermon – “God Says Plant!” | Sean Sears

10:45 AM : Worship | Mission City Church Worship Team

10:55 AM : Recognition of Special Guests | Terry Dorsett

                  First Panel Discussion from our Partners | Terry Dorsett/Tim Owens

                  Panel includes representatives from Lifeway, Guidestone, Brotherhood Mutual                                        

11:10 AM : Videos from our partners

11:15 AM : Dismiss to training sessions

Each session is 30 minutes and repeats, except Church Planting, which will be two 30 minute sessions. The second session is open to anyone, even those who didn’t attend the first one.

  • The Future of Church Planting (sanctuary)

  • The Future of WMU/Missions Training (library)

  • The Future of Communications (cafe)

  • The Future of Ethnic Ministry (chapel)

  • The Future of Mission Networks Like the BCNE (fellowship hall)

12:30 PM : Cooperative Program Lunch – Why Church Planters/Pastors Need the CP (This free lunch is sponsored by the SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, TN.)

                 Pastors’ Wives Lunch – Overcoming Loneliness as a Pastor/Planter Spouse (offsite)

Friday Afternoon, November 2

1:40 PM : Church Planting Video Testimony and Communications Video

1:45 PM : Second Panel Discussion from our Partners | Terry Dorsett/Tim Owens

Panel includes representatives from Northeastern Baptist College, Angelita Baptist Bible Institute, Southern Seminary   

2:00 PM : Worship | Mission City Church Worship Team

2:10 PM : President’s Address – “Culture Requires Us to Plant!” | Tim Owens

2:40 PM : Next Generation Ministries | Andy Haynes/Allyson Clark

3:10 PM : Board of Directors Report, part 1 | Stephen Derrick

3:20 PM : Partnership Report/Mission Mobilization/Disaster Relief Report | Tim Buehner

3:35 PM : Leadership Development Report | Sandy Coelho

3:50 PM : Remembering Our Past, Embracing our Future | Terry Dorsett          

4:00 PM : Third Panel Discussion from our Partners | Terry Dorsett/Tim Owens

                 Panel includes Jay Smith from Farmington Conference Center and Kenneth Esterhuizen from Rice Lodge and Retreat Center

4:15 PM : Closing Prayer

Friday Evening, November 2

7:00 PM : Church Planting Video Testimony and Communications Video

7:05 PM : Worship | Mission City Church Worship Team

7:20 PM : Church Planting Video Testimony

7:25 PM : Church Planting Report | David Jackson

                Robert Brindle Church Planting Award | David Jackson

7:45 PM : Church Planting Video Testimony

7:50 PM : Worship | Mission City Church Worship Team

8:00 PM : Executive Director’s Report – “Church Planting Requires Intense Focus and Lots of Money” | Terry Dorsett

8:30 PM : Offering for Church Planting (Offertory Music led by Mission City Church Worship Team)

8:35 PM : Fourth Panel Discussion from our Partners

                Panel includes representatives from SEND Boston/NAMB, IMB and WMU, with extended discussions with IMB

9:00 PM : Closing Prayer        

Please stay after the session to enjoy an International Dessert Fellowship and meet your IMB, NAMB and WMU missionaries.

Saturday Morning, November 3

8:00 AM : Church Growth Breakfast - FREE           

9:00 AM : Church Planting Video Testimony and Communications Ministry Video

9:05 AM : Worship | Worship Team from Camino De Fe

9:20 AM : Evangelism and Church Growth Report | Bruce James

                 Ray Allen Evangelism Award | Bruce James

9:45 AM : Pastoral Development Report | Joe Souza

10:00 AM : Business Session   

                   Recommendation from the Baptist Foundation Board                              

                   Report of Resolutions Committee | Tim Counts

                   Report of the Credentials Committee | Sandy Coelho

10:10 AM : Board of Directors Report, part 2 | Stephen Derrick

                  2018 Year to Date Financial Report

Adoption of 2019 Proposed Budget

Adoption of Proposed New Constitution and Bylaw Changes

10:30 AM : Election of BCNE President

Election of BCNE Vice President

Prayer for the New Officers | Terry Dorsett

10:40 AM : Church Planting Video Testimony

10:45 AM : Worship | Worship Team from Camino De Fe

11:00 AM : Closing Sermon – “Why the Gospel Demands Multi-Ethnic Church Planting” | Gary Knighton

11:30 AM : Worship | Worship Team from Camino De Fe

11:35 AM : Welcoming of New Ministers/Church Planters/Missionaries | Terry Dorsett

11:50 AM : Worship | Worship Team from Camino De Fe

12:00 PM : Closing Prayer and Adjournment | Tim Owens