Annual Meetings

Every year, affiliated churches send representatives to the South Carolina Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting. There, we set the course for our cooperative ministry.

Annual Meetings

Every year, affiliated churches send representatives to the South Carolina Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting. There, we set the course for our cooperative ministry.

Watch the 2021 Annual Meeting Sessions

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

What happens at the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting is a great place to build relationships, be encouraged, and learn from others around the state. It's also where we elect officers and committees, pass the annual budget, and make plans for the coming year. 

Who gets to attend?

Affiliated churches choose representatives, or messengers, to attend on their behalf. Any church member in good standing can be a messenger, and churches can send anywhere from one to 25 messengers, depending on the size of their congregation. 

Why are these representatives called messengers?

We use "messenger" rather than "delegate" because their decisions are entirely their own. While messengers attend on behalf of their local congregations, they are guided by their own conscience and discernment, not a church agenda. 

What does a messenger do?

Messengers can vote, make motions, and participate in business sessions at the Annual Meeting. 

Can I bring a guest or attend as a guest?

Absolutely! Guests are welcome to attend and participate in non-business sessions and events.  

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Let's advance together!

See what's planned for the 2021 Annual Meeting, Nov. 8-9 in Columbia.

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