BRENTWOOD — The Vision 2021 Strategy Planning Team will hold a series of meetings across the state beginning June 11.
The purpose for the meetings will be to provide information, respond to any questions and listen to feedback from pastors and leaders throughout Tennessee, said Danny Sinquefield, chairman of the Vision 2021 team.
Sinquefield and TBC Executive Director Randy C. Davis will represent the team during the statewide gatherings.
“The hope is that we will be able to provide focus to the vision and build momentum for our recommendations as we move toward the TBC annual meeting in November,” said Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett.
He noted the Vision Team reports includes three sections: a call to confession, a call to clarity and a call to cooperation.
Sinquefield said there are 10 recommendations in the current version. Recommendations range from an emphasis on revival to encouraging an increase in Cooperative Program giving by churches.
The report also identifies four ministry priorities for the TBC “that will provide laser focus to our work together as we penetrate the lostness in our state (more than 3.5 million people without Christ).”
Sinquefield said more details will be shared in the statewide meetings.
“It is our hope and prayer that each of these recommendations will be embraced and affirmed in our annual meeting this November,” Sinquefield said.
He noted that the Vision Team has spent over a year and a half “listening, praying and considering God’s direction for our state convention.
“We realize that more than 3,000 churches, our TBC Executive Board Ministries and our related ministry partners make up this great convention. The enormous sense of responsibility related to our work has been overwhelming at times,” he shared.
“The Vision 2021 Team is deeply grateful for the prayers and encouragement along the way,” he added.
Sinquefield encouraged Tennessee Baptists to make every effort to attend one of the “Bringing the Vision into Focus” meetings to be held across Tennessee in June.
“Encourage your pastor, ministry leaders, associational staff and laymen to attend. We are especially hopeful that many of our bivocational pastors and ministry leaders can participate in the evening meetings. We look forward to seeing you.”
Meeting dates and sites include: June 11: Beech River Baptist Association office, Lexington, 8:30 a.m.; First Baptist Church, Donelson, 2 p.m.; Pine Eden Baptist Church, Crossville, 7 p.m.
June 12: Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Knoxville, 9:30 a.m.; Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, Morristown, 2 p.m.; Trinity Baptist Church, Jonesborough, 7 p.m.
June 13: Calvary Baptist Church, Lenoir City, 9:30 a.m.; Notchey Creek Baptist Church, Madisonville, 2 p.m.
June 14: Westwood Baptist Church, Cleveland, 9:30 a.m.; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes campus, Chattanooga, 2 p.m.
June 25: Pomona Baptist Church, Dickson, 9:30 a.m.; Grace Baptist Church, Springfield, 2 p.m.; Riverdale Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, 7 p.m.
June 26: West End Baptist Church, Columbia, 9:30 a.m.; Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, 2 p.m.; Shiloh Baptist Association office, Adamsville, 7 p.m.
June 27: Calvary Baptist Church, Jackson, 9:30 a.m.; First Baptist Church, Dyersburg, 2 p.m.
June 28: Mid-South Baptist Association office, Bartlett, 9:30 a.m.
— See the Clarity column of Randy C. Davis for more information.