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Summit - Annual Meeting

NOV. 13-17, 2016
SEVIERVILLE CONVENTION CENTER, SEVIERVILLE
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The Summit is the annual gathering of Tennessee Baptists. You probably know it as the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The Summit includes the Pastors Conference, the annual meeting, and everything in between. 


Program Personalities

Steve Gaines
SBC President and Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Thom Rainer
President and CEO, LifeWay Church Resources, Nashville, TN

O. S. Hawkins
President and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, TX

Travis Cottrell
Worship Pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, TN

 

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Housing Information

River Lodge has been reserved for the Summit.  A group rate has been secured of $99+tax (11.75%) for during the week starting on Sunday.  If you intend to come in early (Friday and/or Saturday) the rate is $109+tax (11.75%).  We are asking you to make your reservations directly with the lodge by using the reservation line.  The cost of the room includes access to the indoor water park.  Directions

Reservation Line: 877-325-9453
Code: Tennessee Baptist Convention

* The Wilderness at the Smokies will accept your church's tax exemption letter with payment that has your church's name on it (i.e. credit card and/or check).

 

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Exhibitors/Vendors

Complete Summit Exhibitor General Information

THREE STEPS TO REGISTER AS A VENDOR
(note: if you have been a vendor before at the Summit, you do not need to complete a Vendor Request Form. All new vendors must compete step 1.)

  1. Complete and submit a Vendor Request Form - DOWNLOADABLE FORM within three days you will receive notification that your organization/company has been approved as a vendor
  2. Complete and submit a Vendor Registration Form - ONLINE FORM or DOWNLOADABLE FORM & make arrangements for payment
  3. Complete and submit a Vendor Rules Check List - DOWNLOADABLE FORM

 

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Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, November 13
Vendor Load In: 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens: 5:00 p.m. (There will be a fellowship in the Exhibit Hall for attendees)
Exhibit Hall Closes: 9:00 p.m.

Monday, November 14
Exhibit Hall opens: 8:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall closes: 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15
Exhibit Hall opens: 8:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall closes: 5:00 p.m.
Vendor Load out: 5:00 p.m.

 

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Registration Information

To pre-register, you will be required to enter the church ACP login. Online registration deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 5 PM.

ONLINE MESSENGER REGISTRATION

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

For questions about Messenger Registration, contact Dan Ferrell (800) 558-2090 ext. 7910.

 

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Summit Schedule

Detailed Summit Week Information and Activities

Sunday, November 13
9:00 AM-Noon Worship at Various Sevier County Churches
4:00 PM Credentials Committee Meeting
5:00 PM Registration Opens
5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opens
6:00 PM Tennessee Men’s Chorale Concert
6:30 PM Joint Worship Service at Sevierville Convention Center
7:00 PM Cumbre - Hispanic Worship Service
8:00 PM Fellowship
9:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes

Monday, November 14
8:30-9:30 AM Arrangements Committee Meeting
9:30 AM-Noon Pastors of Hispanic Church’s Fellowship
9:30-10:30 AM Committee on Boards
10:30-11:30 AM Breakout Sessions #1 (5 will be offered)
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Executive Board Meeting
12:00-1:00 PM All Nations Luncheon
1:00-1:45 PM Committee on Committees
1:00-3:00 PM The Good Cup
1:00-4:45 PM Pastors Conference
1:30-3:30 PM All Language Meeting
2:00-3:00 PM Committee on Constitution and Bylaws
3:00-4:00 PM Resolutions Committee
5:00-7:30 PM African American Fellowship
5:15-6:45 PM DOM Banquet
6:30-8:30 PM Pastors Conference

Tuesday, November 15
7:00-8:00 AM Past Presidents Breakfast
8:15-8:30 AM Opening Music
8:30-11:45 AM Session #1
11:45-1:30 PM Lunch Break
11:45 AM-1:30 PM Minister Wives Luncheon
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Youth Minister Luncheon
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Carson Newman Luncheon
1:30-2:30 PM Session #2: Worship: Travis Cottrell and Speaker: O.S. Hawkins
2:30-3:30 PM Session #2: Mega Breakout with Thom Rainer
2:45-3:15 PM Committee on Arrangements
2:45-4:30 PM Resolutions Committee
3:45-4:45 PM Breakout Session #2 (5 will be offered)
5:00-7:00 PM Dinner Break
5:00-6:30 PM Young Pastors and Wives Dinner
5:00-6:30 PM New Orleans Seminary Dinner
5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
7:00-8:30 PM Session #3
8:30-9:30 PM Union University Alumni and Friends Dessert Fellowship

Wednesday, November 16
8:15-8:30 AM Opening Videos
8:30-11:30 AM Session #4
11:30 AM Dismiss

Thursday, November 17
8:00 AM-1:00 PM Golf Tournament

 

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Breakouts

Breakouts will be offered at the following times:

Monday, November 14
10:30 AM-11:30 AM - Multiple breakouts

Titles:

  • Connecting Beyond the Walls
  • Christian Schools and Beyond: Capturing the Next Generation
  • Impacting Lostness in Tennessee Through Church Planting
  • Reaching Generation Z

Tuesday, November 15
2:30 PM-3:30 PM - Mega Breakout with Thom Rainer
3:45 PM-4:45 PM - Multiple breakouts

Titles:

  • Connecting the Next Generation with the Work of the Church
  • Forum on Connecting with God in Worship
  • Christian Schools and Beyond: Capturing the Next Generation
  • Security Warning: Church, a Rising Target for Attack
  • Reaching Generation Z

 

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Pastors Conference Speakers:

Jim Collier
Pastor, Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

James Noble
Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Anderson University

Dean Haun
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morristown, TN

Stephen Rummage
Pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Monty Hamilton
Pastor, Come As You Are Bible Fellowship, Myrtle Beach, SC

Paige Patterson
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

More Pastors Conference Info

 

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Golf Tournament at Summit
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
8:00AM-1:00PM

Course:
Sevierville Golf Club
The Highlands Course
Directions
*This is on the same property as the Wilderness at the Smokies and the Sevierville Convention Center.

Format:
4 Man Scramble
Shotgun Start

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Green Fee: $44.00 Includes Range Balls

REGISTER ONLINE

 

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Future Summits:

Nov. 14-15, 2017 - First Baptist Church, Hendersonville

General Questions:
Margaret Sinclair - (800) 558-2090 ext. 7906

Messenger Registration Questions:
Dan Ferrell - (800) 558-2090 ext. 7910

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