Southern Baptist Meeting to Focus on Spiritual Revival
Southern Baptists will gather for their annual mid-June meeting in Phoenix next week, focusing on a new strategy for spiritual renewal of their faith and their families.
Although the actual business meetings will be held June 17-18 at Phoenix Civic Plaza, leaders hope the "Kingdom Family Rally" scheduled on the eve of the meeting will be the highlight of their gathering.
The rally on June 16 fits into a larger emphasis called "Empowering Kingdom Growth" that has taken shape in the last two years among leaders of the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
"It is a refocusing on the spiritual emphasis relative to the lordship of Christ over all we are and all we do," said Bill Merrell, spokesman for the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, in an interview.