We are days out from the two day annual meeting of Louisiana Baptists. This year we are meeting in Alexandria at the Riverfront Center on November 11 and 12. The staff of Louisiana Baptists are hard at work putting the final touches on the details of the meeting.
Our theme is RENEW. We have some new churches to celebrate, and we want to renew our commitment to our common work. We have new leaders who are planning to be with us. The International Mission Board has a new president in Dr. Paul Chitwood. We will be blessed to hear him on Monday night. We have a new president at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Dr. Jamie Dew. Dr. Dew will be with us on Tuesday morning. For these two reasons alone, I want you to come to this year’s convention. We want to connect with these new leaders. We want to form strong relationships with them.
Of course, this year will be my first convention as your new executive director. I will be offering a report and challenge Monday night.
Isaiah 40:31 reminds us that “those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength.” Join me in praying that this year’s Convention will prove to be an occasion of genuine renewal—personal renewal and corporate renewal for our common work.