FOREIGN MISSION BOARD

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 60-67. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 85-91. Amended June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, p. 57. Revised June 10, 1986. See SBC Annual 1986, pp. 47-52. (Replaced by International Mission Board, June 19, 1997. See International Mission Board Ministry Statement.)

INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD

First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173. Amended June 17, 2003. See SBC Annual 2003, pp.50-51. Amended June 14, 2011. See SBC Annual 2011, pp. 62-64

HOME MISSION BOARD

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 67-79. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 92-102. New statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 12, 1973. See SBC Annual 1973, pp. 57-65. Amended June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, p. 57. Amended June 10, 1975. See SBC Annual 1975, pp. 58-59. Amended June 13, 1978. See SBC Annual 1978, p. 47. Amended June 10, 1980. See SBC Annual 1980, p. 34. Amended June 9, 1981. See SBC Annual 1981, p. 29. Revised June 11, 1985. See SBC Annual 1985, pp. 58-60. Amended June 14, 1988. See SBC Annual. 1988, pp. 54-56. Amended June 13, 1989. See SBC Annual 1989, p. 36. Amended June 15, 1993. See SBC Annual. 1993, p. 65. Amended June 14, 1994. See SBC Annual 1994, p. 53. (Replaced by North American Mission Board, June 19, 1997. See North American Mission Board Ministry Statement.)

NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD

First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173. Amended June 14, 2011. See SBC Annual 2011, pp. 64-68.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD

Original program statement approved June 2, 1965. See SBC Annual 1965, pp. 61-67. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 103-117. New statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 6, 1972. See SBC Annual 1972, pp. 60-67. Amended June 12, 1973. See SBC Annual 1973, p. 55. Amended June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, p. 60. Amended June 10, 1975. See SBC Annual 1975, pp. 59-60. Amended June 15, 1976. See SBC Annual 1976, pp. 36-37. Amended June 13, 1984. See SBC Annual 1984, pp. 49-50. Revised June 11, 1985. See SBC Annual 1985, pp. 38-58. Amended June 13, 1989. See SBC Annual 1989, pp. 36-37. Amended June 4, 1991. See SBC Annual 1991, pp. 46, 48. First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173. Name changed to LifeWay Christian Resources by action of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 9, 1998. See SBC Annual 1998, pp. 42-45.

LIFEWAY CHRISTIAN RESOURCES

Formerly The Sunday School Board. Name changed to LifeWay Christian Resources by action of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 9, 1998. See SBC Annual 1998, pp. 42-45. Amended June 13, 2006, See SBC Annual 2006, p. 62-64. Formal reinstatement of research and statistical compilation assignment (which was continuing to be performed as it had been under an earlier ministry assignment). See SBC Annual 2007, pp 68-69.

ANNUITY BOARD

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 8, 1963. See SBC Annual 1963, pp. 55-56. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 56-57. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 118-119. Amended June 14, 1988. See SBC Annual 1988, pp. 52-53. First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173. Amended June 13, 2000. See SBC Annual 2000, pp.66-67. Ministry expanded to non-Southern Baptist, evangelical organizations. June 15, 2004. See SBC Annual 2004, pp.69-70. Name changed to GuideStone Financial Resources by action of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 21, 2005. See SBC Annual 2005, p.82.

GUIDESTONE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

Formerly Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Name changed by action of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 21, 2005. See SBC Annual 2005, p. 82. Requirement of Southern Baptist Foundation approval for extending service to SBC entities deleted (Need for cooperative agreements with state conventions or foundations retained). See SBC Annual 2007, p. 74-75. Expansion to like-minded individuals. See SBC Annual 2013, pp. 64-66.

THE SEMINARIES OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 20, 1964. See SBC Annual 1964, pp. 60-62. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 120-122. Amended June 12, 1973. See SBC Annual 1973, pp. 69-70. Amended June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, pp. 57-59. Completely rewritten and approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 12, 1979. See SBC Annual 1979, pp. 37-39. Amended June 15, 1993. See SBC Annual 1993, p. 74. First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST FOUNDATION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 6, 1962. See SBC Annual 1962, pp. 60-61. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, p. 58. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 123-124. Merged with Executive Committee Ministry Statement June 19, 1997 by action of Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173.

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST COMMISSION ON THE AMERICAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

First statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 59-60. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 128. New program statement approved June 13, 1978. See SBC Annual 1978, p. 31. Amended June 15, 1993. See SBC Annual 1993, pp. 71-74. v. Entity was discontinued on September 30, 1996. See SBC Annual 1995, pp. 294-295.

BROTHERHOOD COMMISSION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 2, 1965. See SBC Annual 1965, pp. 59-61. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 129-131. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 12, 1973. See SBC Annual 1973, pp. 55-56. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 12, 1990. See SBC Annual 1990, pp. 35-36. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 14, 1994. See SBC Annual 1994, p. 47. Entity discontinued June 19, 1997 by action of the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See 1995 Annual, p. 46 and p. 64. See ministry statement of the North American Mission Board.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMISSION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 24, 1961. See SBC Annual 1961, pp. 60-63. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, p. 58. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 132-134. New statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 6, 1972. See SBC Annual 1972, pp. 68-70. Amended June 10, 1975. See SBC Annual 1975, p. 60. Amended June 14, 1988. See SBC Annual 1988, p. 53. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 12, 1990. See SBC Annual 1990, pp. 47-48. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 9, 1992. See SBC Annual 1992, pp. 47-50. Name changed to Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on June 19, 1997 by action of the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See 1995 SBC Annual, p.64.

THE ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION

First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173.

EDUCATION COMMISSION

First statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 24, 1961. See SBC Annual 1961, pp. 57-60. Amended May 25,1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 58-59. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 135-137. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 6, 1972. See SBC Annual 1972, pp. 59-60. Amended June 15, 1993. See SBC Annual 1993, pp. 66-71. Entity discontinued June 19, 1997, by action of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46.

HISTORICAL COMMISSION

First program statement approved May 24, 1961. See SBC Annual 1961, pp. 55-57. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 55-56. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 138-140. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, pp. 64-65. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention, June 12, 1990. See SBC Annual 1990, pp. 38-39. Entity discontinued June 19, 1997, by action of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46.

THE RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMISSION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 24, 1961. See SBC Annual 1961, pp. 64-67. Amended June 2, 1965. See SBC Annual 1965, p. 77. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, p. 56. Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 141-144. Amended June 11, 1974. See SBC Annual 1974, pp. 59-60, 66. Amended June 15, 1976. See SBC Annual 1976, p. 36. Entity discontinued June 19, 1997, by action of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46. See ministry statement of the North American Mission Board.

THE STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 18, 1960. See SBC Annual 1960, pp. 53-54. Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 55-56. First statement finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 145-148. Amended June 5, 1968. See SBC Annual 1968, p. 61. Amended June 4, 1991. See SBC Annual 1991, pp. 46, 48-52. Amended June 15, 1993. See SBC Annual 1993, pp. 79-83. Entity discontinued June 19, 1997, by action of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46. See ministry statements of the Executive Committee and LifeWay Christian Resources.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

First program statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 55-56. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 9, 1992. See SBC Annual 1992, pp. 43-46. First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173.

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION

First program statement was approved by the Southern Baptist Convention May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 79-81. (The Woman's Missionary Union is auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. The program statement is not binding except as the WMU consents.) Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp. 61, 149-150. Revised statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention June 9, 1992. See SBC Annual 1992, pp. 52-54.

As an auxiliary, Woman's Missionary Union's program statement is at the discretion of the WMU. The Southern Baptist Convention does not assign ministries to Woman's Missionary Union.

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING MINISTRY STATEMENTS

The amended procedure approved by the Great Commission Council on February 19, 1999 and practiced thereafter was formally approved by the Executive Committee on February 20, 2007.