The Organization Manual of the Southern Baptist
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THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Southern Baptist Convention
The Executive Committee exists to minister to the
churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by acting for the Convention
ad interim in all matters not otherwise provided for in a manner
that encourages the cooperation and confidence of the churches,
associations, and state conventions and facilitates maximum support
for worldwide missions and ministries.
1. Assist churches through conducting
and administering the work of the Convention not otherwise assigned.
Manage according to the Southern Baptist Convention Bylaws,
Bylaw 18, The Executive Committee; manage the operation of the Southern
Baptist Convention Building according to guidelines adopted by building
2. Assist churches by providing a
Convention news service.
Provide regular news releases about Southern Baptists;
serve as the Convention's press representative; coordinate news
operations for annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention.
3. Assist churches by providing a
Convention public relations service.
the Southern Baptist Convention to internal and external
4. Assist churches,
denominational agencies, and state conventions
through estate planning consultation and investment
management for funds designated for support of
Southern Baptist causes.
with individuals, denominational agencies, and state
conventions regarding wills, gifts, trusts, or deeds
which benefit Baptist causes; provide investment
management for a balanced portfolio of securities.
5. Assist churches through the promotion
of cooperative giving.
Consult with state conventions and Southern Baptist Convention
entities regarding cooperative giving advancement; interpret the
Cooperative Program as the basic channel of support for the ministries
of the state conventions and the Southern Baptist Convention.
6. Assist churches in stewardship
Produce, develop, publish, and distribute products that
help Southern Baptists to grow in commitment to Jesus Christ by applying biblical principles of stewardship.
The Executive Committee will work within the Southern
Baptist Convention entity relationship guidelines
approved by the Great Commission Council and the
Executive Committee and printed in the Organization
Manual of the Southern Baptist Convention.
First program statement approved by the Southern
Baptist Convention May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp.
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.
Amended June 13, 2006. See SBC Annual 2006, pp. 62-64.