MISSION

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.

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 occupants.

  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.

    Interpret the Southern Baptist Convention to internal and external publics.

  4. Assist churches, Baptist general bodies and their entities, and other evangelical organizations and individuals through estate planning consultation and investment management primarily for funds providing support for Southern Baptist causes.

    Encourage and consult with Baptist general bodies and their entities, and other evangelical organizations and individuals, regarding wills, gifts, trusts, or deeds which benefit Baptist or other evangelical causes; and 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 education.

    Produce, develop, publish, and distribute products that help Southern Baptists to grow in commitment to Jesus Christ by applying biblical principles of stewardship.

RELATIONSHIPS

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. 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.
Amended June 13, 2006. See SBC Annual 2006, pp. 62-64. Amended June 15, 2010. See SBC Annual 2010, p. 66.