… eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the gospel, any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
As a convention of churches, our missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations.
Being fully committed to the proposition that Jesus Christ is the only hope for the world, and believing Southern Baptists are yearning for spiritual renewal and Christ-centered living, and recognizing the challenge of Jesus to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we, the undersigned Southern Baptist denominational leaders, covenant with each other and every willing Southern Baptist, under God,
To make the kingdom of God the priority in our own personal lives.
To dedicate the energies and resources of the ministries we lead to seeking first the King and His kingdom.
To cooperate with each other and the family of Southern Baptists as we pursue kingdom principles and practices.
To give ourselves to servant leadership that will assist and enable local churches in their ministry.
To pray that a new passion for Jesus breaks out among our people, our families, and our churches from which God can forge a spiritual movement marked by holy living, sacrificial service, and global witness.
To this end we affirm Empowering Kingdom Growth as a call for Southern Baptists to seek first the King and His kingdom.
We join other Christ-followers for the Gospel, the Kingdom of Christ, and the glory of God.