WHEREAS, The messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 13–14, 2023, have gathered to cooperate, fellowship, and worship together for the Great Commission; and
WHEREAS, The city of Charlotte was eager and willing to host the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting yet was constrained by inadequate meeting space due to the exponential increase in annual meeting attendance in recent years; and
WHEREAS, We acknowledge the gracious hospitality of the city of New Orleans for accommodating this large group of messengers; and
WHEREAS, We express our debt of gratitude to our local associations, state convention, and hundreds of volunteers to make our annual gathering possible; and
WHEREAS, We especially commend the servant-like commitment and work of our Southern Baptist Convention president, officers, various committees, musicians, and other platform personnel to conduct the affairs of this convention; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 13–14, 2023, express our profound gratitude to the Lord and to all those through whom he is working to bring about an annual meeting characterized by prayer, grace, evangelism, worship, encouragement, unity, and purpose.