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Summit - Annual Meeting

NOV. 13-17, 2016
SEVIERVILLE CONVENTION CENTER, SEVIERVILLE
Directions & Parking

Selections:

The Summit is the annual gathering of Tennessee Baptists. You probably know it as the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The Summit includes the Pastors Conference, the annual meeting, and everything in between. 


Program Personalities

Steve Gaines
SBC President and Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Thom Rainer
President and CEO, LifeWay Church Resources, Nashville, TN

O. S. Hawkins
President and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, TX

Travis Cottrell
Worship Pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, TN

 

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Housing Information

River Lodge has been reserved for the Summit.  A group rate has been secured of $99+tax (11.75%) for during the week starting on Sunday.  If you intend to come in early (Friday and/or Saturday) the rate is $109+tax (11.75%).  We are asking you to make your reservations directly with the lodge by using the reservation line.  The cost of the room includes access to the indoor water park.  Directions

Reservation Line: 877-325-9453
Code: Tennessee Baptist Convention

* The Wilderness at the Smokies will accept your church's tax exemption letter with payment that has your church's name on it (i.e. credit card and/or check).

 

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Exhibitors/Vendors

Complete Summit Exhibitor General Information

THREE STEPS TO REGISTER AS A VENDOR
(note: if you have been a vendor before at the Summit, you do not need to complete a Vendor Request Form. All new vendors must compete step 1.)

  1. Complete and submit a Vendor Request Form - DOWNLOADABLE FORM within three days you will receive notification that your organization/company has been approved as a vendor
  2. Complete and submit a Vendor Registration Form - ONLINE FORM or DOWNLOADABLE FORM & make arrangements for payment
  3. Complete and submit a Vendor Rules Check List - DOWNLOADABLE FORM

 

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Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, November 13
Vendor Load In: 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens: 5:00 p.m. (There will be a fellowship in the Exhibit Hall for attendees)
Exhibit Hall Closes: 9:00 p.m.

Monday, November 14
Exhibit Hall opens: 8:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall closes: 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15
Exhibit Hall opens: 8:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall closes: 5:00 p.m.
Vendor Load out: 5:00 p.m.

 

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Registration Information

In August, your church will receive information on the allotted number of messengers from your church. 

Online Registration will open on September 5, 2016

 

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Summit Schedule

Sunday, November 13
5:00 PM Registration Opens
5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opens
6:30 PM Worship Service at Sevierville Convention Center
7:00 PM Hispanic Worship Service at Sevierville Convention Center
8:00 PM Fellowship after Worship Service
9:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes

Monday, November 14
8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 AM Breakout Sessions #1
1:00 PM Pastors Conference
1:00 PM The Good Cup
3:30 PM TBREA Annual Meeting and Banquet
5:00 PM Dinner Break
5:15 PM DOM and Wives Fellowship Banquet
5:00 PM African American Church Leadership Celebration Banquet
6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
6:30 PM Pastors Conference

Tuesday, November 15
7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Main Session #1
11:30 AM Minister Wives Luncheon
11:45 AM Lunch Break
11:45 AM Carson-Newman University Alumni and Friends Luncheon
11:45 AM Youth Minister Luncheon
1:30 PM Worship: Travis Cottrell and Speaker: O.S. Hawkins
2:30 PM Mega Breakout with Thom Rainer #2
3:45 PM Breakout Session #3
4:45 PM Dinner Break
5:00 PM Young Pastors Dinner
5:00 PM New Orleans Seminary Alumni and Friends Dinner
5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes (Hall will not be open on Wednesday)
6:30 PM Main Session #2

Wednesday, November 16
8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Main Session #3
11:30 AM Dismiss

Thursday, November 17
9:00 AM Golf Tournament

 

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Breakouts

Breakouts will be offered at the following times:

Monday, November 14
10:30 AM-11:30 AM - Multiple breakouts

Titles:

  • Connecting Beyond the Walls
  • Christian Schools and Beyond: Capturing the Next Generation
  • Impacting Lostness in Tennessee Through Church Planting
  • Reaching Generation Z

Tuesday, November 15
2:30 PM-3:30 PM - Mega Breakout with Thom Rainer
3:45 PM-4:45 PM - Multiple breakouts

Titles:

  • Connecting the Next Generation with the Work of the Church
  • Forum on Connecting with God in Worship
  • Christian Schools and Beyond: Capturing the Next Generation
  • Security Warning: Church, a Rising Target for Attack
  • Reaching Generation Z

 

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Pastors Conference Speakers:

Jim Collier
Pastor, Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

James Noble
Pastor, Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dean Haun
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morristown, TN

Stephen Rummage
Pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Monty Hamilton
Pastor, Come As You Are Bible Fellowship, Myrtle Beach, SC

Paige Patterson
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

 

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Golf Tournament at Summit

Course:
Sevierville Golf Club
The Highlands Course
Directions
*This is on the same property as the Wilderness at the Smokies and the Sevierville Convention Center.

Format:
4 Man Scramble
Shotgun Start

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Green Fee: $44.00 Includes Range Balls

REGISTER ONLINE

 

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Future Summits:

Nov. 14-15, 2017 - First Baptist Church, Hendersonville

General Questions:
Margaret Sinclair - (800) 558-2090 ext. 7906

 



     
       
     
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