By Jeff Swart, President • BMA of America
We would all acknowledge that 2020 has been a year that we will never forget. Although we were not 100% positive at the time, canceling the national meeting in 2020 turned out to be the correct decision. Now, it is time to consider the 2021 meeting and we are again facing a great unknown. After spending time praying and considering the various alternatives, we have decided to schedule the national meeting in 2021 and will practice social distancing with no close contact of messengers.
The BMA of America national meeting will be held Monday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 21 at Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas. The meeting will be conducted with the same format as the 2019 meeting with the exception of the breakout sessions that are normally held on Tuesday morning. We will not be having the breakout sessions in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Should the health department regulations change between now and the time of the meeting, we will comply with all state and local regulations and may need to modify the format of the meeting.
The hotel booking information and a draft of the schedule for the meeting will be printed in the January 2021 issues of the Baptist Trumpet. The available hotels will be the same as last year (You can find last year’s hotel information at www.baptisttrumpet.com/2021meeting).
Please pray that we will be able to host the 2021 national meeting because there is a great need for all of us to be together as we conduct the Lord’s business. Please pray for your officers and the national meeting production team as we plan a meeting that will glorify the Son and edify the messengers and guests of our churches.