Save the Date!

2021 BCNM Annual Meeting
October 25-27, 2021
First Baptist Church, Roswell

Messengers and guests from all BCNM churches are invited to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

Online registration is open, churches can pre-register their messengers using the button on this page.

The theme for the meeting will be “Praying and Proclaiming” based on Colossians 4:3-4. Guest speakers will include Dr. Matt Queen, associate dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Nathan Lino, founding senior pastor of  Northeast Houston Baptist Church in Houston, TX. The annual sermon will be presented by Keith Berryman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmington.

Why do we have an Annual Meeting?

Southern Baptists are congregational, meaning that any authority given to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and its entities ultimately comes from the local churches that choose to cooperate with the Convention. This is different from most denominations where an outside organization has authority over local churches.

The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico is a time for messengers who represent local churches to approve the budget and board members for the Convention and its entities. Messengers will also hear reports of what the convention and its entities have accomplished in the last year, thus providing accountability for the Convention.

It’s not all business at the Convention, though. Messengers also worship together through music and the preaching of God’s Word, helping us focus on the ultimate reason why BCNM exists: to advance God’s Kingdom in the Land of Enchantment. The Annual Meeting is also a time for churches to network with one another, helping each other fulfill the Great Commission throughout New Mexico.