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Georgia Baptists have just over a month to get proposed resolutions submitted

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By Mike Griffin

The 199th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, 147 Church Street, Jonesboro, Ga 30236 on November 9-10, 2021. 

I will be collecting proposed resolutions for the 2021 annual convention until November 2, 2021 in my office. Please email resolutions with messenger’s name, cell phone, and church name and city to my email address: mgriffin@gabaptist.org.  

According to Standing Rule No. 16, all proposed resolutions to be considered by the Committee on Resolutions are due at the recording secretary’s desk no later than the conclusion of the Monday evening session. This will allow time for the Committee on Resolutions to consider all proposed resolutions and have its report ready to present to the messengers on Tuesday. 

Standing Rule No. 16, adopted in the business session of the 1997 Convention, states:

A proposed resolution, in order to be considered by the Convention, must be signed and personally delivered by its author or his designee to the Recording Secretary, or one of the Assistant Recording Secretaries, by the end of the Monday evening session of the Convention. All proposed resolutions will be automatically referred to the Committee on Resolutions without discussion, except where the President of the Convention rules that a proposed resolution shall be considered at the time offered or referred. The committee on Resolutions shall review proposed resolutions and shall present appropriate resolutions to the Convention for its consideration. Whenever possible, resolutions presented by the Committee on Resolutions for consideration by the Convention shall be available to messengers prior to the presentation of the report. (Adopted 1997, amended 2015)

Those submitting Resolutions must be registered messengers and should be available to the Committee on Resolutions if the Committee should have questions that need to be answered. The Resolutions Committee, chaired by Gary Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church of Villa Rica, will meet Monday night to complete their review process of all resolutions.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at mgriffin@gabaptist.org or call me at 770-936-5365.

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